Tuesday, 28 August 2012

WOW Monochromatic

I have been having a play today, making notebook covers. I bought some plain notebooks from Wilkinsons for 18p each and have been 'pimping' them up.
I made these 2 for the challenge over at WOW! embossing powders http://wowembossingpowder.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/august-challenge-monochromatic.html

I started with some plain grey card (see previous post!)
The first cover, I stamped and embossed the brick wall (dimension stamps) in black, rubbed white acrylic paint over the top and wiped it off the embossing, I then stamped the butterfly stamp (chocolate baroque) and embossed with black twinkle embossing powder (WOW) then inked the edges with black soot distress ink.
The second cover was stamped with a script stamp (indigoBlu) and embossed with bright white (WOW), then inked over the edges with black soot distress ink and again wiped it off the embossing, then the butterfly stamp was again embossed with black sparkle.
The camera doesn't really do the sparkle embossing justice, they are sooo glittery :)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Something from nothing

I had to pop to hubby's work this week, while I was there he commented on the amount of card that goes for recycling, straight away my mind went into overdrive. So off I went with a couple of sheets. As soon as I got home I tried die cutting it, it works great with thin dies, so I asked if he could save me some...... here's what he came home with :)

So I have been playing, first I cut some rolled flowers (die-namics mini royal roses) and used distress inks to colour. I then googled for a paper flower pot and found this origami one here http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2568748/how_to_make_an_origami_basket_flower_pot/ I used one 6x6 sheet of patterned paper. I then cut some more card to make some soil and again used ink to colour.  
Close up of the soil in place and some card leaves.
And a close up of the finished bouquet :)
Please ignore the state of my thumb nail!! that distress ink makes a right mess of them.
How cute and dinky is this? 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

New stash

Here a couple of pictures of the new stamps and dies that I bought at the weekend. So I have spent the week in die cutting heaven :) using all those scraps of card. I need to have a play with the stamps soon!!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


I'm a bit late posting this, but it's still Wednesday :)
I'm having a die cutting frenzy at the moment, so as usual my crafting space is cluttered :)
There are some new indigo blu stamps that I bought at the great British craft festival at the weekend along with some new marianne dies. You can just make out a quick card that I made with some of the new dies.
And if you're wondering why I'm sharing this information check out http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-168.html

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wedding post box

Woohoo I finished it :)
I really struggled with this, I just couldn't get started, and had no real plan!! So I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

 The finished post box
Close up of the box made with the help of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n-ZJoIJydo 
 Memory box Vivienne die, pearl card spritzed with deep plum glimmer mist

Memory box Darla die, pearl card spritzed with deep plum glimmer mist 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WOYWW #167

I've not played along with What's on you workdesk Wednesday for a while, but I thought I'd share a slightly different take on it this week. I think either 'what's NOT on your workdesk Wednesday' or 'can you see my workdesk Wednesday' seems to work quite well this week.
I have been asked to decorate a wedding post box, so this is work in progress. The 2 boards are holding on the handmade bows (have you ever tried to make bows with florist ribbon??) while the glue gel sets. I then have some cricut lettering to add and perhaps some die cut butterflies.
And if you are wandering what I'm talking about check out http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ and have a nose at other crafty spaces :)