Tuesday, 30 September 2008
These are the projects I made for her. All the details of the making of them are described on her blog, but materials are listed here.
1) A pair of atcs
I stamped the images several times, and cut out desired sections to build up a collage.
2) An orchestral rehearsal card
The image for this card came from Nancy Dooren's blog - thank you, Nancy! The instruments were stamped onto shrink plastic, and heat shrunk.
3) Pencil box
I bought this box in a sale for 49p, and customised it for my music highlighter pens. I forgot to photograph the other side of the box, which uses 2 more quotes.
Stamps: Darkroom Door Melody, Harmony and Chorus
Inks : 1) DI Scattered Straw and Antique Linen; Adirondack Willow and Lettuce; Archival Black
2) Brilliance Coffee Bean; DI Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain
3) Adirondack Dabbers Snow Cap, Cloudy Blue and Purple Twilight; Archival Black; DI Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord; Adirondack Pink Sherbert and Wild Plum
Extras : Shrink Plastic; MM Copper Eyelets; PM Large Eyelet; Beads from my collection; Vellum;Vintage Image; Wooden box; DRD Wordstrip Music and pp Legato; Perfect Pearls gold
Monday, 29 September 2008
Extras : BB green card; PP by Basic Grey; Rick Rack; Red Brads; R&L Alpha RubOns; Purple Ribbon; PM large eyelet
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Stamps : Paper Artsy Frames 4; Lakeland Ltd Ornate set
Inks : DI Dusty Concord
Extras : PP unknown; vintage lace; Prima Flower; Purple Brad; Image from Chicks57
I altered this chipboard box for the Saturday Workout challenge of altered stuff. The box has sat in a drawer for about 10 years as I didn't know what to do with it. I could quite happily alter more. I think it probably needs a coat of varnish for protection.
Stamps : Time to Stamp For the Birds and Feathered Friends; Paper Artsy Wings 2
Inks : Adirondack Dabber Cloudy Blue; VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Aegean Blue, Night Sky and Key Lime
Extras : Chipboard Box
Saturday, 27 September 2008
Stamps : Stampington Fresh Flowers Elements and Butterfly Girl; RSTapestry Leaves; Paper Artsy Backgrounds 2 and Petals 6
Inks : Adirondack Mountain Rose, Aqua and Sail Boat Blue; Archival Black
Extras : Sequin Waste; MM eyelets; Sheet Ribbon
Friday, 26 September 2008
The card had to:
1) be square
2) include chipboard letters and buttons
3) be colourful
4) include a bold mix of patterned papers
Stamps : SU! Time Well Spent
Inks : VersaMagic Pixie Dust; Derwent watercolour pencils; Archival Black; DI Walnut Stain
Extras : Prima Flower; PP by Crate Paper; PM Button; Sheer Ribbon; BG Letter Stickers; Fiskars edging punch; Blender Pen
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Stamps : Crafty Individuals 116 (crackle) and 173 (flourish); Paper Artsy Petals 6; Stampington Venezia Correspondence
Inks : DI Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany and Black Soot; Archival Black
Extras : Water spritzer
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
How do other people get their acetate to lie flat?
Stamps : Clarity Stamps Yesterday is History; freebie dragonfly from Simply Stamping magazine
Inks : Alcohol Inks Eggplant, Denim and Stonewashed; Arcival Black; Adirondack Dabber Eggplant; Versamark
Extras : Eggplant Brads; Glossy Card; Detail Silver EP; Acetate
Monday, 22 September 2008
I don't really have one, so I chose Steve's. Yesterday I had no inspiration at all, except the image. Can you believe the coincidence of a postcard of a scene from the movie arriving this morning from a friend who's on holiday and went to see the train station where this film was shot? It's also his fav film! That set in motion my arch. (sorry about the terrible pun!)
If you haven't seen it, you must. It's a great British Classic. I've now got the Rachmaninov piano concerto no2 running through my head - wonderful!
Stamps : Tim Holtz Staples; Darkroom Door Melody; Crafty Individuals 22; Stampington Checkerboard
Inks : DI Weathered Wood and Black Soot; StazOn Black; Adirondack Slate
Extras : Darkroom Door FilmStrip edges; Junior Dymo labeller
Sunday, 21 September 2008
I used a sketch from 2Peas, and in addition used patterned paper, eyelets and ribbon from my stash.
Stamps : HA Heartfelt Messages; Stampington Butterfly Girl
Inks : Adirondack Cranberry and Red Pepper
Extras : PP by Crate paper and Imaginisce; MM Eyelet; Waxy Flax Cherry
The central panels within the flaps are stuck on to the inside of the card, thus creating a window.
Stamps : Darkroom Door Chorus
Inks : VersaMagic Hint of Pesto; Adirondack Dabbers Lemonade and Purple Twilight
Extras : Yellow Brads; BB Purple card; PP by K&Co
Saturday, 20 September 2008
This card fulfils the Friends 4x4 challenge set by Theme Thursday.
Stamps : Crafty Individuals 84; HA Friends and A Real Flower Drooping
Inks : Sticky Fingers sprays Aqua and Bluebell; DI Refill Broken China; Archival Black; VersaColor Cyan and Lagoon; Adirondack Stream; DI Black Soot
Extras : Perfect Pearls Gold
I hope you don't mind me patting myself on the back, as the outer border stamp is only small, and I had to keep lining it up and restamping. Amazingly it met when I returned to the starting point!
Stamps : Invoke Arts Shrine Frames; Elusive Images Scripts and Timepieces
Inks : DI Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain; StazOn Olive Green; Adirondack Cranberry; Versamark
Extras : Detail Gold EP; Image
Today, however, I'll try and catch up on a few things; so here is the word Dream for the Tag You're It challenge. I discovered a top tip somewhere: if you don't have a cuttlebug machine (which I don't) you can emboss paper in the folders by using a rolling pin. Et voila!
Stamps : Paper Artsy One Penny 2; Invoke Arts Backgrounds; SU! Dream
Inks : Archival Black; DI Scattered Straw, Pine Needles and Antique Linen; Adirondack Mountain Lake
Extras : Cuttlebug folder Rough Diamonds; MM Eyelet; Sheer Ribbon
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Stamps : Time to Stamp ATC sets 1 & 2, and Birds of a Feather; Stampington Fresh Flowers Elements
Inks : Adirondack Lettuce and Denim; Adirondack Dabber Snow Cap
Monday, 15 September 2008
Stamps: Crafty Individuals 72
Inks : DI Mustard Seed and Fired Brick; Archival Black; Alcohol Ink Cranberry
Extras : Junior Dymo machine; Paper Cellar Clear Button; BB red card
Sunday, 14 September 2008
I'm so glad the stamped clock shows up, as you have to turn the arch around in real life to get the effect of the gold. What you can't see, though, is the shine of the metallic thread.
Stamps : Time to Stamp Vintage Sewing; BLine Tick Tock; See D's Ancient Alphabet
Inks : Brilliance Coffee Bean and Galaxy Gold; DI Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Extras : Madeira Copper thread; Vintage Buttons; Glossy Card
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Stamps : Paper Artsy Schooldays 1, Letters 5 and Travel 4; Invoke Arts Pens and Nibs
Inks : Adirondack Dabber Stream, Pool, Snow Cap, Sunshine Yellow and Lemonade; Archival Black; StazOn Saddle Brown;
Extras : Perfect Pearls 'Pearl'; Brads; Gesso
Friday, 12 September 2008
Inks : Adirondack ColorWash and ink in Wild Plum; Sticky Fingers Spray Pink; DI refill Milled Lavender; VersaMagic Pixie Dust
Extras : Perfect Pearls 'Pearl'; SGme Clear EP; Various Brads; fibres; PP by Fancy Pants; PM eyelet
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Pink seems to be the 'in' colour at the moment, featuring on several challenges. Not that I'm complaining! I love the colour. I've had this ribbon for a long time, and not known what to do with it. The circles are pink and white (not that obvious on my screen!). This was the starting point of the card.
Stamps : Paper Artsy xmas 1; HA Treasure the Moments
Inks : Adirondack Willow, Meadow and Pink Sherbert; VersaMagic Hint of Pesto; DI Refill Milled Lavender
Extras : Prima Flowers; Dotty Ribbon; Vintage Button; Perfect pearls 'Pearl'; DCWV pink and green card
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Stamps : Paer Artsy Schooldays 1; Tim Holtz Flourish; Hampton Arts Imagine
Inks : DI Dusty Concord, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick; Versamark; Archival Black; DI refill Milled Lavender
Extras : SGme Clear EP; Perfect Pearls gold
Monday, 8 September 2008
Now that I've discovered how to let you enlarge my images, you can see the glimmer in all its glory! If you've experienced the same problem, let me know and I'll share the process with you.
Stamps: Tim Holtz Nature's Moments
Inks : Adirondack Colorwash spray Wild Plum; Sticky Fingers Pink; Adirondack Slate and Wild Plum
Extras : Perfect Pearls Bronze; Image from Tuscan Rose 3 CD; Sequin Waste; Dymo Letratag machine
Below are the swaps I received from (in descending order) Janet Hamblin, Heather Askitis, Evonne Reidy Ireland, Kaeran Sutherland, Vicky Fernando, Sephi Kemp, Robyn Wood and Helen Brown.
Sunday, 7 September 2008
The Lots do Do challenge was to use the following recipe:
2 buttons, 1 Brad, striped paper, ribbon, and some stamping.
Stamps : Paper Artsy Free mini
Inks : DI Tea Dye, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain; Versamark
Extras : PM Buttons; Star Brad from an RAK; Detail Gold EP; Space Dyed Ribbon; PP by Fancy Pants; Serviette
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Stamps : Paper Artsy Stagelights 3
Inks : Sticky Fingers Sprays Bluebell and Aqua; DI refill Milled Lavender; Adirondack Stream
Extras :Perfect pearls 'Pearl'; Purple Brads; Jade card; Funky Swirl Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop
Friday, 5 September 2008
Stamps : Paper Artsy Pierrot 1 and Mini 23
Inks : DI Spiced marmalade, Fired Brick, Mustard seed and Dried Marigold; Archival Black; Versamark
Extras : Detail Gold EP; Red Brads
I've punched flowers from a scrap of pelmet vilene I dyed many years ago. I'll make another 2 for the tag swap on LtD forum.
Stamps : Time to Stamp Vintage Sewing set
Inks : Adirondack Rust and Peach Bellini; Archival Black
Extras : Pelmet Vilene; Space Dyed ribbon by Oliver Twists; MM Gold Eyelets; Vellum; YLI Thread Mango; Flower Punch; Sewing machine
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Stamps : Stampington Cup Collections and The Letter C
Inks : Anna Griffin Chocolate; DI Walnut Stain; Watercolour pencils
Extras : Prima Flowers; Blender pen; Brown Ribbon; Copper Brads; PP by Fancy Pants
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Stamps : Paper Artsy Backgrounds 2 and Petals 6; Hero Arts Fanciful Flourishes
Inks : DI Worn Lipstick, Tatteres Rose, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo; VersaColor Cocoa and Old Rose
Extras : Butterfly image from Crafty Individuals Butterflies and Flowers pad
Monday, 1 September 2008
Stamps : Stampington Facade; Invoke Arts Backgrounds
Inks : Adirondack Aqua, Denim and Ginger; DI Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood.
Extras : MM ribbon and brads