Thursday, 18 February 2010

Snowman Challenge at Bah Humbug!!

The latest challenge at Bah Humbug is to make a card with the theme of a snowman. I was scratching my head a bit as I don't own any snowmen stamps and then I hit upon the idea of downloading a digi stamp.

The one I have used here is a free digi stamp from Cuddly Buddly which has been coloured using Promarkers with some Diamond Glaze and Stickles adding the finishing touches. The image is mounted onto copper mirri and green SU card using my nesties. There is a border across the card which I edged with my SU eyelet border on each side, cut a piece of the backing paper to go down the middle and finished it with some ribbon. The sentiment is computer generated and cut out and mounted using SU oval and scalloped oval punches. The brad was made with the Papermania brad maker where you get empty brads in different sizes, three punches and clear domes to place over the top.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Pewter - more free machining

Following on from my post yesterday where I worked with metal and free machining I received a roll of pewter in the post and couldn't wait to have a play.

This is slightly different in that I have embossed the pewter in the shape of a flower and then used my sewing machine to create a texture on the rest of the metal leaving the flower smooth and three dimensional. The pewter was sewn onto a piece of black felt which really shows it off well.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Using metal with free machine embroidery

I've been taking some time out from card making to concentrate on my free machine embroidery and have been using metal together with free machine embroidery.

This is done in an embroidery hoop with solufleece. It is quite difficult to get a good enough photo of reflect the delicacy of these pieces but at least it will give you an idea.

I am hoping to use this type of work on my piece of ethnic jewellery that I am making in my free machine embroidery course but that won't be completed until the summer as I am still working on the design and what types of embroidery, fabrics, metals etc will be used.

I think it is going to be a heavy collar/necklace but have to work out a lot of things before I even start on it.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Patchwork Butterfly

I've just received an A4 stamp sheet from Graphicus called Patchwork Butterfly and it's absolutely lovely. The large butterfly (which has been stamped and coloured onto shrink plastic in this card) is a massive 6".............

I stamped the panel image using black Memento ink and coloured in using my Promarkers. The smaller butterfly also had the same treatment. As I said, the large butterfly was stamped onto shrink plastic using StazOn ink, shrunk and then coloured on the back using Promarkers - don't attempt to colour in the front as both the StazOn and Promarkers are alcohol based and the outline image will end up as a blurred/smudged mess!!

I have matted and layered the panel onto black and pink mirri and I used my Martha Stewart doily edge punch with a piece of ribbon wrapped around the bottom. The sentiment has been stamped onto white card and, again, matted onto black and pink mirri. The strip down the right hand side was edged using the samp punch, a piece of backing paper down the middle with the same ribbon adhered down the centre. Three loops of ribbon were attached to the top and I used three pearls. The shrink butterfly is attached further down the page and although it looks much darker the same colours were used. A final touch of some glitter and Diamond Glaze and the card was finished.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

100th birthday card

My husband's aunt will be celebrating her 100th birthday soon so I set about making a card for her.

I have used Rob Addams Roses CD for the main decoupaged image and backing paper and also for the smaller decoupage on the box. The main image was matted and layered onto silver and pink mirri card. The computer generated sentiment was embossed with Debbi Moore's print magic and also matted onto silver and pink mirri. A pink ribbon at the side and some gems finished the card off. I made a box for the card as the decoupage was quite high and used some SU Pink Passion card. Again the smaller decoupage was used as a topper with the bottom layer being cut using my square Nellies die. A ribbon and tag with die cut letters with Gladys's name completed the box.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

"F"" is for ........... flowers

The current Craftwork Cards challenge is "F" is for flowers. I used some of my Craftwork stash to make this card. I used a sheet of their pink and white swirl paper and added a swirl frame which has been inked. I then added some Craftwork flowers with some card candy in the centres and five greetings butterflies, four of which I turned round so the sentiment wasn't showing and just left the one in the middle showing the sentiment. I added some pink wire to the centre butterfly, some gems and a bit of Stickles. The last addition was a pink ribbon.

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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Bah Humbug!!!

The Bah Humbug challenge is baubles. I have used my Papermania Bauble Decoration stamp and embossed it onto red card with gold embossing powder. It's then been matted onto gold mirri which has a Fiskars border snowflake punch on the bottom. Added a red ribbon and matted onto red mirri card. This was then matted onto the main card which is made up of red handmade card with a gold ribbon on the side and three snowflakes on the top right of the image. To finish I added some red Stickles.

Pendant nesties

Thought I would try out my new pendant and border nesties that arrived recently. The border ones are lovely in that you get two - one cuts and embosses the edge of the card and the other one is identical except that it cuts and embosses the whole border so you can decoupage the cut out border on the cut and embossed edge of the card. The pendant has been cut out once as a whole piece and once without the centre and the centre on its own and then folded and decoupaged with a button in the centre.

Thanks for looking.