Thursday, 31 May 2007

Well here's todays entry . My stash arrived yesterday and I just couldn't wait to use my new Prima Quick Picks, they are just so lush, I love them to bits.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Wedding Card.

Well here's todays creation, I can't decide whether or not I like it. It might grow on me I suppose. It's been one of those days when I stare at the paper waiting for something to happen, but ho, hum never mind I got there in the end.
I used Doodlebug and Basic Grey Gypsy papers. It's embellished with Prima Quick Picks, Basic Grey Rub-ons and a Making Memories tag.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

DCM Working 9-5

Well i'm certainly getting the hang of it now. Here's the result of my second DCM challenge. The dare create a card using things you would find around the office......I've been through all my drawers looking for a blooming paper clip, could I find one? no I could not so it will just have to stay as it is! lol

DCM- Little Extra Dare- Black with an extra colour.

This is my first attempt at a DCM dare as i've just got my blog up and running. The Challenge was to use black with a touch of another colour.

Here's my attempt, i've used Crate Avenue Glam paper for this one with a touch of green sparkle for the eyes and border.

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Bottle Chopping 2

For this one I stuck a Peacock feather onto wet, clear glass paint. Then I covered the feather with lots more layers of clear glass paint. Finally I painted the vase with lots of swirls in peacock colours. Time consuming but well worth it.

Bottle Chopping

This is an addictive craft and kind to the environmet too as you can recycle all your own wine/beer bottles. I use the kind of bottle cutter that spins around the bottle whilst balancing on the rim but there are other options available. It's great fun making vases with your chopped bottles, here are a couple of mine. I used metal die cut shapes painted with glass paint for this one. The only down side is that they can only be sponge cleaned on the outside.

It would be great to see this art grow in popularity.

Starting Stamping

I bought loads of stamps years ago, just because they looked so nice, I never really got around to using them so I decided (as i've got half term off, yipee!!!) to start to use them. Here's one I made yesterday. I'm quite pleased with the results. I used 'Glam' paper from the Crate Avenue collection for this one.

I stamped the image with black pigment ink onto creamy/white paper.

Then I painted it with water colours, I like the way the ink runs into the paint, giving it a pen and wash effect.

I used my embossing pen to colour in the parts I wanted to be silver then heat embossed it using silver embossing powder.