Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sunday Stampers - Brown

My effort for this week is an altered notebook and is gold and brown. I used a gold paint dabber, swirl stamps from the Artistic Stamper, paper flowers which I lurrrrrve and a bit of ribbon. This has now been sent to a friend as my January piece for the me to you swap which I am involved with. I decorated the inside too, but didn't scan it, the lustre of the gold paint does not show up on the piccy. I played with the stamping, I dried some of the swirl and then added clear embossing powder and re heated, this caused a more rough effect rather than a smooth shiney one.


I will also confess to the boob I made too, I thought I was clever by removing the spiral wires with my wire cutters to make it easier to paint, thinking I could cut and use some of my own wires. Ummmmm, didn't have any that fit, did I. After sulking, fiddling with wires and head scratching, I threaded fibres through the holes but did'nt like it, pulled out my ribbon drawer and found one lonely length of gold ribbon, eureka, threaded it through and personally was much happier with it. Hope Kerry likes it too.

7 comments:

Hels said...

This is gorgeous and I love the way you bound it hun...thanks for joining in xx

crafty creations said...

Wow this is amazing love it - the colours are beautiful together

x Hilda

Andrea said...

a fabby piece of artwork x

Karen said...

Its fab Tracey, a great idea - and the boob turned into a great design feature - well done xxx

Ann said...

Stunning book Tracey - love the colours, brilliant!! xxx

kerry said...

kerry would like to say she LOVES it--it is wonderful in the flesh (so to speak)
thank you sooooooo much i'll treasure it
kerry x x x x

maddy hill said...

beautiful hun , i did the exact same thing with a dt make , i ended up using ribbon also - but you know what it ended up fab !
great make Tracy ...

p.s you impress dye ink for copics tracy - it wont smudge and its real cheap !