Saturday, 14 July 2012

Sunday Stamper Dream

Sooo sorry about the photo, I'm not very good at the best of times but this is really fuzzy, but you get the gist.

Well I was fair clapping my ickle hands together when Hels anounced this weeks theme, as I was already most of the way finished with my daughter's 17th birthday card, but just couldn't think what to add as the finishing touch for a sentiment, The theme was in the back of my mind and I was riffleing through my stash and came across the TH tickets and these were just what I needed ta dah!

Yes she was born at 7:40am and she loved the card, she even went as far as to say that it was the bestest card ever, should I start scratchin my head now for her 18th next year!!!!!

I used TH kraft paper, That Special Touch mask, spritzed with Dylusions chocolate ink spray and a Tattered Angels gold spray, Kanban Jasper stamps, coloured with pro/flex markers, paper pieced the skirt with Kanban steampunk paper. TH clock die and tickets, metel embellies, cogs painted with silver paint dabber. The wings are TH grungeboard shapes and used Indigoblu glu and gilding flakes, was a bit fiddly as the glue did not go very tacky on the grungeboard and had to press the flakes on and be very patient (scoffs loudly, as I find this very difficult), and wait for them to dry before scrubbing off the excess and rubbed over them with some black ink to make them  a bit more grungy.

First Steampunk Cards and Birthday Gift

Hello peeps, we did have some sun this morning, but has now clouded over and I like it's gone a bit chilly too, but OH would dissagree :))
My daughters friends birthday card above and my first attempt at a steampunk card using the Kanban Jasper stamps and steampunk papers, Tim Holtz cog die and various bits and bobs, think I used Spectrum Noirs to colour in. I can colour but don't have an eye or natural talent for the colour matching and the light and shade, but I loved doing it.

Below is the goodie part of a box I decorated for a friends birthday, I didn't like the packaging from the shop, so bought all her favourite sweets, she soooo loves sour sweets and set about making my own box.

I painted the box pink and then did the crackle effect in cream and once dried finished with spray and shine to protect it. Used the Tim Holtz tatty flower die and vintage shabby paper stack, a Marriane flower die, Wendy V clearly for art, beads, pearls and pins, (opps, I took the pic before I put the pearls in the flowers).

I made a matching card, and tag, and was very pleased with the end results and so was the recipient, was worth all the time and effort, I could even be as bold to say that I love em!