I have been making some larger tags to go with presents. I used Tim Holtz distress inks and techniques, H2O's and I edged them with gold and silver krylon pens.
I have used a piece of round stampbord that I have painted with Tim Holtz distress bronze crackle paint. The stamp that I have used is one made by Stampers Anonymous. I have edged with foil tape and have decorated the front edge of the magnet with two colours of stickles glitter glue. In real life the stamp look much more shiny and the metallic paint really glows.
I hope whoever ends up with my magnet likes it enough to stick it on their fridge and enjoy it.
I stamped some dogs onto shrink plastic, coloured them and cut them out before shrinking them. I glued two dogs back to back so that which ever way the card faces you can always see a little dogs face. I edged theses two dogs with stickles so the join was hidden.
The inchie and twinchie swap this month on UK Stampers both have summer for their theme.I have used the same stamp for both swaps. It is from a rubber stamp sheet called Clarice Cliff set 1 made by Tanda Stamps.
Once I had stamped the image I coloured the picture using Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. The twinchies had some tiny beads glued to them and the water on the inchies was highlighted with glossy accents.
To introduce myself to the world (should anyone other than me ever read this!) I thought I would start my blog by showing off a few of the things I have made recently.
Following a metal embossing class at The Craft Barn that was arranged by Pinky from UK Stampers I have been inspired to carry on and decorate several things with embossed metal.
Here is the box I made at the workshop (Dreams) as well as one I made afterwards (Fire!).
I have fallen in love with Stampbord. It gives a versatile smooth surface to work on and can be used in lots of ways. I have made some stampbord brooches and keyrings. The backgrounds have all been coloured by me using versa colour ink cubes. I have used metal tape to edge them.
Cards, cards and then a few more cards!
I have been enjoying myself by making cards recently.
I knitted this shawl using Malabrigo yarn, the name of the colour is Little Lovely. This shawl is lovely and soft, wonderful to snuggle up in. Because the yarn is worsted weight (nice and thick) I don't worry about it being too fragile and use it a lot.
The gorgeous pattern is Birch by Sharon Miller.