Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Happy Birthday Rebel Stampers

A couple of weeks ago the Rebel Stampers turned 4.  To celebrate we decided to create a book swap.  The idea was that we would and create a book with 4 pages and swap with another member of the Rebel Stampers.

Here is the book that I created...I decided to create a theme of the 4 seasons.

This is the cover:

I covered a chipboard cover with papers from Stampin' Up.

I embellished using a die cut leaf.

The banner is a chalkboard banner.  I inked the quote using a chalkboard marker and stamped onto the banner.

Page 1: Spring

Page 2: Summer

Page 3: Autumn

Page 4: Winter

All of the pages began with a basic wrinkle free distress technique using Tim Holtz Distress Paints (love, love, love those paints!!).

Once all of the pages were complete they were bound into a book.

I hope the recipient liked it!

Thanks for looking....

Monday, 25 November 2013

Happy Anniversary Wishes

I thought I would share a card that I made for a dear friend, Sophie who has just celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary.

Unfortunately the photos don't show the tone on tone stamping very well!
I started by die cutting a flippits card using pink card. 

Next I die cut a scallop circle in grey, a heart in red and a stamped heart in pink.

I randomly stamped a patterned heart over the background of the card.

Following this I arranged the shapes in the flip area on the card.
I also decorated the back of the flippit shape.

To finish I stamped a greeting onto grey card and die cut it.

I hope you like my creation....

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

How does the month go so quickly?!

It is that time of month again.... time for the atc swap over at Rebel Stampers.  Here are my creations:

The first is based on the free heart stamp in the October edition of Craft Stamper

I started by colouring an ATC using distress ink. 

I added strips of washi tape to 2 corners.

I stamped the main image in black Archival ink and cut them out.  I coloured the hearts using Barn Door distress ink then adhered them to the atc.

To finish I added mini buttons.

The theme of the second atc was 'leaves'

Here, I coloured the atc using Distress Inks.

I stamped a leaf branch stamp using peeled paint distress ink.

Following this I die cut lots of little leaves from a Tim Holtz strip die.  I added these to 2 corners.

To finish I added buttons to finish.

Quick and easy....

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Creative Chemistry 102: Day 5

The final day of Creative Chemistry 102.  Today was based on 'Embossing Effects'.

Here are my creations:


Sticky Powder

Sticky Powder With Gilding Flakes

Shabby Chic
 This did not turn out as I would have liked :(  I really should have spritzed the paint before drying it to remove the streaky effect.

Tarnished Silver (Fabulous Technique)

I didn't have chalk or the Antiquities embossing powder so tried to improvise!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 4

Day 4 of Creative Chemistry 102.  Today was based on Alcohol Inks.  I love using alcohol inks and every time I use them I think that I need to use them more often!!

Here are my creations:

Faux Patina

Tinted Tinsel



Faded Layers (loved this!!)

Some really fun techniques for day 4 - and I had great fun creating them!

Thanks for looking.....

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Creative Chemistry 102: Day 3

Day 3 is based on 'Distressing Differently'.

Here are my creations:

Smudge Stamping

Photo Tinting

Faux Cracked Glass
 The fragments look amazing, however the glossy accents slipped and have not dried clear :(

Glittering Using Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Glittering Using Distress Glitter

 Another fun day of making these!!

Thanks for looking....