Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  Hope your celebrations are full of joy, not too full off eggnog and that if you let off party poppers at midnight, you are at someone else's house and don't have to hoover the bits up afterwards.

Photoshopped layers using a kaleidoscope ball, a strawberry and text.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Post Christmas Distress

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  Mine was all the better for the Distress Inks that I got.  And yesterday I decided to have a little play with them.

Using Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Stormy Sky with Black Soot around the edges.  The word was cut out on the Sizzix Wordplay.  

A bit of Fired Brick, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.  I stamped feathers from Artemio and embossed with WOW embossing powders.  Then I put the lot through the Sizzix with a Couture Creations peacock feather embossing folder.  I used Walnut Stain to brush over the top.

These houses were inked as above and then embossed with WOW Embossing Verdigris and Gold Glitter.  I then stamped text over the top of them.

A great way to spend an afternoon.  The house seemed tidy enough.  The children were playing new games on the DS/computer with the added bonus of having headphones plugged in, so all was quiet in the house.  A perfect opportunity to hear myself think and take advantage of it.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

A Very Merry Christmas

It has been a very busy time getting ready for Christmas, not least for the mad rush to get some Christmas cards made and written before the Royal Mail deadline passes.

So this year, after getting some Dyelusion sprays for my birthday from my lovely Stitch & Bitch friends (and the majority of them looking bemused at my delight), I thought I would use them as backgrounds in my cards.

For the tree I used some fabric I had previously printed with Stewart Gill True Colour Paints and I cut it into 1" strips and machined onto fabric.  I then cut tree shapes and bondawebbed them onto the paper.

Also for the Christmas Stitch get together, I made a table runner out of purple felt which fell out of my cupboard last week.  I used the Sizzix Reindeer and Snowflake dies and an On The Edge border which I sewed onto the panel.  

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and I will post again in the New Year.