Saturday, 27 June 2009

mini backpack

I found a fab template on scs to make a mini backpack and this is my first attempt.

Chocolate chip and barely banana cardstock, the french script background stamp in chocolate chip ink. Flowers from the Three for You punch set. Diecut letters from a sissix extended die.
Looks complicated but it was really easy to make.

Layered box

Never ever again am I going to make a layered box. This one took 2 afternoons to make!!

Wasn't that it was complicated, it's nothing more than 3 box bases and a wrap around case. The big hassle was all the measuring as it had to be accurate otherwise it wouldnt close smoothly. Then the enormous amount of sticking together with strong ds tape.

The box measures a smidge over 4" each way with the inner layers being 4*4*1 and 4*4*2

Fawn brown & pearl card, gold pearl paper punched with MS doily lace punch. Circular flourish image from Mr &Mrs stamp set and embossed with gold SU detail ep. Circular buttons are white gloss card with orange and so saffron SU ink blended with gold alchie ink and alchohol blending medium. Punched with the 1" circle punch, stamped with chocolate chip ink then triple embossed.

Monday, 22 June 2009

3" notelet set

There are so many fab tutorials on splitcoaststampers that it's hard to chose which to do but I had a set of 3" notelets in my starter kit that have been waiting to be played with.

This notelet caddy tutorial is from Regina but hers looks much better than mine.

Ruby red, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip card & ink with some cream card from stash. Pocket Silhouette stamp set, SU scallop border punch, fiskars corner punch oval nesties, a few gems and a couple of brads. It took a fair bit of measuring but I'm really happy with the finished result.

As it turned out I didn't use the notelets and made my own with pumpkin pie card stock.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

bad blogger

I've been a bad blogger lately, too many new books from amazon and a missing mojo doesnt help.
This is one I've been meaning to finish for a while. Bloomin beauty turned into a shaker using seeds. Coloured with copics and highlighted with dazzling diamonds. Certain celery & so saffron card and ds paper.

Sadly the colours havent photoed well on this one. I've used versamark to stamp baroque motifs on glossy card then used a brayer with bashful blue & pale plum ink to make the image appear. The image was restamped slightly off centre with perfect plum to create a shadow. Flowers stamped and punched with a retired but still available Three for You Punch Set. Small blue stones added to the flowers.
I've struggled for fathers day this year, and this one is inspired by Maureen Fergusons card on splitcoast stampers.
Baroque motifs stamped in chocolate chip on bashful blue with some silver mirri and a peel off sentiment. I didn't think fil would appreciate the dark purple I used on my other blog but so hubby could tell me fil is colour blind and wouldnt have known what colour I'd used. Oh well, I'm happy with this one.