Sunday, 19 August 2012

Anniversary Book

Just one of a few I have been making recently. This is the front cover of a anniversary book. Using 6x6 size card. Papers and lace, satin flowers coloured using pro markers. The cage is from a Tim Holtz die. More pages can be seen of the book on my album pages just click the link.


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Row Houses mixed media

I was looking for ideas to enter into my book of days so thought of doing some houses. Using a template I inked using distressing ink fired brick and over the chimney used wild plumb alcohol ink. Added a little lace and some pretty beading. The heart I coloured with pro marker pen and then used fired brick to distress the edges. The wording I found in my odds and bobs tin. The picture I came across ages ago and kept it for a later project I felt it was well matched for my house.


Happy Mail Tags

I really must send these out to friends but wanted to share these on my blog first.
I used spray inks as a base then added distressing inks, the wording is stamped on and I added hand made flowers and butterflies, to complete I added some multi coloured wool and flower brads.
Simple but effective.


Caitlins Birthday Card

I wanted to make something a little different this year for Caitlin's 5th birthday. She was wearing a fairy outfit the last time I see her so thought of doing a fairy castle card. I found a colouring picture on line and decided to make this in card, I used pro markers to colour the card with some distressing inks. Then used my white gelly roll pen to add some raised dots around areas. The fairy girls are from a backing paper and cut out as are the clouds. Really enjoyed making this, for Zac's 1st birthday card it just has to be a

Happy crafting

Book of days page

A page from my book of days in memory of my dog. I tried to use the colours that sort of went with her colours, she loved her blue ball so used blues and white, her collar was red so used hints of red in the inking. Flowers are made from paper and inked. The photo page I cut out in layers in the book, and the squares with wording I managed to collect from the new windows I had placed in the house recently, they are cork came in handy and the workmen were happy to collect some for me.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Recently I started creating a Book of Days thanks Effy Wild who has now started a group in FB. This is the front cover of my book. I am sure it will not be the last for this one is almost full due to it being so small. I am sure the next will be better and hold alot more. The cover is coloured using alcohol ink and then stamped the edges are bronze and used metallic rub ons for this. The bird cage and bird if from a Tim Holtz die cut painted and inked to make it look old and the bird is inked and stamped over. My theme for the years book is Fly and Love. I will be adding some of the pages as I go along. This has started me on an unexpected journey of which I am sure I will discover others ideas and techniques, thanks to all the girls within the group.
Most of all it has been an enjoyable event to start 2012.
Happy Crafting all