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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

WOYWW #89


Two cards on my desk this week, both using Crafty Individuals stamps.The card on the left uses the 4 Birds stamp, CI 184, and Owl Postage, CI 225. Both were stamped onto an oil pastel background made with yellows and browns, using Staz-on black. I cut the four birds into individual images, and trimmed the owl stamp down to the postage stamp edge. I matted this onto gold card, and trimmed down to leave a border, using a stamp edge blade.  I then cut a sheet of gold card to size slightly smaller than the card front, which is an A4 sheet of cream linen card scored & folded, and used landscape format. I cut the gold card into four sections and added some matching paper from the Papermania Earthtones pack. Two panels had very narrow brown ribbon wrapped around, then all the images were put in place, sticky tabs used on the two bird images that overlap the owl. A small greeting was added to the final blank section.
The card on the right  uses CI 001, dragonfly postal stamped onto an oil pastel background made with blues & greens. A sheet from Papermanias ' Antique Cream' paper pack was used to cover the front of the card, then I tore 8 strips from toning mulberry papers, and attached these in a wave across the front of the card. The stamped image was matted onto a scrap of dark blue card, and trimmed down to leave a very narrow border. Two dragonflies were made using Fusible Fibres and the dragonfly on the stamp. These were attached with silicone glue.8 small flowers were punched from pearl paper, in toning colours, and paired up, overlapping the petals, and secured with a yellow brad, again attached with silicone glue.
How to make the oil pastel backgrounds is shown on one of my pages.



I thought this may be of interest to anyone with a Tesco nearby. I went in earlier this week, and in their £1 promotion area, I found this pack of 10 DL size storage wallets, like the sort sold for storing peel-offs. I thought they would be really useful for scraps and offcuts of paper/ spare stamped images/etc, and ten for a quid is a real bargain! So much so, I think I will be getting another couple of packs when I go in again- you can never have too much storage, can you?




And talking of storage, here is how I store my brass stencils- photo albums intended for 7 x5 photos, they cost me around £2.50each, again they came from Tesco, in one of their end of line sales, I think. I have adapted some of the pockets, dividing them down the middle with a row of staples, or in some a row across the centre, then cutting a slot in the side, depending on the size/shape of the stencils.

39 comments:

Scrapcollectr said...

Two lovely cards but the blue one has my heart....*smile*
Love that layering!
Thx for visiting me...
Happy WOYWW
#27

sharingthepassion said...

Fabulous cards and great storage ideas. thanks for sharing!

Ali x

Sue from Oregon said...

Great creations today Shaz. Looks like they were pretty labor intensive with all that detail!

MaggieC said...

I like the dragonfly card,and I must look at the way you made the dragonfly. I haven't been to Tesco for a while - I have a thing about TescoLand taking over the world, but those storage things are a good idea. By the way, I think I need to speed up this machine a bit, but I do not feel strong enough to do a splat and clean install for a while, so a bit of patience is called for. Must email your kind husband about someone else's sick machine. Speak to you soon. XX

JoZart said...

Tesco also stock those coloured pocket wallets in A5 size and I store my UMs in them.
I love those two cards, really special.
JoZarty x

jude said...

Great cards dont you just love a bargain
happy wednesday hugs judex22

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - thanks for popping over to my blog. I love your work - isn't it amazing how different people's styles are, considering we all use the same basic papers etc? I see you're in Redditch - might bump into you at Hobbycraft or somewhere - I'm in Worcester. Keep up the good work xx

Sam said...

Beautiful cards. I do love Crafty Individual stamps. I must increase my collection!!! It seems to be a week for bargains. Hop on to my blog and you will see another bargain!

Sam aka Hettie #145

Carola Bartz said...

These two cards are super beautiful. I especially like the birds.

Susan said...

Hi Shaz,
Great storage idea...I use it too! I have A4 clear wallets with my images that have been stamped and are ready to colour. I have one for each stamp company so I can easily find an image when I need it. Love the card with the dragonfly...beautiful work! The emu is up and about on two legs much to my daughter's relief! I now wait patiently for the next repair job to hit my desk!
Susan xxox #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Lovely cards, so artistic! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sue #21

Shaz in Oz. said...

Ooo, Shaz just adore that owl card... now have not any owl stamps but this is certainly a cracker of one! thanks so much for sharing and love your idea of brass stencil storage, dont have enough for that but grand idea,
Shaz in Oz.x

Helen said...

Great cards, both of them. You find some very good bargains!!

Morti said...

Hey Shaz - thanks for swinging by. Love the cards on your desk - and LOVE your wedding photos!!!

Sarah said...

Love the cards - the dragonfly one is my fav :-) - thanks for sharing x x

lisa said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the blue one, just my colours. It's funny I saw some oil pastels the other day and wondered how to use them. I shall be checking your backgrounds out!!
Thanks for your lovely comments and the tip on the pro markers. I shall be checking that out too.
Hugs Lisa (139)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love your cards and great storage ideas! Love the mini album for brass stencils. #73

Elizabeth said...

Hello Sahz, lovely cards and top tips. I enjoy visiting your blog and admiring your work so please pop along to my blog: http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com where an award awaits you. Elizabeth x

Ciara said...

You're making good use of storage items from Tesco! Lovely cards, great colours

Shari said...

I am head over heals with your birds card. The owl really got me as I am most fond of owls above other birds (I do like them all though). Gorgeous technique and your work is spectacular! TFS! Shari #152

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Stunning cards, I love all the Crafty Individual stamps. The blue one on the right is my favourite.

Thanks for the lovely comment.
see you next week.
Andrea.xx

SDCrafts said...

I have similar storage folders in A5 size, useful for scraps and stickers etc as you say. Also, somewhat boringly, we have one each with all the medical and hospital info in one place. Handy for the necessary appointments.

Enough of that, I am visiting the rest of your site now...Shirl #122

Rebekah said...

Yay for Tesco amazing what you can grab when you have a nosey about! Love those cards, gorgeosu vinatge feel hugs Rebekah xx (111)

okienurse said...

Very gorgeous cards! Love the storage ideas! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #30

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, really love the stamps you use, so different. Your Valentines/heart cards are absolutely stunning too, just beautiful. Great storage ideas and cheap too, can't beat that!

Hugs
Brenda 100

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What beautiful cards, love the images and the colors.

MiamiKel said...

Such lovely cards! Beautifully designed! Lovely look at your work (and your desk!) :)

Anne Marie said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love that owl stamp! Your mix of color and texture is always beautiful. :)

Martha said...

beautiful projects.

RosC said...

I love both of these cards - birds & dragonflies are special favourites. Have linked as a follower & look forward to seeing more of your work. The storage idea is good. I like my brass stencils...interesting that they are less popular at shows these days.

Spyder said...

Fabulous desk and what a fantastic picture heading your blog! Sorry I'm sooo late! Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn)) #66

Carrie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Owls are my favorite, you did a beautiful job on your card.

Nicky said...

Love your cards really pretty and great bargains as storage ideas thanks for sharing ~ Nicky no.6

voodoo vixen said...

Love your cards and the plastic wallets are a snatch at that price... I would be tempted to make a complete mini book with them!! I will now be looking at photo albums with a different eye... storage for little bits like that is a brill idea! Hope you found your nail polishing kit, it would work a treat!! hugs Annette

akilli melek said...

Love your cards, love owls but never use them now because for some strange reason they are considered unlucky birds in Turkey. Wierd huh!

great storage ideas.
caroline

Julia Dunnit said...

I think, glued together in a concertina, those envelopes would make a great slot in album too - thanks for the heads up!

Helene said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing! I love your style, and I've got to say your valentine card is just gorgeous. The red rose is beautiful.

Helene said...

You're always so good at using such interesting techniques. I'm no good at that at all, but I'll keep looking at your gorgeous cards to get some new inspiration. Thanks for sharing :-)

The Crafty Elf said...

What beautiful cards! Your work is just lovely Shaz, this is my first visit to your blog. I'm thrilled that you became a follower, thank you! While reading the forums at SCS I got the WOYWW site from you and am now an offical member. I'm a little scared as my desk is a sight but it looks like I am in good company!

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