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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WOYWW #111

A few bits & pieces on my desk today, firstly a card,
using CI 185, from Crafty Individuals. The two images are all one stamp, I just split it into two images. The background was chalked with blues & greens, then overstamped using Versafine Black. They were stuck onto thick card, then triple embossed. You need to have a heavy weight cardstock for your card base for this, as the images are quite heavy when finished, I also thought after that they would make good fridge magnets, fixed to the card with re-positionable glue dots. I punched the border strips from blue paper for the wide one, and green for the narrow one. The butterflies were punched from some paper I had used to roll my brayer off onto! I overstamped it with a swirl stamp, and added a sparkle embossing powder, then punched out 9 butterflies. Each butterfly is 3 joined at the wings to get a 3-D effect. I have no idea where the message stamp came from, sorry.

Here is the same image, this time in its original form. I stamped onto an alcohol ink background, matted & layered onto black, then another alcohol ink sheet, then black again.

Next up is a purchase this week from Joanna Sheen, in her monthly e-mail was this item:on special offer at £1.49, instead of £1.99, for a pack of three, ultra-fine nib attachments for Promarkers.
I have tried for a close up here, so you can see the nib size, if you haven't seen them yet. You just clip them onto the existing nib, and you get an ultra fine line. Apparently it is best to buy 1 for each colour group, so you don't get ink crossover, and the recommendation seems to be to fit them to the widest nib. You can just unclip them anytime you want to use the wide end.

Finally, some more wicked bargains from The Works. I just LOVE this place, I really do. Packs of 20 luggage tags,and packs of  30 miniature mirrors, all 99p each.

Ambrose is much better now, his 'eyebrow' has regrown, I shall post a picture later. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes to him :).

Now I am off to post this, and start my way around everyones desk. Happy Wednesday everyone, I shall get round everyone over the next few days.


The Crafty Elf said...

What great luggage tags and little mirrors, great price too. Such a pretty card. Turned out great splitting the image and nice work on the chalk and overstamping. Must try that. Happy WOYWW ;D

Gloria said...

Very nice space. Clean and tidy. Nice card, love your tags. Happy WOYWW!

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely shot of your work - the card is sensational. Re the butterflies - how patient are you!!! Lovely. I like the tags...have to whizz in and get me some of them.

Lavinia said...

Lovely card Shaz, great colour combo too. I really like the stamp you have used too! Great idea with the punched out butterflies!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those cards are beautiful, I love the colours, esp the blue tones! xx

fairy thoughts said...

the flowers look great, lovely colouring. looks like you have been really busy. . . shopping! LOL

Helen said...

That CI stamp is fantastic - I have it but don't think I've used it - seeing your card here has really inspired me. Fabulous - thank you!!

Sam said...

Very pretty cards you have here. I like to make my flutterbies 3D too. Love that CI stamp!
Sorry I am late but we lost one of our chooks last night - very sad!

Angie said...

I think those cards are gorgeous. I got given one of those tops at a pro marker demo ...haven't tried it as I put it away so safe that I cant find it lol

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz, left a message earlier in the week about the award, on last weeks post.... loving the first card...and combo element on it like it separated and mounted than one stamp... am really off making things at present think its is cos tired form sitting up till all hours to watch the tour de France.. hope Cadel gets up in the last two night.. it finishes here at 2am ..yep that is 2 in the morning.. a struggle night after night and it getting too exciting to go to bed early like I did in first stages.. love Shaz in Oz.x

MaggieC said...

Love those butterflies, Shaz, but then, you can never have too many butterflies. Glad Ambrose is feeling better, Forgot to ask about him when we saw you the other day. Computer still fine - thanks again Doug.

lisa said...

I love those CI stamps and they look beautiful with the greens and blues you've used.
I've heard about these new promarker nibs, they look really interesting and your Works purchases are great. I love that shop too, especially for canvases.
Happy WOYWW and sorry for being so late this week.
Hugs Lisa #72

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful card Shaz! I love those Crafty Individuals stamps. Have a great day!

Spyder said...

Love your cards, that border does look really nice,another thing for my wish list!! Sorry I'm a 'bit' late but things always happen!! HaPpY vErY LatE LaSt WeEkS WoYwW!! ((Lyn))

Anonymous said...

LOVE the way you colored the botanical prints in the first card! Beautiful!