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Sunday, 22 April 2012
Each coaster is made by choosing a background, then a frame, then I picked an inner background, finally adding various elemnts to create the picture. All the component parts are fully adjustable for size and scale- the only limit is your imagination!
These are the type of images I worked with, you can see how you can combine them to create whatever scene you like.
First I stamped in Distress Black Soot onto a piece of White Pearlescent card. I then stamped the image onto a couple of joined together post-it notes, and cut out the moon to use as a mask while I sponged on the colour.I used Sailboat Blue, Stream & Denim, then added some Eggplant round the edges. I also masked off the lower half of the image while I did this, again using post-its.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
These were the Tim Dies I bought recently, having admired what people were doing with them. So I've spent a few days cutting out loads of flowers in different papers.
I've have been putting some together for a couple of Wedding cards in Black and White that I have to make.I used black and white pearlescent paper, along with some glittered vellum for a bit of sparkle.
Here I've layered them all up, and also added some seed beads in Black or White to the centres. So that's my desk this week.
We now have a roof over our bedroom, lol, just in time for the glorious (!) Bank Holiday weather we had,and we have someone coming into plaster the room next weekend. The kitchen roof is coming off now, as well as taking down the chimney stack at the end of the kitchen. We have an old Victorian house with the galley- style kitchen:
According to the guy you can see taking it down, the only thing keeping it there was gravity!!!
Hope you all had a lovely Easter, and have a great Wednesday.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
As you can see, I punched loads of different flower shapes out of various papers, even mulberry paper.
This works best if you 'sandwich' the mulberry paper between ordinary copier paper, the mulberry is too flimsy on its own and just tears rather than punches.
I'm using a large ball embossing tool and an old mouse mat to give the flowers a little shape.
Then its just a matter of layering them up together
in various combinations. I use a little Glossy
Accents, or silicone glue for this bit.
Final touch is the centres, I use either Glitter Glue, Stickles or Glossy Accents with either seed beads or loose glitter.
Last but not least are the leaves- again these are mainly punched from mulberry and handmade paper for effect. This fern leaf punch is by Woodware.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
This is a 'before' pic of our bedroom, which is on the attic level,and you can see the slope of the eaves either side, and the height of the ceiling over the widow. Beloved Husband has hit his head more times than I could count on that slope! He is also going to redo the built-in cupboards that were to the right of the window, and we have used the need to shift everything out to have a damned good clearout.
|This is what it has looked like.|