Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sew Chic

Two cards on a sewing theme for today.

 The first uses Tim Holtz' Bigz Sewing die and some gorgeous gold braid found in the local craft shop. The buttons are die cut chipboard triple-embossed. One is embossed with cosmic shimmer gold, one has been layered with die cut gold card to match the dress and then embossed with clear enamel, the third has been coloured & embossed to match the dress form & cotton reel. The lettering is from Tim Holtz' "Upon a Time" decorative strip die.

The stamps used on this card were the sub gift from "Craft Stamper" magazine and are from Crafty Individuals. Eagle-eyed readers will note more embellishments from the Graphics Fairy's blog (dress form & scissors). I love putting the scissors together - print out two the same size and cut each into one half, then join with a small brad. If you only stick one half down, the scissors can open & close just like real ones.

The background paper is from a cheap Paper Cellar pad called "Victorian Classic". It's full of beautiful designs that make fab backgrounds for vintage cards.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Day two in blogland

"Look of Wonder"

The focal point for this piece is a beautiful image from Crafty Individuals. I love the expression on the girl's face as she looks with wonder and delight at the blue tit. The frame & blue tit are both from the Graphics Fairy's blog while the backing paper is cut from Tim Holtz' Lost and Found pad. Other pieces include some shrink plastic flowers die cut using the Tattered Florals die, vintage buttons, seed beads, paper flowers, etc.

Acetate was used in the frame to provide depth and it allows the blue tit to sit in front of the main image.

Monday, 29 August 2011

First post

A creation using images from the Graphics Fairy's blog.

"My Head"
There’s a cog near the front, but it’s not attached to anything.
There’s a screw loose somewhere.
The rest of my head is filled with flowers and bits of junk.

This is a frame card where part of the image is cut away to make a frame and objects of interest placed in the aperture. I like to add a layer of acetate to make a window.