Thursday, 24 February 2011
shop for long.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
I've got another minibook to share with you today, this time using the Onirie 'Sweetness of Living' paper range:
So, I removed the covers from the ring binding and covered them in 'Gentle' - a sheet of the Onirie paper:
Then I set about adding some shimmery backgrounds to each page inside. To do this I used:
- Shimmerz paints and spritzers in shades of blue, green, brown and gold;
And various masks/stencils including -
- different styles of sequin-waste; and
- the outer surrounds of a cardstock sticker sheet once all the stickers had been removed.
I used a sponge to dab and swirl the paint through the sequin waste:
... I always then flipped the mask over while the paint or ink was still wet and pressed it down firmly on to the next tag.
Not only is this method great for using up all tha ink which could go to waste ... it also creates a great 'opposite' design to the one you created originally:
Finally, I took a plain woodboard shape:
If you'd like to see some of the 'freaky friends' I've been creating inside, then hop over to this post my blog and I'll offically introduce you!
After that ... go dig out that sequin waste you've got in the back of a drawer somewhere - or take a look at all those old sticker sheets you could put to better use as a stencil/mask. As always, I'd love to see the fruits of your crafty-labours if you give it a go!
Monday, 14 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
I wanted a nice bright card so instead of colouring her with promarkers i used sakura pens instead. I think it worked ok. The black pearls are the prima ones and you will be pleased to know there is a big order on it's way for lots of them in loads of colours.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
I simply made a cone shape, cut strips of paper, scalloped one edge and glued them around the top. I then pleated a strip, ran it through the sewing machine and glued that in place. I added a string of beads, glued in place with Diamond Glaze.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
You know when you come across a paper design which you almost can't bear to cut into? Well, that's how I felt about this beautiful picture frame paper:
Thursday, 3 February 2011
I've used one of the lunch bags as a base and cut out a window to show off those delicious chocs. It has the look os one of those fancy French chocolate shops.