I altered this book as a birthday gift. The recipient is a big fan of The Lord of the Rings and I managed to find a damaged book with a map on the inside reminiscent of that great saga. I folded the pages to create the ’40’ and stained the edges with distress ink to help the numberd stand out. I used a ribbon to hold the book in place for display.
I created the scene for the back cover using Craft Artist and kept it within the fantasy theme. I’ve covered the sentiment for privacy reasons.
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I’ve painted a new long handled tote bag for my Etsy shop. This was inspired by my mum- we sometimes call her Mrs Holiday because she is a big fan of cruises now and when she isn’t on one she is talking about wanting to be on one or how marvellous they are. I would have put I’d rather be cruising on the bag but it might be taken the wrong way 😉
I think Inktense are becoming my favourite medium as I love the variety of ways you can use them. I also love being able to use them on some differemt surfaces. I love painting bags as shopping bag totes are an essential item and I love being able to have personalised one of a kind bags which take my art outside the 4 walls of houses and exhibitions!
I created the digital backgound paper featureing a lace ribbon, strings of pearls, glitter and diamond and pearl embellishments. I colour matched these for the ODB challenge. I created a mathing paper for the inside.
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I first saw the stamps by A Day For Daisies being used by the wonderful Coops– I always love her cards and I fell in love with the stamps. This stamp is called Braid In My Hair and I thought it was perfect for a floral Spring birthday card.
I can’t believe the backlog of projects I’ve got to blog. You may have noticed I’ve been busy moving and redesigning my blog. I should be back to regular posting soon.
TodayI’m sharing a comissioned project for a 16th birthday gift. I was asked to make a one of a kind memory frame with blue in the colour scheme and for several reasons I decided an astronomical theme was appropriate.
I took the photos in a bit of a rush and they aren’t brilliant as it is difficult to photograph due to the glass.
I decided to use some cork in the layers.
I thought for a teenage boy it would be fun to use some wood stars with red beer bottle tops to add some colour.
I thought I could get away with a bit of bling to give a starry effect.
I cropped and resized the photos digitally and placed them to show the progression through the years.
The current photo was taken by his brother and I digitally merged it with some paper and overlaid the lyrics from my wish for you.
I made up the stars using layers of paper and a touch of bling to draw attention.
I couldn’t resist using the little kraft photo corners.
This is my first memory frame for a teenage boy so fingers crossed that he likes it and that he has a great birthday!
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This is my birthday card for a gardener. It was inspired by the photo for The Stamping Boutique challenge.
I love gardening (although it’s not much fun trying to do it in the rain at the moment. I especially like when you’ve done some gardening and you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea out there!
I inked the edges of the card with distress ink. I created the background paper using Craft Artist.
I used a Lili of the Valley die cut and coloured the background and tree with Distress Inks. I used a LOTV sentiment.
In keeping with the theme I added twine and a mini metal trowel I found.
Another 21st card today and I also made some matching gifts which I’ll blog over the next few days. Inspired by Spring Colours and flowers I used my new Krista Smith Bedhead digi as my other theme was books as the recipient is a real bookie! I made the papers and frames using Craft Artist. I coloured the edges of the card with distress ink and punched the paper corners with a MS punch.
I coloured the digi with Pro and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent inks. I’ve shown a couple of angels to show the pearlescent effect. Looks a bit OTT but it really just shimmers a bit as it catches the light.
I also made some paper for the inside of the card and punched the corners. I’ve smudged the message for privacy.