Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Guest blogger for a White Christmas

Hi peeps

My lovely fellow Chocolate Baroqueian, Sheila, is guest posting today. Pop over to Glenda's blog and see whats what. Take it away Sheila......

I stamped a small CB Holly Swirl in Adirondack Snow Cap white randomly over the tag and embossed it with clear powder; when the ink was dry I covered the tag with Antique Linen Distress Ink then stamped it with a CB Christmas Sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia.
The tree is from the Madonna of the trees theme plate.I stamped it with Versafine Olympia Green to get a good, sharp impression,embossed it with white Wow powder, coloured in between the branches with Shabby Shutters D I and glued it to the tag.
I made the flower from CB pointelle lace,white wired ribbon and a small burgundy rose,attaching the flower and silver branches with a strong brad, and using Glossy Accents to secure the rose and the other branches. I attached a strip of pointelle lace to the bottom of the tag with dst.
As a finishing touch I dabbed the tag with Icicle Stickles ,covered a small tree embellishment withAdirondack Snow Cap ,embossed it with white powder,attached it to the tag and added a white ribbon.
Sheila xx

(And stunning it is too x x x  ... Kath)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Happy Monday!

Hello Peeps

Been a bit out of sorts this week so not really done much ........ Been having new windows so house upside down freezy cold and I've been a tad grumpy cause of my stupid hands !

Mainly been making a mess playing with paints and stuff to make backgrounds and flowers, my stamping mojo seems to be having a rest ha ha.

Just a couple of makes below using Paper Artsy stamps.

The stamps are from Buttons 6 and the dress form etc are Tim Holtz die cuts. I just stamped the frayed edge stamp down the card and embossed with TH frayed burlap DP (seemed fitting). Matted a distressed piece of Core'dinations. Added DI'ed dress form, reel (wrapped in black hemp cord) and buttons. Then just highlighted the word 'Tailor' with Glossy Accents. 

This is made up of a couple of backgrounds I was making a mess with. The stamps are off the  One Penny 2 plate
The black background was a piece of matt gold mirri which I covered in black acrylic paint and then used a tool I got with some paint once, which gives a wood grain effect.... I was quite pleased with the results. The pinky beige background is just odd strips of paper glued to card then gesso'ed over. I inked the edges with DI and smudged ink around the lady with a paper stump.  I just added a flower made from the lace that goes across the card.

Be Good
Kath xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Making Christmas presents

Hi Peeps

Just thought I would share some makes ........ being stuck in most of  the time no fun, so at least everyone has something personal now .......... Everything else has been bought over the interweb !

Who said Xmas shopping was stressful ha ha

Stamped on tissue paper with CB Wild Meadow stamps, bit of heat with heat tool, bit of ribbon and a grunge paper rose.

Memory wire and assorted green beads.
Crochet SP wire with black and clear crackle beads and a few drop beads.
Macrame bracelets with hemp cord and wooden beads and silk cord with metal beads.

Memory wire with assorted pink chips and beads

Sorry some of the photos are a bit dark haven't found my camera since we moved so have to use my phone (all bracelets were photographed lying on my Ipad how cool is that, makes them look brill ha ha)

Be Good

Kath xx

White Christmas

Hi Peeps

I've been very busy making things for presents but Glenda at Chocolate Baroque is sponsoring a challenge so I thought I would join in and have a break from jewelry and candles.

This is made using black,silver and white card.
Background is white stamped with holly stamp from CB Christmas Flourish set and sprayed with silver bells glimmer mist. The square is cut with a Nesti from matt silver card, stamped again with a stamp from CB CF set. I added a 'snowflake' from the shapeabilities Iron Work Motifs set. The bauble from CB Stained Glass Christmas, is stamped and embossed in silver, coloured with white glaze then over glazed with glossy accents then just added a silver ribbon and bow and sentiment. Ta Da.

Be Good
Kath x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Lazy Sundays

Hi Peeps
Had a very lazy day to day, spent mainly crafting.

I was chuffed this week to have one of my cards posted on Papermoods . Thanks again Fab.

Made quite a few cards today. Just thought I would share a couple before I start lunch.

These are some leaf stamps I was given quite a while ago and I'm afraid I don't know the brand, I just stamped embossed and coloured using DI's, then cut out, and added a sentiment (A Sheena Douglass one)

This is a Crafty Individuals image from miniature people and places mounted on brown card. I've used a piece of coredinations and distressed the edges, cream card stock coloured with DI's and stamped with a Inkidinkido flourish, a Nestie shape, a piece of Choc Baroque backing paper, a flower made from Tim Holtz tattered flower die cuts which  I coloured-then stamped and embossed and added a little button. Also added a bit of fluffy wool.
                                                        This Is a Stampington stamp I have just acquired, Elegant Poppies, simply stamped with Vintage photo DI and mounted on a piece of script embossed coredinations which I then sanded, then I just added 3 gems which I coloured with a brown promarker.
Right I'm off to do my cheese sauce......... I'm famished ha ha

Be Good
Kath xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Less is more - week 38 - Star

Hi Peeps
This weeks Less is more challenge theme is STAR.

I've simply stamped a Choc B sentiment and a Tim Holtz star and added glossy accents

Go over and have a look there is some lovely entries this week   :)
Be good
Kath xx