Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Creative Expressions Calling Card Challenge

 Life started out boring with these three kraft storage stacking tubs from Do-Crafts. The top black small was turned upside down and painted black with Tim Holtz cracked paint, the second I coloured using a Stazon Red ink pad and just wiped it all over the tub until it there was no kraft colour showing. The last which was the most fun was a bit of what I call decoupage, images where slapped on with pva in a totally random fashion and then left to dry completely, then I used Tim HoltZ walnut distress ink pad to colour the edges and add a little aged effect

 I found a little red satin ribbon in my collection but it was a bit too in your face so I ran a black Stazon in pad over to tone it down and then added it around the black top box to make it look a bit more like the hat.

I recently took delivery of these wonderful playing card rubber stamps, they where actually the reason behind this creation and my love of Alice :D To be honest there is nothing special going on with them, they where stamped coloured using my Copics and then I added 3-D clear glass over the red hearts and then on the back an ATC stamp(forgot to take a pic to show soz) To make a place for the cards to stand I didn't want to cut into the box so I had some cute teapot and teacup charms which where stuck down, with Pinflair silicone glue, side by side but with enough room to slide the playing cards in & the three cards where then glued together and added when the glue had dried.
I am actually really rather chuffed with the result and had peeps wishing to buy it :D

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Where has the time gone!!!

This have been pretty hectic lately and priorities have not been what they should with certain things in my life but hopefully I'm back on track and more determined than ever about the family, the business and the blog :) 
I have been crafting but not as much as possible we where all hit with illness and stressful times but that seems past us so I thought I'd pop by to say hello just before I head off on my family hols this Friday, hope life has been treating you all well & catch up soon xxx