Monday, 11 February 2008

Keepsake box

This was made for a friends daughters birthday. The box was cut out of mountboard and covered with papers from a kit I bought from Create and Craft. I then cut the characters from matching papers and layered them to give a 3D effect, added a bit of glitter and coated the images on all sides and lit with glossy accents.

The box is bound together with ribbons through holes punched with my BIA. The lettering at the bottom has been cut from shrink plastic on the Big Shot then shrunk and coloured. More ribbons and fibres have been added as extra embellishments.

I am very pleased with the overall project.

Thanks for looking :O))

New House card

A card made for a forum friend who is currently moving house. I cut the front into a 'house' shape. I have used off cuts of wood veneer in blue for the roof, window shutters and door and wood coloured veneer for the sills, step etc. Using cut up line peel-offs for hinges and small gold brads a handles. Stamped small flowers and leaves around the door and window added a key and lock brads.

I was pleased with the result. The wood was difficult to cut as it kept splitting, but I got there in the end.

Fat Page, ATC and Tag

First time I have tried one of these for a swap. I think they turned out ok.

Background coloured with Shabby Shutters distress inks and stamped with feather stamps from Tanda. The Peacock again is a Tanda Stamp stamped into gold and bronze UTEE while hot. This is a technique I love doing. The edges are coloured using gold embossing powder and ribbons added.

Ikea Box

This is a box I bought from Ikea. In its original state it was just plain wood. I sanded it down and painted with diluted pale blue emulsion. Then stamped some flowers on it and coloured them in with H2O's. Added a few gem butterflies and there you have it.

It was part of a present for a friend. Her favourite colour is blue. She loved it as she has lots of nick-nacks and is a perfect storage solution for her.

Thanks for looking

ATC Challenges

These are two ATC's made as challenges on the forum. The First one had to be about boats, so here is my effort!

The one below is for 'Copy the Crafter'. The person setting the challenge has to describe what she has done on her ATC and we have to interpret her instructions. This is my entry.