Monday, 22 December 2014

Da Vinci inspired with Rubber Dance

Really quick post for me today - this time of year is so hectic it's hard to find time to craft! Anyway, I thought I'd share a last minute gift idea today, for anyone who is as disorganised as me!

This is a shop-bought notebook I got (it's really cute and teeny weeny but you could use any notebook). The stamping is applied direct to the book (word Dream) and with tissue paper - I stamped the Da Vinci lady onto tissue and applied the image to the book with Glue N Seal - you can see it looks like part of the book and has blended totally with the background. Love working with tissue paper in this way.

The book's finished with some splatters of ink and another coat of Glue N Seal to protect it. Quick and easy but a lovely stocking filler.

The stamps are Da Vinci from Rubber Dance:

Have a very merry Xmas all!
Katy x

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Feeling Frosty with Tando and Rubber Dance

On the Tando Blog today I have a quick tag for you today featuring a one of my favourite Tando Masks - joined snowflakes. I sprayed my tag with Distress Stains over the mask to make a background and embellished it with a large snowflake from the Tando pack of 5 Snowflakes, which I covered with gesso and Distress Glitter in Rock Candy so it's lovely and sparkly! The greeting is from the brand new Rubber Dance set that I designed alongside Bibi :). Hope you like it.

Lots of love,
Katy xxx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Guest Designer - A Sprinkle of Imagination

I was delighted and very flattered to be asked by Trish to be a guest designer for A Sprinkle of Imagination as part of their 12 Designers of Christmas series. I am among some distinguished company, so no pressure LOL! Keep checking back all through December for lots of inspiration.

I made a Christmas decoration using a box canvas which I reversed to make a shadow box. I covered the outside in book page which I knocked back with Antique Linen Distress Paint then edged it with gilding wax and added a little stamping with Stampotique's Abstract Foliage. I created a panel for the inside of the box again using stamping and book page.

The 'snow' is created by adding modelling or texture paste roughly with a spatula then sprinkling it with dry Distress Glitter in Rock Candy to make it sparkle. I added 'snow' to my tree branch too and also glittered the festive berries.

Inside I dangled painted, glittered snowflakes (Tando) from monofilament so they hang and move. Noel and the poinsettia are Tim dies. My robin is one of Dina Wakley's Scribbly Birds stamps - I thought he was suitably fat and jolly to be a robin!

Hope you like my creation and remember most of the goodies are available from A Sprinkle of Imagination.

Katy x

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Frosty the Snowman

Something a little different today! Been making a lot of jewellery as gifts recently with Xmas coming up - can't share those as it would give away the surprise but I can share these that I made for me :).

My snowmen are made from crackle quartz rounds and haematite disc beads and wire scarves made from teeny tiny seed beads. How very festive!

Normal paper-based service to be resumed shortly!

Katy x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Cabinet Card for Rubber Dance

Here's a sneaky peek of my project featuring over on the Rubber Dance blog today, including some instructions for this faded, retro-style colouring technique. Hope you like!

I used the gorgeous Nostalgic Couples set for this project (the stamp of the couple - called Retro Couple - is also available as a single).

Katy x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Stampotique Challenge - Anything Goes

I've been poorly sick so not making for the last couple of weeks so I decided to ease myself back into the creative process with a mini project on a small tag for the Stampotique Challenge this month.

I used cute little Goglin and also grasses and foliage, all from Stampotique.

The toadstool is Tando and the awesome sentiment is a Rubber Dance one - if you love Stampotique stamps then you need the Sarcasm Superpower set! It's perfect for quirky makes.

See you soon,
Katy x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

New Stamps!

Quickie from me today but had to share my excitement about these brand new stamps from Rubber Dance - but then I would, cos I helped to design them along with lovely Bibi.

Get yours over at Rubber Dance - with 12% off right now to celebrate owner Bibi's birthday!

Really hope you like them!
Katy x