Thursday, 26 August 2010

More chickens!

Another of my chicken cards today. This one uses the Artemio stamps as before and also a Hero Arts background 'Clouds' and a Tim Holtz dotty stamp to create the gritty texture on the ground. The heart is just doodled.

Hope you like :)


See you soon,

K x

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Gingersnaps challenge - birthday card

A card I made for my friend Kate's birthday (she is learning guitar, hence the theme!) which also fit for this week's Gingersnaps challenge which is 'Red and Black'.

Stamps are Inkadinkado Rock Star, aren't they fun? I do hope she liked it.

Katy x

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Something a bit different

This week I fancied having a go at something a bit different and made this domino necklace. I really enjoyed making this, especially as it was super quick to do! I am not a natural at jewellery making as I find it a tad fiddly but these chunky pendants are super easy.I inked the domino with Versamagic Ink, drying with a heat gun between layers. I stamped the dandelion image (Hero Arts) twice in black Brilliance Ink and again dried it by blasting with the heat gun. Then I covered the whole thing in a layer of Stickles so it is super sparkly. To finish I glazed the piece with Glossy Accents and finished the back with a scrap of Basic Grey paper.

I didn't have a jump ring big enough so fashioned a double looped one (for strength) from silver plated wire. I then just added some faux suede cord, cord ends and a clasp :).

Thank you to my pal MJ for the pre-drilled domino :).

K x

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Gingersnaps day again!

This week's theme is 'Go 3D' - so I did! I made an altered bottle for my submission (it's actually an old bottle that was once filled with Prima flowers). The stamps I used are fairly recent ones from Crafty Individuals. Here's how I made it:

1) Drag a Tumbled Glass Distress inkpad over a piece of white card (measured to fit your bottle), creating a streaky background.

2) Then use a blending tool to apply Bundled Sage all over the card. This gives a lovely watery effect and colour.

3) While the ink is still wet, overstamp a flourish (CI-182) and the starfish using the same inks. The images will sink into the background a little and blur a bit because the ink is wet on wet.

4) Stamp the border in Timber Brown Stazon; add a wash to the shells with Pumice Stone ink and a water brush to highlight them.

5) Apply strong tape to the bottle and stick the card piece around. Wrap raffia around the top and bottom of the bottle and around the lid.

6) Decorate another piece of card as in step 1-3. Die cut a circle and tag from it. Stamp with a shell and seahorse from the CI plate. Stamp these images again, colour with inks and cut out. Layer onto first stamped images as shown.

7) Tie tag to bottle with sheer ribbon, and you're done!

Hope you like it - thanks for stopping by :)

Katy x

Monday, 16 August 2010

Disneyland Paris - woo hooooooooooooooooo

I am sooooooooooooooooo excited - we've booked to go to Disneyland Paris in Dec for a few days. I've never done Disney at Xmas so obviously I am barely coping with the excitement LOL.

This is just a really simple little planner I made to keep all the holiday info in the same place. The pockets are made from trimmed down envelopes I lined with some old Disney paper I'd had lying around for ages. Each envelope pocket contains a little tag on which I can write info like parade times, meal bookings and (most importantly) my souvenir shopping list! It's a really simple little thing but it is meant to be functional, hence the decoration is minimal.

I thought the image of Mickey rather summed up my feelings about the forthcoming trip!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken!

I've been having a play with some lovely stamps from Artemio from The Altered Element. They are called Picoti Picota and they feature lots of funky chickens! Love them.
Here's one of the cards I made (it's for a friend who is pregnant, to give her once she's had the little one), and the rest are over on The Altered Element blog.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Gingersnaps tutorial - paint

It's my turn for a tutorial on Gingersnaps this week, and the theme is 'Paint'. If you want to find out how I made the backgrounds on these two cards hop on over to Gingersnaps blog for my full step-by-step tutorial. I hope it is useful.

Enjoy,
Katy x