Friday, 16 September 2011

Off for a girl's break!

Well, I really wanted to post some wondrus item I had produced this week, and in fact have made a box with a 'porcelain' flower on top, but I am off for a girly break with my little sister and her two friends and the camera is packed! It's about the only thing that is mind, I have to shoot off to work, then fly home, pack the rest and then sis is picking me up for our adventure! We are staying in her Spanish residence, so plenty of sun, wine and chocolate. I have loaded up the kindle, packed the suntan lotion and  sketch book and am leaving dearest hubbysand in charge of Hermione and Molly our cats! Have a good week everyone, I shall try my best to enjoy myself!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Sunday stampers week 170 - Love Potion #9

I'm very sorry  but I seemed to have lost last week. I put it down somewhere and can't find it, it's probably in my craft room under a pile of stuff. So I haven't blogged for days! Tut tut. Here is a tag I have managed to make between working. It is for Hels Sunday stamper challenge and in celebration of her blogaversary I have used some techniques she has taught!

Sunday Stamper Love
First I cut a tag from glossy paper and stamped the sentiment 'Love is' in resist. then I swooshed spun sugar and aged mahogany stains on my craft sheet and swiped the tag. It is the first time I've tried this and it is not perfect, but I kinda liked the blotched look so I left it! Then I die cut a swirl in aged mahogany and stamped the word love from the big stamp and trapped it in a Tim ornate plate. Then I made a faux porcelain rose from the tattered floral large flower and added a tattered leaf also dipped in UTE. Thanks Hels, I love making these now! The perspex heart was stamped with the same word and then coloured with red and gold alcohol inks. I dyed lace with the same stains and added pearl hearts at the bottom. I have a lovely new camera but am wading through the instruction book at the moment and can't quite get the photos right, so please forgive the picture! I hope to blog again this week, keeping my fingers crossed!