Wednesday 12 September 2012

St Luke's Charity Challenge

I thought it was maybe time I made a few Christmas cards and here is one made for the St Luke's charity challenge this month where they are asking for something made with COUPLES.  I've used an image from Docrafts Forever Friends range with matching backing paper and embellishments and the image is layered onto mirror card cut with nestabilities so quite a straightforward card to make.  It is worth popping over to their blog to see what the design team have made for inspiration on this theme and there is a lovely prize on offer as well.

Sunday 9 September 2012

S is for Steampunk Symphony

Time again this month to be getting the alphatags made for the Chocolate Baroque swap and this month we are onto S and T.  After two quite busy and tiring days demonstrating I thought I'd spend a quiet day dabblling with inks and stamps to make a start on these tags.  It's a good job I'm not demonstrating today because my fingers are now a fetching shade of chipped sapphire!! When it came to S there was no contest really for me because I love Steampunk so out came my Chocolate Baroque steampunk romance stamp set and some distress inks.  The background of the tag was made using a technique from the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities II using TH tissue paper roll with music notes printed on it (hence the Symphony part of the title) and  a chipboard cog which I cut using a TH Sizzix die.  The image with the butterflies was stamped on a separate piece of card and cut out with the butterflies stamped again, coloured with matching distress inks, then coated with rock candy distress stickles and  layered for dimension. Some copper Treasure Gold was rubbed around the cog to emphasise it and also to tie in with the screw head brads.

I've just realised that I  have still to add a ribbon on this tag so that's what I'm off to do now before I forget.

Although this tag doesn't exactly have a riot of colour it certainly has colour and stamping so hopefully it will qualify for Sunday Stamper week 222 because colour is the theme this week from Hels.

I hope the late summer weather which has arrived in the south is also where you are - a bit late in the year but very welcome nonetheless.