Monday, 4 August 2014


The title of today's post is the theme for the current challenge on Make My Monday.  I've used a mixture of stamping and die cutting for this card and the details are below.  Do take a look at the bird themed cards on their blog - great inspiration from the Design Team as usual.

Circular shapes - Tonic dies
Image - from Wetlands stamp set Stampin' Up onto Spellbinder circle
Sentiment - from same stamp set on SU punched shapes
Ribbon strip - SU banner dies by Sizzix

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Pixie Snippets 136

I have something a bit different for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week - certainly lots of 'snipping' involved in the making I can assure you!!  Several years ago in a fit of enthusiasm I bought this twelve inch MDF mirror frame, full of good intentions to decorate it in some way but somehow managed to 'lose' it in my craft room (maybe too much 'stuff' in there??)  For some reason it came into my mind recently and I mounted a thorough search, eventually coming across it and a few other 'lost' items too.

I started by giving the whole thing a couple of coats of black gesso and while that was drying I started on spraying lots of watercolour paper with Glimmer Mist, adding some Distress ink once it was dry, before setting about to cut it into various 'tiles' which I juggled around until they fitted nicely.  The next task was to sort out a few embossing folders and emboss the pieces which were then further enhanced with Treasure Gold and a bit more Distress ink. Flowers were cut from the remaining snippets using Tim Holtz tattered flowers die and some swirls cut from scraps of mountboard coloured with matching Distress stain. I've not added the mirror tile in the centre yet because I thought it would be difficult to photograph but will do that this morning so that after all this time the project is completed.  I thoroughly enjoyed doing this as a change from making cards.

The embossing shows up better in the enlarged picture (just click on the image)