Friday, 20 February 2009

Where did that come from?

Another one of those cards that sneaks up on you while you're doing something else. It is actually quite shimmery but you can't really tell in the poor lighting. Sorry about the shadows (and the wacky wavy angles). Silly time of day to be stamping, let alone taking pictures!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Simple card

I've been playing today and have some bits in the pipeline. But I wanted something to show for my time at the end of the day so I put this together. I might put some words on that printed paper. Should I...shouldn't I?

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Valentine's extra

I got some lovely lilies for Valentine's Day today (thanks, Mirek). They were wrapped in delicious purple cellophane. I've often kept the cellophane from flowers (sometimes paper too) but never really used it. This reminded me of some of the exotic fusible film you can buy so I couldn't resist turning my heat gun on it to see what happened. I felt I had nothing to lose. First I just used the gun on it, shrinking it and then stretching it while it was still warm to keep it flattish (ouch). Then I threw on some Cosmic Shimmer Pink Mallow embossing powder. That looked quite nice. But I thought I'd see if I could get it flat enough to stick on paper so I ironed it through a piece of kitchen paper. Although I did it embossed side down it still stuck to the paper a little. Finally I sprayed it with Crafty Notions gold mica spray. I like the result but not sure what to do with it. This piece is about 2 1/2" square and has not kept its uniform shape. I might try a piece a bit bigger although I suspect that would be even harder to control under the heat.

Both of the pictures are of the same piece on my craft mat (left) and then against white paper.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Spread the Word

At the home of all things lovely - Elusive Images - there are two brand new rubber stamp plates, Butterfly Daisy Collage and Butterfly Poppy Collage ready for release and the very generous Glenda Waterworth is offering these as blog candy on the Elusive Images Design Team Blog. Why don't you pop along there and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning? On Tuesday 10th Glenda will be demonstrating these stamps on the Create and Craft channel. You know you're going to want them really badly. So get in quick and try your hand now or follow the crowds on Tuesday. Good luck!