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I’ve got a Golden Ticket

golden tickets

 

A friend of mine posted on her facebook status that her daughter made a wish to go to Willy Wonka’s ┬áChocolate factory, and whilst we can not quite make that wish come true she is doing her best to at least make as much of it come true as possible.

I totally love this Inkadinkado stamp set and it has gotten quite a workout over the years.

I could not help but want to assist in making this friends Daughters dream of finding a golden ticket and going to a chocolate factory come true.

So with a ticket die, the Inkadinkado stamps and some gold DCWV cardstock all stamped in Archival Jet Black ink I made these and sent them off to her.

 

Can not wait to hear about the rest of the adventure and her reaction when she finds her golden ticket.

12 Tags inspired OTP

As always inspired by the techniques of Tim Holtz

I really love the embossed foil tape technique so much so I used it Last year to create a mask (the technique cropped up in CC2 from memory)

I really love how the foil tape covers the shape of the Mask so well and gets all the contours without difficulty.

The Mask was a cheap one from ebay that I took the fabric and other tacky stuff that was on it off. What I have discovered is that the pre made masks are stronger and better to work with than the paper mache kind and often cheaper and some are lined as an added bonus for comfort.

Anyway here is the Mask

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and from each side (I used some watch parts and mini cogs and gears from ideaology)

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It was a birthday gift for a friend. It has a Game of thrones, Dr Who (insert other cool nerdy references here) type feel to it.

I was really happy with the end result.

If you want to do this just emboss a few pieces of the foil sheet/tape at once, do the aging technique linked to above and go to town.

House Album

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail at Christmas time a lovely friend from the states sent me the DCWV paper stack Mariposa 12×12 paper pad (I know spoiled much)

I wanted to make something for another friend of mine so chose a few of the papers out of the Mariposa Pad and set about creating a Kaiser House Album for her. She is Indian and was going to India for Christmas. She is also very family orientated so I created an album ready for her to Journal in and add photos of her family.

It has been a while since I undertook an MDF album (I don’t have many left here these days and have stopped buying OTP things becuase I have loads and want to use the ones aI have up or at least significantly reduce the numbers and also am on a budget at present that sadly doesnt really include craft supplies).

I forget how time consuming it can be to sand the edges and get them all inked and nice thank goodness for Distress Stains Tarnished brass made the eging job a lot simpler.

I did not add embellishments to this preferring to keep the look clean and simple (appart from the window sils on the cover) and allow the recipiant to add her own creative flair to the album as well as her own pics. I did add some rub ons and quotes when they fitted.

Here is the cover and finished look when closed
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the inside cover:

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the next pages:
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and finally the back cover:

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