You can see the spot where I brushed a little to hard and all the leafing came off have to say really loved this technique, I used a mix of gold and silver leaf for this and one of Tim’s ATC stamps
I am another Card Down Yay (about like 30 to go seriously behind in my homework as such it is going to be a very very busy weekend of card making to catch up.)
Being me you know that I can not just copy or slightly tweak what we are learning in this awesome class (seriously $22 well spent).
So instead of cutting out a rectangle space I did a flower. I also gold leafed the edge (for anyone who is like erm I thought you were a budget crafter how can you afford gold leaf try looking for gold leaf internationally on ebay. My sister and I went halves in 500 sheets of 4″ squares so I got 250 of them for around $10-15(including post I always add in the postage costs to my purchases otherwise some things are just not the bargain they appear to be) and I have been using them for a few years now and have yet to even come close to running out so a great group buy as such).
So enough rambling here is another Card (I will admit that card making is not my specialty however I am rather pleased with the end result of this one)
Recently I participated in Two swaps (though was lucky enough to get the same partner for both which was a great blessing to my budget),
The theme for both was Shabby Chic, one was a card box filled with 5 cards in set themes. The other was a box swap (I tried everywhere to find a box the right size but just could not find one so I added in another small box and a small tag album to make up for the size as well as a few extra goodies for my swap partner)
So now that they have arrived I can share the pics with you all.
Here is the card box and cards:
and here is the two boxes and matching mini Tag Album
I of course had to gold leaf a little, and one of the cards is also on Jellybean Scrappers for a monthly Inspiration Challenge.
This next mini album was made at the start of 2010 and was a huge leap out of my comfort zone in terms of colour and style. I Believe I made this for the Kaiser DT call that year. I can certainly see how my photography has also improved a lot since then.
A Kaiser MDF Album with Kaiser Paper, and other assorted things and one of my all time most used set of stamps MSE Friendship quotes.
and last but not least a chipboard Mini Album I created last year after a break up. I am really proud of how this turned out even if it wasn’t the happiest of endings. Sometimes scrapping can be a form of therapy. There is a lot of pockets and such to add print outs of messages and such. Funny though I have yet to add them to the album. I may one day but then again maybe I wont shrugs.
And thats all for the walk down mini album memory lane 🙂
So here it is Mr Holtz has presented us with a brand new challenge. Instead of the 12 tags of Christmas (Which in a way I kinda hope he will still do in addition to the monthly tags yes I know I am greedy) we now have the 12 tags of the Year. This begins with the season of Love.
Now I thought about this for a while, a friend said she was going to do a mini album so that nixed that idea, lots of people do cards again nixed that Idea. So I have decided to do Coasters. Now I do have a plan for these but want to leave it a bit before I share what I will be doing with said coasters. After all with 3d elements they will definitely not be for drinks!
For this coaster I used Tim’s Love Stamp, his script one. Stamped onto tissue paper and layered ( I used the Paint Dabbers in Raspberry and pale pink for this and also used them directly onto the stamps). Them over the coaster that I first painted in snow cap.
Once I had done this I used a Cuttlebug Die of Nested Hearts to cut out some cs for the centre heart.
The centre heart is not an even heart. I glued them together onto a chipboard base also cut from the Die. It took a bit of practice to know which way to fold the hearts but once I got it, it was small side to small side and larger side to larger side. Glued them together to make a concertina effect.
Misted with Smooch Spritz Cherry, hand painted each section with Multi Medium, before sprinkling with Red Laser glitter from Stuff by David.
The Flower is made with hand dyed Tattered Inspirations Seam Binding. This I stitched the bottom of and gathered it to form the flower, then ran the stitches through the bottom. Lastly adding a small Kaiser Rhinestone to the centre.
Winsor & Newton watercolours form the stem and leaves. These were then painted over with Renoir Iridescence Medium, and then traced around with a felt tip pen.
The small hearts are actually foil confetti that I had in my stash. I was not happy with how they looked so I used some more Multi Medium to coat them in the Red glitter then added a little glossy accent
Gold Leaf completes the edges and that is it Viola a Hearts and Flowers Coaster. So here it is: