i am sorry for not posting much recently ... after the marathon of christmas i was a little burned out and i hav'nt made a thing since then , but i have been buying way too much stash!! i stocked up on masses of tim's ideaology to fill up my fabulous trinket and cargo cases!
i have also got quite a passion for Paperartsy stamps and products and have bought a lot of those recently and not had a chance to use them, so i have put that right and made a steampunk card last night!
the background is distress stained then a cog mask over the top with weathered wood DI over it, then i stamped tim's steampunk backgrounds in stream adirondack pigment.
the images are all Paperartsy stamps HERE and stamped in coffee archival then edged with DI vintage photo
i added some watch parts from my stash and a few ideaology cogs. i mushed a bit of rock candy crackle over the images. the single cog i included just because i used a new powder i found from Crafty Notions called 'rusting powder' which is so cool. See it HERE i know it stands out a little but i just wanted to include it somewhere lol!
i really needed to get this out of my head lol! and i'm so glad i have finally made something again!!
i have also made and an easter card using tim's new bunny die;
the background is made using a sizzix letterpress plate.
i am still getting used to this ... its a bit tricky finding the correct surface to stamp/emboss into ... this is a piece of chipboard using cranberry adirondack pigment, then spritzed quite a lot with pink gumball perfect pearl [i have been embracing my girlie side and have forced myself to buy some brighter colours!! lol] edged with gathered twig - everyones new favourite brown DI!!
the bunny is chipboard covered in 2 shades of dabber, with a little light blue on the edges. behind bunny is tim's vintage doiley edge cut out on both sides of a piece of card making an oval. [i was just testing the die and ended up with this!!] it is lightly distressed and edged in pink stickles [yes more pink!!!]
the little roses are made using tim's tattered pinecone, wrapping it tighter so it becomes a rose!! i love this!!!!!!! i had used red card, but recently got hold of some new UTEE in pearl and dipped them into this. i had hoped it would be translucent but its very opaque and covered the colour completely but it turned out fab!! the red does just about show through in places.
the 2 flutterbyes are tims movers and shapers ... i used fresco finish paint on them crackling one with white over pewter and the other dusky rose [pink!!] over london night, then both edged in stream adirondack.
i might add a few more embellies to this, or a word [?].. it looks a bit unfinished to me ...
hope you like ... i promise to be back soon!!
ooo and i have to say a huge thankyou to HRH TIM for sending me a personal email thanking me for sharing my cards for my charity at christmas .... it made my christmas to hear from him -- such a nice guy as well as a total genius!!... the cards went down very well and raised much needed funds, and i will be continuing to donate most of my makes for them to sell during the year ahead.