This is just to say thank you to all my lovely friends who have sent me emails and messages wishing Katie a speedy recovery. We got the all clear yesterday from the hospital and her finger will survive. She will be in her splint for 8 weeks and it won't be fully functional for a long while, but at least it is going to be OK, and she is OK to fly so we can still go away, which she is really pleased about.
She Say's thank you for thinking of her and wishing her well.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Using one of the lovely new Artistic Outpost plates, Apothecary I have altered a bottle to make a love potion bottle.
The bottle was coloured using Alcohol inks. I shaped some of the Filigree corners to fit around the base of the bottle glueing them to hold them in place. Once they were set in place I rubbed some Inca Gold over them.
I added charms, beads and chains to the bottle as shown.
Now for the yummy rubber stamps, I stamped the Witches potion image onto shink plastic, punching a hole and cutting it out just outside of the border before heating it, when shrunk I rubbed old paper distress ink over it. I attached it with a jump ring to the top of the charms.
I stamped the receipt image onto thin cream paper, adding the love potion #9 and the 60c images. I then inked the recipt with a pale yellow ink. I them screwed it up and inked it over the creases using old paper to give it a very aged and distressed look,like it had spent many years in a coat pocket.
Finally I added the love potion #9 image to a small tag to identify the contents of the bottle as it would never do to confuse the potion to win your true loves heart with a bottle of poison.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
The perfect mirror for a little mermaid to use in her underwater kingdom.
The mirror is one of the lovely blanks that are in the shop in two shapes of a heart and an oval.
I crackled a background using a purple and a cream acrylic paint, when this was dry I over inked it with dusty concord distress ink. This already look pretty good, but I wanted a bit of texture to it, so using a mask and Croco Colour in Blackberry I added a pattern detail to it. I also did this all over the back of the mirror and you can see from the photo how lovely the Croco works through a mask.
I went around the sides of the mirror with a thick coat of gold embossing powder.
The jewels around the mirror are from the shop, I do love these and the great thing about them is that they can be coloured with alcohol inks. I had to do this as I had a random colour selection of them, so using Raisin alcohol ink I did them all the colour I wanted.
The little seahorse is made from a mould with utee melted in my heat pot and then given a bit of a rub over with Viva Inka Gold to make it all gold and shimmery.
The theme for the new challenge this month is I Do Like to be beside the seaside and there is the prize of a £15.00 shop voucher plus free P & P up for grabs. So do check out all the details of how to upload your items by having a look HERE. You Gotta be in it to win it.
Monday, 8 August 2011
This week for Bubbly Funk I have made a really quick and easy little box. I sometimes find it very relaxing to make nice easy little projects that are quick to make, as its good sometimes to look back over an evening of crafting and see lots of completed projects. If I could make cards I would do them, but as my cards suck I stick to these instead. To see all the details look on the Bubbly Funk Blog HERE.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
I have a box in this months Craft Stamper. The main image Stamps I have used on it are from a fairly new British company IndigoBlu they have a great selection of image sheets available and are adding new ones to the collection all the time.
The images I have used are from the sheet Grand tour 2, this is one of my favourite sheets of theirs as this butterfly on it is gorgeous and stamps divinely. The wooden box is available from HappyDaze and the crackle background stamp is from Crafty Individuals.
The long swirl is by Lost coast and is available from Happy Daze
Monday, 1 August 2011
This is the theme for the new challenge on the crafty individuals blog for August.
This month the theme was chosen by the talented Helen Chilton and it is a great choice as I do love a nice bight colour.
I have used a 4 x 4 inch tile to make a coaster, using the stamps CI-322, CI-306, a butterfly of CI-231, and CI-017 which is one of my all time favourite background stamps, it is a really lovely text and I actually think it is one of the first stamps I ever brought, it was so long ago that it is on the wood-mounting that all their stamps used to come on.
I got the idea for using a tile for a coaster from Helen as she did a sample for HappyDaze on their blog using one.