Saturday, 25 February 2012

Shades of blue box for Emmas Crafty Challenge

I hope I stuck to the brief here. 

This little case started out in paper mache brown.  I first painted it in blue then distressed it using two different blue distress inks.  The paper on the front is from a Tim Holtz range.  The letters were cut from kraft card then inked with the blue distress inks before being coated with glossy accents. The pocket came from a pair of my grandaughters jeans and it actually functions.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

12 Tags of 2012

I finally felt inspired enough to join theTim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 challenge so heres my February offering entitled 'key to my heart'.  I haven't copied Tim's instructions, but I've used  them for inspiration. 

Friday, 10 February 2012

Sewn cards

I wanted to combine my love of sewing with cardmaking.  I found these fab stamps from clear art stamps and combining them with some Tim Holtz papers have made my first sewn patchwork cards.  I hope more will follow soon.

I deliberately chose this picture because it shows the dimension and cracked clear embossing on the tag better.  The greeting I have chosen for inside is 'a family is a patchwork of love' from creative expressions making it an ideal Mothers day card.  I Also used aged mahogany distress ink on the cardstock and vintage ribbon plus some sari silk which co ordinated beatifully.

A more masculine version