Sunday, 19 January 2014

Altered Ikea Mirror two

In the midst of refurbishing chaos I managed to get a little me time this weekend, in fact it probably saved me from the lunatic asylum! Using Graphic 45 French country papers and embellishments. 

Tim Holtz birdcage bigz die, 

some spellbinders dies to cut the flower pieces which were then dipped in utee and the metal leaf also utee dipped.  the blue utee center of the flower does not look this blue in real life.

The butterfly is from Couture Creations Dreamboat collection, Butterfly Notes set. I put a tiny dribble of utee behind the butterfly.

Friday, 10 January 2014


I decorated this Ikea mirror a few years back and it was looking a bit tired so I scraped off the original decoration and paper blocked it using a set of papers I found in a drawer.  The three flowers were made using Tim Holtz tattered pinecone die then dipped in clear utee, I then coloured the utee and dipped in a couple of the leaves. I'd like to enter this into Hels Sheridan's Sunday stamper challenge this week.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

12 tags of 2014 January

Here is my take on Tims January tag.  I thought it would make a lovely retirement card.

I made a few variations as I didn't have all of the supplies.  I used a stencil cut from the bigz wordplay die to ink the numbers down the side of the card.  I used a stamps away mask for the background and to emboss the center of the clock which I used instead of the pocket watch.  The sentiments were printed using old typewriter script and cut out.  The nameplate is cut using the Sizzix alterations label die and embossed with Verdigris distress embossing powder.