Sunday, 27 July 2014

Quick page layout

Did a quick layout using the new stampin up colours and DSP.  Used the flower bloom punch and stamp set and petite stamp set.
Used the banner punch to cut out the banners and an A4 picture.  Loved the way this turned out.

Have removed the faces to protect their identities. 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Hanging displays

It's been a hot few days, but not so in my new studio with its air conditioning! 
Spent a couple of hours during the evening after work and did four pages of project life of pictures of the Stampin Up Telford event.

Today in the warm sunshine, I finished off my hanging decorations.  I bought them from a cheap shop for about £3 and they were just a photo of rustic stitched hearts.  So I painted them white a couple of times with some gesso.  I then cut some card the size of the piece of wood to cover it.  
I first stamped the image on the card before gluing to the wood.  
I did one using the retired sunflower stamp (I bought this just before the catalogue retired because it's such a nice stamp) and the daydream medallions.  I used the new hello honey, daffodil delight and crushed curry, and centre of sunflowers smoky slate. I used the floral framelits to cut out the medallions. I stamped out the sunflower again and hand cut these out and layered them all up using foam pads.
Really pleased with the way it turned out.

Stamped in hello honey:

Medallions layered up, love the colours:

I then did the same with butterflies.  Used the large swallowtail butterfly and stamped in lost lagoon and perfect plum. For the centre square, stamped the larger butterflies using the stamp off technique.  Inked up the stamp and stamped three times to get three different shades of the same colour. Then punched them out and layered up. The small butterflies just stamped once, and punched out and layered.

Lost lagoon

Perfect plum

Centre square 

I hope you like them.

This morning I found a perfect picture to go in my studio to go with the beach theme from the range, saw it the other week and thought I must have it, love it.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Project life

Been playing with project life today.

Really easy concept, a bit different to scrapbooking.  Good way to use up lots of photos about a specific event.  I chose the race for life event that I participated in recently.  These are the results.

Friday, 11 July 2014

New crafting space

My new crafting space is finished! 

I absolutely love it, now comes the hardest bit, what do I put in it and where?

This is the outside:

And this is the inside:

It's looking a bit empty, as I haven't put any crafting bits in yet, except for the furniture. 

I'm christening it "The Beach Hut" as I have tried to keep to the beach hut theme, note the blinds, and there will be table covers to match. (The tape will come off the windows, it's in the process of being painted on the outside).

Just waiting for the air conditioning to go in now, yes "air conditioning"!  (It will be the heating in the winter though).

Now, where do I start...........

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Undefined stamp carving

Had a go at stamp carving.  Someone asked me if I had a football stamp, which I didn't, so thought I would give it a go and make my own. Worked ok, I think.  The hubby recognised it without telling him first what it was supposed to be, so that must be ok!

Looks a bit scruffy, but the end result is ok.