Friday, 23 January 2015

Hello again,
 Here is my second post of 2015 and it is of two postcards I made for the Chocolate Baroque postcard swap. The theme I chose from those offered was caramel ( not having any stamps suitable out of the large number I own for the alternative). I really had to think hard about this as I was somewhat out of my comfort zone, however, these are what I came up with.

The one on the left was stamped on to shiny card using vintage sepia Versafine ink coloured with distress inks in tea dye and vintage photo and mounted on to a buff background. The corners were cut from craft card using a Sizzix die. The second card was cut from craft card onto which I sewed a piece of calico that I had dyed with tea. The image was a Chocolate Baroque stamp the name of which escapes me but it resembles a mediaeval plate.The "lace" edging was cut from craft card using a Sizzix die and the circles were stamped using a bottle top and tea dye ink. The word caramel was stamped using buttermilk paper and a tiny alphabet stamp from my stash. Hopefully they will be acceptable, but hey, according to one famous crafter "there can be no mistakes in art."
See you again soon.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Here is my first post of 2015 and it is of the album that my daughter asked me to make for her husband's Christmas present. This album is for holding keepsakes of their various skiing holidays. I made the skeleton of the album following a tutorial by Clare Charvill of and added Pion Design papers called Wintertime in Swedish Lapland. These double sided papers have beautiful vintage images alongside typically Scandinavian designs and snowflakes. I felt they were very suitable for the snow and skiing theme.
The basic cover before embellishing.

Page 1

Fold out page with hidden pockets.

Small envelope pocket.

Vertical fold out page closed with a magnet.

I won't bore you with more photographs, but you get the  general idea? I really enjoyed making it and the recipient seemed very pleased with his gift.

The finished article.

I hope you enjoyed your visit here. See you again soon.