Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Schooldays Moo

Here is my entry for the latest Make a Moo or Two challenge on the theme of schooldays. I have used an old dictionary page for the background and then added images which I have stamped, coloured and cut out. I decided that the girl in the middle looks old enough to be a prefect, hence the 'prefect's badge' (you might not be able to see it in the scan, but I have written a minute P on the star), and I couldn't resist putting a tiny bow in her hair! LOL

Monday, 21 February 2011

Embossing with salt

Another of the techniques featured in Craft Stamper recently that I decided to have a go at is Trish Latimer's embossing with salt. I have to admit that I found it difficult to get the salt to stick... I had to use at least two layers of the white embossing powder first and then found it worked better if I reheated and added salt on one small area at a time. Eventually I managed to get a reasonable result and here are a couple of cards that I made. I embossed a flourish and a bird die cut from grunge paper (both dies by Tim Holtz), adding the colour afterwards. The flower on the red card was also made using a Tim Holtz die.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Make a Moo and SDC too!

I was really pleased to hear that the Make a Moo or Two challenge blog has started again. The latest theme is romance... well it is February 14th today after all! I've made these two moos for the challenge using a vintage photo and the text at the top of the moos is from stamps by Hero Arts.

The theme on Stampotique Designers Challenge is also love and we can use any stamps we like, so I decided to use the moos on a card for that challenge as well. The background panel was created using distress inks, water and a flourish stamp by Stampin' Up.