Wednesday 30 March 2011

WOYWW March 30th 2011

I have been working on my Corset Book that I started earlier this year at Vickie Stampers. I haven't decided on how to do the closure yet. I made the Grungy Flower by cutting some flowers with my TH die out of some book pages. I crumpled them and swiped with Vintage Photo DI ink. Spritzed with water, dried with my heat tool and added some pink acrylic paint with my fingers. Layered them and glued them and then I scrunched the whole thing up. I wasted too much time today looking for my Distress Inks. How can one lose a whole box of them. Duh.
Hop over to Julia's Blog to snoop more desks.

Monday 28 March 2011

Shaving Foam Marbling Tutorial

Step 1 Add shaving foam to a paper plate or shallow dish.
Spread it out smoothly.
Add some drops of ink, 3 colours works very well.
Use a skewer to drag the inks through the foam till you are happy with the result.
Try drawing 'S' shapes for a different look.
Place cardstock onto the inked foam and pat gently.
Peel back the cardstock and scrape off the foam.
Wipe off the rest of the foam with kitchen roll.

Sunday 27 March 2011

Cards I made at Leo's

Shaving Foam Marbling

Shaving Foam Marbling

Mulberry Magic
Smooch Ink Marbling
White Negative

Wednesday 23 March 2011

WOYWW March 23rd

Well I am away from home at a crafting friends house. we made a waving card today and played with stencils and brushes and various inks. Not done that in a long time.
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Saturday 19 March 2011

Journal pages

Continuing with the Shakespeare theme I created a double spread in my journal.
I used mica sprays for the background and over stamped with a script stamp using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
The ladies are stamped on Shaving Foam marbled backgrounds.
I bought a Shakespeare kit from a car boot a couple of years ago that had some stamps with it so used those in between.

Thursday 17 March 2011

WOYWW March 16th

Last week I was in Shakespeare
country and was inspired to
finish my Origami Accordion Book

The 10 tags which slot into the pockets.

I have used Shakespeare's Heroine stamps from The Stampsmith
Note I have not photographed the mess I made whilst creating the book.
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Instructions for Accordion Book

5 - 8 x 8inch scrapbook papers.
10 tags 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
2 pieces of mount board for covers
Paper to cover mountboard

Lay a sheet of scrapbook paper on work surface in a diamond shape.
Fold in half vertically from corner to corner.
Find the centre on the folded line and mark with a pencil.
Fold left and right corners to the centre mark.
All folds should be parallel

Fold right hand and left hand corners to the pencil mark. Open.
Fold top and bottom corners to the pencil mark. Leave folded.
Your page should look like the illustration below.

Fold the remaining 4 papers in the same manner.
To assemble the book lay the papers on your work surface.
Starting with the last page no 5 glue the left hand triangle only to the right hand triangle of page no 4.
Repeat this process of gluing only the triangles with all the remaining pages.
On page no 1 and page no 5 fold back the triangles and glue in place.
Cut your mountboard to the size of the rectangle shapes and pages 1 and 5.
Cover the mountboard with your chosen paper.
Glue the mountboard pieces to your assembled pages.
Finally decorate your tags and slip into the pockets of the pages.
Check out my completed book photos.

Saturday 12 March 2011

Stratford and Warwick Castle March 2011

I have just returned from Stratford
On Avon,
the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

The back of the house where William was born.
The Front of the House. My daughter Becky is stood outside.

Anne Hathaways Cottage -
the family home where she grew up before she married William Shakespeare.

Rear of the cottage
Nash's House the home of Shakespeare's Granddaughter.
Shakespeare lived next door but it was demolished. There is excavation work going on and archeaologists along with volunteers are digging on the site
Hall's Croft

Bedroom In Halls Croft
Kitchen Fireplace in Halls Croft
Downstairs Room in Halls Croft
Warwick Castle
The King Maker