So here I am again, adding a few more recent pieces that I have been pleased with. Here is a card that I made for my Sister's birthday using Sheena Douglass' Oriental stamps: here. This was inspired by one of the video tutorials and involved stamping the cherry blossom stamps and embossing them on acetate then painting in the reverse using the Pebeo acrylics. The background was made using Cut & Dry foam with Distress inks. The coin was stamped into UTEE. As I said, I cannot take credit for the general design as it's Sheena's but I was really pleased with how it came out as I had never used the acetate technique before!
Here's a thank you card that I made for my parents using Clarity Stamps. The thank you stamp was from their New Designs Club a few months back but you can get it here now. The Leafy Swirl stamps used for the background were an old classroom set and the Cat and Bird are from another classroom set.
I stamped everything in Black Archival, matted and layered with black and burgundy card and used one of my favourites - an 8" scalloped card blank. I die cut some flat flowers (a fussy 3D one wouldn't have worked with this design) and used an over sized brad in the middle.
I've also been fleathering! Sheena Douglass is a genius to work out this technique with Glycerine. You can see how to do it here. It's been viewed over 16,000 times in a couple of months! I used the technique to make this picture frame:
The picture frame was about 60p from IKEA which was a bargain! I used Sheena's A4 Ivy Embossing Folder and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to create the technique. I then wrapped the frame in it using a strong PVA and red line tape to hold it down.
I made the two corner embellishments using UTEE in my Melt Pot with Martha Stewart Antique Molds I gilded them with Pebeo Wax.
I was really pleased with this frame, I just need to find an old sepia family photo to put in which I think would work well.
OK, I am off to play with some of Sam Poole's wonderful new woodland stamps now. I'll be back tomorrow with some more creations! I'm off work for two weeks so there will be quite a bit appearing. I will then vow to blog at least once per week! I hope you enjoy my ramblings!!!