Sunday, 31 August 2008
Monograms! Cut out, (from any material which can be stamped on and decorated) the letter of your first name, make it at least 6" (30cm) high and make it so it can be stood or hung! Stamp and decorate in any way you wish.
Saturday, 30 August 2008
as usual, make up details are on my blog.
Thanks Efemera for setting this challenge. It initially seemed a difficult colour combo, and way out of my comfort zone, but I think that I quite like it, and it could well be one that I would use again in the future.
Looking forward to tomorrow's new challenge.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
These took a little longer than I planned, as I got sidetracked along the way, and started to make an origami box. The tags both use handstamped paper, using stamps from Non Sequitur and Judikins. I prefer the B and W one, DH loves the red- what do you think?
Well, I know it's nearly the end of August, but the start of the school holidays can delay things a little. We made it, anyway, and I promise that this swap was worth waiting for! Thanks to everyone who took part, and for anyone who wants to join the next swap, I will be posting it near the end of the month. Otherwise, just sit back and enjoy the show!
Here are my two tags done for the UK Stampers Sunday Challenge. On the colour one I have used Washi paper (I know its Japanese !), on the tag background and overstamped with three colours of Brilliance ink and finished with satin and organza ribbons an eyelet and brads.
The black & White version uses the same stamp plus a chinese calligraphy stamp stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and Starlite Black Brilliance. Finished with an eyelet and some black and white satin ribbon.
Friday, 15 August 2008
This is my entry.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
The olympics have started so this will come as no surprise....(I thought the opening ceremony was fantastic) so this weeks challenge has an Oriental theme. Using the same stamp for both, make 2 tags, one in full colour and one in black and white. Happy stamping.
It was easy to remember what my oldest and newest stamps were- one hadn't been used since 1998, the year I bought it, and the other has not left my desk since I bought it a couple of weeks ago! The top picture shows my latest stamps (along with a few other favourites), which are the flowers- a new Inkadinkado clear set of scribble flowers- very usable. The bottom photo is my oldest stamp, a Personal Impressions snowflake. It used to have a bow, but when I unmounted it from the wood last year I cut it off! Having used it again, I can see why I bought it. I may even use it to do this year's Christmas cards!
Saturday, 9 August 2008
The background was made from lots of off cuts (which I keep cos I can't bear to throw anything away), the birds were stamped in Archival black ink and sewed to background using waxed thread.