Sunday, 27 March 2011

8x8 album

These are the latest pics from my grandson album.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


I couldn't wait to try the jalopy die out. This photo of my OH as a small boy seemed appropriate as the van in the background reminds me of the die.
Almost all the elements, from paper to diecuts are Tim Holtz. The alpha letters are cuttlebug Olivia. Flowers were cut from an old dictionary, distress inked and dipped in wax.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

glossy butterfly

I was really pleased with how this butterfly turned out for my LO in the previous post. This is how I did it. Firstly cut the pieces from mountboard or heavy card. Ink them with pastel distress inks. I used victorian velvet, tumbled glass and shabby shutters. I then went over all the pieces of the body and outer wings with tea die and covered them with 3D gloss which I then sprinkled over with bronze glitter. I then went over the pastel wings with 3D gloss and assembled the wings while it was wet as its a great glue.I then filled the spaces to the top with more 3D gloss and lightly sprinkled with fairy dust. Thats, it really. Just leave to dry then add some wire with a bead either end and add to your project.
I am experimenting with ways to use the Tim Holtz products in a colourful way since someone said they were dull and boring. I have always been inspired and excited by them and don't think them in the least bit dull.
I am happy tonight as I have just ordered the Jallopy die from Cutting Edge Crafts. I can't wait to play with it.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Grandson LOs

My grandson is soon to be a teenager and I am doing a couple of albums for him, one cd and this 12x12. This is a double sided LO. It seemed a shame not to use both sides. I am especially pleased with the butterfly. The wings were coloured with distress inks in victorian velvet, shabby shutters and tumbled glass before filling with 3d gloss and sprinkling with fairy dust, The body and wing outlines were also glossed and sprinkled with bronze glitter. The bird in the other LO was treated similarly. I use a tiny spoon to place the glitter where I want it.