Thursday, 23 June 2011

Something a little different !

For my Katzelkraft DT project this week I decided to give an altered book a whirl ! I didn't have a hard back book so thought I'd try it with a paperback.


The stamp sets I've used are French Quotes, Nature, Fleurs and Physalis. I started by gluing the pages of the book together with Multi Matt medium. I then painted the cover with acrylic paint. The swirly pattern is made using a stencil and Viva Terra Sahara, when it was dry I sprayed it with Juniper Glimmer Mist. I used the Fleur de Lys EF then rubbed Viva metallic paint over the top. The birds are from the Nature set and I stamped them onto Grunge Paper. The flower was made with Grunge Paper and a stamp from the Nature set. The frame is made using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tag die. I blended DI over it and by accident I dropped some water on to it. I quite like the effect so dropped a few more drops on it !


I used some paper that was from some packaging for the inside panels. I used DI and then stamped them with Black and Cobalt Archival ink.

The brad in the centre of the flower was dabbed with some Espresson Alcohol ink. The letters on the spine of the book are made using the Tim Holtz Sizzlet Vintage Market die. I've inked it with Broken China DI then covered them with Crackle Glaze.


The butterfly was stamped on to acetate and I stamped the antenna onto some more packaging paper. The butterfly was coloured on the reverse with ProMarkers.

All of the stamps I've used are available from The Craft Barn in the UK and from Katzelkraft in France. There is a sale on at the moment at Katzelkraft so you could bag yourself some bargains !

I'm also entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is to 'Show some Metal' (my metal are the brads).


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

X is for ..........

It's time for another challenge over at the ABC Challenge and this time we would like to see 'X' is for 'X' marks the spot ! We would like to see projects with a pirate theme. The sponsor for this challenge is Bunny Zoe's Crafts who is offering a £10 voucher.




When I saw the challenge for this week I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to it, but I hopped over to Mo Manning and lo and behold there was a lovely image that sparked my imagination !


I also dug out my Pro Markers, which have been feeling a little abandonned, and shaded the image then cut it out with a square Nestability. The top left square was made using a stamp from Stuff to Say stamp set by Tim Holtz and I've stamped it with Archival Cobalt ink. I stamped the numbers horizontally and then vertically without re-inking the stamp.


The bottom left corner was made using the Divine Swirls EF and I've rubbed Stormy Sky DI over the top. The paper is from my stash and was just big enough for the job ! The words were done on my PC and then the banner was cut out by hand.

I hope you get chance to join us this week.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Really late DT post !

Ever had one of those weeks when you can't wait for it to end, well that's the one I've just had ! This post should have been posted yesterday, so I'm on catch up !


This is my DT card for The Stamp Man challenge which is to use a dragonfly or butterfly on your project. I started by making the background using DI's and the blocking technique. I stamped the centre panel with an Aspects of Design stamp. The side panel is embossed using the Distressed Stripes EF.

The mesh is stamped using an Aspects of Design stamp from the Florals set and the dragon fly is stamped onto acetate using an Aspects of Design stamp from the Cluster of 3 Dragonflies set. The letters are cut using the Tim Holtz Vintage Market Sizzlet die and I've used Walnut Stain DI and Glossy Accents on the letters.


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Baby Naming Card

For my Katzelkraft DT project this week I'm sharing a baby naming card that I've made for an order.



The stamp set I've used is the Paris/Adore set which has this lovely baby stamp in it. I started by making the background using the blocking technique with Distress Inks then I've stamped over the top using Victorian Velvet DI. I've used Labels 18 Nestabilities to cut the image out and I've run the larger shape through my Big shot using the Swiss Dots EF.


The letter A is made using the Tim Holtz Victorian Market alphabet Sizzlet die, I've then covered it with silver embossing powder.

The stamps I've used are available exclusively from The Craft Barn in the UK and from Katzelkraft in France.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Another gift box !

I'm away on holiday at the moment in (sunny?) Norfolk ! So I hope this post turns up on time !

The Katzelkraft DT project I'm sharing with you today is a another gift box. I've used the Fleurs set of stamps and also the Paris/Adore set.

I've stamped the flowers with Archival Olive and Black ink and then blended Wild Honey DI over it. I then stamped a piece of white card with the daisy flower and then blended DI over it and used the Tim Holtz Rosette die.


The centre is from the Paris/Adore set of stamps and I've stamped it onto Grunge Paper and blended DI over it.

The stamps I've used are all exclusively available from The Craft Barn in the UK and from Katzelkraft in France.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Gift box

My Katzelkraft DT project this week is a gift box that I made as part of my Mum's birthday. I really love making boxes they really add that special touch, and my Mum loves them !


I used the Fleurs set of stamps and started my using the blocking technique with different coloured DI's. Then I stamped the flowers using black Archival ink, but for one of them stamping onto some scrap first so that it was paler.


The flower is made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and the lovely brad in the centre is a Marah Johnson. I've used the Elegant Flourishes die for the swirl. The stamps are exclusively available from The Craft Barn in the UK of from Katzelkraft in France.


Sorry this is a short post but I'm fighting with the headache monster at the moment ! Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon !