Tuesday, 31 January 2012
You can also buy Katzelkraft stamps from the Craft Barn in the UK.
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
List of supplies used from Calico Crafts.
Wooden Box HERE
Sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper; The one I used is HERE. It's Calico Crafts own design from the Vintage Decor Primitive range.
Gold metal leaf HERE
Ornamental dagger charm HERE
Feather butterflies HERE
Bird charm HERE
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Da Vinci Joconde HERE
Vinci Vitruve HERE
Single Steampunk Engrenage HERE
As this is one of my favourite Sets of stamps ever, I am entering it for the Gingersnap Creations Chestnut challenge HERE
And its not a card so I can enter it in to the Simon Says Stamp and Show. HERE
All you need here is, Glue, 7Gypsies decorative tissue paper, (Available from Calico Crafts HERE) and some embellishments.
(A few touches of chalk ink and gold gilt wax on the edges helped age it a bit more)
The nice thing about these decorative tissue papers is , you can cover any shaped surface with them... If a bit tears or is an awkward curve, you just need to tear a random piece off and layer it on top. a bit like doing Papier-mâché .
This was a simple Papier-mâché glasses case and very curved, but it didnt take long to cover it in tissue.
Once the glue has dried, you can varnish it if you wish. then simply glue a selection of metal embellishments on to it.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
I have made a fair bit but it consists of two items for a magazine, two items for design team pieces not due to be shown till next week and 4 items for commission sales... (and a little box that i haven't shown before but its much like many others). Now making some flooded pocketwatches (also on commission) but again they look much like all the others... so here is a picture of the commissioned pencil box (you have seen others much like it in the past...) and a random cufflink or ipod box. just because :)
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Altered Dominoes done in a steampunk style... these were originally made for crafty individuals in the craft stamper ideas gallery.
This is the last of the Web Extras I am allowed to show at this time. hope you enjoyed them. And I hope to have something new to share soon.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Today I am sharing the piece I had in the gallery for "Autumn glory", first published in August 2011. the instructions can be found HERE in the "Autumn glory" section.
Its called "family tree" and the stamps are all by paperbag studio.
Monday, 9 January 2012
Web Extra is a section on their blog, that gives brief instructions for projects shown in the magazines ideas gallery.
The one I am sharing today was from their "Animal Magic" Gallery, first published in July 2011. I used Crafty Individuals stamps on mine and made an altered key cabinet.
Its in a colour theme I am very fond of and its not often I find following a colour scheme I didnt choose myself very easy. but this is a scheme I would choose and have in the past. Duck egg blue, brown and cream.
Actually the project I just finished for the magazine today is the same colour scheme :)
Brief instructions are given on the relevant web extra section.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Talking of the Craft Stamper Magazine, and my usual design teams; there is a piece in the ideas Gallery this month, made on behalf of Craft Individuals. Its a shadow box that opens and closes... I cant show you the inside here, as that's whats in the Magazine, but I can show you the outside.So here it is... If you want to know how the inside looks then I am afraid you will have to get hold of a cop of the Mag. The theme was LOVE and the colours we had to use were turquoise , pink and read.... I dont mind admitting I felt quite worried when I heard the colours... I only do two colour schemes.. all turquoise and ocean.. or rust LOL. But I got it done and I enjoyed the challenge. And as well as that piece there is the folded concertina card on a single page of its own....
sneak peak again...I had shown this piece, briefly, before on my blog as it had "gone missing" at Craft Stamper HQ.. however it was found hiding in with one of my other projects. The editor (Katy Fox) decided she would like to use it anyway and simply asked if I could take it back off of my blog... so some of you will have seen this before.
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