Friday, 25 November 2011

The same but different: Designed using Katzelkraft stamps

I havent had time to stock up my wee folksy shop after almost selling out at my last craft fair, as I have a lot of commissions to make before christmas; customers emailing in and asking for specific items, or copies of items I have made before.
One Customer asked for two little boxes on the theme of Paris.
She wants them for her daughters so they have to be similar enough so they feel equal, but different enough so they dont feel they are getting the same. As the customer said, "can they be the same, but different?" .

So here are the two boxes... Similar but not the same.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Off topic: Steampunk fun.

I was at a gig in Birmingham last weekend; 4 steampunk bands were playing. The main artists were the wonderful and dramatic "Ghostfire". As I have been on holiday (so have no craft to share) I thought I would share a few of the steampunk event photos with you, with Mike and I in costume.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Penny-Farthing box: Katzelkraft:

Here is YET ANOTHER box... lol. (its what I sell most of so its what I make most of.
This is another one made using the Penny-farthing Katzelkraft stamp ( I love it). I also used some little clock stamps (also by Katzelcraft). Katzelkraft stamps are available in the UK exclusively at "The Craft Barn".... And of course from Katzelkraft direct.
The actual box is also available at "The Craft Barn".

Friday, 4 November 2011

Ocean chest: Designed for Katzelkraft.

This is one of the wooden chests from the craft barn altered using texture paste, alcohol inks, embossing crystals and treasure gold wax polish (amongst other things) and it features the stamp "Caravelle" . Customers in the UK can get katzelkraft stamps, exclusively at the Craft Barn.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Craft fair tags (using Katzelkraft stamps.)

These are just some fast gift tags made for a craft fair. nothing fancy.. just stamp and go :) (maybe add some glitter here and there.). I just have to add the ribbon or string.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Travel chest: Made for Katzelkraft.

Travel Chest; made for Katzelkraft. Katzelkraft stamps are also available in the UK exclusively at "The Craft Barn".
Stamps used:
Steampunk Engrenage.
Le temps.

The wooden box is from Calico Crafts set of 4.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Tuesday and Katzelkraft Day. Mecanique tags.

One large decorative tag and 4 small "Quickies".
the Large tag is my piece for Katzelkraft this week but as I have a craft fair this month I like to have a basket of gift tags on sale. so every time I get a stamp out to make an item I am also making a few simple tags before packing them away. I need to decide if i put in string, ribbon or woolly fibres though. I used Versamagic chalk inks for the backgrounds and black stazon for the main images.For those of you in the UK, you can buy Katzelkraft stamps exclusively from The Craft Barn. you can also get the Versamagic chalk inks there and the black stazon.

Black luxury. An altered bottle for Art Daily Cafe

  The theme over on Art Daily Cafe this month is “Black luxury” so I have altered this big bottle using mostly black gesso and jet jewel pa...