Saturday, 24 September 2016

Winter Wonderland

There is so much inspiration in Kaisercraft's September Blog Challenge, and I think this card suits the wintery theme.

This was the inspiration.

Lots sparkle with die cut snowflakes from Kaisercraft: Glitter Cardstock and vellum. The larger is from the Kaisercraft: Snowflake set, and the smaller from the Kaisercraft: Snowflake Card Flip.

The background was created using the wonderful KAISERmists on watercolour paper and then stamped with snowflakes from various stamp sets including Kaisercraft: Holly Jolly. 

The sentiment is also from the Kaisercraft: Holly Jolly stamp set.  Star sequins add even more bling.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Alice in Wonderland Journal featured in Made It

One of my wire bound journals is featured in this week's 'Journals' gallery in Made It's community newsletter.

A handmade wire bound journal, created from the remains of a timeworn book.
The covers and internal pages have been combined with fresh pages, honoring the soul of the original book.

Truly one-of-a-kind.

Details of the original book:
Title: Alice in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll - a new version of the classic tale by Archie Oliver
Date of publication: 2004

30 new pages (smooth white 120gsm) have been added to the book, and 30 of the original pages remain, many containing illustrations as shown in the photos (page numbers are approximate).

Dimensions: 19.5cm high, 11.5cm wide, and 1.5cm thick (approximately)

Can be used as a journal, notebook, sketch-book or for mixed media.

This wire bound journal is handmade from an original book and both the original and new pages have been manually trimmed.
As such, there may be slight imperfections to the original covers and pages (scuffs or dings, spots, or perhaps remnants of a previous owner). This adds to the charm of each one-of-a-kind book.

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Magical Unicorn

I have been absent from the blogging world recently, busy with life and studying for an exam.  Thankfully I passed, but in the process of studying for this exam, I have discovered I need to sit another to gain the qualification. Such is life.

To get back into the swing of crafting again, I decided some colouring was in order.

The adorable unicorn is from The Greeting: Farm Magical Day stamp set.

She was coloured in Copics, the mane and tail topped with Clear Wink of Stella, and cut out using the matching die.

The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped in Archival: Jet Black ink on vellum.  I find this ink gives the best, sharpest image on vellum (from the selection of blacks inks I currently own).

She is foam mounted onto white card stock cut with the larger of the Die-namics: Oval Open Scallop Doily Duo dies.

This is all layered on paper from Kaisercraft: Hey Birdie Collection (a very old collection, but I do love the mix of pink, green and brown.

A few pink sequins were added for a touch more bling.

And while I was at it, I made a few more.

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