Saturday, February 26, 2011

But I digress

This little (read big) bookmark started out supposedly following in the fashion of a tutorial that my friend Janine over at Jeanysbrunnen gave. But typical of me I digress somewhat. I promise Janine I'll have another go at Oxidizing Bronze, I promise. Oh and I made it for this months Inkurable Challenge.

Well I got the first step right.

The Darkroom Door Luggage tag was painted in gold acrylic paint and allowed to dry. It was then run through the Big Shot using the tapestry folder. I then sprayed it with Dragonfly glimmermist and a home-made purple ink spray. Dry it with the heat gun and then spritz with water and gently dab away some of the top layer of ink to reveal the gold. I machine stitched around the edge adding the Tim Holtz scroll., sewed ribbon and metal corner to the bottom. Stamped the word LOVE onto a hand-made piece of paper in stazon and sprayed with glimmermist and attached by sewing. The leather flower and tassells are from an old belt and the heart is from a piece of lace. The reverse side is also another DD tag which I scrunched up and then smoothed out. Sprayed with glimmermist and spritzed with water and dried with heat gun. You can see a couple of scorch marks which were a happy accident. Stamps are Tim Holtz and distress inked around the edges.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Little Gift Cards

This is just a couple of gift tags that I'll give to Trin for her shop. I got the inspiration from Belinda Spencer over at Darkroom Door. My friend Trin's shop is a gorgeous place full of beachy loveliness so these will go well.
At this moment in time I have to thank Lisa Swiftka for the sensational time I had participating in the final One World One Heart blog hop. I have been truly blessed and will recieve 3 gorgeous gifts from some talented people. I have visited artists all over the world and have made great friends with some very inspiring people. I had the BEST time ever!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OHOW We Have a WINNER (S)!!!!

Firstly I would like to thank each and every one of you for calling in. Its been a BLAST! I wish I could give something to everyone (that would keep me busy). Anyhoo here's my picks:

Rian from "MOI"freubel

Electra from Wishin I Knew How To Blog

And.... A little surprise for Stephanie from luluscottage

I'll email you for your addresses. Thank you all again!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

99........One hundred!!!!!

What a journey I'm having. I've been all around the United States, to Spain , over to the UK, Sweden, Finland, Israel, Italy and the list goes on! Thank you to all of you who have visited my humble blog. Now 100 comments later I think I'll celebrate. Pop!!! (thats the champagne!) I am in awe at the talent out there. Thank goodness my hubby is away, otherwise I wouldn't be able to spend so much time blog surfing. I too feel I have been away on holiday. The best holiday ever! I don't know if I'm allowed to do this but I thought seeing as.... you know 100 comments is a lot, that I would offer another door prize. A set of three ATC's made from Darkroom Door photo chips and handmade paper, AND, if I get my act together, I might give another little something.....if I'm allowed to that is. Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

While hubby is away....the girl will play.

Its soooo hot here. The studio is a sauna. The grass has died. Even the birds are quiet. I carted all my stuff up to the house and took over the dining room table.

and just like that this was made.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Are you eating???

Hubby has gone to Cambodia. A well deserved holiday. What about me you ask? Well I had my holiday back in October with some of my gorgeous gal pals. What a blast! So hubby has gone with our darling son and his girlfriend and I'm sure they'll have a blast too. It suddenly hit me though that I wouldn't be sharing this seclusion with my beautiful Narla. Coming home is the worst, not seeing her waiting to be let in at the back door. I'll just have to cook. I had a beautiful morning going to our local food markets, and yet I bought way too much food for one person. All the stuff that hubby doesn't like. Stay tuned to see what I whip up! Oh by the way, loving everyones comments. Now I'm only looking after me, I thought I might make another tag to give away. Again stay tuned.