Sunday 20 May 2012

A bit of Steam Punk

And now for something completely off the wall for me -  a bit of Steam Punk!

Those of you that regularly visit my blog know that my usual style is CAS, but I saw Ali from Stamps Away demonstrating some 'That Special Touch' masks on Create and Craft and really like them, especially this winged dressform. 

To create my card I embossed the mask through my Grand Calibur and then used a variety of Distress Inks to build up the colour.

The ticket was a print and cut using my Cameo and the butterfly was also cut out on my Cameo and I overstamped it with Hero Arts  Art, Life and Beauty stamp and again added the same colours of Distress Inks to it.

The ribbon is American Seam binding which has also had the Distress Ink treatment and I dug the metal charm out of my stash.

Not really sure it'll become my regular thing, but I did enjoy making it.

It just so happens that the charismacardz challenge this week is to add metal charms so I'm going to enter into it with this card.


Saturday 5 May 2012

One more quick card

We had a lovely surprise yesterday - our youngest daughter, who's been in Australia since the end of last September (seems like years though) is coming home a bit earlier than expected - YAY.
She'll be arriving back at Birmingham Airport on Wednesday evening - can't wait to see her.

I made this CAS card using my Tatty Teddy cd - which I still love.  I printed it directly onto my card.  The font I used for the sentiment is called Kirsten and is the closest I've found to the Tatty Teddy font (btw our daughter isn't really called Polly - that's our nickname for her).

Have a good extended weekend.


Making my own Doeflex templates with my Cameo

As you all know I love my Cameo machine and this week I've been putting it to the test once again and have made some of my own templates using Doeflex sheets, a Hero Arts download from the Silhouette shop and my Cameo machine.  Here's what I've done so far:

Sorry, the picture's a bit dark.
I made two different sizes, but as you can see they've both cut perfectly.

Here's a few techniques I've tried with them:

This one was just stencilled

This one has been embossed by putting it through my Grand Calibur and I then added some ink

I used the Belleek Pottery technique for this one - inked the stencil and then ran it through the Grand Calibur

I'm so chuffed with this and can't wait to have a go at making more stencils. 

If you've got a Cameo and fancy having a go at this HERE is where I got the Doeflex sheets - not readily available at many places.


A bit of masking

Been suffering a bit of mojo loss this week hence no blogging.  Just made this card after finding some inspiration from Heather with this  card.

I resurrected some Rubber Romance stamps I had stashed away and stamped Melanie (I think that's what she's called).  I masked her and then stamped the buildings.  I then masked the top and bottom of the card and used my ink brushes and Adirondack Denim inkpad to add the coloured area.  I could have masked Melanie again but I wanted to do the same effect as Heather.  Just for contrast I added Promarker Poppy to the band around her hat.