mmmm, now this picture (taken by the Rubbah Elf I hasten to add) just does not do justice to how shiney the embossed circles are, or how beautifully irridescent the fish are in real life….. it’s all really 3-d, but again it most definitely has not come through – this is destined for a Birthday Boy tomorrow, so I am not sure if I can bet a better shot, but will give it a go.
Hippity hopping around is much better, but I am still in loads of pain – this bit of crafting has made me feel way better though.
EDITED TO ADD: Nope try as I might I can’t capture just how this shines in reality – soz about that.
First thing I popped into Sevenoaks to go to the Puddleducks, the local quilting centre and bought some calico to stamp onto, then next off to Chick Shack Craft Club in South Nutfield to see Caz and all the lovely crafting ladies, then home for a quick sandwich and out the door again for a girls night out.
I cannot do anything too taxing today, so I have just ordered a couple more COPICS to add to my collection, and am in the process of cooking a roast chicken, whilst listening to the film score from Twilight (thank Caz honey, it was a fabulous surprise).
It’s now really difficult to keep track of what markers I have, so I printed off the Copic Colour Chart, and have just scribbled my colours on, I will keep in my stamp folder, and then it can easily be pulled out for reference in the future.
Actually, it will be enormously helpful to use on of these when I do colouring, so that I can keep a tally of exactly which pens I used for a project.
Guy doesn’t eat that much choccie, but he does love Fruit and Nut ……so I whilst he is out strimming some of the wilder areas in the garden, I knocked this up for him for Sunday.
Hopefully, I will get back later on to post some more, as I have another similar project to complete for my Mum 0- Ijust need to make Fish Pie for this evening and the strimming Elf a cuppa Java first ……… o0hhhh, and perhaps get dressed!
If you get a chance hop over to Toodles & Binks Blog as there are a few clues showing up here and there for some new releases (I’ve seen them, and they are so completely gorgeous) play along over the coming days by keeping a note of the changes that are being made to the blog and over at Stamp Galaxy, and you could be in to win some blog candy, and also get added into the “Win it all” draw on 31st December 2009 when some lucky blog reader who has contributed in some way will stand to win all of the T&B stamps, zoomz and a whole lot more.
Non-stick craft Sheet and fingers made of asbestos
I need to take another picture as this closeup looks grainey – when in actuall fact because I used Chiaro Flo EP is is smooth as glass, and the others I have just discarded were out of focus. I might have to put the might of the Technical Rubbah Elf to work to get a good closeup.
Anyway, stamp Amelie on the bear piece of stampboard, and then stamp the same image on a piece of Frisket masking tape and cut out the masking tape image.
Place the mask over the top of Amelie and run the Marvy Blox (with the lightest green towards the middle down one side, and then turn it around so the lightest green meets it on the other side).
Wait until this dries – I am officially rubbish about that bit – take the mask of Miss Bunnykins and colour her in with colouring pencils.
Use stampboard scrathy thingy to scrape the surpace of her tail and colour with white.
Colour Amelie with pencils and then smooth out with Zest it – I couldn’t find my blending stumps so just used the white pencil that came in the set – it worked a treat.
Colour her tail with white pencile and then white gel pen.
Add further white gel pen highlights etc.
Place a piece of Frisket over the bottom of the stampboard. It stops it picking up too much stray EP as you do multi-layers on the front.
One the gel pen has dried, completely cover the front with Versamark ink and sprinkle on a good portion of Chiaro Flo EP.
Heat and repeat to get several layers – I think I did 4.
Add versamark to edges of piece one by one, and then lay each edge in turn in the Spearmint Pearlised EP – I did two layers.
Take off the Frisket from the bottom and do several thin coats of the Spearmint, and then a really thick coat to get the pitted look (or smooth if you are a smooth kinda gal).
Re-heat the top of the piece and carefully sprinkle in pieces of the Spearmint EP around the top and edges. Keep sprinkling and heating until you get the desired look – remember you can always add, but taking away is not an option using this method!
Give it a quick blast all over to ensure that it is all smooth.
Punch a hole – actually, probably a good idea to punch before you have the final layer of EP on the front as I had to repair the damage.
Voila as they say ……….. and Toodles is delighted with it. I just need to either string some beads or do a leather thong rather than the velvet ribbon – or at the very least put a jump ring on and then re-thread with the ribbon.
I can’t wait to play with Chickadee now, and I have some fabbie new designs that will be released very soon to work on too.
I really enjoyed taking part in this challenge, although I am probably right up to the wire with getting an entry in.
I used the colours and strips as inspiration, and working on the principle if it an’t broke don’t fix it, used the same kind of layout as last week with a Z foldback card, and two stripes of paper down the lefthand side (I can do other types of design honest!).
Stamps: SU set (retired) and copics many and varied colours, which formed a large mound on my desk: E00; RV34; G99; G09; E31; C1; N3; YR07; YR24; B23; G28; R29; YG95; Y38; G21; Y21; R27; YG03; E57 – honestly, that list makes me look like a right spoilt cow, but really much the same effect can be achieved with less colours/shades.
I didn’t have the Yellow that was requested in the challenge, so I used the closest that I had to it……..
Y17 – Golden Yellow
V06 – Lavender
BG13 – Mint Green
and then added to that:
YE31 – Brick Beige
YR14 – Caramel
E41 Pearl White
C1 – Cool Grey 1
Sakura Silver Gelly roll for centre flowers and Crystal Art Inst Glitter with Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
I wanted to go sublte for this one, so I coloured the centres of the flowers with the Mint Green, and then did one pass of the yellow on the petals, added spots of violet to the petals, and went over again with yellow to blend it together ….. I had some of the beautiful mottled pansies in mind that are in our garden at the moment. Then I went over the leaves and stalks with mint green, and filled in the centre with the peal white. As usual all around the outside with cool grey 1. The ribbon was coloured in the violet.
I first of all just coloured the centres with the silver sakura gelly roll, but it was a bit flat, so in the end I used my fail safe of white PM pearls here and there and coloured then with the mint green – just having plain pearls and colouring always means I can co-ordinate (it works on ribbon too), and just then used the Quickie Glue pen on the few remaining centres and the ribbon on the pot – it gives gives a bit more texture.
The card blank is a tiny one from SU (I got lots of them in a goodie bag last year), and so this has given me an idea, I’m going to start doing more cards this size and then bundle them up as gifts packs in holders for Xmas. The stamp set is SU Garden Playtime, and I’ve had it probably since last summer (bought it from Caz), and never used it.
I thought I had quite a few colours, but it’s clear that I am going to need more to keep up, and Stamp Galaxy/Toodles and Binks have been thinking about becoming Copic Distributors, so would anyone be interested in pre-ordering sets or single colours if we did?
PS: Uggghh, I’ve just realised that the cardstock looks really blue in the picture, when it’s actually a bright peakcock green colour.
It’s …………….. another box ……………….. about 7″, so the cardstock would have been 9″ wide by by 12″ long I think and scored at 1″ either side of the centre from memory – should write this stuff down!
It’s amazing just how many markers I use when I colour too, but in truth you could use far less than this and darken as you go.
One more box and a card to do now. No goat has been found, so I will have to think of something else – I’m thinking image transfer from the picture of the blessed creature from the Oxfam site onto a piece of stampboard at the mo.
and, I’m so sorry, I am doing crafty stuff, but a lot of it is samples, which I then have to rush off and forget to take pictures.
Anyhoo, this is just a quick (after about 4 attempts huhum!) box, that the fabulous Queen of Boxes – Kit – came up with on her blog a week or so ago. I don’t mind admitting, I am frighteningly thick sometimes, and she comes to the rescue with boxes on a daily basis via email (thank you Kit it’s always much appreciated).
I used some of the Papermania Christmas Acetate that I managed to bag at the weekend – uhohhh, big mistake ….don’t get me wrong, it’s lush …… but, like iron, and takes an enormous effort to either score or punch holes through the stuff (defo need the Crop-a-dile) to do the job.
I shall probably use this to house some socks for Mother-in-Law.
Actually, big drama here this evening, my E0 (Skin White) COPIC has run out – shocking only been using it every day for 18 months!!!!!! A large box from Artifolk addressed to Guy, now correct me if I’m wrong, but the only reason he’d shop at Artifolks would be to buy COPICS, and the only person that uses them is moi ….. see where I’m going with this one …………….. especially darlings as I furnished him with a large list of my wants a few days ago. I poked and prodded the box, and I am also happy to report it’s a big ‘un – YAY for me! Still, I shall still have to pop over to Artifolks as I simply cannot be without Skin White, and I can’t categorically promise that other colours from the list might not drop in my basket!!