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Happy November 1st

Published November 1, 2011 by isisimaginings

To one & all. I can’t quite come to terms with the fact that 2011 is almost over, especially when the weather is as good as it is at the moment. I still have lots of colour in the garden & my roses are blooming for the third time since July.

Today, I’d like to show you a project I made as a Halloween gift. Of course, it wasn’t received until today – great job Royal Mail! Not.Anyway, as is usually the case with my projects, the end result is completely different to what I had initially visualised. I started with quite a solid piece of cardboard, onto which I stamped the spider border, (Hero Arts, I think), with black Archival ink, then blended TH Autumn distress inks in Seedless Preserves & Ripe Persimmon over the border. Have you seen the Autumn distress inks? The colours are gorgeous. Tim announced the release of the new set, Winter, today, you can see them here. If you want them, you better be quick, they won’t be available for long & there will be NO reinkers for them.
Next, I stamped the web, (Hero Arts again), onto black cardstock with a Versamark ink pad, then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

The image is from Creative Impressions. I bought it at Ally Pally last year, can’t remember from whom, but it was very cheap & I loved it. I stamped it onto a piece of Kraft cardstock & coloured it with various Promarkers & gold & silver pens, blended more distress inks, covered it with Versamark & heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


It was time then to start thinking about embellishments. I gathered together all sorts of things & spent an age moving them around, adding & taking away as I went. The female faces are from La Blanche, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia & embossed. The ‘hats’ are from a 12×12 paper called ‘Uncle Fester’ & the gears are of course, from the TH Ideology range.
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The flower is made up of diecuts, cut from PaperArtsy dies. I used silver cardstock, coloured it with Ranger’s alcohol inks, scratched a vague pattern as a border, used an adhesive pearl & some Beadazzles in the centre. The leaves are also from PaperArtsy & the silver leaf flourishes are from Marianne Designs dies. I bought the little brass owl when I was in the US last year, he was perfect for this project.

Finally, I added the sentiment from Kaisercraft; the recipient of this piece is a fluent French speaker, so voila! 🙂 The skeleton is actually an earring, (I used the second one on another project, which I’ll show you on Thursday) & two Ideology tiles attached to jump rings. Two pieces of ribbon & a length of raffia twisted together & attached to the board with a brad & that was it.

I’m happy to say it was received with delight & I feel quite proud of myself. 🙂

Until next time, happy crafting.

Love & light.

Starting Over

Published October 4, 2011 by isisimaginings

Well, it has been a while, hasn’t it?  I’m not really sure why.  Things happen, days become weeks become months, life gets in the way.  My health continues to be a problem, I’m getting to know the hospitals of Kent extremely well.  Some days are very dark, others not so bad,

 However, I have no intention of regaling you with all the messy details of my life.  What I will do from to time is include a snippet of a story, the odd photo here & there & of course, some cards.  Because, even though there haven’t been a vast number of cards made, there have been some.

Here is a card for a swap.  The subject was New Year, so I did a search for a sentiment or quotation that was appropriate & found this, TS Eliot.  The little angel is a PaperArtsy stamp, I used Gilding Flakes to make her wings sparkle.  Everything else is from my stash – in other words I can’t remember where everything comes from.

These ATCs were also for swaps, earlier in the year.  the bird in a heart stamp is by Chocolate Baroque & was a freebie in an issue of Craft Stamper magazine.  My favourite thing in these ATCs is the Beadazzles, from Ranger.  You’ll be seeing these A LOT from now on.

I’ve spent too much time on this post – while I was away Blogger has been changed, so I’m trying to work out how to do everything.  Good for the brain, I suppose. 

Thank you to those who have visited & taken the time to leave comments, I will try to reciprocate.

Until next time,

Love & Light.