Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Corset Cards

As soon as I saw a corset card on another blog recently, I just had to make one.  I didn't have a template though so used a small blank card and drew a corset shape on one side with the card closed and then cut around it.

I used Distress Inks to colour the card, and stamped with Stampers Anonymous 'Pattern Pieces'.  I machine stitched some lace top and bottom
and the 'buttons' are Liquid Pearls.  

Of course, I couldn't stop at just one!

I covered the card in old book text first before colouring it with Distress Inks.
The 'buttons' this time are Stickles 'Black Diamond'.

Thanks for stopping to look and I'll get back to you
 in a couple of weeks (hopefully!!).

  I'm finishing my packing today as we're due
to fly off to Cyprus in the morning - Icelandic volcanic ash permitting!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Accordian Birthday Card / Booklet

Well, it's sort of an accordian card - as it made up of five small cards which fold up on one another - held together with two lengths of ribbon.
I used card from Tim Holtz 'Lost and Found' Paper Stash
and machine stitched everything together.

One side has the birthday boy's name on it
(an initial on each card),
and the other has pictures of trains locomotives
as my nephew is made about trains!

I couldn't photograph the whole thing in one go unfortunately
but here's some snippets

The birthday greeting will be written on the tag.

The featured locomotives are

City of Truro
Flying Scotsman
City of Wells

Well that's what they were supposed to be,
but it appears City of Wells is missing and there's an imposter
in there instead! 
This is according to my very knowledgable (and also train mad)
OH who provided me with a list of the locos, but left me
to find and print out the images on Google.

I've left the imposter in and wonder whether my nephew
who will be nine next month will notice it's not a proper locomotive -
probably I'm guessing!

Well, they're all just 'trains' to me - LOL,
but I hope he likes it anyway.

Spring Domino Doll Swap

I made this doll and ATC for a swap on the Flickr group
The theme was 're-birth' and I went with Japanese flowers.

I started off with an ivory coloured domino and attached
a wooden stick with round shape at the top -
pefect for a head!

I painted hair and facial details onto the 'head'
and dressed the body with a kimono made with Washi papers.
Some flowers are attached at the waist.

She needed some shade from the Spring sunshine
and what better than a cocktail parasol!

I made a little holder from a thin straw
for the parasol which I attached to the back of the doll.

For the accompanying ATC I used more Washi paper
for the background and stamped the girl onto white card
for the face, and more of the paper for the body.
(The stamp is from an acrylic set by
Hero Arts CL297)

Here they are together - and the sun's come out
as the parasol's up!

Thanks for looking x