Friday, 30 April 2010

Beaded Heart

Melted UTEE with beads.

Melting away... UTEE stars

Having fun with UTEE :) ( Inspired by the Jennie the artistic stamper )

Take a meltpot & some UTEE... a few metal cookie cutters & a craft sheet.....

& hey presto, you have some stars !

Sunday, 25 April 2010

all things sweet vintage...

I really love all vintage images....

Altered Photo Frame

I managed to find an old wooden photo frame the other day so decided to give it a make over.
First of all I covered the frame with black acrylic paint. Let it dry completely.
Then started embossing Metal strips using a couple of embossing boards.
I then painted the metal with black acrylic paint, wiped some off before dry so that you get a worn looking effect.
Next I dabbed over the metal with alcohol inks, sprayed the metal with gimmer mists & left to dry.
Next, adhered extra strong adhesive tape to the wooden frame & attached the metal strips.
Finally I took some old watch faces, dabbed them with alcohol inks & attached a flower I made from grunge paper, some utee stamped with cogs, & now the frame has been given a face lift!

Distressed Metal

Had a go at embossing some metal foil with ten seconds studio metal tools, & an embossing the way the paper stump flattens out the metal & pushes it over the embossing board. Then covered the metal in black acrylic paint rubbed some off so it looks distessed, & sanded very slightly over the top so it looks distressed even more !

Stamped Tags using Lavinia Stamps

I used more distressed inks, glimmer mists for the backgrounds, & stamped the imgages.

Altered Luggage Labels

The 'Trust'Tag was stamped with a crafty individuals stamp.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Welcome to my blog of all things Crafty...

Just started my blogspot site, so please bear with me while I add a few crafty things...