Sunday, 30 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
No this PURPLE ONION I am refering to is one of my favourite stamps . I love this HAPPY BIRTHDAY stamp by them and find lots of ways to use it.
This is just one of the cards I make with it and you could change it and put MUM on instead of DAD. You could even add more section for a longer name.
It's very simple I just stamped the image 3 times (this one was embossed)then covered 3 pieces of thick card slightly bigger than the stamped image with patterned paper and mounted the images on these pieces.Attached ribbon on the back and then covered that with the patterned paper.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
It's Brusho..... something I can't do without!
Sometimes the back looks better than the front
Friday, 21 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Have you seen the Alter That kits ? They're different each month but always contain treasures such as vintage ephemera and image sheets, the May kit is now available and it contains a border stamp from Lost Coast Designs and one of the new range of Spritz from Smooch.
[You can click on the photo for a closer look]
When I spotted that headline I knew it would work perfectly with the story of the teeny tiny kitchen we had in our London holiday apartment this spring. In the photograph the arm you can't see is outstretched and actually touching the kitchen window while I couldn't even straighten out the other arm .... it was that small:
This is where the word 'crush' [tucked in behind my photo] came in useful! It's from the vintage soda bottle labels, which you can buy in packs of 10:It certainly was a crush in there, the two of us couldn't fit in and move at the same time and you couldn't even bend down to open the fridge door without a certain part of your body jutting out into the living room area!
Before layering-up my vintage ephemera I'd sprayed my cardstock lightly with the new smaller, handy sized 1oz Shimmerz Vibez spray in 'Rolling in the Hay': And finally I added some finishing touches with some 'Under the Sea' Robin's Nest gems:So, next time you've got a story you want to tell, have a look through your Alter That kit items and your 3djean vintage ephemera to see if there is anything there which can help you tell the tale. It could be:
- a title from a comic page like mine;
- or the text on vintage pages;
- an image which mirrors what's happening in your own photographs or;
- an appropriately themed label.
It's such a fun discovery to find something that, unlike that kitchen, is just the right fit for the task in hand!
I'll be adding my layout to my Flickr gallery where I upload most, if not all, of my crafting projects. If you use Flickr too then let me know as I'm happy to set up a 'Scattered Scarlet' group there into which we can all add our 3D Jean inspired projects.
Until then, we'd love to see your 'Alter That' kit projects so do share them with us wherever you have them on display ... although it's probably best if they're online somewhere, unless you want the whole design team trampling through your living room!
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Just put your name down and the winner will be drawn Friday 21st May
Friday, 14 May 2010
There's lots of 'altered' bean tins out there but hopefully this is a little different. You need ring pull tins.... as they leave a small lip inside when they're opened. Cover your cleaned tin with patterned paper.......... Stamp lots of different strips of patterned paper with a selection of border stamps... you can get them here A great way of using scraps............Cut out and glue in place around the tin. Cut a circle of chipboard to fit inside the tin........ this must be a snug fit as it just pushes into place, cover with patterned paper, punch a hole in the centre for your string to come through.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Friday, 7 May 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Sunday, 2 May 2010
You never know when this bit of trivia might come in useful! These Jack and Jill stamps are part of the Mother Goose collection and you can see them here The door hanger is hand cut from chipboard and covered with scaps of patterned paper. The text is computor generated. The hanger and text are inked with the new Tim Holtz distress inks... Victorian Velvet and Pumice. and an old favourite Shabby Shutters. Don't have the right colour flower.......... no problem just get these and use your inks to colour co-ordinate Add a few Dew Drops for that bit of understated sparkle Hope you like it!