Wednesday, 5 October 2011

This and that

Hi folks, I promised another Christmas sample last week, and never got around to posting it for you. So, I thought I'd post it today. I have created my background using oil pastels and Zest it, which is really quick and easy, plus it smells nice too! I have used some more of the newly released stamps from Chocolate Baroque in particular the lovely holly owl swirl stamp, as my focal stamp, and also a background stamp too.

I also have two samples to show you from the Steampunk Christmas stamp plate that I have had sitting here for a little while. The first, typically in Christmas colours, of Kraft, red and greeen, has been edged with aluminium tape. I ran this through an embossing folder, and coloured it with alcohol inks. I made my flowers with glassine paper, and embossed them with gold embossing powder.

Now, I made this sample a while ago, and I used Queen's Gold embossing powder, a good make. The sample looked lovely. Recently, I've looked at it, and the flowers look terrible, the embossing powder doesn't look shiny anymore, I don't know if glassine just doesn't like embossing powder. Has anyone else had any experiences with glassine and embossing powder?

My final Steampunk sample is not Christmassy at all. I wanted to show the versatility of these stamps, that they could be used for all year round , and so I made this canvas project. I poured UTEE into an oval Nestability, stamped into it and put some micro beads in too. I rubbed some Inka Gold into the cogs, to highlight them. I stamped the wording onto tissue paper, and added it onto the canvas with Matte Medium. I drew around an oval Nestie, adding partial cog shapes, before cutting it out to make a mat for my UTEE piece. I stuck some old keys and cogs on to finish.

Life is kind of busy at the moment. We are going through more than our fair share of ups and downs I feel. However, so are a lot of people, and we are no worse than many of you out there. If you are going through tough times, I feel for you. I am thankful for my crafting and very good friends.(If my lovely Daughter happens to read this, then I love you too, Megsi!)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today, xx


Paula said...

what a mix of cards - loving them all!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Beautiful mix of cards Judith. love them. Specailly the second one with the beautiful flowers. Marvelous.
Lovely greet Marja

Aquarius said...

Three lovely projects Judith. Not tried that embossing powder with glassine but always OK on other card/paper so guess it might be a reaction to the glassine surface

Judith said...

Fabulous projects, I love the stamps and techniques you use. Those flowers look really shiny from where I'm sitting.
Love Judith

craftimamma said...

Three fab projects here my friend. I love them all equally, the lovely delicate background colours on the first, the gorgeous flowers on the second and stamped UTEE on the third are all so effective.

I always use the Queens Gold EP these days and haven't noticed a problem except that I have discovered that if you rub it after embossing it dulls down so I'm always careful not to do that but I can't actually remember looking at anything I embossed with it a while ago. Must take note in future but as Aquarius said, it could well be a reaction to the Glassine. What a shame for your card though because it's a beauty.

Lesley Xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Judith, your cards are all fantastic, those steampunk flowers are stunning. They look shiny to me. Sorry to hear your having a tough time too. Take care, Hugs x ChrisB

JoZart said...

Lovely cards Judith. Hope to see you again at Port Sunny?
JoZarty x

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