Saturday, 27 March 2010

macbeth mini

Here is the Macbeth mini I made! This is a school project, Im definately not that obsessed with Shakespeare... This 3x3 album was really quick and fun to make. I hope you like it! I kept the cover simple but I just love how it turned out! I used some paper lace, a handmade wing, a little dollar store frame charm and some October Afternoon letter stickers.
I bound it with some gold elastic cord and attached an adorable crown charm with some jump rings.
The bits of ribbon sticking out are what hold the tags down. I just tied it around the whole page.
For the written portion of the project I journaled on some tags I punched out with a CM punch. I used my School Desk stamp set to stamp journaling lines.
I used pictures found on Google images. The tiny ticket is a TH stamp.
I used a SU marker to add some red on the white flower. I put glossy accents overtop to make it look bloody.
Inkadinkadoo ticket stamp.

A Making Memories postage stamp.

I cant wait to share my newest 6x6 album! Hopefully I will get a video made!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Coin Pocket Mini part 2

Here are a bunch more pictures of my mini album! I hope you like it. Scroll down to see original post.












I have a couple more completed mini albums! One is a project i did for school - very quick 3x3 album based on the Shakespeare play Macbeth. The other one is a 6x6 "all about me" album. I have been working on this one for quite a while and am so excited that it is finally completed! Cant wait to share them!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Coin Pocket Envelope Mini

Finnaly! Here is the envelope mini I have been talking about! I did alot of distressing with ink, paint and glimmer mist. I hope you like it! I will post more pictures soon because I didnt want to include them all in one post. It is a big album! I got this idea directly from Bona at LiveLoveScrap on Youtube. Please check out her awesome inspiring video! On the cover I used my postage stamp frame sizzix die. I inked it and covered it with UTEE. I used one of my favourite charms from Blue Moon.
here is a view of the distessed pages. There is a tag in each coin pocket.
On the background I used GM, paint and stamped the alpha background from Tim Holtz.
To bind it I used some black cord and tied on a little key charm.
Here are some pages. There is a cardstock insert for journaling between each page. These are removable because I used the SU spiral punch on the edge.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

owl tag

This is the last of the tags i have made so far. Do not fret! there will be more coming soon! The next thing to post is my new mini album! I cannot wait to hear what everyone thinks! I first clear embossed the branch (basic grey stamp) and then lightly stamped my new prima music note background overtop. (you cant really see it) Next I inked over it using tea dye and some black.
I stamped the owl (from an inkadinkadoo set I think) and watercoloured it in using some ink pads and re-inker. After the owl was dry I put some glossy accents on top and added some feathers.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Destination Unknown

Another tag to share! I am still into making these so expect to see more. They are just so pretty and quick. I used a stamp from gel-a-tins and clear heat embossed it. I lightly stamped the canvas backgrounder overtop and inked it with old olive and tea dye.

The tag is a Tim Holtz stamp which I cut out and disressed. The little stamp is from Making Memories Vintage findings. I also added some travel rub-ons.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Crackled Glass Tag

This tag was made using the cracked glass tecnique. There is a great tutorail that was posted on March. 3rd on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. I used several layers of UTEE embossing powder, let it harden in the freezer, then gently bent it creating this awesome effect.
I used a 7 Gypsies tag that already had the black pattern on it. A super simle way to add interest! I stamped the little bird and used some clear ep overtop.

Monday, 15 March 2010

bird cage tag

I have been using this stamp set so much! I just adore the cute birdcages! I think they are my favourite thing right now. i cant wait to start my bird mini album but I am still collecting items and supplies for it. I recently finished a super vintage, distressed, travel/outdoor coin pocket mini. I cant wait to share! I used the emboss resit tecnique on the birdcage and used a combination of wild wasabi, not quite navy and tea dye inks. I also stamped in the background with my SU canvas stamp.
I used some travel rub ons (black in background) to add intrest. I stamped the ticket and handmade the tree.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

bird cage birthday

I made this for one of my close friends who just turned 17 yesterday! Happy birthday Cassie! I was so excited to recieve my new birdcage stamp set i have been using it on everything. I have a couple tags to post using it as well. The littel blue bird is from the basic grey build a branch set.
I did some emboss resist (my current favourite!) to make the cage stand out. The pretty brown paper is actually flocked and feels pretty cool.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Boy Birthday Card

I made this card for a friend who is turning 16. I know it is very childish but the cartoon kid reminded me of him. I cut it out from a piece of Rusty Pickle pattern paper. I embossed the red mat using a cuttlebug forlder. I used a Creative Memories punch to make the yellow star and white splat. It was really perfect because the star matches his helmet and the splat reminds me of a cartoon "noise" bubble.

I have very exciting news! After 2 weeks of checking the mail way to often my stamp set has finnaly arrived! I was SOOO excited when it came! Awhile ago I posted a picture of the Basic Grey Bird Cage set that I had ordered online and I am super excited to try it out. Cant wait to share some projects!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

daily news tag

Yet another tag and more to come! Don't worry, I will share a card soon too. The newspaper pattern paper is a piece from October Afternoon. I inked the paper and background then stamped the alpha background from Tim Holtz's School Desk set. The bingo card is a stamp from the Mini Muse set. I love both so much and use them ALL the time!

The key is a Tattered Angels chip piece. I added a bit of tea dye distress ink to the flower. I rarely use pink but I like the vintage look of it on this tag. Something new to try possibly?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

memoirs tag

I am pretty obsessed with these tags right now. Gotta love the big box from Staples! I used a stamp from the Tim Holtz mini muse set. Super cute and fun to play with. I want to find more ways to use this stamp as it is so awesome and vintage!
I used a similar technique on this tag as I did on the one posted Sunday. I first stamped the image in black and put clear ep overtop. i made a mask to cover the image of the people and then used my SU canvas stamp over that. I added some ink and glossy accents to finish it off.
Before stamping I used my brush tip red pen right on the stamp to make the numbered section red.