Sunday, 30 August 2009

Silver Wedding Anniversary with a difference!!

This is my first BIG special commission and it had me really worried I can tell you! EEKS!!

I have done scrapbooking before, but only ever for me and my family, never for someone else.

The man in the photos wanted to do 'something different' for his wife for their 25th wedding anniversary, and this is what we came up with (it was a conspiracy you see).

We chose the K and Co Madelline range for this, 12x12 papers, matt pack, rub-ons and journaling labels. The other 'bits and bobs' are just stuff from my stash! Except the gold ribbon and bow from the first wedding page, that came from a box of chocolates!! lol.

Anyway, he kind of gave me a 'free hand' with this project and I'm glad he did really, because as the couple are Indian I would have really struggled in places. Still I think I've covered all the bases, and judging by the phone call I received after he presented it to her, everyone was thrilled to bits!!

I have now been asked to add to it later on when the sons graduation photos are done, so this is going to be an ongoing project.

I can now relax a bit knowing it went down well and everybody liked it.

Apologies for the pictures though, these things are not really that easy to photograph, and I did my best.

I feel I still have a lot to learn on the Scrapbooking side of things, so I'll keep doing 'research' and playing with mini albums, untill I get better at it.

Not bad for a 'proper' first attempt though, even if I do say so myself! lol.

Thanks for looking in and so sorry for the mega post.

Take care

Jackie x

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Christmas shaker box!

I've had loads of fun today making this cute shaker box!

First of all It's actually a Sizzix Bigz XL die and part of a Medallion treasure box stamp!

I stamped out the poinsettia three times then coloured it using Twinkling H20s, I then cut out the flowers then mounted two layers inside the box, I put star shaped giant sequins inside the box then glued it together, I then stuck the last layer onto the front of the box over the top of the acetate, I just added some peel-offs, a piece of gold ribbon and a gold 'flower' to finish it all off.

This die has tons of uses and when I saw it my brain went into overdrive! You can be rest assured I'll be having a play with this again!!

Thanks for looking in,

Take care all,

Jackie x

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Here's just a quick project that I did while I still had the Alcohol Inks and paints out from the previous project.

I bought these plain wooden bangles from The Artisitc Stamper yonks ago and still had a couple lying waiting to be decorated.

So, I painted the whole thing with Antique Gold Acrylic Paint from Blonde Moments, then when it was dry I used Terracotta and Gold alcohol inks over the top of that, then blended it all together to soften it a little.

I then inked up a little 'stitched' background stamp from Paper Artsy with black Stazon and rolled the bangle onto the stamp, I inked up the 'numbers' stamp but instead of rolling the bangle onto the the stamp I left it unmounted and just 'moulded' to the side of the bangle.

I'm not really sure if I like the end result or not, but it's not a problem because all I'll need to do to change it is just to cover the whole thing in alcohol inks to cover up the previous design!

but I'll leave it the way it is for now and see what goes.

thanks for looking in,

Jackie x

Alcohol inks and stamps!

YAY!!! I've finally had the chance to have a play in my new craft room!!

I've had this little wooden box in my possession for quite a while now and decided it was time I finally did something with it!

So I painted it with the Blonde Moments Acrylic paint range, Antique Gold to be exact, then covered the whole thing with Ranger Alcohol Inks, lovely and messy!

I used The Artistic Stampers Retro range stamps for the 'pocket watch', key and phrase.

I stamped the watch onto glossy card which had been inked over with the alcohol inks, then I used Glossy Accents to give the watch a 'face', it makes it look like glass. I just stamped the key and the phrase straight onto the box.

The letters forming the word 'stuff' are from a plain white chipboard alphabet which has been inked and then 'sealed' with clear embossing powder! I just thought it gave the word a bit of oomph!

The little sqaure tile is a chipboard blank tripple embossed with bronze embossing powder and then stamped into while still hot.

The watch chain is just a piece of gold cord stuck down in various places with a couple of odd gold and black buttons.

Thank you for looking in hope to be showing more of my projects soon,

Take care all

Jackie x