Thursday, February 28, 2008

Slipping around!

Recently, while poking around blog land I have run into several pairs of fairy shoes … well you know me and fairies … I was instantly inspired! I wanted to try and make some but I wanted to be able to wear them too! I was also motivated by a stampers retreat that our local stamp group leader has planed for us. We plan to stay in our jammies all weekend and stamp, so I needed some pretty shoes to wear … right! Well I have a book on ribbon embroidery so I got out my sewing machine followed a pattern that I found also at the thrift shop. Although I do tat I did not do the tatted lace around the edges. That is some antique lace I collected a long time back.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fairy Memories

I made this card for my stamping partner in one of my clubs but she arrived in shreds :( so I thought I would give her a little memorial here so that she could live on in cyberspace :D

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ATC workshop ... Lesson 5

I am still trying to catch up with the rest of the class but I finally have pictures of lesson 5. The first one was ink jet transfer to paper. I reversed the image because of the text on it then printed it. You were suppose to be able to use water or gel medium but I could not get the water transfer to work so I just used the gel. I painted the watercolor paper with the gel and laid the print on that. After letting it set for a minute I carefully peeled away the ink jet paper. The image was a little lighter than I would have liked so I rubbed yellow dye ink over it and that seemed to darken it up. Then I added a little gold and green ink on the edges and glued on some bellies. The second one is ink jet transfer to linen. It is done the same way. For this one after the transfer was complete, I glued it to cardstock and put a dab of mica powder here and there. Then I gold inked the edges here and there and glued on a copper charm. I don’t know what it says but it looked cool :))The third one reminds me of Hollywood and is made with fun foam shapes. You just glue shapes on then use white gesso to cover the entire card. Once dry, you dab on two colors of paint. I love the teal with the pinkish paint but I did leave a touch of the white showing through. Then I stamped it with my newsprint stamp, used a gold paint pen on the edges of the card and shapes, glued on my little “star’s” in the center of each shape and stamped some gold swirlies here and there.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Well I have been soldering again! This charm is pendant size, a little over 3/4 an inch wide and 1 inch high not including the leaf trim, which doesn’t look at all gold on the edges. It looks silver but the lighting made it look like that in the photo. It features two images, one on the front and the other on the back.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Play Day!

I could not stand it anymore … I had to play with the new stamps. I wish I was able to let myself have me time and then take care of responsibilities :/ anyway these are going out tomorrow as RAK’s for a couple of ladies in one of my yahoo clubs …. could it be you? :D

Saturday, February 9, 2008

ATC workshop ... Lesson 4

I got a little bit behind last week trying to get the new stamps out but finally here is lesson 4. The first is to use phone book paper as a background with two colors of paint and wiped with a baby wipe. The second one is to wrap string around the card and paint with gesso. Then you apply layers of acrylic. I tried to get a brick wall look. The third one is to use gel medium to adhere tissue to the atc. Then paint with acrylic lightly to accentuate the texture.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hearts in hand :)

Today was the last local stamp club meeting before Valentines day so I went with my hearts in hand :)) I wish I could remember who’s blog I saw these on but I thought it was such a great gift for a stamping friend I had to make some, besides I got to eat all the chocolate :))

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Captured Fairy Necklace

Look how tiny this little captured fairy is! This is made with my front/back images and it is a custom size….tiny! :)) The fairy itself is not translucent but tiny wings glued on its back are. This really gives it a dimensional look I made the little “Captured Fairy” tag with shrink plastic and one of my stamps with that saying. It doesn’t have liquid in it but everything is waterproof so if you would like to fill it and add some glitter you could.