Sunday, 29 March 2009

About Time

Well ‘time’ is on my mind today... it’s about time I... (and an extensive list of things yet to be accomplished should follow, but I won’t bore you with the details.) Instead I’ll share the last of my robotic pieces created from some of the lovely products in March’s design team pack from THE STAMPING QUEEN. I’ve become quite attached to these sweet robots found on the Robot Montage by Dark Room Door.

Once again I stamped Pensive Phillip (Queen’s Dresser Drawers) onto some white card using rocket red brilliance ink. From there I’ve created a small collage using dressmaking tissue, a robot trimmed to size, large clock face and a circle plaque (with brass brads). NB: I affixed all the paper pieces together using white gesso.

Figure 184 (Paperbag Studios) has been stamped onto left side of light teal paper (Basic Grey). The Robot collage has been added to other assorted papers, along with ribbon and fabric. Once again all has been affixed with white gesso. For some finishing touches, I added four German Scrap wheels with gesso and when they were dry I added sequins and beads to the centre of each wheel. A scrap of fabric was stitched in place at the top and a t bar pin added under the clock.

The Stamping Queen products: Robot Montage by Dark Room Door, Pensive Phillip stamp (Queen’s Dresser Drawer), Figure 184 stamp (Paperbag Studios), German Scrap Wheels, Clock face (large), Circle Plaque (brass) and Brads (brass)

My Stash: Assorted papers, white card, sequins, dressmaking tissue, white gesso, seed beads, t bar pin, fabric and ribbon

Well I’m off to see what’s on the top of the ‘To Do’ list and then... I’ll hide out in my bedroom and read my book! No one will ever know!


End of Day Light Saving and an extra hour in the day today = extra creative time! Here’s my third robot piece using Dark Room Door's Robot Montage for this month’s design team challenge at THE STAMPING QUEEN.

I had a fabulous time this morning playing with the Tim Holtz ‘Timeworks’ masks that came with my DT pack for March! I masked a piece of white card with the cogs and wheels and generously sprayed with Juniper glimmer mist. When dry, I highlighted some white masked areas with old gold coloured crayon and then lightly sprayed with Patina and Red Velvet glimmer mist.

The stripy paper got a spritz of Red Velvet glimmer mist to help it blend with the masked background. Some simple machine stitching added a little extra texture and the metal accents help tie the robotic theme together.

The Stamping Queen products: Robot Montage by Dark Room Door, Timeworks masks by Tim Holtz, Glimmer Mist (Juniper, Patina and Red Velvet), square and round brads (brass) and photo turn (antique copper)

My Stash: Papers, white card, crayon, fabric, velvet ribbon

Thursday, 26 March 2009


Check out 'Stella'! She looks like she's all set to grace the red carpet for a Hollywood awards night. Don't you think she looks great in her hot pink number? I'm really enjoying this months challenge from THE STAMPING QUEEN and having a lot of fun creating pieces using the Robot Montage by Dark Room Door. I put some hot pink metalic paper through the Cuttlebug and lightly sanded some parts of it back to reveal a silvery glimmer. I'm loving the texture of the 'spots & dots' embossing folder! The word 'awesome' has had a coat of vintage pink glimmer mist and the punched stars have added spark with silver rhinestones. The alphabet collage and hole punched stamps were great for stamping some simple backgrounds/borders.

The Stamping Queen products: Robot Montage by Dark Room Door, Alphabet Collage stamp by Crafty Individuals, Hole Punched by Paperbag Studios, Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist and Silver Rhinestones by Kaiser

My Stash: Pink metalic paper, silver shim, cream card, Cuttlebug and 'Spots & Dots' embossing folder, star punch, fabric and sandpaper

Monday, 23 March 2009


I'm back!!! Did you miss me??? In case you have no idea where I've been I'll fill you in briefly. I was absolutely blessed to be able to attend the recent Creative Soul Retreat in Melbourne (just over a week ago). It was sooooo inspiring!!!! I flew back to Perth on Wednesday and stayed on until Sunday, so that I could visit Dad in hospital (he's had his second knee replacement on Tuesday) and catch up with a few friends. Dad is doing well, but won't be home for a little while yet.

I'll be posting more about the retreat asap, but in the meantime I have my first ROBOT piece for this months design work at The Stamping Queen. I'm running a little behind schedule, having been away, so it's catch up time. Speaking of The Stamping Queen, Barb and I were able to meet up for the first time while I was in Melbourne. 'Hi, Barb!' Hope we can hang out together longer next time.


I put this tag together this morning, before going to work...

Out came the Glimmer Mist again :) This time I've used Juniper and Red Velvet - lightly sprayed on some plaid paper and the stamped image. Then everything is layered and stitched together. I think this robot is a cool dude, love his hair style!

TSQ Products: Dark Room Door Robot Montage Set, Glimmer Mist, Magic Mount, German Scrap - wheels, photo hanger 2 (antique brass) and Pensive Phillip stamp by Queen's Dresser Drawers.

My Stash: Chipboard, assorted scrapbooking papers, word, fabric, trim, fibre and Rocket Red Brilliance ink.

Stay tuned for some more robotics in the next day or so!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Double Trouble

Here's the final piece I've created using the patina Glimmer Mist I received in The Stamping Queen Design Team pack for February. I can see my collection of Glimmer Mist colours is going to rapidly increase - it's such a versatile product to work with. I'm loving Glimmer Mist!

'Double Trouble'

I made a stencil with the Alphabet Collage stamp (Crafty Individuals) and a scrap of card, then used it to create the background for this piece. I used a combination of ink and Glimmer Mist with the stencil to add a subtle variation.

I lightly sprayed some white card with Glimmer Mist before stamping 'Double Trouble' onto it and added some pale green ink to both of the boys to create depth.

The white Collections word had a spritz of Glimmer Mist too!

TSQ Products: Stamps Double Trouble (Queen's Dresser Drawers) and Alphabet Collage (Crafty Individuals); Glimmer Mist (patina), Word (Collections), Bit of Bling Brad, Magic Mount
My Stash: Fabric, white and lime card, paper (Basic Grey), fibre