Monday, 29 June 2009


Continuing with the theme of journeys and adventures, I've made a luggage tag for my soon to be travelling friend using more of my lovely stash from The Stamping Queen.

I've used a different Alice image (Tuscan Rose) as the focal point. The turquoise frame is a section from 'Trees On Film' (Paperbag Studios). Once again I layered assorted papers for the background and added a layer of Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist. The stamped image, frame and rub-ons (Kaiser) were then added to the tag when the background was dry.

Touches of rhinestone bling!

The word (Collections) was once again sprayed with Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist and edged in turquoise ink. I recommend adding a few layers of Modge Podge to the piece to help strengthen and protect it as it journeys around the world!

Sunday, 28 June 2009


"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date." White Rabbit

I'm not sure where June has disappear to? It's been full of some exciting adventures for me... how about you? Anyway, my postings for THE STAMPING QUEEN this month are all happening right near the end of the month, I'm running late and feeling a little frantic like the White Rabbit from 'Alice in Wonderland'! I've got some scrumptious goodies to work with and have finally found time to sit down and play with them :)

I've put this ATC together for a dear friend of mine who is soon off on a travelling adventure to the other side of the world. Hope you have the most amazing time AJ!

'Alice' (Tuscan Rose) has been stamped on a scrap of cream paper which was then lightly sprayed with Patina Glimmer Mist. I've over stamped the image with '15c' (Paperbag Studios) using turquoise ink and added a rub-on and rhinestone(Kaiser) as well as velvet ribbon.

Layers of paper have been used the create the background along with rub-ons and rhinestones (Kaiser) and a healthy spray of Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist. A gorgeous 'bit of bling' brad has been centred onto a sequin flower as well as a Collections word (sprayed with Garden Fairly Glimmer Mist and edged with turquoise ink).

Hope you're having an 'adventurous' weekend! I'm off to play with some more TSQ supplies :)

Monday, 8 June 2009

Tea House and More!

'Tea House'

One of The Stampers' Sampler's June/July '09 challenges was 'Fushia Frenzy' - creating with the vibrant colour - fushia! I created a house shaped banner using layers of fabric, vintage sheet music and some whimsical images by Character Constructions. I really love the floral fabric used in the middle section of the banner and it only cost me 10 cents - what a bargain!

And then I had a huge surprise to find a two page article called 'Matching Packaging' featuring some work I created based around a brown paper bag.

See the sweet, innocent image by ARTchix Studio! I think he's gorgeous :)

As you can see, my photos were literally taken just before I packed them up to mail them to Stampington. Actually, truth be told, I'd possibly already packed them and had to undo it all to get a pic! It's always a mad rush at the end for me :)

Thanks Fiona - Matching Packaging wouldn't have happened without you!

Sephi has a gorgeous card in the 'Polka Dots on Parade' section and Jo has a stunner in 'Fushia Frenzy' too. Congratulations girls!!!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Sew Somerset Summer '09

I received the latest issue of Sew Somerset Summer '09 in the mail this past week. It's packed with gorgeous projects and is highly inspiring! I have four pieces in the gallery section. Here's photos of three of the pieces, taken in a mad hurry months ago, just before I got them in the post! I can't find a photo of the fourth... it's an ATC entitled 'Pilgrim'.

'Field Notes'
This is a notebook cover incorporating many of the images from Oxford Impressions plate 'Field Notes'.

These lovely buttons and trims were rescued from a friends rubbish bin. She just happened to mention to me that she'd had a big clean out of her sewing room. When I investigated what exactly had been thrown out, I was aghast, and insisted that when she got home she remove it all from her big wheelie bin and bring it to me. She couldn't understand how anyone would be interested in using old buttons - especially the ones that were nearly 100 years old!!! I'm now the blessed custodian of bags full of vintage sewing treasures!

So here's a big thank you to Kath, who was willing to dive into her wheelie bin - all for the sake of art!

My blogging friend Audrey also has a fabulous article, 'Door Belles', in this issue of Sew Somerset. She's created three gorgeous mixed media pieces centred around lovely door images.