Sunday, 31 July 2011

TPDCC #92 - Sweetheart


This ATC was inspired by The Play Date Cafe Challenge #92 working with the following colours:  coral, petal pink and antique gold.  What a gorgeous colour combination!

My starting point was this romantic collage image by Darkroom Door from their 'Love Letters' Collection.  All stamped images are also Darkroom Door - the 'Correspondence' set.  The heart is by Prima and once again I've used a stunning Kaisercraft 'sparklet'!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Garden Fairy - Grungy Monday 17

'The Garden Fairy'

Hmmm, I could do with a long, extended visit from the 'Garden Fairy' at present!  Gardening is not my passion and it's a little obvious!  I'm so happy be able to participate in Grungy Monday 17, which this time uses Tim Holtz' technique 'Get Ready to Rock!'  I'm especially happy because it caused me to rip the seal off  and open my jar of Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint, which had yet to see the light of day.  In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to even find it in my stash!  And now I'm wondering how I ever lived without it?!

I used a lovely Kaisercraft paper for the base of the tag, did a bit of layering with TH Papillon stamps, scattered a few sequins into the mix (affixing them with Stickles Rock Candy), stuck on strips of tissue tape and then covered it all with Rock Candy.  I love the vintage looking German scrap fairy and highlighted sections of the image with Distress Stickles Rock Candy.   The final touch was a gorgous Kaisercraft 'Sparklet! 

Friday, 29 July 2011

Published - A Touch of Whimsy

'10 Quick Cards'

These lovely whimsical images are available at Stampington & Co.  It was a great doodling challenge to create all the frames for these wonderful characters! 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Published - Fresh Eggs

'Fresh Eggs'

Oxford Impressions have a wonderful plate of country themed stamps called 'Country Girl'.  I particularly love the old farm house image... what a wonderful home to live in!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Tenderness - Jane Austen


All stamped images are from Oxford Impressions 'Jane Austen' rubber plate.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Home - Jane Austen


'There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.'  Jane Austen

All stamped images from Oxford Impressions 'Jane Austen' plate.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

'Pride and Prejudice'

I was so excited when Suzanne at Oxford Impression put together her 'Jane Austen' rubber stamp plate.  Pride and Prejudice is my favourite novel by Jane Austen and I guess it came as no surprise to me, when I envisioned Jane sitting at her writing desk, dreaming up the great romance of Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Friday, 22 July 2011

French Pattern - Regency Fashion

'French Pattern'

These beautiful images from Oxford Impressions 'Regency Fashion' plate are so lovely to work with and as I was putting this work together, I couldn't help but dream of being in Paris.  I'd be treasure hunting at the flea markets and searching for gorgeous textiles and art supplies to take home with me... Oh I'd drop in to the odd museum too!. 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Elegance - Regency Fashion


When I think of the Regency Fashion, I think of elegance... 

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Haute Couture - Regency Fashion

'Haute Couture'

I've been interested in the history of fashion from a very young age and sometimes wish I had had the talent to be a fashion designer.  Working with amazing textiles and embellishments, creating dreamy wearable works of art... what bliss! 
Well the next best thing to designing haute couture is designing paper art works incorporating beautiful textiles and embellishments.  Oxford Impressions 'Regency Fashion' rubber stamp plate provides beautiful imagery from the Regency Era - a favourite fashion era of mine.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Designer - Sewing Notions


I totally love all the images used here and of course they are all from Oxford Impressions Sewing Notions plate.  The lace and button were an op-shop find from my last holiday... there was a great length of this lace tucked away with a whole lot of buttons - a delightful find! 

Monday, 18 July 2011

Reels - Sewing Notions


I was recently entrusted with an assortment of sewing notions that once belonged to my friend's mother.  I have dipped into some of those supplies to create each of the Oxford Impressions 'Sewing Notions' samples I've completed this week.  The zip was just the perfect size for a card and it was the starting point of this piece.  I love the colour of the zip and torn section of the press stud packet.  I know I'm repeating myself but these OI images are a lot of fun to work with :)

Homemade - Sewing Notions

'Homemade' by Sue Smith

I loved it when Mum used to sew me a new piece of clothing or knitted me a jumper and so the sentiment, 'Happiness is Homemade', rings true in my heart.  And now, of course, I love all things handmade, especially when I can stay home long enough to make them 'homemade'.

I really enjoyed embelling this card, especially the beading the trim!

This is one of Oxford Impressions newest rubber stamp plates - Sewing Notions.  I totally loved working with these stamps and still have many ideas I want to try out.  They are stunning images and work beautifully together.  They also combine really well with OI's other sewing themed plates, 'The Dressmaker' and 'Dress Forms and Corsetry'.

Well here's to a day spent at home... where happiness will be trully homemade!