Sunday, 31 August 2008
Here are some more of my houses.
I hope the recipients like them, I have really enjoyed making them they are so much fun, I may make some for christmas and make a banner out of them (if I have the time of course).
A big thank you once again to Dan for the template, you must check out his blog , he posts new templates weekly and you can buy some of his older templates (including the house) for a very reasonable price.
I couldn't sleep last night so at about 4 this morning I was making some more of these lovely little houses.
I have done all the ones I need for a swap but I still want to do some more (my 7 year old daughter has asked me to make her one in pink).
I mainly used adirondack inks and rubber stamps but I did one using some backing papers finished with a sakura glitter pen and one using the wonderful mica powder paints from The Artistic Stamper.
It's no nice to have inky fingers after so long.
Friday, 29 August 2008
After a month away on the Isle of Wight we finally arrived back home on Wednesday afternoon. I haven't done much crafting, just some Christmas cards using a kit I ordered from QVC and had posted to my parents house and a morning at a craft workshop in Newport with Wightcat Crafts (it's turning into a once a year thing). I was busy on the sewing machine though, made myself 5 skirts.
Anyway my first thing since getting back is my very first go at a house.
The template is from the very talented Dan (see button at the top of my blog for a link). He has been releasing different templates weekly, you can still get the house template for a small fee. I reduced the template to 75% of the original size.
Used Adirondack ink pads (butterscotch terracotta and espresso) and finished with a black gel pen. Stamps used are some tiny ones by Clear Stamps I have just stamped randomly all over the house.
I had lots of fun getting ink on my fingers after such a long time, I can't wait to do the next one.
The girls are back at school next week so I am hoping to get more time to sort throught my crafting stash abnd play some more.