Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yard sale finds

We went to some yard sales yesterday and I picked up these three books for 25 cents each, I couldn't pass them up. I always wanted to do some teabagging but never got round to it so thought I would try this quickly today. This quick card is the result of my first attempt. Now to try some more intricate ones.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Carte a Jouer #16

The challenge over at this fortnight is

Thème : Bijoux, jewel
Technique : Carte marque-page, bookmark

For my card I started by cutting a small U-shape into the card to make the piece to fit over the page of a book. I then covered the playing card with pieces of gold leaf. For the jewel I chose a gold dome shaped button and then threaded beads to make a web to fit over it. I then crochet 2 strands of gold and green wire into a circle using a 6mm hook which gave it an open feel. The outer edge I crocheted with just the gold wire which pulled it in and up slightly. Next I threaded three strands of fluffy thread with beads at the ends and attached a dragon charm. To finish the bookmark I glued the threads and flower to the top section using E600 glue. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Carte a Jouer Challenge #15

This fortnight's challenge over at

Thème : Steampunk Theme: Steampunk
Technique : Récupération brique (de lait ou jus) Technique: Recycle a Carton(milk or juice)

The inside of a milk carton has a very waxy feel to it so when making the background I first swiped a perfect medium pad across it before running through the cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I brushed the surface of the embossed carton with two colours of perfect pearls. I then die cut a bird cage out of milk carton and cut it to resemble a hot air balloon and ran a small oblong piece for the basket and two birds wings through the embossing folder too. These pieces I coloured with alcohol inks. The basket I embellished with gear cog washers and clock hands. So as you see I have focused on the aspect of steampunk that incorporates the technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them.