Happy Easter Sunday.
Today is the first of my DT posts for That’s Crafty. The source of inspiration for this weeks project was the changing of the clocks this weekend and saw me taking a more masculine route in contrast to last weeks feminine canvas.
You can view the full project, including instructions HERE.
31 Mar 2013 28 Comments
29 Mar 2013 29 Comments
This is a card I made many weeks ago, when I first received Oxford Impressions’ With Love stamp plate.As with previous DT projects using this stamp plate, once again I selected some stamps from With Love and combined them with other plates.
Oxford Impressions Stamps:-
With Love (from Oxford Impressions’ Etsy store and also from That’s Crafty)
Maison and the lovely little house were stamped onto a painted background, the tag received the same treatment. To create more depth and pattern I also used the damask stamp from French Script. Here is a little close-up peek at the background. A Crafty Individuals Shabby Tag, I know, what would I do without them, is the base for the house from the Jane Austen plate. Like so many of you I utilise every little scrap. Maison was stamped onto the piece torn from the bottom of the Shabby Tag with the addition of a little scrap of tea stained lace. This wonderful sentiment from the Jane Austen plate, so perfect for the theme, was stamped onto Stampbord, the background is once again the damask stamp. A piece from a vintage doily along with fragments and a key.Thank You for visiting this post, your visits are always so welcome.
28 Mar 2013 35 Comments
Are you still looking out on a snowy landscape or are there signs of Spring emerging? Today as I type this post there is a lovely blue sky and dare I say, the sun is shining!
I didn’t have plans to share Easter cards made for family but as the stamps are Oxford Impressions I have pushed aside the scheduled post (I will possibly re-schedule that post for tomorrow) to share a few of the cards made.
Oxford Impressions stamps:-
Easter Bunny Collection
The Fairest Flower
Le Jardin (also available from That’s Crafty in the U.K.)
As I needed the cards to be speedy makes they all follow the same layout with the beautiful damask stamp from French Script creating a background and for all tags it was a matter of layering various paints and text stamps. If you visited my Guest Post at That’s Crafty on Sunday then you might recognise the flower stamp above, a lovely bold stamp which I don’t seem to use often enough.
Another card with a flower as the focal. This flower is from The Fairest Flower plate. Although not my usual style, when I looked closely I realised they were nearer to my style than I first thought:- tags on a card (a favourite of mine), paint and pink! I do miss my little bits of this and that!
If you are unable to visit my posts over the next few days then let me wish you a happy Easter Bank Holiday weekend (U.K.). Elsewhere, is this a holiday weekend? If so, have fun.
P.S. If you are a fan of Oxford Impressions stamps then you might be interested to know that at the Etsy store there are now some single stamps available for purchase.
26 Mar 2013 43 Comments
Today’s post is a follow on from this post last week.In that post I mentioned the feature in The Stampers’ Sampler (Jan/Feb/Mar) well alongside the fabric tags there were some other items, one of which I will share in this post.
Oxford Impressions’ Dressforms and Corsetry has to be one of my all time favourites, such a well thought out plate of stamps with beautiful text stamps also included. One of the main text stamps makes up most of the card I am sharing, on the background, tissue paper and button.
The painted cardstock is actually the palest of pinks, a most beautiful chalky emulsion called Camisole Pink which I’ve used for years, I particularly like it paired with sepia.Ordinary white tissue paper which was given a makeover to allow me to create a pleated detail on the card.
Although it wasn’t printed as such in The Stampers’ Sampler, this little shabby button was handmade with clay. I used the text stamp selecting a decorative element and stamping onto the clay button before stitching to the tissue paper.
Another little detail.
Another time I will share the remainder of the projects included in the feature.
Thank You for visiting this post today.
26 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
A short post to tell you that at Fashionable Stamping Challenge a new theme was announced on Sunday. For the next fortnight the theme is Paper Piecing. At FSC we ask that you include stamping somewhere on your entry, for all rules visit the FSC site.
There is a lot of wonderful new things happening at FSC, such as it is now a .com and not only that, we have a new sponsor.
Have fun with this challenge.
24 Mar 2013 42 Comments
Doesn’t a week seem to pass quicker than ever?
The past three Sundays have seen me share a Guest Designer project for That’s Crafty and today is no different with my fourth and final Guest Designer post. However, I am so excited as I can now announce that I am the newest That’s Crafty DT member. Laura has an amazing DT so it is such an honour to be part of their team.
For the time being, my final Guest Designer post and if you a regular visitor to Adorn then you will know that it is sneaky peek time! If you would like to view the artwork in its entirety then you can do so at the That’s Crafty Blog where there will also be a supply list and instructions.At the time of working on this piece I was so sure we would be entering into Springtime not realising most of the U.K. would be blanketed in snow and the same for many parts of the world. As a lovely friend noted “Mother Nature didn’t read the Memo”!
22 Mar 2013 37 Comments
Earlier in the year I was so thrilled to receive my complimentary copy of The Stampers’ Sampler. Although friends had told me (my copy had gone walk about!) I was in the magazine, on receiving the copy it was beyond my expectations. I always have to pinch myself when I discover I have something in print but when it is a Feature that pinch becomes an awfully big (and painful!) pinch that continues for some time! This time the Feature, titled Dress Form Details, focused on dressmaking themed art I had submitted with their layout including stepped out photographs giving close-ups of the details on each piece. That was the other thrill, that they picked up on the fact that I love to include the smallest of details.
All the artwork included in the Feature made use of Oxford Impressions’ stamps, in particular the most fabulous Dressforms & Corsetry set.
For this post I am only sharing the tags (as it would be too lengthy a post) then another time I will share the other projects that were printed alongside them. I can only share two of the three tags that were printed as for some unknown reason I am unable to unearth the third tag in any of my folders (I do not request any submissions be returned to me so I am dependant on photographs I take and save). Of course it will just be like the thing that once I click Publish it will turn up!Prior to submitting the tags I did not take any detail photographs so unable to share with you but in the article they focused on details such as the real sewing notion attached alongside the stamped version (right side of tag).For all three tags (only two being shown here) I stamped onto cotton fabric which I re-cycled, it was the backing of a curtain, a lovely weight to use for crafting and adhered to a shipping tag.
For the second tag the detail they picked up on was the fragment of measuring tape. My next post is scheduled for Sunday when once again I will share my Guest Designer project for That’s Crafty. In the meantime thank you for visiting this post and have a lovely weekend. I have been a bit slow in visiting your Blogs this week but should be able to catch-up with you over the next couple of days.
P.S. If there is snow in your part of the country (or world) then take care and hope you are managing to keep cosy and snuggly. That especially goes to Valerie!