Sunday, 17 July 2011
Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge 56
Julia Aston has provided us with a wonderful sketch for inspiration this week over at the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog.
Its been quite a while since I last took part in one of these and almost as long since I last made something.....I've missed it...and glad to be back in a creative frame of mind again :)). I used my favourite stamps and my favourite flocked papers and even did a little fussy cutting around the leaves and flowers ;-)
What prompted this sudden urge to make something?? Well, it's nearing the end of the school term for my 5 & 7 year old boys and I wanted to at least try do something a little special for their teachers to show our gratitude.
So, first I set to work making a card....
then a mug....then a candle!! LOL!!
I love the little birdie image from the "Sewing Box Hugs" stamp set and I also love the simplicity of the image on the mug and candle. I really think they are cute homemade gifts - and the best bit is that they cost me very little to make - a fraction of what it would cost to buy them in a little shop.
I know this technique of transfering stamped images is probably 'old news' in the crafting world now, but it's new to me and I just absolutely love it - dare I say a little addicted to it???
Well, I hope you've enjoyed what you have seen and I hope their teachers will like them too!!
Stamps: Sewing Box - Hugs, Fancy Phrases - Waltzing Mouse Stamps; Fancy Flourishes - PTI
Printed Flocked Papers: La Creme Mat Stack - DCWV
Ink: Stazon-Jet Black; Stampin Up-Basic Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Tea Dye;
Spellbinders - Fancy Tags; Labels 4 Dies
Cream Cotton Lace - from stash, Kaiser pearls, foam dimensionals, Tombow multi-purpose glue & roller glue.