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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Opus Gluei Challenge #125 That's the Ticket

The lovely Jana over at Opus Gluei blog has sent out the challenge That's the ticket.

I am Ticket Stash Poor but I do have an old Craft Stamper Magazine freebie ticket to the Enchanted Kingdom stamp from years ago so that was my starting point.
This plaque will have to go on the wall as I can't think of another way of displaying it as it is a decoration and a completely nonfunctional thingamajig.

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I cut the largest Nestie Postage Die out of chipboard. Leaving the die in place I sponged two layers of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink onto the front using cut and dry foam.
I painted Deco Art Glamour Dust ice crystal paint around the white edge of the chipboard for some subtle shiny.
I used Kay and Co paper throughout.
I cut the largest Nellie Snellen die MFD010 out of the flower garden paper and edged with Worn lipstick ink.

I stamped an old Dovecraft Fantasy Fairy or Fantasy Flourish stamp set (can't remember quite what it was called) using Versafine in Imperial purple and used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch (the one with the 3 butterflies on it) to cut some little butterflies.
Everything glued with Anita's white PVA unless described differently.

I painted a 3 inch Swan Vesta matchbox with Docrafts Artiste Acrylic Paint in Lush Pink. This is a good matt acrylic craft paint for the price £1.25 for 59ml/2oz. It's thinner than Reeves Acrylics or Claudine Hellmuth studio acrylic but thicker and more opaque than Dylusions Acrylic paint. There are some lovely bright modern colours in the range too.
I added a rectangle of paper to the bottom of the drawer and added some beads around the inside edge using Anita's 3D gloss as the glue.

I stamped the ticket in Versafine black onto gold card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I used 3 layers of foam pads to raise the ticket up.

I wrapped a piece of patterned paper around the sleeve of the matchbox and used a scoreboard to score folds where the corners are so it gave a neater wrap effect.
I cut 4 Marianne Design die cut flowers and followed the instructions on the back to make the 3D flower. I used Anita's 3D gloss to glue a bead in the centre of the flower and used silicon dimensional glue to glue the shaped petals to the base flower.
The flourish is part of a Sizzlits set called Decorative Flourishes Set 656538.

Happy Creating!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Opus Gluei Challenge #124. Warm Fuzzies.

The lovely Rosemary has set this fortnight's Opus Gluei challenge which is Warm Fuzzies.
Now it could be a project made with felt or other similar texture or you could focus on something that gives you warm fuzzy feelings.

I chose to feel the LOVE and settled on the lovey dovey donuts of a Valentine's card for Himself who likes the colour purple. 
I prefer the colour red and seeing as I was making it, it's mainly red!

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The top heart pulls up for the message which I haven't written yet OR maybe it's written in invisible distress ink that you have to lick for the writing to appear.
Oh come on, surely you're not surprised?!!
You know full well that Tim Holtz can do anything with Distress Inks. 

My card was inspired by Joanne Wardle's Tent Fold Card project on page 29 of February 2012 Craft Stamper magazine. All you need is a piece of A4 white card.

I used Distress inks in Festive Berries and Seedless Preserves. 
Chocolate Baroque stamp sets Daisy and Butterfly, and Seed pod and Butterflies. 
The background flourish stamp is Personal Impressions.
I also used Tim Holtz movers and shapers heart cutters and a blue Woodware 2 inch heart punch.

Happy Valentine's Day