Sunday, 24 November 2013

Ideaology Christmas kraft papers given the distress paint touch

I found these particular Ideaology papers very dark and not terribly seasonal until I swiped them through some red and green distress paints.  Embellishments tinted with alcohol inks to match, yellow on silver gives a lovely gold effect.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Christmas cracker / cake stand

I thought this mdf cake stand by Stamps Away would be ideal to display my hand made Christmas crackers made using a tonic die.

 The mdf main part is painted with distress paints by squggling them onto a craft mat, spritzing with water then dragging the parts through. I Covered the round bits with with Tim Holtz Ideaology Christmas memories kraft resist papers which were given the same distress paint treatment.  The edges were all blackened with distress paint then I used Treasure gold by Paper Artsy on all of the edges.

The cracker is made using Ideaology Christmas papers and has a Sizzix Bigz Noel by Tim Holtz that was cut from metallic card then glittered.  I then tinted the glitter with Ranger Alcohol inks. I also tinted the tinsel twine used to tie the ends of the cracker.

More Eclectic Elements Fabrics

I made a roman blind with one of my precious yards of Eclectic elements fabrics by Tim Holtz, now I can enjoy this treasure several times a day :)