November 30, 2010


it's no secret that I love fusible films and other heat activated goodies...I love to use my heat gun and wood burning tools whenever I can.
The top photo is shards of fusible film sandwiched between sheets of a product called Magic Film, it stays pretty flexible, so it would be easy to use your sewing machine on it.
The second and third picture from the top is ff shards sandwiched between sheets of Lamifix...this product ends up quite stiff...I don't suggest using your sewing machine on could burn holes and hand stitch easily though. To get yourself either of those products just pop over to The Thread Studio.

The rest of the photos are shards of ff that I fused between full sheets of ff, I heat set with my iron and then used my heat gun and woodburning tools to play around with each piece


I decided to play with a plain, white plastic mask that was at Scraploot last weekend...methinks it was about $3, at first I was going to just drop some alcohol inks on it and maybe do some doodling, but that changed as I decided I wanted some texture...
I used Mod Podge and tissue paper as my texture and from there I layered colour by using acrylic paints before finishing with rub n' buff and my originally planned doodling!
I might do more to it yet, so stay tuned :)

QKD blog hop November 30

wowzers can you believe the year is nearly over?! I'm sure it goes faster every year!
This week for my QKD blog hop submission I have a simple masculine card to cardstock, rusty washers and some great background stamps...
The background stamps are the Gear Corner from the Gear Box Collection available from Queen Kat Designs as this is a blog hop, I will send you on to the next blog...Penny's Random Thoughts but if you would like to start from the beginning then hop over to QKD's official blog

November 23, 2010

QKD Blog Hop

I think my friend Jane Clark would be very proud of me...or laughing that I have been making so many cards's definately been a while and considering how "dark" my style can be, it is a nice change to make an easy card...of course great stamps just have to play a roll in it, and Queen Kat Designs has some truly cool sets.
Using black cardstock I clear embossed my chosen design from the Flying High With You set before I dabbed colour with my LSG Starburst Stain "Hydrangea Blue". If the image is not visible enough use Stazon Jet Blank to stamp the image onto a piece of clear acetate and secure it over the original stamping.
I used the Barb Wire Coil stamp on a torn strip of cardstock to finish my card.
I hope you like my card and now to send you onto the next blog...Penny's Random Thoughts 
If by chance you would like to start at the beginning of the QKD blog hop...start HERE

Some great news for those here in Australia who are trying to get their hands on these stamps...they are coming very soon :)

November 22, 2010

playing with Ice Resin

I got some Ice Resin a few months ago from Jen Crossley's online store A Mark In Time but I really haven't had much time to just sit and play with it. Finally I had time on Sunday, so I got out fusible film, gilding flakes, and lots of other little bits and pieces. I need to clean them up a little but all in all they look pretty cool.
My favorite is the little hand, I imbeded my fingerprint on a scrap piece of old book page, it looks great behind the tiny hand.
You might notice the light blue hue to some of the pieces, this is Lindy's Stamp Gang's Magical Micas.

tic tic tiny clock

This lovely little clock is a Scrapmatts product, isn't it lovely? I painted the entire piece gold with my Pentel gold paint pen, I then painted the white numeral ring and using a very very fine detail brush I painted the numerals with gold liquid leaf. once it was dry I used Dimensional Magice to gloss and dome it.
Now check out the tiny screw I used!...and yes the silver pieces in the pack are even smaller!

Dressed up

Today I played with my little stash of Scrapmatts products that I had been given at the Penrith show earlier this month...thanks Andrew and Sofie for you friendship and generousity :)
I'm a big fan of vintage designs and I adore these traditional dressforms. They were already black, so that saved painting, I simply smere a little silver rub n' buff over the entire piece to give the chipboard a metalic look. I used a scrap of dress pattern paper to back the form and once the glue was dry I cut the stand off and glued it behind and gave the entire form a little bend and curve to give it some dimension

Magical Glazing

I had a bit of fun today with Ice Resin...nope I can't show you yet because it's still drying...but while I was playing with micas in the resin I made a beautiful glaze by adding Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Micas to Dimension Magic...I even created a tutorial on youtube. Check it out HERE