Saturday, 28 December 2013
Its a lovely time of year and I've just come in from the garden where we have an abundance of berries to pick this year. We didn't have so very many last year and totally neglected the plants with a view to removing them this winter.....obviously this is the key to success as the strawberries, raspberries, and currants (black, red and white) are all outdoing themselves this season, with lots of bramble berries to come (if we beat the birds to them).
Anyway (who can tell I'm in holiday mode?) this is not "Garden trek" but "Papertrek" and this weeks sample are a couple of little motifs made with a combination of Cuttlebug die cuts (from thick cardboard/chipboard), and Dimensional Magic. I've used scrapbooking paper on the top one, and Kaiser pens (I assume any alcohol marker would work) to add colour to the bottom. the end result is quite a solid little ornament that could be adapted for jewellry or to hang on the tree next year!
Saturday, 21 December 2013
There have been a lot of lovely patterned papers around lately. Quite apart from various ways they can be used in their own right , sometimes they can provide the inspiration for other projects. The thought process for these quick cards was provided by Kaiser's Sweet Pea range - even although they haven't really ended up as "obviously related". As you can see, I'm loving the look of stamped Versamark Dazzle on Botany/Kraft paper for backgrounds at the moment.
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Saturday, 7 December 2013
The second example is more formal, with the ends hidden on the back and the border emphasized with different sizes of diecut daisies.
In both cases, after weaving, I added tape to the back to make sure everything stays in place. The messy back is hidden when the third panel is secured over the top. These examples have both been kept monochromatic - they are made from Botany (Kraft) card, (browner than they appear on screen) but it would be fun to experiment with different colours.