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In today’s post something a little different. A vintage style ATC that features glitter! Yep you did hear that right I’m using glitter! Now before you think I’ve lost the plot entirely I should say that this is no ordinary glitter. Oh no, this is unlike any product you’ve seen before. This features Wink of Stella by Zig!

Vintage Floral ATC

Vintage Floral ATC

Wink of Stella are a fabulous new pen range by Zig, I’ll be reviewing them on Wednesday and on Friday you can see a video tutorial I made, showing you round the pens and some techniques using them. It’s tricky to get the light right to show the twinkle, can you see it in this one?

Close up of Vintage Floral ATC

Wink of Stella pens, add some sparkle

 

Get your wish lists ready, its gonna be a very exciting week!

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’m sharing a picture of an ATC that I made for the Stamping Mad Forum swap. The theme was ‘Countryside‘. 

ATC for 'Countryside' Theme

ATC for 'Countryside' Theme

Materials Used

  • Stamps; Rubber Stamp Tapestry; Winter’s Pine. Personal Impressions; 992M (Goldcrest)
  • Ink; Versafine; Onyx Black. Ranger Adirondack dye ink; Espresso and Juniper. Tim Holtz Distress ink; Antique Linen and Forest Moss.
  • Cardstock: Rymans 200 gsm White card

Great theme as it gives you so much scope. Thanks to Glitter Monkey for hosting this. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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In today’s post, I’m sharing a picture of my very first fabric covered book. 

My First Fabric Covered Book

My First Fabric Covered Book

Back in early May a good friend Crafty Nanna took pity on my lack of sewing skills and came round to get me started with sewing. She also very kindly left me a huge pile of fabric to play with. The fabric I covered the book with has a lovely suede finish. Very tactile, and would make great books for men. I covered the book board with a light layered of PVA and applied the fabric. The turn in’s on the corners were tricky, as if I applied too much glue it seeped through and marked the surface. 

Here is the book, once it has been decorated 

Fabric Covered book, decoarated with ATC

Fabric Covered book, embellished with ATC

I created an ATC using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Versa Fine in Onyx Black 

Stamps: Crafty Individuals; 204, Elusive Images; UA6GW0194; Words of Inspiration, Hero Arts; H2365 Old French Writting. 

Binding Style: The book is bound in my favorite Coptic Stitch using brown linen thread. The book is just over A7 in size, perfect for popping into your pocket. 

This piece fits in with this month’s theme of ‘F’ for The Virtual Crafting Challenge, ‘F’ for Fabric :) 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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In today’s post,  my latest Artist Trading Card. Created for last month’s Stamping Mad Forum challenge. 

Floral ATC, SMF April 2010

Floral ATC

Stamps: Elusive Images 

Colour: Adirondack Dabbers, Adirondack inks. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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Earlier in the year I bought a copy of Tim Holtz book, A Compendium of Curiosities. Here are a few pieces that I created using his Shabby Chic technique.  

Shabby Chic test card 1

Shabby Chic v1

 

Two colour Shabby Chic ATC

Two colour Shabby Chic experiment

 

Stamps Used; Elusive Images 

Colour; Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers  

DO check out Tim Holtz book for lots of superb techniques, its guaranteed to make your Ranger wish list grow ;) and your inspiration sky rocket.  

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon  

Billie :)

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Today, I would like to share with you, a picture of my latest book.

Coptic Stitched book with Fantasy Film Paper within an inset panel.

Coptic Stitched book with Fantasy Film Paper within an inset panel.

This one features Fantasy Film and coptic style binding.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Here is my latest Stampbord project, an ATC

Stampbord Project featuring Birds

Stampbord Project

This one features

Stamps; Crafty Individuals, Making Memories Magnetic font (Rummage)

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink, Ranger Adirondack ink

Ranger Acrylic Dabbers.

Stampbord News

I also have some very important news to share with you all. Back in April I was contacted by Ampersand Art, the makers of Stampbord, who invited me to create a project for their How To section. I am very pleased to say that I accepted and you can find out more on their news page. My project will be published in September.

Links

Stampbord

Stampbord News

Ampersand Art

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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