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I started a new mixed media painting recently, here is how it looks so far.

Mixed media painting

Mixed media painting

Not sure what to do next, I’m thinking more texture and some darker tones in there, but I’m liking the tranquil colours that are already there. I want to add some thing to the left, perhaps a longer written quote. I’ve set it aside for now to see if a quote comes to me that I want to add.

Any advice for where to go next with this, play nice, don’t want to hear bin it thank you ;)

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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A while ago I entered a competition run by one of my favorite stamp companies Crafty Individuals. Although I didn’t win I was really pleased that pictures of my two entries were shown on their website.

Here are a couple of pictures of the ATCs made for the competition, sadly the photos don’t show the pearlescent sheen that the Perfect Pearls spray gave the backgrounds. The Wren in the second ATC was glazed, which also doesn’t show in the picture so well. My photography skills need work!

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

 

This is the second ATC I made for the same competition

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

 

Links

If you haven’t found them yet here is a link to the Crafty Individuals website

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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The 6×4 Challenge is a monthly challenge where you will be asked to create a piece 6 x 4″ in size. There will be a theme set, but the media you choose is entirely up to you.

January’s theme is

Rubber Stamping

Create your finished piece from  a 6 x 4″ piece of cardstock. The project must involve stamping in some way.

If you would like the chance to choose a theme for next month, hurry over to www.stampingMadForum.co.uk register to the forum, and sign up to the swap on there and next month it could be you setting the theme.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Here is my Artist Trading Card that I made for August’s swap over on Stamping Mad Forum. The theme was Nature.

 

'Nature'

I used Katzelkraft rubber stamps from their Floral plate, Crafty Individuals stamps for the swirls and crackles, Ranger Adirondack dye inks, and Perfect pearls sprayed on using a mini Mister spray.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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Here is a picture of the birthday card I made for Lynn over on the Stamping Mad Forum.

Birthday card I made for Lynn

Birthday card I made for Lynn

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

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For those of you who know me from http://www.stampingmadforum.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl you will know I am a big fan of a stamp designer and paper crafter Anna Griffin. This is a bit of an irony as I am such a tom boy kinda girl, that the floral style of Anna Griffin shouldn’t really appeal, but I adore her botanicals range of stamps.

Today’s book was made on 4th June 2008, as you can see given the learning curve I am writting stuff for the blog ahead of publishing dates. This book is another in the longstitch bindings, and features a wrap around cover, which I created using the Scor It board.

 

Long stitch book with wrap around cover, Anna Griffin stamped cover. 

 

Here is a closer look at the longstitch itself. I bound this one using a lighter Barbour thread of 25/3 cord, which I coloured using the same Adirondack ink that I had used on the cover, Pink Sherbert. I then waxed the thread to keep the colour sealed in as the dye ink would run without this.

 

Long stitch book with wrap around cover, Anna Griffin stamped cover. 

 

Since this book has such a feminine stamped image, I decided to add a Pink organsa ribbon to help hold the book closed and add interest to the cover.

 

Longstitch book with wrap around cover, Anna Griffin stamped background. 

 

My book is A7 in size and features ivory pages, which I cut using the handy Dream Kuts machine. It will be going to my Auntie for her birthday in September. For details of where you can find out how to learn longstitch for yourself see __LINK TO PREVIOUS POST__

 

If you have any questions or comments please use the box below.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share my first step into Hemp leaf binding aslso know as Asa-No-Ha-Toji.

Japanese Stab Binding; Hemp Leaf bind My first attempt

I have decorated this one, so here is a picture of the finished book. As before I have used Ranger Adirondack inks for the background of the stamped area, and Versa Fine for the main image. The name of the stamp is Dancing Crane but it reminds me of the Peace Crane.

 Japanese stab bindings; Hemp leaf bind; Stamped cover

This book is A6 in size, and has twelve white pages. I will try making thicker books when I have a stand for my Dremel drill. At present I am only using a needle tool to make the holes, so I am piercing the two cover boards, then using a cover board over half the pages and piercing through those. I then repeat this for the remaining pages. Once I have a drill stand, it should be possible to clamp the entire book together and drill through everything in one step.The thread I have used is Barbour No 18 cord 3, which is pre coloured black. I have waxed it myself before sewing.

Instructions for this bind, that I followed, can be found in Volume I Non Adhesive Binding; Books without Paste or Glue by Keith Smith. There is a link to Keith’s website in the side panel of this blog labelled ‘Bookbinding Links’

If you have any comments or questions do leave me a message in the box below.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie xx

 

 

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