Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Down and dirty!

Back again today with the start of my work from the demonstration Saturday gone in Inverness.
Firstly I am starting with a bit of grunge...down and dirty...inky...mmm, what else could we use to describe it?!

I saw this idea for a box card over on Shari Carroll's blog, although mine is very different the basic structure of the card is the same. 
This is a 3D card that folds flat to post providing you don't add lots of embellishments.  Whoops!
Then I am not posting it.  :)
I loved getting all inky producing this card but be warned when you wash off the crushed olive it leaves a lovely yellow tinge!  All part of the fun.  LOL.

For this card I have used:
Paper:  Tim Holtz Kraft resist 12" pad, American craft black textured card stock.
Stamps:  Andy Skinner Flight of Fancy and Word Up.
Inks:  Ranger distress inks Crushed olive, Vintage photo and Black Soot.
Spellbinder nestabilities:  Labels 14.
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz Tissue tape, Game spinner and Sprocket gears. 
Wool from stash.

The next card is a redo from earlier in my blog...I know tut, tut, but it does show lots of inking and stamping so is a good technique card for a demo.

Plus it isn't identical at all. 
You can find the instructions to make this style of card here.

This time I used:
White smooth card stock.
Andy Skinner stamps A Stitch in Time and PI Vintage sewing.
Staz-On black ink with Distress inks Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Tea dye.
Button from Tim Holtz range and wool/sewing machine embellishment from my stash.

Phew....did you get all that?
That's all from me today...happy crafting, whatever you are up to.


kath said...

gorgeous makes and isn't it great fun getting down and dirty with TH...hugs kath xxx

Juls said...

oooh I love your box, I just adore sewing images!!! and the red is just perfect!! fabby creation! Hugs Juls

Shazza said...

Hola, I am back. Love what you made for your demo x