I know my blog posts have been few and far between in recent times, however I have had to keep a little secret, so I have been busy crafting away, and keeping my secret!
But it’s ok, I can tell you now. :)
I am very excited to announce that I have been asked to join the Design Team with the lovely ladies from Crafty Boots Challenges.
To celebrate, I have created some projects for the current challenge, using a musical theme.
My first project is an insert for my iPhone case. The stamps I have used here are all from Darkroom Door, I just love their musical stamps! The lady playing a clarinet has been heat embossed in gold, and then I have heat embossed the black wording over the top – very carefully! Unfortunately the first two words didn’t come out very well, so I had to do them again onto a separate piece of cardstock, but in the end I quite like it that way, it highlights the words “Listen to…” and I think perhaps those are the most important words.
I have also made two cards, the first a Christmas card, uses some of the gorgeous Gold Foil which has been embossed using the Stars embossing folder. The musical patterned paper was some I found in my stash (it’s a rather large stash!!), and have cut out the baubles using the retired Holiday Ornaments Framelits. The Merry Christmas wording is gold heat embossed and is from a retired stamp set called More Merry Messages.
Once again I have used some patterned papers from my extensive stash for the second card, which I have stamped over using the Postcard stamp. I have cut out 4 or 5 flowers using the Floral Frames Framelits, the flowers have then been wet, and crinkled up, then left to dry. I have then partially straightened them out, layered them and joined them using a Vintage Brad, and then lightly sponged the edges.
For all of my lovely Stampin’ Up! customers and followers, you will notice that I haven’t used a lot of Stampin’ Up! products for these projects, but only because there are not a lot of musical items in the current catalogues, plus it’s always good to use up some of that stash :) Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing other projects real soon. :)
I do hope you will drop in and see what the rest of the Crafty Boots Design Team have come up with, and I hope you will join us and share your own projects. We love to see what you have come up with :)