Friday, 13 October 2017

Awaiting the Witching Hour

I thought Id have a go at the Lavinia Stamps Challenge again where the theme is 
All Hallows Eve. 

I don’t have many spooky Lavinia stamps but thought it was a good opportunity to use my little mouse stamps for the first time. 

I tried to add a little more definition on the main stamping by embossing with Midnight Sapphire embossing powder and moonlighting with stickles. Not sure you can see it in the photo though.

Do you know, I’ve just realised why crafting was always so addictive, spent a happy hour or two on this one. 

Wishing you happy moments too
X Michelle

Thursday, 12 October 2017


Well they were on my desk asking to be played with, so I did!

I bought brusho's a couple of weeks ago and of course immediately got them out and had a play. I must say I wasn't all that impressed, the colours have such a strong pigment that I didn't like the effect when stamped over, but....... 
when combined with spooky stencils and stamps from Visible Image  
along with some black embossing powder,I found a bit of magic!

I used the stencil over the brusho's backgrounds I had already made and inked black soot over them - well impressed!
The little skulls were just stamped and embossed with black embossing powder and the sentiment drawn freehand.

Quite pleased with the insert too

How easily simple minds are pleased!

Before I bob off to play with Lavinias I wanted to share an idea I had for labelling my brusho's 

The circles are punched out of sticky labels, using a punch that fits snug in the recess of the top, then coloured with a bit of powder painted on with a wet paintbrush. So easy to find the colour I want to use now. I wonder how many other ways I can use these vibrant colours.......

Hope the bad weather weather is giving you a reason to stop in and play.

X Michelle

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Older I Get........

Don't know where I got this stamp from, but boy do I know the feeling! 
Thought I'd use it on a card for my eldest son. Can't believe he's 42!!!!!! 

I do know where I got the other stamps on the card from though, been seeing these images crop up on a number of cards and with some quick detective work, found them on the Visible Image website. 

The front is the skull shadow stencil which I drew round and cut out and the middle of the card is made with the Mr Bone Jangles stamp set, layered with the smaller stamps as background and the bigger ones over stamped in black. The first time in a while that I had a card in my head before I had the stamp in my hand! Once of a day I'd be awake all night with cards, scrapbook pages and journaling skittering around taking shape before I'd even looked at the paper!  Good to find some stamps which have this effect again (I think)

Anyway, hope Richard likes the card
Back soon
X Michelle