Friday, 28 January 2011

Another bright and sunny suncatcher...

I made another suncatcher send to friends who moved to Brisbane. Luckily they moved into a slightly elevated area and were not directly affected by flood waters.

Here are some pictures of the card and matching box I made to send them their little housewarming gift in...

List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow (SU) and Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko) and Versamark (SU)
Stamps: Neighbourhood Jumbo Wheel (SU) and Enjoy the Ride (PTI)
Accessories: Jumbo Wheel Handle (SU), Copic Markers (B06, RV29, Y19 and YG25), Liquid Applique, Pink Flamingo DSP (SU), Circle Metal-Edged Tags (SU), Scallop Edge Border Punch (SU), 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch (SU), Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Mounting Foam and Tombow Mono Adhesive (Penwa).

I hope you'll forgive my atrocious Copic colouring skills (or lack thereof). I always get lines...but at least in this case it doesn't look too bad to me...the stamp being one that has a hand-drawn, child-like quality about child-like colouring fits the bill in my opinion (this is my story and I'm sticking to it ;-). I have put some liquid applique on the clouds, but as this lot was originally opened more than two years ago it seems to have lost its applique-like quality and dries smooth and shiny instead. Still looks nice up close (like white crystal effects instead of clear IYKWIM?).

Once again the fabulous lampwork bells are by Sari Glassman on Etsy, and the photo below is hers also (thank you Sari, for making such beautiful pieces of glass artwork for me to play with and admire).
I also want to show you another little something I bought online recently (making good use of the Aussie dollar strength while it lasts). It is a sumptuously beautiful sleep eye-mask...

I bought it from Bonnie at Bib Bon on Etsy, and I love it to bits. It is so soft and pretty. You might be wondering who I think I'm fooling buying a sleep eye-mask when 40 weeks pregnant...but I have big plans! When Miss 6 and Mr 4 are at school/ baby and I will be napping during the day whenever humanly possible. This is my solemn oath...wish me luck ;-).

Ok....suppose I'd better go do something like have breakfast, or get dressed, or something!!

(Blogged to: Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited, Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner and Get Set - Taxiride).


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ha! I do wish you luck ... and I do hope you are not toooo disappointed! :) Those glass beads are stunning ... I can understand why you are so taken with them! Great job of packaging, Sam! Hugs xxaxx

KimB said...

The card and box are just as bright and happy as the suncatcher Sam - perfect :)

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Gorgeous, bright and beautiful! LOVE the colours - so perfect for people moving to sunny Qld. Love the packaging too.

I used to nap as much as I could when my DD was a very young baby. Amazing how just 20 mins could make me feel so much better. Make the most of it and don't feel guilty that you should be doing housework!

Anthonette said...

Hi Sam,
Good luck on your labor and delivery!

I love the card and matching box. Very cheerful!

susy said...

Gorgeous Sam, a lovely gift and packaging, your bead work is awesome. Your right the colouring does suit the stamp but if on another image you want smoother colour try rotating in small circles in your lightest colour first,then add your darker colour where you want shade then go over the whole thing again in circles with your lightest colour, this will blend the darker colour in. the first layer of light colour is to saturate the paper to make blending and additional colours smooth. it all depends on what sort of effect you want.

susy said...

Just had to add the my word verification on the last comment was waking, appropriate for a post about an eye mask for sleeping,lol.