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Beckyb

Love your card Mickie is that a stamp.

   Becky x
Miriam

Lovely card Mickie
vonny

Great card, feel like I'm going to be trampled by the elephant  Laughing
Mickie

Thank you for your kind comments ladies.  I did try to leave a message with the picture explaining how I did it but for some reason the picture appeared without the text Rolling Eyes   Expect it was user error Laughing

My neice is elephant mad which means that every birthday I have to provide two cards on that theme - one for me and one for my mum.  

The picture is a brayered background on shiny card using Cabin Fever inkpad.  Then elephant, acacia trees and grasses (all by Clarity) stamped on with black Stazon.

Mickie x
Mickie

This is my Snowflake decoration:



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Mickie x
admin

Lovely Smile
Beckyb

OOh I like that Mickie.

  Becky x
Jennie

Love the colours of the background on your card Mickie.
Jojo79

Great items Mickie.
Mickie

thank yo everyone for your kind comments.

Mickie x
Mickie

At last!  I have finished the clock and it is up on the wall.  Here is a photo of it.  



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Beckyb

Love the clock Mickie well done.

  Becky x
Jennie

The clock is SUPER Mickie!  No wonder you are pleased with it.
Jojo79

Wow, great clock Mickie. I hope it has pride of place on your wall.
Mickie

Thanks everyone.  I really enjoyed making it.  Never used a melt pot before so was a little nervous to start with Smile

Mickie x
Mickie

Here is Compo's Matchbox.  Another Craft Stamper Project



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This was great fun to make

Mickie x
vonny

these are both great Mickie, well done. i think the clock looks a bit like the surface of the moon,wonderful texture
craftytrog

Your clock looks fabulous Mickie! Love Compo's matchbox too!  Very Happy
Mickie

Thank you Alison and Vonny.   Have just bought a couple of wooden boxes to alter, one that looks like a book and one that looks like a small casket with a slightly domed lid.  They were so cheap I couldn't leave them in the shop Laughing

Hope to get on with these next.  

Mickie x
Beckyb

I was tempted to buy the Compo Matchbox and now I have seen it I think I will get it  Laughing

    Becky x
Mickie

I was impressed with the speed of the order Becky; I placed the order on the Tuesday afternoon and the stamps were with me the following day.

Mickie x
vonny

The stamps i want to make the note board as in CS, the pointing fingers, are still out of stock. think i will need to come up with an alternative if they don't get some in soon.
I don't know who came up with the idea for Compo's matchbox but it is really unusual
Miriam

I love the clock and teh matchbox Mickie - you must be so pleased Smile
Mickie

thank you Miriam and welcome back.  Yes, they were fun to do, although I am not sure how many matchboxes I could make. Laughing

I am loosely thinking about another clock.  We shall see.

Mickie x
Mickie

Here are a few of the resist pieces I made following Week 1 of Terrific Techniques


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Faux Batik mounted on Clear EP resist background


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White acrylic paint resist coloured over with Brilliance Peacock Inkpad.  Butterflies stamped over with blue archival ink and clear embossed


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Jacobs Coat is my favourite resist method at the moment

Mickie x
Jennie

They are all beautiful! What is Jacob's coat?
Beckyb

They are all lovely Mickie ready for next week.

   Becky x
Jojo79

Lovely Mickie. Yes I was wondering what it was too Jennie!
craftytrog

Fabulous artwork Mickie, love those resist techniques! We need you to explain jacob's coat though!  Very Happy
vonny

lovely work mickie and so different form Becky's even ho you used the same techniques  Very Happy
Mickie

Thanks everyone.  I have looked on the gallery that accompanies the class and am utterly amazed at all the different work there, especially as we have all followed the same instructions.  Certainly spurs you on

Now to Jacobs Coat

You start off by colouring your card with lots of different colours, I used a multicoloured inkpad and brayered the ink diagonally onto the card.  Leave that to dry completely then using Versamark stamp your image onto the coloured card and emboss with clear EP.  Then load your brayer with a dark colour, (I used Adirondak Bottle Green on the sample) and brayer over the entire card until it is all dark.  Take a piece of kitchen roll and rub it over the embossing and miraculously the image(s) come back.

Glenda used a silhouette stamp of a butterfly and that was very effective.  I found I don't have much in the way of silhouette stamps, hence the Clarity heart.  However, I shall be rectifying that situation.

Mickie x
Miriam

Lovely work Mickie.  Thank you for explaining Jacobs coat...
Jojo79

Thanks for the explination
Mickie

The project for Lesson 1 was to make a hanging decoration and this is what I made, again using Jacob's Coat but this time colouring over the work with either a metallic ink pad or a Brilliance ink pad.


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Mickie x
craftytrog

Looks lovely!
Jojo79

Lovely Mickie
vonny

really like this Mickie.
Mickie

Thank you everyone.   Laughing

Mickie x
Mickie

Here's a project from the Course.  This is a card for a friend's birthday and the dog actually sits like that with his ball on a string once he's stopped chasing it!



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and this one I have called Spring and might also go for another friend's birthday.



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This is quite an addictive technique to do.  Have a go

Mickie x
craftytrog

Beautiful cards Mickie!  Very Happy
vonny

Lovely cards, what is this technique called?
Mickie

This week's Lesson is all about Masking and Layering Vonny.  We are given some exercises to do each week and these cards came out of one called Foliage Landscapes.  

Mickie x
Jennie

Absolutely beautiful work Mickie.  

I'm so glad you are enjoying the course.  It is nice too seeing all the other work in the students gallery and how different they all are.  So many different ideas.

Thank you for sharing the Jacobs coat technique, I have done something similar but not putting the darker shade over the top.
Mickie

Thank you Jennie.  I really am enjoying the course much more than I thought I would Laughing   Such a shame I have to work too, or I would definately do more of them.  Well, having said that I will do more but will have to space them out a bit Laughing

Mickie x
Mickie

Here is my first Shadowbox ATC.  



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The colours changed with the flash on the camera but here is another photo taken with the aid of illumination from a daylight bulb which makes quite a difference.  The colours are almost completely true.  Shame about the workspace!



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Mickie x
Jennie

They are fantastic Mickie !  Well done  Very Happy
vonny

Really lovley mickie (and I spottef the wine glass  Laughing ). amazing difference in colour
Mickie

Thank you both - they were fun to make.  

Vonny the wine was in celebration of my car getting through its MOT Laughing

Mickie x
Miriam

Your shadow atcs are wonderful Mickie...
Mickie

Thank you Miriam. Laughing  Did you recognise the stamps?

It was therapeutic making the shadow box - I think I might have to make some more Laughing

Mickie x
Miriam

Mickie wrote:
Did you recognise the stamps?

Mickie x


Yes,  what is worse was when I thought 'they are lovely stamps I will have to buy them', then remembered I already had them Laughing  Laughing
vonny

Laughing
Mickie

There was nothing much on the telly and in boredome I started to flick through the Radio Times when a piece of advertising literature fell out .........

It was to encourage me to sign up for a set of guide books by A Wainwright and this is what I did with it........



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and here's a flavour of what is inside



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Mickie x
Jennie

Wow that's wonderful Mickie - so tiny!  What a lovely idea to use a piece of advertising too.  

PS  I assume its the Wainright of the Monroes - I have cursed him a few times when stuck up a mountain in Scotland in pouring rain and cold wind!
vonny

very cute Mickie  Smile
Miriam

Lovely work Mickie
Mickie

Thank you for your kind comments ladies.

Yes, Jennie, I think it is that Wainwright - I had wondered if his books were still valid today, what with GPS and that.  Maybe the books would be just a nice thing to have if you are a walker. Laughing

Mickie x
Beckyb

Love what you have done Mickie not sure I could do something that small.

   Becky x
Mickie

Thanks Becky.  I got the idea from a Tim Holtz video I had watched earlier that day.  Although he used 12x12 sheet.  Not a problem because that once folded, etc, comes out quite small in itself and at least you can see what is there.

I have yet to find anyone that can actually read the words on the pictures Laughing  Laughing

Mickie x
Beckyb

Laughing  Laughing

  Becky x
Mickie

Well, it is elephant time again (niece's birthday) and here are this year's cards



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Every years I think, that's it, I'm completely out of ideas and yet they still come!

Mickie x
vonny

Mickie, these are really great! I love the word made into an elephant- very clever. And is the other a Da Vinci sketch? The brush aslo looks real.
Great work  Smile
Miriam

Great cards Mickie Smile
Sarah

Love the cards Mickie.  Makes me feel a bit nostalgic, I used to make so many elephant cards because they always sold well in Pakistan.  Quite glad not to be there at the moment though as would be so fearful of the backlash from the Bin Laden killing.
Mickie

Thanks ladies.   Laughing

I have been thinking of you since the news broke Sarah, so glad you are over here.  Islamabad must be in a bit of turmoil.

Vonny all the stamps used are Claritystamps, bar the sketchy elephant which is Tim Holtz.  Clarity do a range of animals in script style: Giraffe, Crocodile and Chimp come to mind.  Quite fun for children's cards. Wink

Mickie x
Jojo79

Lovely cards Mickie - must go and have a look at those stamps  Laughing
Mickie

Here's a new to me technique that we covered on the Clarity Workshop it is using double sided sticky plastic and mica based powders, with a little gilding leaf.  Such fun to do, very messy and quite relaxing.



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Mickie x
margaret rorie

This is lovely, Mickie.  I saw Barbara demonstrating this technique on Create and Craft at the weekend so sent off for the acetate and the gilding leaves.  Hope I can remember how she did it!  A new technique for me too.  Margaret
Miriam

Lovely Mickie Smile
Beckyb

Love the cards Mickie I must try that technique it is so effective but so messy to do  Laughing

  Becky x
Jennie

Looks like a great technique Mickie - love your card.
Mickie

Thank you everyone.  We did gilding too which was surprisingly simple to do.  Again, double sided sticky film - makes all the difference.  No messy glues but you have to watch you don't get your jewellery stuck in it Laughing  

I missed Barbara's show on Sunday - would've liked to see what she did with the Oast House.  

Mickie x
vonny

REally beautiful card Mickie - the sky is especially evocative.
Mickie

Here is the tag album I made at Neil Walker's Workshop at the Craft Barn last Sunday



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and this is the peg note/photo holder



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Mickie x
Beckyb

Love what you have done Mickie you are certainly learning alot at these workshops.

    Becky x
Miriam

Wow! This is lovely Mickie.
vonny

great work mickie - did you fold A4 card and then cut the tag shape to get the folded tags? Great idea for a small gift
Mickie

thanks everyone - the tag book really was fun to do BUT you don't have to do that shape, you can do a square one or oblong or.............wherever your fancy goes.  

So relaxing to do.

Vonny, everything was cut for us but the covers are regular large tag size so you would need to have your inside concertina slightly smaller.   Having typed all that, I don't know that it would make any difference if you did your concertina first and then cut two larger covers Laughing

Mickie x
vonny

Laughing
Beckyb

Laughing


   Becky x
Mickie

Here is my London project.  Inspired by Helen Chilten in Craft Stamper a couple of years ago.



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It is actually wooden box Laughing  The inside looks like this:



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Mickie x
craftytrog

It's fantastic Mickie!!!
Beckyb

That is lovely Mickie well done.

Hope you enjoyed the drink  Laughing

    Becky x
vonny

this is really impressive mickie- bet it took ages  Smile
Miriam

Fantastic Mickie - you must be really pleased
Mickie

Thanks ladies - yes, it did take a while to do, principally because it sat in my kitchen for a few weeks waiting for me to find some more time Laughing  

That was after I had spent quite a long time collecting all the "ingredients".  The papers used to cover the box are from an old A-Z of London, which was particularly difficult to come by but once I found one (actually some kind person gave it to me) it was all systems go to start.

Yup, enjoyed the drink - Schloer Rose, ice cold from the fridge.  

I am pleased with how the project turned out and so glad I went ahead with it. Now I have another idea germinating in my brain......................

Mickie x
Jennie

Fantastic Mickie!
Mickie

This is my latest workshop venture at The Craft Barn - it was really enjoyable to do and I loved the different techniques used



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and this is it from the front -



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Now I shall have to find a bit of wall space in my Craft Room

Mickie x
Miriam

Lovely work Mickie Smile
vonny

this is very cute Mickie - and lots of lovely metal work
Beckyb

Love it Mickie these workshops are good are'nt they it just finding somewhere to put them  Laughing

   Becky x
Mickie

Here is my H for Halloween table decoration.  This really was a completely relaxing and fun workshop to do.   Lots of gloopy stuff and very painty, inky fingers Laughing





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Sorry the first picture is so big, I forgot to tick the box and now it won't let me delete it Embarassed

Mickie x
Beckyb

Thats great Mickie well done bet you had fun doing that.I am going to a workshop next sunday which I am looking forward to.

   Becky x
vonny

I agree these look fun - and very rickety  Very Happy
Mickie

Becky what is the workshop you will be doing?  I love doing them, you learn so much and the company is usually good too. Laughing

Mickie x
Miriam

Lovely work Mickie - looks fab!
Beckyb

I am going to a workshop done by my craft club it the one we have at the pub so get a roast dinner as well we are doing a journal.It is so much fun and yes the company is great as well.


        Becky x
Mickie

That sounds like a really good deal Becky - you will have a super day and a nice meal that you didn't have to cook yourself Laughing

Mickie x
Mickie

I made one of Tim's Tags into a Christmas card:


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I think this is the card I most enjoyed making

Mickie x

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