Sunday, 20 June 2010

Bits and bobs

Just updating with a few handmade bits. The notepad is made out of recycled watercolour paper and mattboard for the cover and recycled diary pages. For years I bought 'day to view' diaries (one day on each page) and at the end of the year I still had many pages that had not been written on. It seemed such a shame to just throw them in the recycle bin so I now use them for scrap paper and making notepads and do my bit for the environment.

The bee ornament was made as a swap gift for the hostess of a Wendy Vecchi inspired twinchie swap. The back side of the ornament was decorated using painted matt photographic paper. I discovered that not only did it take distress ink well it doesn't come off the way the ink can on some other substrates. The ink was put in a mini mister, sprayed on a craft sheet and the paper swished through the diluted ink. Got some pretty effects too.

These are the twinchies for said swap. Two inch square and decorated with distress ink, the Tattered Florals die and Wendy Vecchi stamps. The flowers were also stamped with my own Tiny Squares stamp found in my Etsy store. I just hope the other swappers will like them.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Well, speaking from first hand knowledge of these items, I can tell you that anyone that didn't join the swap will be highly envious. They are WONDERFUL, GORGEOUS pieces of art!