Thursday, February 9, 2012

Printers Tray

Hello,I`m back with another awesome project we did on the cruise.

I have always wanted to do one of these Printers Trays (12inx 10.5)Was so much fun to put together with all the yummy embellishments :)

How cute are those cork vials filled with sand and small shells?
See the fab key? We all only need one,but the awesome Tim Holtz generously supplied each one of us (48 stampers)with a full packet of Idea-ology Word Keys!
Thank you Tim!

Rachel went to a lot of trouble (and packets of scrabble tiles!) to give each one of us two with our initials

The Darkroom Door papers were inked with Broken China and Antique Linen distress inks.
The grassy chipboard was painted with Bronze Precious Metal Colour (love that stuff!)

Some stamping

A shell,Darkroom Door stamps,montages,some muslin and more Tim Holtz embellishments completes this tray. It now hangs on my wall were I can admire each day!

Just a couple of photos to share
First cocktails of the day.."Sydney Sunset" Kindly bought by Lynne. Was delicious!

Beautiful Isle of Pines. The first port of call.

Our stamping room.We all had a whole table to work on.
Don't forget to click on pictures for more details.
See you again soon with more!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stamping Cruise Album

We made this album in the first class.The colours are gorgeous!
I still have to add my own finishing touches and some photos of course.
The colours are Ice Blue and Bronze Precious Metal paint.
7 Gypsies gaffer tape binds the cover.
We all received a new collage stamp which we stamped and highlighted with the Crayon Resist technique. How cool does it look? Love it.
The title '2012 Stamping Cruise' is chipboard which was painted in Ice Blue with a touch of Bronze.
Glassine paper crumpled and placed under the collage.

There is a page for each day to journal. We stamped lines from the Calendar set and shells from the Seashells collection.
Was supposed to write in it each day but was too busy trying to fit in as many activities as possible on the ship!

Itinerary of the cruise

We added kraft tags,small and large glassine envelopes,and translucent envelopes through out the album.
Also included in the kit was a pad of 6x6 seaside papers which I forgot to photograph.
Will post more pictures when I have completed the album.
It is going to be a treasured keepsake!
Click on photos for more details
Thanks for looking and I will be back with more!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Australia Stamping Cruise

I am back after a wonderful,fabulous,fantastic awesome 12 nights on this lovely ship!
This was my first cruise and I am keen to go again!
Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door made the cruise even more exciting with the fun classes. Lots of ink,paint,embellishments and stamps of course :)

That's me on the left with Rachel and my friend Lynne. This was taken on the last night at a Cocktail Party just for us 48 stampers.

Too much to show in one blog post, so will start with the spectacular shadow box we made in the second class.
The box is 23x23cm or 9inx9in.
Every hard to photograph with the glass, so have taken a few photos.
Click on photos to see more details.

The gorgeous background was made using Viva Ferro and Viva Precious Metal paint.
After applying the Ferro,you stamp into it to create texture. The paint is rubbed over the raised texture...hmmm yum!
So much better in real life!
The paper layer under the butterfly started as a blank piece of white card which I stamped a collage and distressed with distress inks (of course!)Under that is a piece of muslin,then card painted with Inka Gold in Alt Silber (Old Silver)

Back soon with more creations.