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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


70th birthday

Posted by Christa on April 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Spring in Fashion.

Combined the Crafty Individuals challenge theme with a 70th birthday card i needed for a friend. Created the background using CI-171 Harlequin script stamp with two colours of Brilliance ink, peacock and orchid and over stamped with CI-182 elegant swirl then added the happy birthday.....a free stamp from CI with an order.

For the layer background I stamped a verse over some harlequin paper and stamped a flourish in the corners to tie in with main background.

The main images are from CI-322 the dressmaker stamped on some left over background that was masked with the CI beautiful butterflies panel sprayed with glimmer mist. Added some additional colour to the lady and to all the edges of the layers etc.

Stamped and cut out some leaves and the flower and added the die cut flourishes and 70 and a few pearls to finish.


Altered coaster swap

Posted by Christa on April 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Wall hanging.

Loved doing this swap and i think i'm getting the hang of this altered art business. LOL 

Started by priming the coaster with gesso before covering it with gold viva decor croco crackle paint. When dry I rubbed over with some Blackberry precious metal colour to highlight the cracks. Used my favourite Craft Individuals stamp set CI-364 pretty design elements and stamped the flower stem and butterfly with Adirondak ink 'currant', coloured with distress ink and cut out. Stamped one of the CI-065 love letter ladies for the focal point and added a hint of colour. Arranged all the elements adding some lace and ribbon, a charm coloured with precious metal and finished with some pearls.




Russian Doll

Posted by Christa on April 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

For Sara.

Had to make something special for Sara birthday so when i saw this in a magazine I knew it was just the thing. Used some vintage papers for the body and a doily for the shawl. Made the face and features and stamped happy birthday, added a flower to finish.


Sympathy card

Posted by Christa on April 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

For a friend who lost her mum.

A simple card using a crafty individuals mask and glimmer mist for the background. Stamped and cut out the butterflies from CI-364 and stamped the our daily bread design sentiment directly onto the card, edged with ink and attached to main card. 

60th Birthday

Posted by Christa on April 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

For a friend.

Haven't used this format for a while, but its was just right for this card. Background paper overstamped with Crafty Individuals elegant swirl and inked the edges. The flower is an old Elusive Image stamp cut out and layered then matted on a decorative die cut circle. Added some gems and a peeloff 60 coloured to match when I found out it was her 60th birthday.