Sunday 31 May 2009

July Craft Stamper is out now

.....and my article is on page 74. I really enjoyed doing this article, because it uses the new Viva paints for texture and colour, and I also covered the wooden IKEA frame with strips of copper embossed metal. Plus I managed to squeeze in some crowns and castle stamps. There are loads of step-out photos of how to do the painted background, so get your copy now!

As the Spring and Sprout papers are brand new, I managed to make a sample of those too using the same stamp (SICC7) which was in copper in the frame (above), but here I stamped it on some fo the different papers, then layered them, and put in the occasional copper turret roof as an accent.

There are loads of neat ideas in this issue of the mag. I adore Jo Capper Sandon's bird cage, and Isabelle Norris did a neat altered house (both these ladies are on our DT), and Sue Roddis had done a cool altered book using fabric. Very nice.

What a great weekend its been with fabulous hot weather. The kittens are now beggining to venture outside, but rather than guard the garden from birds, they figure it's the best litter box in the world, and they have taken a liking to eating our bean and leek baby plants. Oh dear! We managed to fit in a couple of BBQ's too.



Shelley said...

Leandra, I got my mag yesterday. I get it on subscribtion. I think your project in Craft Stamper is great. The photos and the write up is very clear and makes it look easy to do. Must get my metal stuff out! hugs Shelley

Tristan Robin said...

that frame is a knockout!

I look forward to the whole article.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I'm really pleased you did this article, Leandra. I've always wanted to attend one of the the crafty weekends but its always difficult for me as you know, so this was a real insight into using the metal, stirring up lots of inpired ideas for me.

Thanks for the mention too :0) I enjoyed making the lady in the cage.

joanne wardle said...

fabulous. I'm really looking forward to seeing the magazine

Cazzy said...

I hope my subs copy turns up tomorrow, and I look forward to reading the article as it looks amazing!

Cazzy x

Paper Paradise said...

Hiya Leandra, just caught up on your last three megga blogs, you'be had a lot going on to say the least. Look forward to getting my magazine and scouring through for your project, it's always inspiring. Hope things are well, take care.
Sue x

Laura said...

Love your stamps especially the quirky ones, You have been very inspiring for me. Thought you may like to take a look at something I made with one of your Bricks and Mortar stamps on my blog. It is called travel in Style and my blog should be here

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Kim Costello said...

Hi Leandra, just to say I was so inspired to try your wonderful embossing technique in this months craft stamper click here for a look, thanks really enjoyed your article, HuGs Kim :)

Daisy Chain said...

I absolutely adore the effect here. I wish I could create something as good as this.

Hugs Debbie xx

Anonymous said...

After seeing your fab demos at The Craft Barn Leandra, I couldn't wait to try out the Viva paints I bought, so it was great to have your brilliant article to inspire me too. The instructions were really easy to follow! Here's my little altered frame, thanks for the inspiration, I had such fun doing it!
Hugs, Alison xx