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.