My spring mojo has sprung!!!

Well i havent posted anything for over a week now.Well thats because i have nothing really to post.The crafting mojo has disappeared and the spring cleaning mojo has raised it's very dusty head!!!

Though i have managed to make a couple of cards.

Just a quick one today.

Well I have been having another play with the starburst stains again.This time French Country. Here's one card i made with them,more to follow shortly.They now come with spray caps,which i just love and they seem to go much further.Its such a shame you cant see the exact colours and the mica which adds such a pretty glimmer and sparkle to them.
by Debbie xx

Japanese Dolls

I just love these new Japanese Doll stamps by Hero Arts.I think they are just so sweet.The background stamp i have used is from 'Japanese Dragonfly Dreams' by Aspects of Design,which again is from The Stampman The papers i have used are Oriental papers
Thankyou for visiting xx
by Debbiexx

A Tag

I thought i would have a go at altering a couple of tags.With this one I have used Dusty Concord distress ink and The Stampmans Aspects of Design Sheet 'Butterfly Garden' and the distress 'Borders and Corners'which i find very versitle and useful in alot of projects.
Again i have used shrink plastic and added beads etc to them.

For the glossy effect on the butterflies i have used glossy accents

Another Tag

A Shrink Plastic Tutorial

Well here it is as promised.A step by step on shrink plastic.I love having a play with this.It is so versitle.It reminds me of when i was little,when we used to shrink Seabrook crisps packets on a safety pin and wear it as a badge,though somehow I could never get it just right.
Below I have made embellishments and buttons,to coardinate with the stamps I have used on my cards.The easiest way is to do lots in one go then store away with the rest of your embellishments.I have used both white,black and transulcent shrink plastic.

Step 1:Stamp images on shrink plastic.Here i have used a black stazon ink pad.On the japanese doll, i coloured them in before I shrank it.But dont forget to colour lightly as the colour intensifies when shrunk.

Step 2:Cut out each shape and punch two holes in centre.(only do this for the ones you want to use as buttons.)

Step 3:Use heat tool to shrink each piece down.I also use a wooden stick for this part just to hold in place.

Step 4:On these particular pieces i have coloured with alcohol inks.The colours were Wild Plum and Gold.Let dry thoroughly.

The finished result.Lovely vibrant embellishments to coardinate with your projects.

Please call back to see these pieces being used in up and coming projects.

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