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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A good days work......

Went to Ally Pally on Sunday and got lots of new goodies but haven't had time to play till today!! Spent all day Monday doing the dreaded HW and also scrubbing my deck so that it can be treated ready for the winter - so today I was completed exhausted and ready for a quiet day in my craft room, but rather than start anything new, I opted to finish off some bits that were lying around my craft room.



First of all I used some nice new ribbons I got at AP to finish off this ribbon doll for the GAS MAMMA challenge. I really like the way she's turned out. Her wings are made from a paisley stamp I have never used before and to get the 'set' I needed to try out reverse or double stamping ie to get both wings I needed to stamp it in both directions. After several false starts, I finally got it to work by stamping with versafine on to a piece of ordinary plastic wrapping (like a card bag) and then quickly sticking a piece of card on top. You need the image to be quite wet, but not so wet it will smudge. I have to say, despite trying out all sorts I am rapidly coming to the opinion that versafine are the best ink pads - they are always so juicy. The one I used I have been stamping with for well over a year, it was the first pad I ever bought and still going strong.

I had started the backgrounds on a couple of tags at a distress workshop the other week and thought I would finish them off. After checking in at Tuesday Taggers, I saw this weeks challenge was trees so added an image from a Crafty Individuals stamp, plus some text. The text was a new purchase (don't ask, I will not divulge how many new stamps I bought at AP) and is a Clarity stamp, I was really impressed with how nice an impression it made on a difficult surface. This weeks challenge is sponsored by the Craft Barn, so you could win goodies if you take part!!!



I just found a nice image to go on the second one, with a grungeboard heart. I thought the little word stamp said 'Bella' but in fact it says Belle, but fortunately I think it still works lol!!



Quick reminder that you have another day to join in for this month's giveaway (see side bar for link) - I have to work tomorrow until the evening so may not make the draw until late.....

12 comments:

Carolands said...

Love the ribbon doll Cindy x

Clarky J said...

wow Cindy some fantastic projects here - love the background for your trees tag and the sentimnet is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Tt this week xx

Jan said...

FANTASTIC ribbon doll Cindy! Great tags too. Lucky you going to AP!

Teri said...

You've done a great job on the tree tag!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Michelle said...

Fantastic work Cindy, love your tag and the sentiment is perfect but wow I LOVE your ribbon doll, she's amazing.
Thanks for tagging along with us at TT this week
x Michelle

Sherry said...

I thought you'd gone all 'sailor' on us, scrubbing your deck - lol. Love your ribbon doll and the tags. Bet you didn't buy as many stamps as me at Ally Pally - and no, I won't divulge how many either!!

yvonne said...

Such a beautiful tag. The tree is stunning, just adore the fibers too. Wonderful colours x

Agnes the Red said...

Great work here Cindy...the ribbon doll is beautiful and I love that tag with the heart.

Pattie said...

O beautiful doll Cindy,and the tree tag is lovely too,missed AP wanted to go,but it seemed the journey was going to be to much hassle so gaveup,saved some money lol.

Denise Clark said...

Wonderful job on each of your creations! Love the ribbon girl! Also love the sentiment on the other card. So true!

Avril Ann said...

Great Job Cindy, love the Tree Tag, great sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at the Tuesday Taggers this week, hope you will come again next week. Hugs Avril xxx

Dezinaworld said...

Beautiful work !!
Hugs June xxx

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