Thursday, March 26, 2009


This is my final piece for
Design Team challenge for this month
it's been heaps of fun playing with the
Darkroom Doors Robot Montage Sheet
heee....heee.... I know my little man will laugh out loud, when he sees this little robot peeking out of the number 10!.... I still can't believe he is going to be 10 at the end of this month!
I have used the German scrap as a stamp again, on the collage background, then sprinked it with black embossing powder, the German scrap wheels were metallic gold and parts of the gold come show through the black embossing powder nicely....You can also see I have lightly sprinked the same embossing powder onto the chipboard numbers, before I sewed them on.
I used ~ Darkroom Doors Robot Montage Sheet (for the robot and the 'fabulous' word), German Scrap Wheels sheet , Catslife Press 'Open Here' Stamp
extra bits and pieces are ~ Old Dictionary Page, Basic Grey Printed Paper, Chipboard Numbers & Brackets, Making Memories Noteworthy page, computer generated words, Versa Color Cardinal Ink Pad

Hope you are all having a Fabulous Week

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You are Out of this World.....

This is my Third piece for this months Design Team Challenge
using Darkroom Doors Robot Montage Sheet
You can't help but love these little robots
they are such fun to play with :)
See the little wheels I have stamped onto the tag ~ I haven't used a stamp at all
I actually used German Scrap!
I used the Wheels sheet
I cut a strip, and inked it on the front with Versafine Onyx Black and then pressed it onto the tag, I love the 'rough' stamped image it gives :)
I used - Darkroom Doors Robot Montage Sheet (for the robot and also for 'Out of this world'), German Scrap- Wheels, Catslife Press-Open Here Stamp, Luggage Tag, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. extras- wooden gear by The Porkchop Show, twill,brad, rub-on wings,and bling :)

Lots on in our home this week,
we have an 8th b'day party
and Grandparents visiting :)

♥ Hope you all have a Delightful week ♥

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

sparkly loveliness.....

It's been a little while since I shared some of my jewellery creations, these are two of my pieces I created today, I am enjoying more and more mixing up the different metals I have in my jewellery making 'stash' it really adds so much to the 'eclectic' look I desire when I create.
I called this pair 'Gaiety'I love the Texture of different chains together, this bracelet altho it's made entirely of Solid brass, each of the brass findings seem to take on a slightly different shade and tone. all of the pieces I have used to make this bracelet come from different suppliers, they sit in my little divided boxes waiting for me to decide what to do with them.... once assembled all of those pieces from so many different parts of the world suddenly become 'ONE'..........Don't you just love Creating!

Hope you find time to Create today ♥

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A little birthday badge....

This is my 2nd piece for
using our challenge piece
My little lady is turning 8 next week, and I thought this little Robot Lady from the montage sheet was the perfect Starting point for a little Birthday Badge for her to wear on her big day.
The Base of the Badge is a Tim Holtz Clearz Tilez,
I mod podged some printed paper onto the tilez then Cut out the Robot lady image, sanded the edges and separated the layers a little so that the image was a little thinner to use. Then adhered the little robot lady to the printed paper using Mod Podge. I trimmed and sanded the edges of the printed paper around the edge of the Tilez. Then I applied some rub-on flowers & the Number and added a little computer generated 'today'. Then gave the top a coat of Plaid Royal Coat, which gave it a lovely High Shine and protective layer.
Have a happy day everyone :)

Friday, March 06, 2009

Dude You are so Awesome....

This month The Stamping Queen has given her DT
the challenge of creating with
The Darkroom Door Montage Sheet from the Robot Collection :)
so it's bound to be a fun month of creations from the team!

I made this little 'affirmation' sign for one of my sons to hang in his bedroom, like most boys he's mad keen on robots and all things that mechanical :) I used ~ Darkroom Door Robot Collection MontageCollections Elements Chipboard Arrows, Luggage Tag, Collections Elements words (cut up to spell 'dude') Glimmer Mist - Red Velvet & Graphite, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.and extra bits were wooden gears from Porkchopshow, text paper, gears stamp, brads, brass jewellery findings, letter rub-ons, and my sewing machine :)
Have a Lovely weekend everyone :)

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Roses are Red....

This is my final piece for our Design Team Challenge of using
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
this month at The Stamping Queen
It's been great having a theme, and working all month with it.
Layers seem to be a recuring theme in my art
this bookmark is no exception
Take the little 'moo' sized centrepiece
it started with a piece of printed paper, sprayed with Glimmer mist, Vintage Image added, German Scrap trimming the top, sentiment stamped and added, Transparency added over the top, Backed with Velvet and all stitched together.
I used ~ Collections Elements Vintage Wallpaper, Collections Elements Transparency, Collections Elements Vintage Image,Kaiser Wood Flourishes, Melissa Francis Vintage transfers,
Paper Artsy Young Love 4 Rubber Stamp (Roses are Red), German Scrap,
extra's ~ velvet, vintage lace, basic grey printed paper, bling :)

I was asked the following question in my comments by Deb (the junkin' yaya)

Hi Gillian!I have just received my goodies from glimmer mist and am anxious to try them. I still am having a hard time understanding how all the 'water mist' can do a stencil without showing water spots everywhere? I have watched her videos...but, any good tips? It appears it is going to be how you really hold the bottle and how you spray it?thanks...

Hi Deb, this is what I found worked for me ~ I put some scrap paper down on the floor, then my piece I want to spray, shake the bottle well just before you start spraying. Spray using a sweeping motion from a standing position start off by spraying lightly and build up your spray as desired. If you are using a Stencil remove your stencil as soon as you finish spraying. and leave your piece to dry for a minute or two on the floor.

I found when sitting at the desk I was too close to the piece I wanted to spray and I did get larger spots from the spray, and I think you are right the angle of the bottle does seem to alter the effect you achieve when spraying your Glimmer Mist. I hope this helps a little Deb :)

A Big Thank you to all the people who have stopped by,

May your week be Blessed ♥