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    Stitched Adore You

    Hi crafters. I made another entry for the Altenew July Inspiration challenge. This is the challenge inspiration photo: I started with a sample of upholstery fabric which had a nice texture. I tried stamping the stamp images with different inks but ended up using Versafine Clair Glamorous and Green Oasis as these were crisper and easier to see on the fabric and didn’t smudge with handling. I started outlining the flower images with red nylon embroidery thread and moved to floss for the rest of the flowers and leaves. I used various orange, pink and green threads, mainly in either 2 or 3 strands at a time. I used the…

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    Pencil charm

    Hi crafters. I’m trying pencils today. I used pink, red and orange pencils to colour the main image from the Altenew charmed stamp set. I heat embossed the image in gold along with a sentiment from the Birthday greetings Stamp set. I tried a layer of white pencil first then started with the colours but it was a bit too muted so I sponged unicorn white ink on the image and then coloured again. At the end I spattered some gold shimmer spray and added some spray to the flower centres. This is a one layer card as I stamped on a teal cardbase. In the photo it looks more…

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    Experiments in homemade glitter paste

    Hi brave crafters! You’ve ventured onto this brand new blog. I’m still working out how to do it so bear with me! I saw a post about making homemade glitter paste a while ago and have been waiting to have a go. The challenges at Scrapbook Boutique and Simon says stamp made me think now is the time. I wanted to do white for  the scrapbook boutique theme but I cheated as it is actually clear over white cardstock.  I had Atelier heavy gel gloss medium.  It is like acrylic paint with no colour. I mixed coarse and finer grade white glitter into it.  The medium looks white but dries clear…