Saturday, 31 March 2012

Beehive card

Watching the Clarity programme on Create and Craft this morning, I was impressed by the skep (beehive)that Barbara showed us how to make. As I have a little bee stamp I decided to make a card using this technique and this is the result. The flower and quote stamps are from my Sheena Douglass collection. The card is A5 size.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Mini book brooch

A friend of mine gave me a little book brooch at Christmas and well, I just had to try to replicate it didn't I?! I found making the covers easy enough due to my cartonnage course but the signatures (inside sets of pages) were more of a challenge as I had never done that before. With the aid of some video tutorials I managed to stitch them together and insert them into the covers. It was a good learning curve and although not completely happy with the result, I will certainly make one again. By the way, the little book measures 3.5cm x 4cm so really tiny!