Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Origami for Christmas

This card was created using Vivi Papers and origami folding techniques, which is a very useful starter point for many other items made using oragami techniques.

Following these steps, you too can create fabulous, yet simple, cards and other items.

Step 1:
Take 5 squares of paper ( 5"x5", 4.5"x4.5", 4"x4", 3.5"x3.5", 3"x3" )

Step 2:
Fold each square in half, open out, then fold in half again in the opposite way.

Step 3:
Fold in half again, but this time diagonally, open out and fold in the opposite way.

Step 4:
Fold two sides in towards the centre, forming a triangle.

Step 5:
With the triangle point away from you, take the fold of the top edge and bring the fold line to meet the centre, follow this on the other side.

Step 6:
Starting with the smallest shape, glue the next size one inside the last, leaving a desired space, making sure the centre lines are aligned up.

This snowflake was created using the same technique as above, but with a few changes.

3 squares of paper instead of the 5 for the tree, each triangle was inked around the edges using ColorBox Chaulk Inks.

Once the triangles have been glued together, glue the top-most of each one to a square of card moving around the square, so you end up with each of the triangle "blocks" on each edge of the card.

A simple piece of ribbon at the top and a nice bead or fancy button in the middle finishes it off nicely.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Fun With Fabric

This Wall hanging was created using fabric panels, glued onto card for the backing to add sturdiness.

Simple ribbon ties, between the two panels, make a nice and simple way to attach them together, along with a matching ribbon bow at the bottom to bring it all together.

The use of Viva Decor Pearl Pens adds a touch of elegance and the added extra special touch.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Where do all the hours go in one day? Just getting ready for a demo day at Rejects in Kirkcaldy on Saturday and Sunday. I will have to demo this card as i just love using this stamp from Viva- Decor. I have used My paper world stencil Christmas decoration and embellishments and stamp set Christmas decorations and embellishments, also stamp set from Viva-Decor stamp set Christmas backgrounds and letters, papersoft colors apricot, orange, walnut brown and moss green. I used pearl pen red for the berries. All done on white card stock from Viva-Decor. I hope you like this card as much as i do.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

I love to use this stamp she is painted using Usartquest micacolor

Sunday, 6 November 2011

These are three bottles that i have decorated with Viva-Decor Modelling cream. Most importantly added sweeties.

Mother of Pearl ( Rose )
Mother of Pearl ( Light Blue )
Mother of Pearl ( Hydrangea )