This is another one of my vintage digital photos, I call her Steampunk Fly Girl. I suspect she was actually dressed this way for riding in a motor car, but it looks a bit like a vintage flying helmet so I thought I would make her a pilot. And the wings were a finishing touch […]
I have a collection of vintage ephemera that is in digital format – and I have recently realised that I can use this in my collages instead of just using my own photos. So over the Easter weekend I have been busy making some new collages incorporating vintage elements, ‘stickers’ from the collage program, and […]
I made this card using the Prima Marketing collection Time Traveler’s Memories. It is a collection with beautiful creams, burgundy, sepia and black colours, and various vintage images. The base card is actually once piece – a gorgeous stripped and embellished bit of card – from the A4 pad, folded in half. Other elements have […]
It is always hard to create cards for male recipients for some reason. I like to do vintage style cards because the colours and designs can work. I love working with sepia and cream tones. Aged paper, stamped ship design, compass stamped as background image along with some crackle textures, layered onto striped paper, and […]
When I went to Europe for my brother’s wedding, I ended up taking a lot of photos of gorgeous streetlamps, varied types of cobblestones and flagstones, and interesting (and usually very old) doors and windows. I hadn’t done much with the photos until recently, when I started editing them and creating a few collages. This […]
One of my friends had his 50th recently, and I made a grungy steampunk card for the occasion with metallic inks, aged patina paint, copper layering papers and an awesome large stamp called Mister Bright Ideas by Darkroom Door.
I knew there was another one with My Mother’s Dress stamp! This was from a family friend’s wedding in February.
A wedding card (using a favourite stamp) and a farewell card. Although this stamp, My Mother’s Dress, is not strictly a wedding one, I find it works well on wedding cards if I am designing for the bride. I used it a few years ago for my manager, although this time I was going for […]
One of my team members became engaged while she was on holidays recently. I made this for her Cream card folded to make a square. Edged in Antique Linen distress ink. Square butterfly and text paper cut to fit, distressed and inked around the edges. Attached to card, thne flower on gold paper added to […]
I have not posted for a while, as I was extremely busy with work right up to the day I went to Europe (yay) for nearly a month. There was sightseeing involved of course, but the main purpose was to attend my brother’s wedding. He has lived in London for the past 10 years, and […]