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Archive for October, 2009

There’s been a cybercrop at Svensk Scrapbooking this weekend, and I manage to complete four of the challenges

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Every Wednesday me or my DT-friend Bea posts a new Gazelle-related project at the Bumblebee blog. This week I’ve been playing around with fonts. I created this initial card for my son

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The font is Goudy Initialen, and to my surprise it was not vectorized! So there was some fiddling before I got it to work as a cutable picture. I cut it about 18×18 cm in black cardstock and mounted it on a shiny silver colored very thick cardstock, almost like chipboard.

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Cards and altered at CropStop

A card just for inspiration on using punches in the CropStop Forum

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The border is made using a Fiskars border punch, the lantern is cut with the Gazelle using a dingbat font, and the glass in the lantern is vellum, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

It was my turn for the challenge this week, which is to alter something on the theme “time”. Read more here.

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I used a cigar box – I get them for free at our local tobacco shop – which I painted with Crackle Paint. Unfortunately it chipped! I didn’t think of the glossy paper the box was covered with! So I went over the painted areas – very lightly – with Beacon Liquid Laminate, which seemed to seal the crackle paint on the box. But now it got all shiny… So I decided to cover it all with another crackle paint – Tarnished Brass – and got a lovely structure!

Next step… Papers… K&Co Ancestry was my choice for this. The edges are distressed with edger and Distress Inks in several hues depending on the color of the paper.

Decorations! Yep, love those! A Maya Road chipboard Celtic Knot, painted with Crackle Paint and very lightly with Distress Inks over that.  The MR key is painted with Crackle Paint, Tarnished Brass. The clock stamp is Heidi Swapp, embossed with Ranger Gold, the musical paper is of unknown origin, I worked hard with the Distress Ink – Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain – on that. Various paper flowers and a page pebble covered with Alcohol Ink. A few lampworked beads on a piece of jute yarn.

The inside paper has been misted using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and a Glimmer Screen from the Tattered Traveler collection. A Tim Holtz gamespinner, a few “chinese” coins, a mother of pearl shell and some pictures I downloaded from internet. Done!

It now contains my most recent toys that I got from CropStop the other day…

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Have toys… Will play… See you later!

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Come on in and join us in the fun activities from Oct 7th to Oct 11th – but it has already started with some chances to win stuff…

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