I was so excited when I found these fabulous goth girl stamps that I just had to buy up big! I've had them sitting in my stash for a while now, waiting for the perfect opportunity to get them inky! LOL! They remind me of when I was a teenager - whilst I wasn't quite that bad, I would still have been classified by some people as a "goth" - I wore all black - long black skirts, long black hair, grunge music - you get the picture! I'll have to dig up an old photo and share it with you - let me know if you wanna see it! :) Ahhh - those were the days. Good times. LOL!
Anyway, I recently joined a yahoo group where we swap ATC's and other arty goodness, which presented the perfect opportunity to use my stamps!
The ATC theme for August was "Caught In Crystal" which is a cool technique for creating backgrounds. Here's what I came up with:
Don't you just love her??! LOL! I created the title using my computer and printed it out onto paper that I had dyed with TH distress inks. I sewed the CIC background onto the black bazzill cardstock with my sewing machine. I created 9 for the swap - I got to keep one, and got 8 others from the other ladies in the swap - and they were amazing! Here's what my 9 looked like all together:
Can anyone tell what my fave colour combo is lately?? LMAO!
We also had another non-ATC swap in Ausgust, which was a mini-hinge book. And when I say mini - I'm not kidding! It was just under 6.5 centimetres high! LOL! Here is the cover:
The spine is a metal hinge, and I have used marble paper, German Scrap Borders, riggon, and a Maya Road ribbon slider.
Here is what the pages looked like before I glued them in:
And this is what it looks like all glued together with the cover opened:
I have used my goth girl stamps, basic grey paper, white gel pen, and sticky words from Kelsey O'Mullane.
My little mini book has gone to a new owner who I am pleased to say was thrilled with it! I got one from her in return, and it is fabulous! I'm loving this swap group!
Thanks for looking! This won't be the last you see of these girls! :)