Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!



Wishing you all a magical Christmas filled with lots of love and happiness!

May beautiful moments and happy memories surround you with joy this Christmas, and may health, happiness, and good times greet you each day of the new year.

Thanks for your support during 2010!

~Sarah~

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last minute Christmas card ideas!

By now you've hopefully finished making your Christmas cards, and they're on their way to the lucky recipients! But if you've left it to the last minute, and need some inspiration, then look no further! :)

I made these cards last year, but have not yet shared them on my blog. Better share them now before Christmas is over and done with for another year! LOL!


The close up:


The background is the Darkroom Door Floral Background stamp, stamped in brown ink on cream cardstock. The santa image comes from the "Yuletide Vol 2" stamp set. A bit of green grosgrain ribbon, and a Making Memories Holly brighten up the card.

Here's another:


Again I've used the Floral Background stamp, this time with pearlescent pink ink. The tree branches were stamped straight over the background in green ink. The hanging decoration was stamped on a separate piece of paper, cut out, and adhered to the card.


The detail in that hanging decoration stamp is so beautiful! And you've just gotta love that Santa image!

One more:


For this card I mixed things up a little and used stamps from a few different brands. The background is of course the DD Floral Background stamp, the tree image is from Crafty Individuals, and the word "Joy" is from Stampendous. I stamped the tree stamp onto cream coloured basic grey patterned paper, and then cut it out using a scalloped circle Nestabilities die. The letters in joy were stamped on the same paper, then individually cut out and adhered to the card front. Again, a bit of green grosgrain ribbon brightens up the card.

Not long now until Santa comes! I'm really looking forward to Christmas - and the kids are just about beside themselves with excitement!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

~Sarah~

Friday, December 17, 2010

Skywatch Friday - 17th December 2010.

It's been a while since I've played along at Skywatch Friday!

The photo I am sharing today was taken back on the 18th September whilst driving through the rural area of Yarramalong on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. (Click to enlarge).


The sun was just above the top of the photo, on it's way down for the afternoon.

What's so impressive about this photo is that I took it from the passenger side window of our car while it was moving at normal speed! (Don't worry - I was the passenger! LOL!).

Nothing too spectacular - just a nice peaceful shot of the clouds over the valley, with a bit of farm in the foreground. :)

For more photos of beautiful skies around the world, check out Skywatch Friday.

Thanks for looking!

~Sarah~

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Some More Christmas Mail Art!

Hello again!

Gee I've been a good little blogger lately! LOL!

Today I have some more Christmas Mail Art to share with you. It was hard getting a look I liked with the envelopes being so thin (the inks soaked through quickly, and they kept scrunching up when I was inking! Argh!), but they did look pretty cool once the addresses and postage stamps were on them!


Again I've used Darkroom Door stamps - from the Yuletide Vol 2, Christmas Reindeer, and Noel stamp sets. And of course, lots of inking with Distress inks!

Here's another:


These envelopes have all been sent off to their new homes - I hope the recipients get a kick out of them! :)

~Sarah~

Monday, December 13, 2010

Beautiful Baby Girl!

2 months ago a very dear friend of mine had the most gorgeous little baby girl! Let's call her "Miss E".

When Miss E was about 4 weeks old I did a photo shoot of her and out of about 150 photos I was able to get just over 30 awesome shots, which I gave them on CD to print as well as on a DVD in a slideshow with music etc. It was lots of fun to do, and her parents loved it!

I was really happy with how the pics turned out, so I thought I'd share a few of my favourite pics here. :)


Isn't she precious?!


So Beautilful!


Baby feet are just so awesome!!


So dreamy!!

I LOVE babies - especially when I can hand them back to their mums! LOL!! I'm done having babies of my own, so it's lovely to spend time with these gorgeous little creatures - definitely good for the soul!

If you're interested in having me come and take some pics of your baby, pop me an email! ;)

Thanks for looking!

~Sarah~

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Creepy Christmas Twinchie Creations!

Back in November 2009 my challenge at Inkurable Stampers was to create a Christmas themed Twinchie (a 2" square) AND use it in a project. You may have seen my example pieces last year over at Inkurable, but I haven't shared them here yet, so with Christmas fast approaching there is no better time than right now! (Otherwise I'd have to wait another year! LOL!).

So here are my Twinchies:


Cute huh?! ;)

Now for the close ups:


For my boy Twinchie I used a 2x2" piece of black cardstock as the base. I then attached some green lace "doily" paper (Basic Grey) to some red basic grey paper, and cut a square slightly smaller than 2x2". I inked the edges with black ink and then stuck it onto the black background square.

I stamped a Stampotique stamp onto white cardstock with black ink and cut him out. I coloured his jumper with a red marker and his face with "Antique Linen" Distress Ink.

I die cut his Santa hat out of Bazzill cardstock using a Quickcutz Santa die and my Cuttlebug machine.

I wrapped a red cord around the Twinchie and attached a pewter holly/bells brad.


For my girl Twinchie, I again started with a black background square. I cut a piece of red Basic Grey paper and stamped the Stampotique girl onto it. I then stamped the girl again onto plain white cardstock, and cut around her head, neck and body, then stuck her over the stamped image on the red paper. This was so I could have her in white without having to cut around her hair. Also gives her some dimension. I then colourd in her necktie with a red marker.

Again, the hat is from a Quickcuts Santa die. I drew a black line on the side and stuck some Kaisercraft rhinestones to the end for a hanging Christmas bauble.

I made 2 different Christmas cards using my Twinchies. 

Here is the boy card:


My base card is black Bazzill cardstock. I die cut a bracket shape out of red Basic Grey paper and then embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I sanded the raised surfaces, and then inked over the top with black ink for a grungy look.

I mounted my Twinchie to the front of the card using double sided foam mounting tape, and then added Kaisercraft Rhinestones to the background for a bit of bling.

Here is the girl card:


Again I have used a black Bazzill base card. I made the wreath by die cutting some Basic Grey doily paper with a scalloped circle Nestabilities shape. I adhered the wreath to the card front using spray glue.

I attached my Twinchie to the middle of the card using double sided foam mounting tape and used red Kaisercraft pearls to decorate the wreath. I created a bow out of some lovely green ribbon, and attached it to the top of the wreath.

These cards went to new homes when I sent out my cards last year. ;)

All my cards have been sent out this year - about half of them were hand made. Do you make all your Christmas cards? Have you sent them all out yet? Let me know by leaving a comment! I love hearing from you all! :)

~Sarah~

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A break from Christmasy stuff....

.....as we journey to Paris!

LOL - I wish! I'd love to visit Paris one day - it's officially on my Bucket List. But for now, these projects using the "Tour Eiffel" Stamp set from the Paris Collection from Darkroom Door will be as close as I get:

An ATC:


Another ATC:


A Hanging Decoration:


A Card:


You can see more pics along with details about how I made each piece here on the Darkroom Door blog.

Happy Saturday!

~Sarah~

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Christmas decoration from the archives!

I made this Christmas decoration last year, and you may have seen it on the Darkroom Door blog, or possibly even at Inkurable. However I never shared it here so I figured now is a good time! (even if it is a year late! LOL!).

So here it is:


I saw the original idea from a Martha Stewart Project Sheet "Glitter Star Ornaments" that I picked up in Spotlight back in December 2009. I didn't know it at the time, but the examples in that instruction sheet were created by my friend Dawn Lewis before we knew each other! What a small world!


I used: Darkroom Door Star Background Stamp, double sided cream basic grey patterned paper, Teal Stazon ink, Silver Kindyglitz, Metal bottle cap, Silver cord.

Here's how you can make one just like mine:

* Cut fourteen 2x2" squares from double sided basic grey cardstock, and stamp each of them with the DD background stamp using Teal Stazon.

* Curl each twinchie into a cone shape and secure with adhesive. I used double sided tape down one side of the Twinchie which worked well because there was no drying time. For my decoration, I used 14 twinchies, but it will depend on how tight you roll them. You may need more or less - but always make sure you have an even number.

* Glue the cones to a 6cm circle base so that their tips all meet in the middle. Make sure you alternate their placement as per the photo.
* Flatten a metal bottle cap with a rubber mallet, and attach it using foam mounting tape to the centre of the ornament. Fill the inside with silver Kindyglitz.
* Apply silver Kindyglitz to the edges of each cone. Allow to dry.

* Punch a small hole in the top of the ornament, and thread through some silver cord and tie in a loop, ready to hang. Hang your ornament in your house, and listen to your family and friends ooooh and ahhh!

Finished ornament size = 6 inches wide.


Of course, you can vary the size of your ornament depending on how big you cut your squares. :)

Give it a go, and be sure to let me know if you put pics on your blog so I can come and have a squizz!

~Sarah~

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Creepy Christmas Mail Art.

Okay - I promised you some more Mail Art - so here it is!

After all that red and green traditional Christmassy goodness my Dark Side had to come out and play:


I used 2 of the same envelopes as in the last post, plus a plain red envelope for maximum impact!

I used the Darkroom Door Flourish and Splatter background stamps, as well as some stamps from the DD "Christmas Reindeer" set.

The creepy Christmas couple are stamps from Stampotique, and the "Merry Christmas" is a stamp that I've had in my stash for ages from OBP.

The inks used were Barn Door Distress ink and just a normal black ink. The edges of the envelopes were inked with a sponge.

I hope they don't freak out the postie! LOL!!

~Sarah~

Christmas Mail Art!

I've got quite a few hand made Christmas cards to send out this year, so I thought I'd make some Mail Art envelopes to send them in!

After a few duds (I worked out the hard way that the envelopes I have don't like getting wet whilst distress inking! LOL!) I came up with these:


I just used plain envelopes that you get in a pack of 100 - this type is kind of thin, so doesn't stand up to too much inking etc, so I went with a pretty basic design.

Here is a close up:


I used stamps from the Darkroom Door "Yuletide Vol 2" and "Christmas Reindeer" stamp sets which I stamped using Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I also sponged ink around the edges of the envelopes.


A fun way to jazz up your envelopes - guaranteed to bring a smile to the recipient's face!


I didn't take a pic, but I stamped the backs of the envelopes repeatedly until fully covered with the christmas script stamp from the Christmas Reindeer stamp set.


They'll look even better once the postage stamps and addresses have been added!

I've made a few more different ones, so keep an eye out for them here on the blog. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

~Sarah~

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

One layer wonder.

My challenge over at Inkurable Stampers this month is to create a card using only one layer of stamping.

I created a Christmas card as my example:



My stamped layer began with a piece of white Basic Grey patterned paper. I stamped the Darkroom Door Flourish Background stamp onto it using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, and then inked around the edges using the same colour and my TH Ink blending tool.

Next I stamped the flying Reindeer (from the Darkroom Door "Reindeer" stamp set) 3 times directly over the flourish background using Timber Brown Stazon. I added a red brad for Rudolph's nose.


Next I stamped the phrase "Santa Claus is Coming To Town" (from the Darkroom Door "Yuletide Vol 2" stamp set) in the bottom right hand corner using Barn Door Distress ink.

I inked around the layer using Walnut Stain Distress ink, and then adhered my stamped layer to the Bazzill cardstock card base.


So there you have it! A quick and simple Christmas card design that can easily be replicated if you need to make lots of them in one sitting!

If you'd like to play along with this month's One Layer Wonder challenge (due midnight Jan 4th 2011) check out the details here. There are 3 prizes up for grabs, and there is a prize every month especially for new players, so if you haven't entered a challenge at Inkurable before you have a great chance of scoring something awesome from one of our sponsors. :)

Stay inky!

~Sarah~

Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tis the season!

Hello everyone!

Can you believe it's December already? I don't know where the time goes! This year has just flown by. I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've blogged here! Well, I've got lots to share, so I'll be playing catch up over the next week or so, so stay tuned. :)

Today I want to share a Christmas card that I made yesterday where I used the new Darkroom Door Flourish Background Stamp to create some Christmas baubles - here it is:


The base card is made from Bazzill cardstock. The background paper is from Kaisercraft and I inked around the edges using Victorian Velvet Distress ink. At the top I stamped a Christmas tree branch using a stamp from the Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 stamp set in Shabby Shutters distress ink. The 'Tis the Season" sentiment comes from the same stamp set. It was stamped using Timber Brown Stazon ink.


The baubles were made by die-cutting some circles out of My Mind's Eye patterned paper (using my nestabilities shapes). I stamped them with the Darkroom Door  Flourish Background stamp using Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. I then inked around the edges of the circles with my ink blending tool and Victorian Velvet Distress ink.


To create the hanging part of the bauble, I hand drew the shape onto some silver paper, cut it out, and then punched a hole with my crop-a-dile. I glued it to the back of the bauble, and threaded some silver cord through the hole. Two of the baubles were glued straight down onto the background, and the frontmost bauble was mounted using foam mounting tape.

I'm loving the new DD Flourish Background stamp! It's soooo pretty - and looks great embossed like this. It would also look great if you used flocking instead of the embossing powder - or even glitter!

I love using pink and lime green as a Christmas colour combination - what's your favourite Chrissy colour scheme?

~Sarah~

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shabby Chic Christmas Cards.

I recently taught a class at Erina Scrapbook Store where we made 4 Shabby Chic Christmas cards using the new Noel Stamp set from Darkroom Door. Here they are all together:


You can see each card close up - along with details about how I made them - on the Darkroom Door blog here. :)

They're also great as inspiration for this month's Shabby Chic Christmas challenge over at Inkurable Stampers. Pop over and play along!

~Sarah~

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cards using Viva Decor Precious Metal Paints.

Back in September, the Darkroom Door CT girls and I were given the task to create something using the Precious Metal colours from their new Viva Decor paint range. I chose to make some cards!

Here's the first one:


For my background I painted a piece of chipboard with Golden Green Precious Metal Colour. Once dry, I stamped the DD Floral Background Stamp in black ink and heat embossed it using black embossing powder. I then added some more Golden Green paint over the top, and wiped off the excess from the embossed layer with a baby wipe. Once dry, I inked around the edges with black ink.


Some lace, white brads, and a black and white image from the Full bloom montage sheet were adde to complete the card front. The base is Raven Bazzill cardstock.

Here is the 2nd one:


My background is a piece of chipboard that was painted with Lilac Precious Metal Colour. I then stamped the DD French Script Background with white ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

Next I adhered a piece of a paper doily to the corners, and then distressed the edges of the cardstock before adhering it to the "Raisin" Bazzill cardstock base. The tag is a paper mache tag (available from Lincraft / Spotlight etc). I threaded the tag with some twine.



"Thank You" is written in chipboard letters which I painted with the Lilac Precious Metal Colour paint. These alphas were raw before I painted them, but using paint on any of your coloured alphas is a great way to jazz them up and tie them into your project!

The Viva Decor paints are so nice to work with - these precious metal colours are so smooth and have such a lovely shimmer! They dry really fast too - and they're safe for scrapbooks.

If you'd like to see what the other Creative Team girls did with their precious metal colours, check out this post on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for looking!

~Sarah~

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pretty Lovely Note Cards!

Last month at Erina Scrapbook Store, I taught a beginners class where we made 4 pretty little note cards using these stamps from Collections Elements. Here they are:


The cards are 4x4" each and the base is made from black Bazzill cardstock.


The background paper is from My Mind's Eye. The flourish and flower stamps were stamped directly onto the background paper using black ink. The edges of the patterned paper were inked with black ink as well.


The hearts and butterflies were stamped onto white cardstock using black ink, then cut out and mounted to the card fronts using double sided foam mounting tape.


They are really quick and easy to make, but give a very eye catching result! The ladies in the class finished early, so they jazzed up their cards with Kaisercraft Rhinestones and they looked awesome!

You can so easily change the look of these cards just by changing the colour of the background paper.

You could make some matching envelopes, bundle them all together with a pretty ribbon, and give them away as a gift!

Thanks for looking!

~Sarah~

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Shabby Chic Christmas Card.

This month's theme over at Inkurable Stampers is SHABBY CHIC CHRISTMAS!

The challenge is to create a Christmas project (card, ATC, decoration, gift box, etc) using the Shabby Chic style.

For my example I created a Christmas card:


You'll have to excuse the dodgy pics - they were taken inside at night so it was hard getting the colours right.


Here's how I made it:

I started with a dusty pink coloured paper for the background, and stamped a damask background stamp (from Stampotique) on the lower section using Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I inked around the edges of the paper using the same ink and a foam blending tool. I then tore some sheet music into a strip, and inked it with Antique Linen Distress ink and adhered it across the bottom of the background. I added some lace across the top of the sheet music.


Here is a close up:


I tore a section out of the top of the background, and inked the torn edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then adhered some sheet music (that had been inked with Antique Linen) behind the tear. The greeting (Kaisercraft) was stamped onto some cream Basic Grey patterned paper with Timber Brown Stazon ink, then cut out. I inked around the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress ink, and adhered the greeting over the tear.


To make the Christmas Tree, I stamped the Kaisercraft Doily stamp onto dusty pink paper with white ink, and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I cut out a tree shape, and then inked over the embossed image (which acted as a resist) with Victorian Velvet distress ink, and Vintage Photo Distress ink for the edges. It is mounted onto the card front using foam mounting tape. The "star" is a prima flower with a Kaisercraft Pearl in the centre, and the tree trunk is a piece of dark brown Bazzill cardstock.

The deers (from Crafty Individuals) were stamped on last using Timber Brown Stazon. The card base is made from dark from Bazzill cardstock.

If you'd like to join in on the challenge for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes on offer from the sponsors, then pop over to Inkurable Stampers and check out the challenge details!

See you there!

~Sarah~

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Here in Australia we don't celebrate Halloween like the northern hemisphere - although it is becoming more prevalent year after year. Even Woolworths got in special carving pumpkins this year, and I'm seeing more and more stores with spooky costumes for sale! Those who do celebrate here in Australia  basically use it as a good excuse to get dressed up in spooky costumes and watch scary movies (with the odd bit of trick or treating thrown in) without any idea of the true meaning. Read more about it here.

As a kid, the closest we got to Halloween was watching the cool halloween specials on TV - probably where my love of all things spooky stemmed from! One of my favourite Halloween shows was when the Simpsons did a version of my all-time favourite poem - Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven". Here it is, for the uninitiated:



James Earl Jones (AKA the voice of Darth Vader) does the Narration. Until yesterday I hadn't heard anyone do a better job of reading Poe's poem, then I stumbled across this reading by John De Lancie, which really captures the spirit of the Poem as Poe intended for it to be read:



Pure spooky awesomeness!

So wherever you are, however you celebrate it (or not!), have a Happy Halloween!

~Sarah~

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Something wicked this way comes.....

One day whilst blog surfing, I came across this cool ATC project on Carol's blog. I'm a big fan of the gothic style stamps from Penney/Torrente at Stampotique and I love trading ATC's so it was a no brainer to want to make one of those awesome little ATC envelopes of my own! As soon as I saw it, I knew that it would make a great swap project, and I knew that fellow Stampotique lover, (and regular at Inkurable Stampers), Vicky Fernando, was just the person to swap it with! So, we agreed on 5 ATC's inside the pocket, and I set us a deadline - by the end of June - and we weren't allowed to post it until the other person was finished. Well, to cut a long story short, Vicky finished on time, and I got busy with one thing or another and left poor Vicky hanging!! So now, 4 months late (OMG!!), I actually got mine finished last weekend and sent it off! LOL!!

I had a lot of fun making it - it was great to go crazy and do something for fun instead of for a class or DT commitment - that meant I was free to use whatever products I liked without worrying - it was very liberating! So I let my dark side out to play and it played with reckless abandon! I went with my favourite colour combo of red, white, and black. So without further ado, here is my project (click pics to enlarge):

ATC Envelope:



I used Becca's great tutorial for my ATC Envelope, and customised it a little. I used black Bazzill cardstock for the envelope, and embossed it with a Spiderweb Cuttlebug Embossing folder. To highlight the web, I buffed over it with silver Metallic Rub-ons - hadn't used them in years! LOL!!

The Tombstone is a Cuttlebug diecut/embossing combo. Again I used black bazzill cardstock, and this time I sued a combination of colours of Metallic Rub-ons to colour it. I cut out the rectangle, and added the image behind it. That stamp is called "Rocky" and I stamped him onto white cardstock using black ink, then coloured around him with Barn Door distress ink using an Aquash pen. I then stamped a grunge background stamp (by Kaisercraft) around his head.


The flap is held closed by 2 screw brads tied together with some red thread. On the inside of the flap I've used some gorgeous paper that has a velvet damask print on it - very decadent!

So, inside the pocket goes 5 ATC's. I'll share each of them here, so brace yourselves - there's lots of pics! LOL!

"Miss Snottie Runs With Scissors":


The name of the main stamp I used here is "Miss Snottie". I stamped Miss Snottie onto white cardstock using black ink, and then heat embossed her with black embossing powder. I masked Miss Snottie and  coloured the background using Barn Door Distress ink and a foam blending tool. I then stamped over the background with the Kaisercraft grunge background stamp in black ink before removing the mask.


To give some definition to her face, I added in shadows using Copic Markers (C-1 and the clear blender), and used Kaisercraft pearls for her eyes.

The sliced-up background was a technique I learned from Julie Haaelemeersch. I saw a few ATC's on her blog that she did this with, and loved them so much that I ended up trading ATC's with her! I now have 3 of Julie's beautiful ATC's in my collection. :)

"Enter Here":


I used a Scrapmatts ATC background (a thick piece of card with a white front and bevelled edges. Not sure if they still make these, but I picked them up at a craft show years ago) for this one.

First I stamped the "3 in a round" directly onto the white surface using black ink, and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I then stamped and heat embossed "Enter Here" (from the Darkroom Door Gothic Arches set) the same way at the bottom of the ATC.


I masked off the main image, and coloured the background using Barn Door Distress ink and a foam blending tool. Again, I added highlights to the skulls using the C-1 Copic marker and a colourless blender. The edges of the ATC were inked with black ink, and the background behind the skulls was coloured using a black Copic marker.

"Mr Stripes on a Tombstone":


For this ATC I created the background using black bazzill cardstock and the spiderweb Cuttlebug embossing folder. Just like the pocket, I used Metallic rub-ons to highlight the raised surface of the web.

Mr Stripes (the spider) was stamped onto red cardstock with black ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder before being coloured using bleach. Because the legs were way to fiddly to cut out, I just cut out the body and used wire for the legs. A piece of white cotton was used for the strand of web that he hangs from, and he s stuck to the ATC using foam mounting tape.

The red frame is another ATC shape from Scrapmatts. I inked it with Barn DOor distress ink and embossed it with Fired Brick Distress Embossing powder which has a wonderful rough texture once set. When I placed the frame over the ATC Background I realised that it looked a bit like a tombstone. A bit of German Scrap border at the bottom finished off the look!

"Just Hangin' Around":

OK - getting a bit darker now! LOL!!


The base is black bazzill cardstock and the background is white cardstock onto which I stamped the text stamp (from Stampotique) in black ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. This acted as a resist when I coloured the background using Twinkling H2O's (Cinnamon). I gave it a few layers and the result is a cool blood like effect that is nice and sparkly! The edges were stitched with some red embroidery thread.


That poor little guy is called "Head" and I stamped him onto white cardstock in black, heat embossed, and coloured his jumper with orange Twinkling H2O's. To get the noose to look right, I had to chop off his head and attach it at an angle once the rope had been wrapped around his shoulders and up to the top of the ATC. The red on the rope was accidental - just a consequence of the glue mixing with the H2O's on the background! He's attached to the ATC with foam mounting tape. Again, I used the Copic markers to create a shadow around his face.

The words were printed using my computer.

Last but not least we have....

"A New Entrance":


Again I used a Scrapmatts ATC background. I coloured it with Twinkling H2O's, using more of a dripping effect this time. 

I stamped "Mink" onto the background using black ink and heat embossed using black embossing powder. I masked over her, and then stamped the Tim Holtz flying crows stamp and heat embossed. I also stamped and heat embossed the quote (again from the Darkroom Door Gothic Arches stamp set) at the bottom. In case you can't read it, it says "Every exit leads to a new entrance".

Mink was coloured using a pearly white Twinkling H20 applied with an Aquash pen.

Phew! That's it! Are you still with me??! LOL!

So there you have it - probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I had heaps of fun making it and Vicky loved it!!

Thanks for looking - I love hearing from you, so please feel free to leave a comment if you dropped by! :)

~Sarah~