About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and if you are very unlucky I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Help it's the Spanish Inquisition








Christmas in June feels late to me, I normally start prepping for Christmas around New Year’s Eve!  When I first saw this image the first thing I thought of was to print it as large as possible and decorate it as a cone angel I used to make as a child.  Then I calmed down and thought about it and decided to go with a scrap page…the only minor problem is I can’t seem to stop singing Angels from the realms of glory now!  Okay I’ll stop waffling now but I have some questions later if You would be so kind as to point me in the right direction please?  This is to be entered in to Ike's Challenge



To make this page I used:

Gold Glitter
Iridescent Gold H2Os
Gold H2O’s
Silver and gold mirri card
Christmas cuttlebug embossing folder
Mini tiny mini beads
Ribbon



I printed cut to size and glued together in the weird shape my Christmas angel and tree photos, then matted them on silver mirri card.  I used the cuttlebug embossing folder for the gold embossed mirri card bits and stuck them on before gluing the matted photos on top.  I used a red ribbon to for the base of my title, “Angels from the realms of glory” which I hand painted using H2O’s.  The angels were printed in passport size and cut out and decorated with either iridescent gold H2O’s, beads and gold glitter.



Now for some horrible questions sorry.

What kind of card can I use for wax resist?  I have some wax paper I wish to emboss on and then iron over so it resists ink.

If a product is made by a specific company e.g. in the case of wax paper papermania, they suggest using the reverse of their make mirri card, I’ve tried a different make and it didn’t work.

When painting something wooden is it necessary to always use gesso? 

Can I stamp directly onto acrylic paint?

Thank you and sorry for the Spanish inquisition.