Friday, 20 January 2012

Using It Up...

I've not had alot of time this week what with DT projects for Snazzy's {which BTW there is another project up today HERE} But I have been a good girl and have been using it up..mainly on cards.
I got the sizzix heart die b4 xmas and cut a whole bunch of hearts out straight away..  as I usually get a die and then it sits there for ages before I use it.. {But i'm trying my best to get out of that habit},  anyways I picked a couple of those and painted one in gold and the other was stamped and embossed with a powder I had not tried before..  It's available @ Snazzy's & it's called WOW and the colour I used is Vanilla White..   which I have to say is LUSH..  it comes out a lovely ivory colour...which i've not come across in an embossing powder before. Anywho I digress..   I inked over the whole thing with blue, then the sides with my faithful 'vintage photo' DI and slapped um both down on a base of masked off paint and scrap hessian, the saying was another of the freebie ones from an old mag.
It's pretty simples but I like it.
This is it before 
I have also been Using It Up in other ways.. I brought a couple of wooden box pieces a long time ago.. I thought they would make good configuration boxes but when they arrived they were WAY too big so they just sat in my room gathering dust.. Well the other day I whipped um out and changed um up a bit and now I have a new storage for my ink pads!
And this is it now.. It needs a bit more altering to make it look pretty!
Right I must get on.. things to do.. blogs to visit.. art to make.
Till next time..   Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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11 comments:

barb said...

Love the cards and the shelf!! Looks like some great storage.

Helen said...

Love what you have done with your hearts die - I think I am going to have to get it after all!! The storage you created is a great idea - very ingenious.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous card & the shelf looks fab - great idea.

Astrid Maclean said...

All look great. Love the storage thingies, great way to store inkpads!

sam21ski said...

Wow they are rather on the large side, glad you managed to find another use to them.

Love the card, the hessian really finishes it off.

Sam xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the card, I tend to do the same with dies then when I do get around to using them I wonder why it took me so long lol!

Jingle said...

I love the burlap! So pretty!

Bella said...

that card is stunning. Also like what you did with the boxy thingy.

Von said...

What a great find :)and lovely card
Von xxx

craftytrog said...

Love those hearts, & the new storage is ace! xox

happyDiane said...

Like that you used blue on your card instead of red or pink [which is what I tend to do with hearts]. The boxes turned ink storage is a wonderful idea! Great job with UIU!