Thursday, August 4, 2011

Been Busy

I took some time between family obligations and projects for Day With Doll to make a new purse.  I had this fabric set aside - upolstery samples.  I modified the pattern I created for the fish purse and narrowed the sides and added a front flap.  I also made the strap as wide as the side but it decreases in width torward the center.  I was just going to add a small medallion in beads on the flap but got carried away.  Can't wait to use it.
I also took some time to experiment with the jewelry dies by Sizzix (purchased these online from Absolutely Everything and they are having a sale on Sizzix!!).  The image is from a Graphics 45 paper stack Steampunk Debutante that I purchased from Frantic Stamper (another great on-line vendor).  The image is under a Fragment by Tim Holtz.  I cut the piece from matte board, painted it gold with a Ranger Gold paint dabber, embossed it with Ranger Gold EP then added some Distress Ink along the edges.

This pin is also cut from matte board, this time black core, grey top.  I inked it with distress inks, added the graphic again from Steampunk Debutante and a Tim Holtz Fragment.  The leaves were cut from the Sizzix die used in the brooch above then enameled with Ranger Verdigris EP.  I added the silver highlights with Silver Guilders paste.

This one was the most fun to make!  I covered matte board with aluminum tape and cut out Gears from the Tim Holtz dies.  I ran them through the texture folder by Tim also (put the folder only on the top of the gears then ran it through so the back remains flat).  Added Distress inks and embossing powders.  The images were again from Graphic 45 and covered with Ranger Glossy Accents.  This pin is a little larger than the others.  Would make a good clasp on a purse mounted on a piece of distressed leather. 

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Gorgeous pins Stephanie. Love to see handmade jewelry.

Von said...

lovely pins :) I've not seen these die cuts before
Von

Wanda H said...

These are awesome!!!

Teri A said...

I so love your work it is just wonderful thank you so much for sharing
Teri

bubbygigi said...

Stephanie, I loved meeting you in person at the Day With Dolls. Even though I haven't made a doll as yet, I still had a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to making my first doll in the near future. If you're giving a class some time soon, please let me know.
Gita
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