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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Two Enjoyable Sessions

As soon as I saw Sheena with these little tins, I knew I had to have them... I bought 3 lots and have just finished these ones, as pressies... I am doing a couple more before I finally stop for the holiday. I used a variety of alcohol inks and made sure to wear some gloves, as it really is a bit messy!! YEY!!

I stamped with UMount stamps and used Moonglow twotone ep on them. The flowers and butterfly (because I got bored with the flowers!!) are on alcohol inked card, finished with diamond glaze to make them shiny and more robust. Pearlidoodles and a few gems have been used to finish off the patterns.

The second session this week was to make a card out of the gothic tag for a friend who lives over the road, who has a birthday on Friday. I hope he likes it. I just made a background in the same sort of style and colours, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, using those ubiquitous distress inks!!. It is full of texture and the hanging sun is quite a smiley touch!!

Thanks for looking and for commenting this year. It is coming up a year since I began this blog, and my life has taken many turns in that time. I have met so many lovely crafters and have appreciated each and every one of your visits and ideas. I notice I am almost on 10,000 so that will also be exciting!! Thanks SO MUCH for looking


Christine said...

OMG Frankie, these are gorgeous. I did think about getting some when I saw Sheena demo them, however I have to get Alchol Inks first, they are on my christmas wish list.
Your Gothic Arch is beautiful to.
Christine xx

PaulineC said...

These are really fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Pauline

Viv said...

Gorgeous tins! And I'm sure your friend will love the card!

ElizabethR said...

They are gorgeous Frankie, I too nearly ordered them when I saw Sheena, but have other toys to play with first! Love Elizabeth xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous work Frankie - such special presents and the card is wonderful
Ann x

lisa said...

Your tins are gorgeous, Frankie. I saw Sheena do these too and loved them, but I think yours even exceed the ones she did. I love the vibrant colours and your designs on the top. They will make beautiful gifts.
Your card is just lovely too.


Riet Harikini said...

Oh my...... What an artist you are.
I am for the first time on your blog and I am amazed by al this beauty I see.
You are a trou artist.

Artsnark said...

really cool! Love the rich colors

Artsnark said...

These are great!

Just wanted to stop by with wishes for happy holidays!

Beryl K said...

These pieces of art are absolutely stunning Frankie. I've been a bad blogger recently and not kept up with your work.
I hope you and Fred have a wonderful Christmas and I am looking forward to more of your fabulous work come the new year
Beryl x

Vixykins said...

They are absolutely gorgeous x

Rosemary said...

Oh my what gorgeous tins, I must try some more now I have some new inks. thanks for the inspiration.

Karen said...

OMGoodness I can't believe that I missed these Frankie!!!! These little tins are outstanding!!! I couldn't decide which I liked the best.

Hope that you are keeping well & warm, HUGS XXX

Von said...

Great tins, could this be why I can't get any in the shops lol
your blog is great :)