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Sunday, 22 August 2010

80th Birthday for a young man who Cycles!

Hello every body, hope you've all enjoyed a good weekend. The weather here in Crewe, Cheshire has been great! for once.
Just a quick post.. feeling a bit tired so will do all the necessary tomorrow:)

Next day..still got a massive headache!! boo hoo :(
The card was made with DP and images from Peerless Designs vintage men's Collection CD. All distressed with a combination of Antique Linen (getting a bit dry that one ) and Tea Dye.
Hobby Art greeting
Dimension 4th used to stamp the age.

Bottle top embellishment

New bottle tops from eBay...apparently used ones wont work
flattened in Cuttle Bug
Small amount of  Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigment.. burnt marigold, a very tiny amount, added to the white plastic insert..
Glossy accents to fill top... not too much or it over spills and looks a mess...guess how I know ;)
 add a tiny drop of alcohol ink in this case Sunshine Yellow then add the charm very carefully, leave to dry.
I do believe there are some videos on utube that explain about bottle tops... apparently the white plastic insert can be removed. I've not had a look myself yet. I'm sure there will be lots of techniques available... perhaps I should go have a look :) 


and here's a sneak peak  from the workshop I attended yesterday at The fabulous Cubby Hole with Sarah Anderson... Steam Punk Journal... made our own journal!.. we did! The batteries in my camera are dead! so more pictures and info tomorrow  :)

tc xx Sue B xx


veronica said...

nice card -how did you do the little seal? journal looks lovely, just my sort of colours

ScrappySuzanne said...

Super card and your journal is lovely....I know cos I have seen it in the flesh!

Nigel said...

Wonderful card, and te journal's coming on nicely by the look of it.

I've managed to get my cover finished at last :)

themessycraftroom said...

A great card love the colouring and how you've used your bottle top. Hope you have a good rest tonight. Thanks for visting my blog feel better after my rest. Hugs x ChrisB

craftimamma said...

I love the card Suzy. Wish I could cycle now let alone when I'm 80! I'm also curious to know how you did the bottle top. Did you buy it with the teeny bike already in? It's great!

Wish I could have been on that workshop with you. The journal's looking fab. Look forward to seeing more when you're feeling rested. I need to stop burning the candle at both ends too, Lol!

Lesley XX

veronica said...

thanks Suzi- didn't think of a bottle top! Now all I need is the bottle top and the cuttlebug............

Aquarius said...

What a great card for a 'young' cyclist.

craftimamma said...

Thanks for that 'how to' Suzi. It's a very effective embellishment. I already have some bottle tops bought ages ago. Now ........... where the heck did I put them????

Lesley Xx