Something new!

Theme Thursday – use something new in our artwork this week for the challenge. Well, I got some new stamps from my friend Leza for Christmas (plus a fab book on metalcraft…). These are clear polymer stamps from Avec in the Netherlands and they’re Asian in theme. They look like henna tattoos in design and I love them. I used what I think of as the ‘hand of Fatma’ for this card and a pretty border from the same set for my Thank you card. As I used a lolly stick to apply the tacky glue to the discs holding the flowers, I remembered Lisa Vollrath’s ‘Spirit sticks’ from one of the Monthly Muses and decided not to throw it away, but alter it to match the card!


So now my friend will receive a card and a bookmark or plant stick to go with it! It’s a shame the shimmer on the border doesn’t show up because I stamped with Perfect medium and black stazon and then brushed on Perfect Pearls in plum – it’s so pretty when the light catches it!

Here’s a little fantasy fairy pin  made by altering 2 chipboard letter discs and adding wings, a tail, a face and a pinback! We have an altered art theme + fantasy as this month’s Teams challenge on Auntys Forum. I also made a fairy wand box from a matchbox, but I can’t get a decent pic of it so that will have to wait till tomorrow.


The face is from Digital Collage and the wings are from Lisa’s Altered Art. The chipboard discs are from my forum buddy Sian – look what I made hunni!!!

Happy New Year everyone – let’s hope it’s a healthy and creative 2009. xoxoxo

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  1. hastingshall2

     /  January 1, 2009

    Rosie, I love your card with the very interesting hand stamps. The card is really lovely and I can see the pink at the bottom but not the shimmer. Your pin is beautiful too. Happy crafting in 2009!

  2. I don’t know what you’re worried about Rosie! And the spirit stick – a lolly stick? That’s altered art too….. being a wand type affair, it’s fantasy…. Fabulous work as always!

  3. Fantastic Rosie I absolutely love the altered pin!!

    Happy new year xxx

  4. beautiful creations!

  5. love our bookmark and fairy..happy new year

  6. shellyhickox

     /  January 1, 2009

    Wow, you’ve been busy! I love it all – the lolly stick is inspired! I have a whole sack of those… I know what to do with them. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful New Year!

  7. the stamp you used is really cool and I love the pin too….great stuff…Melinda

  8. love them!! great work!!

  9. Those are both really great!! You are always able to craft. I really need to get back in the groove.. That’s my goal this year. Can I ask a blog question?? Do you like WordPress???

  10. wonderful. you don’t notice the hand until you look closely, it looks like a pattern at first. great idea with the lolly stick


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