Wednesday, 23 September 2009


I hope your week is going well so far. I just want to know where the sunshine is they promised us from today onwards. It's been cold and grey here but dry so I suppose we need to be grateful for that!

On our crafty trip to Harrogate the other week, amongst all the lovely things we saw that provided bags of inspiration, the one that stuck in my mind was on the Once Upon A stamp stand where they had made decorative frames by putting different shaped Nestabilities together. They were fantastic and another use for these wonderful must have craft items. My sister took some photos for me for future reference but I had to have a go as soon as I got home, so these are from memory.

The first one was sprayed with turquoise, meadow green and gold glimmer mists. The green layers were cuttlebugged with the textile folder and denim distress ink rubbed over to highlight the embossing which was then used to stamp the swirls on the turquoise layer and then clear embossed. I then dipped the edge of each layer in clear ink and gold embossed to give a random frame.

The dragonfly was stamped on acetate twice and cut out with stickles added. I then cut out just the wings on the second one and attached them with silicone glue. Two holes were put through the top with the crop o dile and brads added and gold wire put through to create a hanger.

The second was layered up in the opposite way with the scalloped square as the base and the red layers were run through the cuttlebug. I used Candy Apple Red and Suede Glimmer mists and ran Walnut ink distress ink around all the edges and used it to stamp the swirls. The flower was sprayed with gold glimmer mist and the gems added. As usual with glimmer mists the photos don't do the glimmer justice, they really do sparkle.

Now I've got my hands on the photos I shall have another go but I think the sky's the limit with these, you could do anything, the only problem is it makes you want lots of new shapes to play with.

Before I sign off tonight I'd just like to send my blogging friend Brenda lots of love for her surgery tomorrow. My thoughts are with you Brenda.

Thanks as always for visiting.


Clare (Littlebear) said...

These are amazing Lisa, I love visiting you blog to see what you have been up to - always something wonderful and different!
Clare xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous! Like you say, Lisa, The possibilities are endless. Robert recommends using up those backing papers you aren't keen on and aging them with distress inks, too x

Jill said...

What fantastic creations Lisa, they are so complicated and gorgeous to look at. I really must have a go with Glimmer Mists if that is what you can create!

Sarah xx said...

Lisa these are just beautiful. Now I am going to have to add loads more nestabilities to my Xmas list!! xxx

Lynda said...

Lisa those frames were amazing weren't they - I've been having a play too with the nesties but haven't made anything as fab as yours - think you've cracked it!

Love Lynda xxx

lisa said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. Sally, I'll definitely try using the backing papers, that's a great idea!


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow Lisa, these are just fantastic ! I think OUAS are going to Ally Pally at the weekend so I wonder if I will get to see them made ? What a fantastic idea though, never thought of using my nesties for something like this. I love playing around with my Glimmer Mists, inks and embosssing powders so ought to have a go at these.

Thank's for sharing and inspiring !

Thank you also for your lovely comments on my blog - love to hear from you !


Jo x

Michelle said...

Absolutely Fabulous Lisa. I saw some similar to these made with grunge paper - were they the ones? The colours on yours make them though and grungeboard tends to be very grungy - funnily enough!
x Michelle

Paula said...

Stunning Lisa, they are very pretty.

Hope Jacare said...

Fantastic - so beautiful - lovely colour and texture! Cheers Claire x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Lisa these are fabulous!
Just love all the different die-cuts together and that embossing and glimmer is just wonderful!
kim x

Enfys said...

These are so pretty Lisa, and you've added your own touch as always. Creative as always..
En xx

Clarky J said...

Wow Lisa I really love these - what beautiful colours and texture too - My visit to the show was only and hour so I obviously missed some fabulous samples! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog they are much appreciated x Janet

Megz said...

Really creative! Nesties look really good, and I should have a go at using Mum's!
Megz x

Anne said...

Ooh these are fun, love the turquoise and gold, so sumptuous

Anonymous said...

truly wonderful creations...I love this style