Friday, January 02, 2009
A first for me...
Today the new issue of Craft Stamper is on sale (although because of the holiday period theres been a delay here it seems as I havent managed to get a copy from the local shop yet- boooooooo). Anyway, that aside, guess what? Not only did I have an amazing end to my crafting year in 2008 but now a brilliant start to 2009, as my main recycled piece from my article made the front cover!! A first time for me (not counting the odd corner picture now and again), so I'm really pleased *yesssss*.
I'm unable to show any complete images of the work in the article, but here are a couple of sneek peeks.
A couple of days ago I was playing around with the idea of my main piece for the Craft Stamper article and came up with a variation on the theme. Here I flattened a kitchen roll tube (we seem to get through quite a lot of kitchen roll ) to create a different form of 'card'- only its a 3D in-the-round piece that is decorated all over. The theme over on Theme Thursday is 'Something New' and this contains new buttons, thread, heart (part of a gift from Joanne, thankyou :0) ) stencil, ribbon and idea (for me anyway).
The back is also decorated (although I'm not sure what happened to the colour in the photograph)
I can see me making lots more of these. I love the fact that both front and back are decorated and that they can be made any size depending what tube you use. I have a few of the long christmas wrapping paper tubes left over which can be also used or of course there are the shorter cardboard tubes which we all have now and again :0)
The finished articles are pretty robust, more so than a card, and stand well.
I hope you manage to grab a copy of the magazine. It looks to be a fabulous issue with contributions from many of my past and present forum friends including Joanne W, Isa, Penny B, Lana, Sid and Gail. Also a chance to win a copy of Hermine's new book (which I'm going to HAVE to buy as it looks fantastic. Apologies if I've missed anyone I know off te list- once I get a copy I'll know :0)