Hello lovelies I am here today with a post introducing myself to all you dreamees fans! I have just joined the fabulous dreamees design team. If you don't know me already here is a little introduction...
My name is Nicola Jayne Saul but all my crafty friends know me as NJ. I have been crafting for around 8 years now. I absolutely love what I do with a passion and look forward to sharing with you all my crafty makes using the gorgeous dreamees products. Carol and Hayley asked me to join their design team and I was so excited to accept. Such a lovely team, I know that 2013 will be a fantastic year for us so make sure you keep following everything the dreamees team will be bringing to you.
I do work full-time and my day job is running my hair studio while working in it full-time too. I love my day job as much as I love my hobby of crafting. So, without further ado, here is my first design team project using dreamees products .....
Altered Photo Frame......
To make my Altered Photo Frame I have used ....
~ 6x4 photo frame
~ BRANCH STAMP click the links to be taken to the stamps
~ Ranger Alcohol Inks - Butterscotch ~ Caramel ~ Red Pepper ~ Gold Mixative
~ Blending tool and felt
~Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
~ Letraset Promarkers - Crimson ~ Cardinal Red ~ Poppy ~ Berry red ~ Pear Green ~ Olive Green
~ Pigment Ink Pad Clear
~ Pearl Ex Pigment Powder Sunset Gold
~ Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle Gold
~ Pinflair Glue
~ Stickles Gold
~ Remove the back from the frame and glass. Lay the frame on your craft sheet. Add drops of each alcohol ink to the felt on the blending tool. Work in sweeping motions to add colour to the frame. Add your colour to your taste as you go along, this is a very random technique. I built my colour up gradually by letting it dry, then adding more.
~ Colour the chipboard backing, you would normally add a photo to this, but I have used it to create the picture.
~ Using the clear pigment ink pad stamp the branch in the centre.
~ Using a brush, dust the pearl ex powder over the image and gently sweep over this with a larger brush.
~ Sit the ink pad over the image and spray the gold spray around this to create a sparkly border. Add dots of gold stickles.
~ Stamp the Poinsettia 20 times, colour in. Cut out. Spray them all with gold spray and attach to the frame as shown using Pinflair.
~ To finish add the Stickles Gold to the centres of the Poinsettia.
I hope you like my first project for Dreamees. I think this makes a lovely Christmas Decoration with a difference.
Carol and Hayley have kindly donated some blog candy which you could be in with a chance of winning by following the steps on my blog
You have one week to enter for a chance to win some gorgeous dreamees goodies, so don't miss out!
I am looking forward to a very exciting 2013 working with Carol and Hayley, so keep following our crafty journey and our crafty makes!
Lots of love
to you all