Monday, 24 January 2011

Hand-crafted

I love making things myself. I'd rather have the satisfaction of putting together a few ingredients and cooking up my own dish/embellishment/fancy dress outfit than pay someone else to do it for me. So you won't find (m)any ready meals or ready-made embellies in my house, nor did my purse suffer too badly when the children needed to wear togas, Victorian dress or appear as skeletons.

Having only a Sidekick and a couple of Sizzlit alphabets, I occasionally suffer from Cricut/Robo/Eclipse envy, but then I remember that I have stamps, a printer connected to my laptop and a good pair of scissors. So it seemed appropriate for my page about the craftsman on the beach of my hotel in Egypt to get back to basics and do my own title.

So I dug out my favourite Banana Frog Steelfish Outline stamps and some scraps of old Basic Grey paper. This font is easy to cut out as the definition of the letter with all the fiddly bits is inside the outline. For the word "Artisan" I'd backed the paper with card before cutting the letters out and mounting with foam stamps (I will be giving the stamps a good clean, I promise!)

My page is originally based on the Sketchy Thursday's sketch for January 20th.

I added Maya Road ribbon, some beadazzle-covered Woodware chipboard to fit in with the rest of this week's challenge over at UKS (thanks Dawn for a great challenge).


It's just occurred to me that I've also got this font on my laptop and therefore I'm not limited to this size and using my stamps ... I'll be back with details of some other good for hand-cutting fonts next week.

6 comments:

Mary B said...

Gorgeous and such a good idea to use fonts that can be easily cut like that.

alexa said...

Amazing photos, and love the warm climate feel of this! Like your chipboard too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo cool!! I love love love the photos and loving the title work! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Love your take on the sketch! loving your stampwork and the pics are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

Keshet said...

Very cool letter work! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!

Tomomi said...

great stamp work!!
love it!!
Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays:)