Monday, October 5, 2015

A Spooky Tombstone Triptych

I've had this idea in my head for several weeks, and today I just decided was a good day to make it work.

These are just 3 of the 4 Gothic Tombstone ATC Bases Part IV from

I drilled 4 holes in the pieces and added twists of gold wire to hold them together. Nothing fancy, just twists and curls.

The Rare Oddities 8x8 paper pack from Graphic45 is cut, glued, and colored with Tombow pens for more dramatic effects. I like things just a bit brighter and they do the trick.

They were fun and quick and easy to put together. Just layer the papers and cut-outs on, then add some penwork and dots for accents.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

The New Finnabair Creative Team and a LUCKY Bracelet

I found a little time to play with some beads and  charms a few days ago. I don't profess to be a jewelry maker by any means, but I do like to dabble in the art enough to make a few things for myself.

This bracelet starts with a Mechanical from the Plated Labels collection by Finnabair.

I used a Dapping Block to curve the Plate and added jump rings and beads.
A few wire wrapped crystals are added for some sparkle.

This shows the Dapping Block and another Plate being curved in the block.

Since the LUCKY plate already has 3 holes it was all set to have a group of charms to dangle at the bottom.

I always polish my charms if they'er embossed. This is a picture I took of the before and after when you use the Vintaj Detailing Block.  I used it on the LUCKY plate to polish it just a bit.

These plain brass charms were embossed with a Vintaj DecoEmboss Die - Nouveau Roses and the Vagabond machine.

I made this having been invited to stay on for another term with the 

We have 4 returning members and 4 new members. It was sad to see Riikka, Rebecca, Monika, and Lena go, but it was an absolutely amazing time we had together. We became family all over the World.

Welcome to Denisa, Kasia, Athanasia, and Irina.

So if you want to see some pretty amazing Works of ART with tutorials for you to use, click on the link and enjoy all the blog posts from Finnabair and the Team.