Saturday, 29 September 2012


 Welcome crafty friends, I hope you're having a lovely weekend, the weatherman says it's all set fair for today at least:0)

This week over at the Craft Barn we have been using vellum, lovely stuff!! here is my effort. The Design Team have had fun this week and made some lovely samples for us all to ooh and ahh over :0)

 I made some candle votives, a sheet of vellum embossed and trimmed to size wrapped around my spritzer bottle, a glue dot and a battery candle :0)

And a card, flowers of vellum cicles and a Tim Holtz die for the stalk.

Thanks for your visit, see you soon, Gay x

For the votives I used
Dreamweaver stencil, Damask
Brilliance inks in Cosmic Copper and Moonlight White
Spellbinders dies, Ironwork motifs
Tim Holtz Stamps French Marketplace

And for my card I used
Spellbinders Morocan Motifs and Nestabilities, Classic Circles Small.
Tim Holtz, Elegant flourishes
Sentiment by Crafty Secrets, Sweet Kids

Our Special offer this week. 
As you saw yesterday, Isa'sArt is using the metal tools on her vellum 
(Pergamano style), so we are offering 10% off a couple of tool kits so you can have a go at this technique.
Use the code VELLUM10 at checkout


Di said...

Oooh, lovely makes Gay. I'm almost as scared of vellum as I am acetate so the inspiration is most welcome.

Have a super weekend too!

Di xx

craftimamma said...

These are gorgeous Gay! How elegant they would look as the centrepiece on your dinner table. Might have to try this for the quiet New Year's Eve dinner we always have with our oldest friends.

The card is lovely too. Fabulously different idea for the flowers. Thanks for the brilliant inspiration.

Lesley Xx

craftattack said...

Love the votives! Valerie

Karin said...

Wow what a great ideas, beautiful creations! have a nice weekend!

Doreen said...

Morning Gay,love your beautiful creations today,I never know what to do with vellum so now I have a couple of idea'

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love what you have made using vellum, love the candle effect and lovely design on your card


Suze Bain said...

These are gorgeous Gay. Your candle covers are stunning. xx

Deborah Frings said...

These vellum votives are stunning! Love the embossed finish and the details - would love to see a photo of one with the battery candle lit!! The card is just so sweet!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOOh very pretty. I love the candle votives especially. Great idea.

Enjoy your weekend.

Sarn xxx

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful candle votives...never heard of battery candles before! So cool...great with a young child around! Wonderful project and your card is simply stunning...beautiful! Bravo!

Valerie said...

Gay these votive candles are stunning! I hardly ever use vellum but I might have a go at these for Christmas:) Your card is wonderful as well! Lovely day eh? Hope it lasts!
Val x
Forgot to ask if the Bluewater fair was good, did you go?

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous!

lisa said...

As always you have come up with something so beautiful and original. Gay. If someone had said vellum to me I'd have been stuck after either making a flower or stamping a sentiment on it, the limit of my repertoire!!!
I love the candle votive, may have to give that one a try and the TH swirl for a flower stalk is inspired.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend, it's been lovely here today although the wind has been cool.
Hugs Lisax

Sasha said...

I love what you did with your vellum, Gay. Your votives look really lovely, as do your pretty vellum flowers x

hazel said...

What wonderful creations Gay, I must have a go at the candle votives.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

I agree with you that vellum is beautiful i love its translucency and the it is lovely to feel in your fingers. it is so versatile and you have shown wonderful ways to use it.
The candle project is gorgeous...I bet you will have a whole line of them on your mantelpiece:)

Kay Carley said...

The votives look soooooooooooooo classy Gay. xx

Samantha Elliott said...

These are great Gay. Love the candle covers.

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Lovely vellum work!

You have come up with two very inspirational projects. Love them both!!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Aileen said...

Love your use of vellum, something i forget about. x

Faith A said...

Fabulous, I have missed so much yet again, fabulous ideas too

Anonymous said...

How clever , I love this gorgeous card and the votives are amazing , you are so clever gay never know what to expect here.