Thursday, 23 July 2009

It started with a shoe.........

OK you are probably wondering where this is going, right?!
Well it really did start with a shoe. I brought these yummy shoes last summer and was immediately inspired by the yummy inner sole.

It was cork but looked like it had been stamped on!! My mind was in a mad creative flow.

So when Marion got some thin cork sheets in the shop some while ago I knew I had to have a go myself.

So I created this layout which is about our trip in February to NEC Birmingham for a trade show, with my fab Scribble Flowers stamps. Stamping onto the cork, I then carefully cut the flowers out. Now the cork is quite delicate so you have to be careful not to tear it when cutting. I finished it off with some bling in the middle .



Now the words on this set of stamps are attached to the flowers but I wanted to use them separately so I just carefully cut them off . Then on one acrylic block I placed the 2 words 'happy' and 'smile' just so I knew they were lined up perfectly.


So what everyday item in your life can inspire you today? Leave a comment and let us know.
Loves and Bugs
Nina
x

10 comments:

Ann Clampett said...

Brilliant idea, never thought about stamping on cork before. Looks very effective

Paula P said...

I do love a bit of texture, great stuff Nina, love it x

Nic said...

Love how you have stamped onto the cork Nina - looks amazing :)

Ann Clampett said...

What a good idea, never thought of stamping on cork, definitely different.

Jayne said...

Love the whole connection thing Nina. The cork is a great touchy feely texture for a page or card. Love it. X

MARION said...

Checking in all the way from the USA. Ready...you're gonna like this..."What a corker" !!!!

Fairyqueen said...

ooohhh never thought of using cork, great idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic design team work, love it all, keep up the good work all of you, the blog is fantastic to look ay, and all the ideas are great.Stamping on cork is a fab idea Nina, well done.
maureen

Nicki said...

This is great! looks brill brill layout and stuff too, it all looks...BRILL!
Nicki
x

Polly said...

I lurvvvveee it!