Tuesday, 24 July 2007

UK Stamper's Jacob's Ladder swap.





Good old blogger! I knew it would put these photos on one above the other so I didn't need to mess around in Paint Shop Pro, stitching them together! This is my finished Jacob's Ladder for the UK Stampers swap. For those of you who don't know what a Jacobs Ladder is, it is a child's toy made of squares held together with ribbon. When you turn over the top square, all the other squares flop downwards in turn. And, thanks to Craft TV Weekly, this one does work! I will make a little matching box to store it in, but I wanted to show the photos now, as this is also going to be my entry for Wednesday Stamper, for this weeks open theme.
The stamping on the front is all done in various colours of Brilliance Ink, using stamps from Paperartsy, Crafty Individuals, Rubadubadoo, Anita's, Limited Edition, and PSX. The back is heat embossed in white and the stamps are Judikins (flower) and Rubadubadoo (butterfly). And just in case you can't read the phrase, it says "Live life free like a butterfly".
PS. The patterned paper for the base is from Fancy Pants, but the bit with the name is stuck down!

6 comments:

DymphieM said...

Lovely work Hazel! I like these Jacob's ladders and saved CraftTV's instructions to do one (in the future *lol*).

Hermine said...

Great artwork. I love these ladders, I have to try some day.

Francesca said...

Lovely ladder. Like the delicate blues, great piece of work :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hazel
this is so beautiful. I have yet to try one of these - but your's turned out gorgeous! :)

stamp and scrape said...

These would make perfect ATCs - really beautiful colours and stamps. Thanks for your comments - I know what you mean about stamps for ATCs - some of the work out there seems unachievable. But you just have to 'stamp' your own style on them!
Please have a go - I'd love to see what you come up with.
Ros

Petra said...

Rats, Hazel, why did I have to look? No, it's not my little butterfly "problem" - it's the fact that yours is so much nicer than mine!! Grr! Too talented... And I hadn't even thought of making a box. Doh!