Sunday, 13 February 2011


Hi to all,
I'm late in posting this so ill be quick,

over at simon says stamp and show blog
the theme this week is SHOW SOME EMBOSSING
so I decided to do an ikea mirror,

This also fits the ANYTHING BUT A CARD
challenge over at simon says stamps challenge blog

& it fits for gingersnap creations blog
the theme of GC90: CHARMS

here it is,

I went with an industrial look for this one as you can see,
I have used these mirrors before & buy them in job lots,
because they are such a good base to work on,
& they are such a good prices at £1.19
(look back at older posts to see the other mirrors
in different styles I have made)
I have put a piece of white paper over the mirror to get better photos.

so what did I use?
well I used,
grunge paper, a  cuttlebug & an assortment of embossing folders,
black soot distress ink,  various Tim Holtz idea-ology,
the journey stamp is one of Tim's, a black gel pen,
jet black archival ink, clear embossing powder,
Eco friendly acrylic paint
(gold, aged gold, silver, aged silver, copper & bronze)
buttons, corners & the bracelet parts are from my stash,

Here's some close ups,


All i did was run the grunge paper (in an embossing folder)
through my cuttle bug, then cut it up into 4cm squares,
then painted them with acrylic paint, arranged & stuck them to the mirror
I then swiped the black soot ink pad over the whole thing
(this gave it that dirty aged look)
I then drew faux cross stitches over the whole thing
with the black gel pen,
I sorted out some bits & bobs
& stuck them to the mirror with silicone glue.
& that's about it.

Hope you like it!

I'm off to link it up before the submission closes

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.


  1. The mirror was a great bargain and with your added pieces of art it looks very expensive and could take pride of place in any home. Lovely details. Tracy Evans x

  2. This is gorgeous! Fantastic details, as Tracy said.

  3. this is brilliant - and would make a great gift for a teenage boy or the man in your life - love the different textures and colours caroline x

  4. Beautiful ... as always! Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week ... we hope to see you again soon!


    THANKS bunches for playing along with the crew at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!!

  6. This is GREAT, Kat! Love it!!!

  7. Beautiful job and what a perfec item for an embossing challenge! Your colors are the different metallic looks all blended together.

  8. Wow! Absolutely amazing details!! Love all the charms! :)

  9. WOW!!! this is stunning! amazing work! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane x

  10. Love the combination of colors and embossed textures ... we're so glad you shared your "charm"ing project at Gingersnap Creations.


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