I was in Blogland this morning and this fab post from Helen appeared, which you can see here. The original post is over on the PA blog which you can see here.
As I've been under the weather with a head cold these last few days, something simple like this was great for me to get back into having a bit of a play. This morning the weather was gorgeous too, the sun was beaming through the windows, so I instantly felt better. Unfortunately by the time I got round to taking the photos, it had gone grey and dull and looked like rain.
I set a tag swap for orange and purple colour combo, so here are mine. They are just primary elements on the background, ginger peach and wild plum, with some stamping in black and purple stazon and hi-lights with a white posca pen. And finally ribbon and fibres added to the top.
That's Crafty have a theme of 'all about face' and they would like to see a face on a project, so I am entering the middle tag for this challenge.
Embossed heart, painted black, painted with patina antiquing cream and rubbed back, quinacridone gold added over the top.
Embossed heart, painted with excess primary elements, painted with cream antiquing cream and rubbed back, quinacridone gold added over the top.
Embossed heart, painted black, painted with English red oxide antiquing cream and rubbed back.
And this is the same photo but I've auto corrected the colour as it's more true to the actual.
And this is exactly the same as above except I added quinacridone gold added over the top.
And this is it under the auto correct button.
This is one of the TH dragonfly emboss and die cuts that Emma cut for me. The tail has been heated to created bubble texture and the wings painted with patina antiquing cream, rubbed back and tinted with quinacridone gold.
From another angle. I placed a little cork under the body to lift it up.
A close up of the main part of the body and tail.
This tag was embossed with a couple of different folders, coloured with light grey paint, covered in black antiquing cream, rubbed back. A layer of PA satin glaze added to seal the black. Cream antiquing cream added over the top and rubbed back, another layer of PA satin glaze. Finally a very thin layer of quinacridone gold added over the top.
Same tag but just used the auto correct on it.
Then I laid the dragonfly over the top for contrast to show all the different colours.
And again, this is the same photo which has been auto corrected on the colours as it's so dark here today due to the constant rain.
Love, love, love the new media misters especially over black. Here I've used the green, yellow, white and shimmer turquoise.
I tilted it so you could get a better idea of the turquoise shimmer, but it's so dark and still raining outside, I don't know if you can see it or not.
This is a chipboard heart shape coloured with a mix of primary elements, mod podge and a spritzer of water and heated to created the texture. Emma went to a France Papillon class yesterday and told us of this technique, so I thought I'd try it.
And I did the same with this one but only heated the outer edge.
Then I placed one over the other.
Then just for a bit of contrast, I put them over the tag.
This is the turquoise shimmer in the media misters as I wanted to colour some cotton scrim, so put a tag underneath to catch the waste.
This is a piece of cotton scrim lightly sprayed.
And these are the two pieces I laid on the tag as I wanted all of it turquoise.
Met Emma today in Harrogate outside the International Centre for the Knit and Stitch Show. These are some canvas's I spotted at ColourCraft.
We'd arranged to meet up with Neet and Wendy later in the afternoon.
And then Wendy took one of the three of us.
And this is what I bought, some cotton scrim, dissolvable Fabric, small stipple brush, red and blue bead seeds, red liner tape, pipettes and decovil which is like a thicker vilene but with a leather feel.
Hi I'm Sam, 43, birthday in October - Any piece of art gratefully rec'd - Thanks. OH, Martin, been together 23 years and still no plans to get married!!! We love spending time with our pupster, especially when the weather is dry and we get to take him to the woods. I love any sort of crafting and would say that I am adventurous with new materials. We love going skiing in any winter resort, but mainly the States or Canada, they have better snow!! We lost our first beardie, Max, August 2006 at a ripe old age of 14 and 1/4. Since then Frazzie has come along, he is now 6 years and 7 months old and is still a little Bugger, Bugger!!! Unfortunately in December 2008 we lost Alfie at 14 months old after only having a short time of 7 weeks loving and caring for him. He found a good buddie in Fraz and loved him to bits.