Chris kindly sent me some of the accordion die cuts along with the middle pieces. I had a play with them as I'm using the other 3 to make a card for my nephew. Not bad for a first attempt I didn't think once I'd worked out how to connect it all together!!!
No actual sewing on this key ring, but has a sewing theme to fit in with this weeks challenge over at Artful Times, so I hope it counts!
Wooden spool used as the body, PA word stamp, altered fabric stamped onto a piece of fabric and adhered round the middle of the reel. Sewing pattern stamped onto shrink plastic, shrunk and edged in gold leaf.
Safety pin and zipper embellishments added along with the woolen fibers.
Over on the PA blog Helen is back with a stampbord bag charm which you can see here. I used two, 2" squares and mounted them onto joined tags. Background LP script is stamped in white ink and doodling with posca pen. All sides edged in liquid leaf.
Close up of the scratchy marks to reveal the white.
This is the stamped image coloured in distress inks before using a scratchy tool to reveal the white.
And a close up after areas have been scratched away.
I made this plaque for the PA challenge second project entitled grass and sky which you can see here. I took the inspiration from the green grass and blue sky!! Top is baltic blue and bottom is chartreuse fresco paints. The script has been embossed in vanilla wow powder. LP image stamped and then painted over in white and re-stamped in black archival. Coloured the chipboard pieces, stamped script on the leaves and an image from the same LP plate for the flower head.
Unfortunately we lost our internet connection first thing this morning and have only just got it back, so I have missed the 5pm cut off time to link up for the challenge!!
PanPastelUK have a theme of bright and bold this week and I think this fits perfectly.
Background is a mix of mustard seed, ripe persimmon and a dash of festive berries distress stains applied with a brayer onto a piece of white card. The gaps were filled in using the same colours of distress ink and flicked with water to create a water mark effect. Various images randomly stamped in black stazon.
The TH butterflies were stamped onto a background of marbled distressed stains, the next layer was stamped in vintage photo distress stain with the script from the same stamp plate and tinted with milled lavender distress ink and mounted onto a piece of plain black card. The background is a piece of corrugated painted in squid ink, egg plant, little black dress and pansy fresco paints.
Over at Country View Crafts challenge this month Alison has chosen the theme of 'word play'. The background of the tag is a mix of picked raspberry, salty ocean, seedless preserve and pewter distress stains. Words from a TH stamp plate, hearts Dina Wakley and Hero Arts.
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.