Sunday, 31 October 2010

Cog and Clock Background

I sprayed the card with lime ink, placed the masks over the lime and sprayed again with post box red.  I stamped the images and words with black stazon.

I made a couple of large tags.  I added a clay piece that I stamped into with the word travel.  I coloured it with silver pen and wrapped silver thread around it.  I added a spinner and a brad to the clock, a prestud and a time piece from a watch. I used a paper distresser and edged with black soot distress ink.  I have entered this tag into a yahoo group challenge.  The criteria was, stamping, a word and metal.

This one has a T!m Alterations corrugated cog painted with black acrylic dabber. A brad and a spinner and a prestud. Again the edges were distressed and fibres were added to finish.

I made another easel card. It's for one of the members of a yahoo group I am involved with who is a bit under the weather at the moment.

And finally I managed to squeeze an Atc from the remaining piece.  I added the word imagine and a prestud.

Fraz and the Fireworks

For some reason people have just decided it's a good idea to let off a load of loud banging fireworks.  Fraz really doesn't like them.  He came bounding downstairs, jumped on the settee and buried his head under the cushions!!!!  So I thought I'd grab a quick photo, but bless him, he really was frightened!!!!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Black and white

I used eco friendly paints to create this piece.  I painted the background black and when dry, applied a generous amount of green glue, on top of that I applied the white.   I gently dried with the heat gun (hair dryer type), to create the crackle effect.  Once totally dry, I stamped the CI image 283 with black stazon.  I quite like the result. 

Friday, 29 October 2010

Spray and Paint Backgrounds

This one was created with lime and vanilla custard Dylusions spray ink and Dylusions orange paint and black eco-friendly paint.

This one was created with numerous Dylusion spray inks, lime, vanilla custard, cyan, aubergine, fuschia, granite, burnt orange mica spray and orchid eco-friendly paint.  I used this background for the easel card in the previous post.

This one is burnt orange mica spray, warm leather, post box red, fuschia spray inks and orchid and black eco-friendly paints.

This one is made with aubergine, fuschia, granite spray inks and black and orchid eco-friendly paints.

This one was made with lime and vanilla custard spray inks and patina green and butternut eco-friendly paints.  I used this background to create my first easel card as shown in a previous post.

This background was made with post box red, cyan, granite, aubergine, fuschia spray inks and blueberry and patina green eco-friendly paints.

Another Easel Card

It's my nieces 16th birthday at the beginning of November, so I decided to have another go at an easel card.  I made this one 6" x 6".  I created some more backgrounds using Dy's spray inks and eco friendly paints, cut this A4 sheet up and used it for the bottom and front of the card. The CI image is stamped over eco-friendly paint which has been crackled.  I cut out the flourish, the numbers and the fancy diamond from black card using the bigshot.  I cut another piece of the background and placed it inside the diamond shape.  The writing was printed onto safmat.  I used 5 gems to hold the front of the card in place.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Easel Card

It's my sisters birthday tomorrow so I decided to have a go at making an easel card for something a bit different. As you can see, I kept it very simple. I covered the bottom and front panels with the lime and vanilla custard and patina green and butternut background that I'd previous created.  I then stamped the PBS image onto white card and mounted it on to black.  The happy birthday is attached with foam pads to raise it so that the front of the card can be tucked behind it to make it stand up.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

ATC's - SCD Challenge

Last night I had a play with my new inks, paints and stamps from the show. The lady portrait on the right is one of the birthday stamps Neet sent me.

I am entering the two green ones into this weeks Something Completely Different challenge as the theme is green and yellow. I used Dy's lime and vanilla custard spray inks and topped them up with green patina and butternut eco-friendly paints.  Stamped my new CI images, added gems, ribbon and a button.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Dome Goodies

Well I only needed some silicone glue!!!  Dy at AFTH was demo-ing her new range of spray inks, so I ended up with a set of those and a mica one and an acrylic paint tub to try!!  They did look awesome. Jo was demo-ing the eco-friendly paints and doing some fab things with them.  There was a show offer on, 5 for £10, so I gave into that one too. The spellbinders were 4 for £60 so we split that and got 2 each. I got a scrolls template but I really wanted the maple leaf one, they didn't have it. Just love the Lavinia stamps so had to get some of those and also loved the new CI stamps. I'm slowly collecting the brights and lights in the AI's, picked up another 2 today. We also got a pack of 'cute' christmas teddie cards to share, to use as toppers.  And oh yeah, I didn't actually buy the pink eyelets, they were a free gift, and No, I didn't choose pink on purpose, they were wrapped up, so it was a lucky dip!!!!!!  I did kick myself though, I picked up some strips of FP, put them down and said I'd go back for them later, but I forgot until we were half way home!!!!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

More birthday goodies

More cards and pressies arrived this morning.  Thanks to Neet, Jo and Mary G.

Another couple of samples

These are a couple more samples I've produced on my course.  The top one is couching using a zigzag stitch.

This is a piece of calico with hundreds of tiny shreds of fabric, threads, ribbons, fibres and wool bonded onto it.  A piece of black netting was placed over the top and using a blue and a purple thread I used some of the patterned embroidery stitches available on the machine.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Friendly Plastic

Yesterday I went to Maz's and we had a play with friendly plastic.  Neither of us have ever used it before so it really was trial and error.  The first piece has a stamped impressed into it.  Sequin waste was pushed through the orange and gold circle.  All the off cuts were melted and stuck back together, the flower was again stamped and I cut it out.  The black and gold heart is gold FP with black lace pushed through it and the rainbow FP has Angeline Fibres melted into it.

We then got a bit adventerous and made a necklace with hearts and beads.

This is the reverse side.  I had to wear it in the pub yesterday lunchtime!!!!  Blue and blingy!!!!!!

PBS meets Stampotique

This is the PSB stamp that Maz bought me for my birthday used to seat the stampotique image!!!!.  The bench is stamped in timber brown stazon, I masked off the writing on the stamp.  The stampotique image was stamped onto a separate piece of card, coloured, cut out and positioned so she was sitting on the bench.  The outsides are coloured with crushed olive distress ink, a paper distresser was used on each edge and coloured with walnut stain distress ink.  The T!m scratches stamp was used in timber brown around the edges.  I stamped the words using the dymo labelling in green.  I added 3 burgandy flowers with dark green gems.  The string was attached to create a hanger.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Big '4 0'

Presents from Maz and Cath, PBS stamps and T!m Holtz goodies

Fantastic handmade sewn wall hanging from Chris

Gorgeous hand painted frame from Zoe

Fabulous cards from Chris, Hazel, Burn, Cath, Zoe, Ju

Leo, Anne, Alison (MB), Linda & Jack

And this is a stunning chain from Claire, housing a fab domino skeleton and beads

Thanks to everyone who helped make my 40th special.  I received loads of birthday wishes, cards and some lovely pressies as you can see from the above.  I went out for a pub lunch yesterday with my team from work and today I went out for lunch with a friend.  Tomorrow evening, dad is taking us all out for a meal as it was my nephew's 18th yesterday.  Martin and I may go out on Saturday but I might be all mealed out by then, we will see!!! On Sunday I am going to the craft fair at Doncaster Dome to spend some of my birthday money!!!

AI Postcards

Using my new stamps I created these postcards.

The backgrounds are alcohol inked in lemonade, juniper, salmon and willow.

The images are stamped with timber brown stazon.

Cards for Friends

Maz bought me this stamp (PBS) for my birthday too.  Again I kept it very simple.  The left image is embossed with weathered wood and the right with peeled paint. Crushed olive, peeled paint and pine needles were used to add colour to the green one.

The Park Bench

Maz bought me this lovely PBS stamp for my birthday. I used it to create these two simple cards. They were both stamped with versamark ink and covered wth tea dye (top) and weathered wood (bottom) distressed embossing powder.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Shades of Green

I made this for my friend Kath aka LazyKay as it's her birthday today.  Like me, she is a worshipper of green.  Unfortunately, the felt is of the type that doesn't burn properly, so it's just gone brown around the edges and I tried to burn holes in the top left hand corner, but without success, again another brown patch!!!  Hope you like it Kath - Happy Birthday xxxx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Silkies Postcard Collages

The backgrounds for these postcards were again created with the silkies, but this card is glossy so there is a much more of a sheen to it.  The main images are from PBS, which were masked after stamping. I used various other stamps to create a background collage. Glossy accents were added to the middle set of diamonds on the left and the top of the main image on the right to give a bit of dimension.  Flowers and gems were added to finish.

Scary Fairy Postcard (2)

I tried another one with a Stampotique image and gave her some wings, but I don't think she looks that scary!!!!  The background is covered with a piece of scrunched up tissue paper coloured with purple twilight and pitch black acrylic dabbers.  The image was stamped and coloured with water colour paints, cut out and attached with silicone glue.  The wings were coloured with metalic and adirondack pens in shades of blue and stamped with the spiders web image.  The saying was stamped in black but it was lost, so I went over it in silver pen.  The tombstone is a cuttlebug die.  Oh, and the purple gems for the eyes!!!!

Scary Fairy Postcard

The background for this postcard was created using wild plum, slate and cranberry alcohol inks.  It was stamped with the stampers anonymous spiders web in black stazon.  I distressed the edges and inked them with black soot.  The saying is from Stamp It Crazy and stamped in black stazon.  The tombstone is from cuttlebug.  The fairy image, bat and tombstone were attached using silicone glue to give dimension.

I have Sam to thank for this creation, as it was she who introduced me to the challenge site that I have made it for - Sunday Postcard Art - Thanks again Sam. 

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Silkies Tag

The background was again created with silkies and a brayer.  The main image is from PBS and is stamped in twilight and raspberry adirondack ink.  The image was masked off and the script was stamped in demin adirondack ink.  The top right and bottom left images are from Art Journey and stamped in faded jeans distress ink.  The splodges are from a green pepper press plate and are stamped in eggplant adirondack ink.  I used a white pen to soften the edges of the main image. I edged the tag with the blue iris from the primary pastels colorbox fluid chalk inkpad. Co-ordinating fibres were added to finish.

Stamping on a polygon

Maz has had some weird shapes cut recently and this being no exception, a polygon (7 sided shape). So I decided to give it a go and created a stamped collage. The images are Art Journey and the swirl is Hero Arts. I used Silkies (set 1) with a brayer to create the background colours. I added a piece of navy ribbon attached with brads to create a hanger.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Stampotique Tag

The background colour of the tag is old paper distressed ink.  The tree, image and fence are stampotique. Maz lent me some more from her collection. I stamped the image, masked it off and stamped the tree. I stamped the fence on a separate piece of card and coloured it with brown and red water colour paints. I coloured the lace with walnut stain distress ink and attached it to the bottom of the tag. I stamped the lines with T!m's scratches stamp in timber brown. 

Textiles - Machine Embriodery (sample 3)

Again my paper sample

The brief for this was to create the background from the inspiration and then add threads, wools, fibres, ribbon.  Cover with a piece of sheer fabric and run rows of straight stitch over the top.  I couldn't resist using my heat gun on the access organza fabric!!!!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Textiles - Machine Embriodery (sample 2)

This is another paper sample using pages from a text book and just one colour - blue

Inspiration for the above paper creation was taken from this recent holiday photo.

The design element for this sample piece was again line, but they had to be curved using a zig-zag stitich, a straight stitch and one other of choice.  Bright colours also had to be used, so I chose 'pink'.  The thick wool between the pieces of paper near the middle and the last paper section on the right is covered with pink straight stitch.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Textiles - Machine Embriodery

A few weeks ago I started a textiles course and I've chosen to go with 'machine embroidery'.  The first couple of weeks we spent being creative.  We had to choose a theme for inspiration, I chose 'trees' and the design element is 'line'.  Yes, I know you don't get purple and blue trees but we had to eventually add colour.  This, I think was my third paper sample.

Then last week we transformed our paper creation onto fabric. The idea was to get as many lines of straight stitch in as we could. I used a multi-coloured thread of blues and yellow as a contrast and then added even more lines in with a navy blue.

Obviously this is only a very simple sample, but I thought I'd share my first one with you.

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