Monday, 31 October 2011

Quick Wedding Card

We need a card for next Sunday as Martins niece is getting married.  So I quickly made this primarily from a napkin and a doily.  I die cut the shape, coloured the background with old paper distress stain and the new brown distress ink (can't think of the name), stamped the letters and added the flowers, brads and key charm. I lightly coloured the card with tattered rose distress ink and stamped some flourishes in the same colour.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Halloween Tags

I used my Lily sprays on all the backgrounds and used the stencil for the trees.  I also used all 3 of my new TH distress inks which I vowed I was not going to get, but eventually gave in.  Thanks to Fiona for sourcing them and sharing.  The deep black is ranger black enamel so it's raised.  The images above are stamped, coloured, cut out and stuck on.  

These were done exactly as above.  I ran all 4 tags through my distrezz it tool and inked the edges with distress stains.  I added fibres, a pumpkin charm and a stamped trick or treat tag.  They are attached with a light bulb pin.

All Hallows Eve

I thought I'd best get into the 'spirit' of things and do something for Halloween.  This piece came about via a happy accident, well the background did anyway.  I was determined to use some of my new stuff, so I got out my Lily inks and used dark spice over the tree stencil I picked up last weekend at The Dome.  I sprayed onto a tag (which is coming up next).  So as not to waste the ink I grabbed a piece of tissue paper and voila the background was created!!  I then painted a piece of corrugated in a black and white mix to make a sort of grey.  Stuck on a couple of strips of frayed fabric, some sort of muslin I think and painted them too.  The bats, ghosts, headstone and  Boooo word are all die cuts.

I am entering this piece into the Stamp Man Challenge as their theme this week is night time.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

8 x 8 Books

I made these books for my friend for her to put in some photos of the kids.  I used a cover it all cover from zutter.  I painted it cranberry, raspberry blue and black.  I gave it 3 coats of glossy mod podge.  The letters are grunge boards from the alphabet set.

Some of the inside pages with the paper stacks I got last weekend from the Range.

And this one is for her daughter who likes purple, green and pink.  Again painted and 3 coats of mod podge.  I used a piece of ribbon across this one to hide the colour join.

More of the inside pages.

Thanks to Bren for this fantastic idea of using file folders and 8 x 8 paper stacks.  

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Doncaster Dome Goodies

Went to the craft show at the Dome today, but unfortunately there didn't appear to be much there, so 4 wooden stamps, a stencil and a pack of Vintaj tags later, we left.  Called in at the Range on the way back and picked up a few more bits there.  But all in all, a cheap day out!!!  It nearly wasn't though, as they had the new vintaj big kick machine there and I was very tempted but will make do with my trusted big shot for now!!!!

The paper stacks are to make a couple of books for a friend to put photos of her kids in.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Cherished Angel

Clare persuaded me to join in the plastic bottle challenge set by Mitzi.  The only instruction I got was to take a before and after photo.  So I've no idea if I'm on the right lines or not, but I enjoyed doing it and that's all that counts.  So, here is my kiddie bottle of cherryade.

Here it is stripped of its contents and label.

I then gave it a coat of texture paste and waited patiently to see if it would stick or all fall off!!!  I left it over night to completely dry.

Happy to say it did stay on, so I painted it with pewter, old brass and rust lumiere paints.  I then gave it a coat of black translucent stewart gill paint and sponged on a bit of bronze eco friendly acrylic.  I cut out a strip of tape measure from a TH paper.  The wings are die cut and embossed, coloured with bronze paint and touches of green patina sponged on.  They have been stamped in black stazon with an alphabet stamp and edged in black paint.  I cut into the bottle and slid the wings in.  The face is stamped onto the die cut spellbinders crowned circles nestie and attached with silicone glue.  Then I decided to take the top off and add a halo!!!  I attached it by wrapping T!m's tissue tape around the neck of the bottle. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Birthday Cards

I had to make a couple of males cards for birthdays on Thursday.  My nephew and brother in law.  

The backgrounds were created using lots of ink sprays, denim and stream from the TH range and cyan and aubergine from the dylusions range. I used the black eco-friendly acrylic paint to create the lines and circles.  I used my new distrezz it tool around all the edges and coloured them with faded jeans distress stain.  I ran a piece of DCWV white core card through the circles embossing folder and sanded it back. I stamped the birthday wishes and glued them on.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Steampunk Canvas

I picked up a couple of these canvas's from The Works earlier in the week because I wanted to have a go at a larger one, this is 12" x 10".  I used dylusion spray inks in lime, vanilla custard and burnt orange to colour the background.  I then put some masks down, flourish (TH), brick wall (Creative Expressions) and barbed wire (TH).  

I then coloured four smaller canvas's and edged them with bottle acrylic dabbers.  

And this is what I created with the pieces.  I stamped images onto tissue paper and used digital images bought from an Etsy site.   I gave them a coat of Stewart Gills paint from the colourise range as they are translucent matte paints.   Added charms, chain, clock parts and prestuds.  I used three of the smaller canvas's.  Used some TH tissue tape, an idea-o-logy ticket, washer and a corner.  From Lincoln I bought a new sizzix 'dream' word die, along with a pad of chocolate box co-ordinations card stack, so I chose the green backed one, die cut the dream and cogs images and sanded back the brown to reveal some of the green.  You'll probably have to zoom in to see it properly.  Finally I edged the canvas with bottle green acrylic dabber.

This weeks Stamp Man Challenge is circle it, so I'm entering this canvas into the challenge.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Clock Canvas

This was an 8" x 8" canvas that I picked up last week at the Lincoln show.  I coloured the background with various shades of green distressed stains.  I used my SG paints too.  I stamped in timber brown using my new Hampton Art alphabet letter background stamp and I stamped tim's circles in mulch brown eco-friendly paint.  I also used cactus green stazon on the scratches stamp.  I used rust lumiere paint to colour the wings, the clock face and the charm.  Behind the clock I put a piece of vellum, previously scrunched and used a brad to attach the hands.  The wings were run through an embossing folder and coloured with lumiere metallics rust and olive green.  

Simon Say's are asking for wings this week.


Photo taken in the sun

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Goodies Haul

Went to the Sincerely Yours craft show at Lincoln today.  Managed to pick up a few things, although there didn't seem to be much new stuff.  But perhaps that's because it's not that long since we were at Harrogate!!!
Picked up a couple of sizzix word dies, some postage stamp stamps, a few canvas boards and mini canvas's.  A TH salvage sticker book, tissue tape and some tickets.  A brick style stencil, a pad of co-ordinates card, a pack of cream linen card and a small wooden shrine.  Oh and a couple of packs of pre-folded cards with envelopes and that was it!!!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Mini Shadow Box

After watching a stream from a group member who melted and dribbled wax crayons around a square mirror, I decided to use the same technique but in a shadow box.  I painted the chipboard backing with gesso and when dry, applied a couple of coats of pearl acrylic dabbers for that great pearly sheen.  I cut the ends off the crayons, peeled the paper back and stuck them down with a glue gun.  I took the heat gun to the nibs of the crayons and waited for the wax to melt.  I stamped the word 'memories', re-heated the wax and pushed it in.  I painted the shadow box with black acrylic dabbers and when dry added metallic rust and russet to the outer frame.  I've photo'd it without the glass to reduce the glare.

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