Thursday, 30 June 2011

JFF - Week 22 - Anything Goes

Well not quite for the JFF DT this week.  Instead we decided to pair up, send each other a few random bits and pieces and using at least five, the challenge was to make something with what you'd been sent.  Above is a selection of what I got from Zoe.

And here is what I came up with.  I used the beermat as the base and coloured it with copper acrylic dabbers.  I unravelled the blue plastic coated paperclip and coloured that with the same colour.  The two pieces of wood I covered in hazelnut dabber and stamped with black soot.  The beermat was stamped with script from PBS again in black soot and also edged in the same colour.  The piece of embossed chipboard at the bottom was also coloured with the copper and swiped over with the black soot.  I cut the paperclip and made it into a couple of hangers for the top and bottom.  I arranged the pieces of wood and placed the metal leaf on the top.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

JFF - Week 21 - Steampunk

Neet has chosen steampunk for this weeks JFF theme.  This is my piece.  I used t!m's movers and shapers dies and the steampunk on the edge die.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Numbers Tag

This weeks Dragons Dream TIO theme of number games has been chosen by Helen.
I used salmon, willow and cool peri alcohol inks to create the background.  The stamps are from Art Journey and the number across the bottom is part of a t!m texture fade using chipboard and swiped with crushed olive distress ink.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Fly By Tag

Angela has set this weeks challenge over at the Stamp Man and she has chosen butterflies and or dragonflies.  I only have one of each stamp so I was slightly limited, but I think I did ok with it.

Over on Grungy Monday #11 this week we had to use t!m's faux batik technique which meant heat embossing and then removing with a hot iron.

Try it on Tuesdays are asking for a tag and some butterflies, so this also fits the bill quite nicely.

I used weathered wood distress stain and pine needle, faded jeans, peeled paint and old paper distress inks to create the background.  The 'fly' images were clear heat embossed.  The flower images were stamped in denim adirondack ink and the words in olive stazon.  The melted embossing powder was taken off with a very hot iron and brown paper.

A Grunge Gate

I made a gate!!!!  Have no idea why, I just did!!!!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

JFF - Week 20 - Doodles

It's Zoe's turn to choose this weeks theme over on JFF.  I took a black sharpie pen and a white piece of friendly plastic.

I doodled my pattern onto the white FP.

Then I made a bead.

Inspired by Linda Peterson, FPTV.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Watch the Birdie

The background was created using my new tando cogs mask.  I coloured the background with antique distress stain and used walnut stain distress ink to ink through the mask.  I coloured the bird with denim acrylic paint and touched it up with sail boat blue.  The words are stamped from a paperartsy hot picks plate.  I added gems to the crown and mounted onto a piece of black card with the navy ribbon sandwiched inbetween.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


I coloured the cogs and the corrugated using a mixture of eco-friendly paints and acrylic dabbers.  I mounted them onto a pre-cut spellbinders label die.  Punched a couple of holes, added the eyelets and threaded the string.  The middle of the cogs have prestuds in them.

I'm a bit late with this but I'm entering it into the Tanda Teaser steampunk challenge.

Post It

These were leftover pages from one of my recent mini books.  I ran one through a t!m embossing folder and coloured it with forest moss and peeled paint distress stain.  I ripped a piece of corrugated, coloured it with cranberry and black acrylic dabbers and added an old postage stamp.  I coloured a piece of card with fired brick distress stain and black and cranberry dabbers.  Added a mini postcard and tied it all up with string.  I sandwiched the ribbon between the two die cut pieces.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Simon Says Torn and Tattered

This make is for Kate.  Kate is colourblind and thinks I use pink when in fact it's red or a combination of reds.  So Kate, this one is especially for you.  Yes, it is PINK!!!  I used pink sherbert, raspberry and tattered rose inks to stamp on the blue card and denim to stamp on the PINK card.  I tore the pieces of card out and edged with faded blue and spun sugar distress stains.  The background card started off white and that was coloured with weathered wood, spun sugar and antique linen distress stains.  It was stamped with faded jeans stain.  All images are from stampers anonymous plates.  I scrunched the PINK card, swooshed the inks over it and then ironed it flat ready to stamp on. 

This week Simon Says Stamp are asking for distressed / torn edges.

Umbrella Man Tag

The Stamp Man and Tanda Teaser are asking for Boys & Men as their challenge theme.  I made a tag using my umbrella man die.  I covered him with bronze eco-friendly paint and rubbed over with black.  I coloured the tag with antique distress stain and stamped some splodges with walnut stain ink.  At the bottome there is a piece of corrugated inked in walnut.  I stamped the words, cut them out and edged with walnut stain ink.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Framed in Pasta

I cut a circle of card by drawing round a bowl. I cut the middle out and glued a layer of raw pasta pieces all the way around the ring.  Once dry I added another layer over the top.  When that was dry I painted it with green patina eco-friendly paint.  I selected an image for the middle, a piece of ribbon to hang and attached everything to a cd for stability.

Texture Fades Mini Book

I'm on a roll with mini books!!  I used t!m's on the edge file tabs die for the inner pages.  I used crackle paint on the cogs and went back in with a black dabber to get into the cracks.

I used a mixture of distress inks, acrylic dabbers and eco-friendly paints to colour the pages.

I am keeping this as a sample book as the pages looked too good to cover up!!!!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Travel With Me

This months UKStampers atc theme is travel with me.  I used distress stains to colour the backgrounds and distress inks to stamp the fab images.  I stamped the words for the brown ones onto white card and cut it out as a contrast.  I used glossy accents to raise the vacation letters.

Dream Tag

Maz lent me her t!m tag alteration die and I put my movers and shapers word die in the tray and cut two tags from chipboard.  I coloured it with mushroom, hazelnut and espresso acrylic dabbers.  I also cut the heart and the crown from a t!m alteration die and once painted stamped the heart with silver acrylic paint and the middle of the silver heart with timber brown stazon.  Added the small circle to the hole of the tag and threaded string through.

And the really cool thing about the glassine paper is that it's see through.

This week the Simon Says Stamp and show a TAG, so this fits in perfectly.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Things with Wings

This week over on Dragons Dream Tag It On, the theme is wings, so I couldn't resist as wings is one of my favourites.  I also got my new steampunk stamp this morning, so of course had to test it out.  The two guys are cut from part of a paperartsy stamp.

Tag Book

I used the super scallop crescent tag die by sizzix to cut the tags from chipboard.  I used various dabbers, along with sequin waste to create the front cover.  The words are computer generated using blueberry font.

The inside pages were coloured with various adirondack colour wash sprays.  I stamped and embossed anything I could find with numbers on it.  I coloured them using various mediums.

Once completed I bound the pages with my BIA machine and added a hitch fastener with a piece of hemp to the front cover so the book could be fastened closed.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

JFF - Week 19 - All Things T!m

I have set this weeks JFF theme and I chose 't!m'.  Anything, something, all things t!m.  I chose to use all things t!m.
  • Brick texture fade for the background.
  • Distress stains and ink to colour everything.
  • Image is from 'the boys' stampers anonymous plate.
  • The scroll is from the hanging signs alterations die.
  • The hinges are grungeboard from the mixed minis set held with brads.  The arrow is from the elements set.
  • Tissue tape.
  • And finally glossy accents for the crown.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Mini Book & Grungy Monday #10

I've got a week off so decided to make something for 'me' and to start on a larger (for me) project.  So I made a start on a mini book.  I cut the pages from the spellbinder labels die.   I put some of them through the embossing folders and coloured them with distress inks. 

This just happened to fit in with this weeks Grungy Monday theme, which this week is a t!m product - distress inks!!!!

I then went on to decorate each page with various techniques, materials and findings.

These are just a few pages from the mini book.

Findings Hanging

I created the frame using strips of chipboard.  I coloured them in bottle, juniper, lake mist and black acrylic dabbers.  The background is made up of TH papers from the retro grunge stack.  Some were stamped and findings were added to all the sections.   Glossy accents were used to hi-light the 'D' and a piece of ribbon was added to hang.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Craft Room Challenge - 1

Zoe has teamed up with Julia from The Craft Room and set up a challenge blog.  They've been gentle on us with it being the first week, they've kicked off with a free theme.  The challenges run for two weeks, so still plenty of time to get your entry in.  It's well worth entering as there is a £10 voucher to the winner of the random draw to spend in the on-line shop.  Be sure to read the pesky rules though, as you need to display the logo and create a link back to your blog and the like in order to qualify.

Right to my piece then.  I die cut the wings, cogs, clock hands and circles.  Stamped, heat embossed, big shot embossed and painted the pieces.  Once assembled I added eyelets and hung the stamped image with a couple of pieces of chain.

Grungy Monday #9

Over on Grungy Monday, this weeks t!m technique is shabby chic.

Both the flourishes on the main background and the words across the front are done using the technique.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Flower Twinchies

This months twinchies theme on UKStampers is flower heads.  I stamped the flowers using adirondack dye inks and spritzed them with water to give them a watercolour effect.  I covered them all twice in clear embossing powder.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

JFF - Week 18 - Eye Spy

A bit ago I had a play around with a glue gun and created some patterns.  When cooled, I coloured the glue with rub n buff.  I used the one on the left to make the hanging below.

I stamped an eye into friendly plastic pellets and once cooled, coloured it with spanish copper and jade rub n buff.  I added a large green gem for the inner of the eye.  I mounted it on the glue.  I stamped 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' from the creative expressions spirit plate in peeled paint distress embossing powder onto the black card.  I then layered it onto green card and added a piece of organza ribbon to hang.

Check out the JFF challenge blog as there is a different challenge set every Thursday.

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