Saturday, 31 May 2014

Tag on Tag - PaperPlay

Deb chose the theme for June for the Paperplay swap, tag on tag, so I went with the oriental style again using the Ellen Vargo technique of adding the strips of tissue paper.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Accordion Ticket Book

Over on Simon Says Blog there is a fab project tutorial by Anna Karin using the new TH Sizzix big ticket die which you can see here. I used weathered wood, iced spruce and gathered twig distress ink for the tickets and vintage photo distress stain for the hangers.

I used frayed burlap and faded jeans distress inks to create the backgrounds using the TH classics stamp sets. I edged all the sides in walnut stain distress ink.

Added a few more elements, some tissue tape, rub ons, stamping, frameworks die cuts, distress paint, idea-ology stickers, alphabet letters and string.

***Edited*** I don't have the ticket die, I made it with my trimmer, scoreboard and punch.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Oriental Triptych

Over on the PA Blog, the fabulous Linda Cain is back showcasing the new LP stamps triptych style, which you can see here. I love how she gets the fresco paints so bright. Anyway, I decided to go with an oriental theme.

I cut and scored a piece of black card to house the double ended tags, added stone fresco to grunge paste and very randomly applied through a circles stencil, and added gold crackle paint.

And this is it all put together, love how it ended up.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tag Inspired by Kate - PA

Over at the PA blog this week there is a new DT, Kate Yetter. Now Kate has created a journal cover which you can see here. I took her day 2 idea and created a tag using one of my gelli plate prints from yesterday. 

Close up of the stamping over the gesso which hasn't come out perfect due to the ridges created by the pallet knife when applying, but I quite like it.

Close up of the grunge paste with dry brushed snowflake fresco over the top.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Collaged Tag

I started off by painting a wooden tag using Liquitex heavy body paint in a range of colours, blue, green and yellow and also added green golden high flow paint, mixing it up until I liked the look of it. I added some stencilling with snowflake fresco.

I decided I wanted to collage all the images, so took lots of different stamps out and just randomly stamped on the background, but masked each image off along the way, again until I was happy with how it looked.

And finally added black posca pen to the white bits and white posca pen to the black bits!!

Saturday, 24 May 2014


Remember this from last weekend?

Well this is what I did with it. Made birthday cards for Alison and Hazel who both share a birthday today - happy birthday girls, and a congrats card for Nicky who I'm really, really pleased for as she's gone and got herself a part-time job at HobbyCraft - well done.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Remember the Now

Over on the PA blog this week Helen M created a journal page using grunge paste and tissue paper which you can see here. I did up to this bit on a wooden mdf plaque, but then Helen's turned decidedly pink, so I went my own way with it.

Painted with chartreuse and then dusty teal, edged with pea coat and then using very little paint on my finger I rubbed over the grunge paste which I'd stamped into and the crumpled tissue paper.

Close up of the stamped into grunge paste and

The scrunched up tissue paper.

Then I stamped the LP main image onto the background and onto a piece of hammered white card. Cut out and coloured with distress ink markers. PA mini flourishes, alphabet and script stamped randomly in black and olive green stazon.

Metal embellishments added, leaves and a cog.

An idea-ology buckle and stamping from the #hashtags TH plate stamped in ultramarine stazon.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


I decided to make another ATB just because I could!!

I used various LP face images.

On the background I used the scratchy square from EV stamped in timber brown stazon.

The words and star are from a Sara Naumann PA plate and stamped in black archival.

And finally a view from the top.

I'm entering into the Fashionable Stamping challenge again with my 3d object.

***Edited*** The colours are PURPLE and orange not PINK and orange!! You lot really do need your eyes testing!!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Kraft Envelope Gift Pouch

I used T!m's pocket envelope die to create this little gift pouch from kraft card and a bit of stamping.

And this is the back continuing with the Ellen Vargo scratchy rectangle stamp in timber brown stazon and the LP script in blaze red.

I'm entering again into the That's Crafty Challenge with my kraft card.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Tag Along with Kraft

That's Crafty want us to use kraft card in our projects, so I chose to make a tag, it's completely covered but I it did start off as kraft card. I also used a TH stamped image as over at Tag Along the theme there is children.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Abstract Masterboard

Over on the PA blog we have been treated to a video made by Emma and Leandra which you can see here.

I sort of did what she did but in a different order. 

I added my stamping after the white paint knock back.

Then added the white pen and went round the hearts with a black smudgy pencil.

Close up of the flick.

And this is the final piece which I'm going to cut into 4 to make some cards.

Close up of the sapphire treasure gold over the grunge paste.

And this is the A4 page in truer colours as I took this photo this morning when the sun was out.


Over at Simon Says Wednesday they have a challenge of die crazy, so I decided I wanted to make an altered trading box (ATB).

I coloured the outside of the box purple and stamped a PA mini script in black stazon.

I coloured the inside panels in lime green and stamped the EV scratchy rectangle in cactus green stazon.

I stamped various images from the PA Ink and Dog wings plates onto the panels in black stazon.

I stamped the flourish and post marks in olive green stazon.

And added some of the frameworks die cuts in black and green card.

And some feet using the wooden sudoko tiles and colouring with a black marker.

And a cut out butterfly from TH crowded attic patterned papers for the top.

I'm also entering into Fashionable Stamping challenges this week as Alison (aka Butterfly) has chosen a theme of a 3d object.

This piece was picked by Alison for the Saturday Spotlight here

Saturday, 17 May 2014

TH May Tag Inspired by Alison

My take on T!m's tag for May courtesy of my mate Alison. I didn't much like this months tag, but then I saw what Alison did, which you can see here, and had to give it a go.

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