Sunday, 30 November 2014

Xmas Gift Tags

I was in Blogland this morning and this fab post from Helen appeared, which you can see here. The original post is over on the PA blog which you can see here.

As I've been under the weather with a head cold these last few days, something simple like this was great for me to get back into having a bit of a play. This morning the weather was gorgeous too, the sun was beaming through the windows, so I instantly felt better. Unfortunately by the time I got round to taking the photos, it had gone grey and dull and looked like rain.

I'm linking this post to the PA challenge blog.

Orange & Purple Combo

I set a tag swap for orange and purple colour combo, so here are mine.  They are just primary elements on the background, ginger peach and wild plum, with some stamping in black and purple stazon and hi-lights with a white posca pen.  And finally ribbon and fibres added to the top.

That's Crafty have a theme of 'all about face' and they would like to see a face on a project, so I am entering the middle tag for this challenge.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Playing with Felt, Fabrics and BondaWeb

Been playing with fabric bits today.  Base is a piece of purple acrylic felt and then chopped pieces of organza, bits of cotton scrim, other scraps of fabric, then a layer of bondaweb.

Left - throwsters waste and gilding flakes ironed over the top
Right - cotton scrim and gilding flakes ironed over the top

Then I took a piece of bright red organza and stitched it over the top. I used gold to stitch around the borders.

And unfortunately you can't see this one very well, but I used a silky orange thread and a lovely stitch to add a grid to this piece.

So I've shown you the back, so you can see what I've done and the fab stitch that I didn't even know I had!!

I did make them with the intention of burning and making marks on them, but I quite like them how they are, so might leave these as they are and make some more.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Unforgettable Memories

And this one, this way the tag I'd already pre-preped.

Well this is what it now looks like now with various colours of media paint and antiquing cream added.

Close up of the grunge paste circles.

Close up of the top of the tag.

Another wooden heart with grunge paste, painted black and cream antiquing cream.

And this is the finished tag.

Tag Along have a theme this week of stencil it.

Funky & Unique

Remember this?

Well it now looks like this!!

Close up of the top right corner after antiquing creams and paints have been added.

Top left hand corner.

Somewhere around the middle!

Left hand side towards the bottom, lots of quinacridone gold here.

Wooden heart with GP stencilled through. Painted black and antiquing creams applied and rubbed back.

Another wooden heart with all the same treatment as the one above but colours used in a different order.

Close up of the heart, rusty looking effect.

And the finished product.

All the photos have been auto corrected due to the darkness they were originally taken in because of the weather, it's rained nearly all day!!

Antiquing Cream Play

Embossed heart, painted black, painted with patina antiquing cream and rubbed back, quinacridone gold added over the top.

Embossed heart, painted with excess primary elements, painted with cream antiquing cream and rubbed back, quinacridone gold added over the top.

Embossed heart, painted black, painted with English red oxide antiquing cream and rubbed back.

And this is the same photo but I've auto corrected the colour as it's more true to the actual.

And this is exactly the same as above except I added quinacridone gold added over the top.

And this is it under the auto correct button.

This is one of the TH dragonfly emboss and die cuts that Emma cut for me. The tail has been heated to created bubble texture and the wings painted with patina antiquing cream, rubbed back and tinted with quinacridone gold.

From another angle. I placed a little cork under the body to lift it up.

A close up of the main part of the body and tail.

This tag was embossed with a couple of different folders, coloured with light grey paint, covered in black antiquing cream, rubbed back. A layer of PA satin glaze added to seal the black. Cream antiquing cream added over the top and rubbed back, another layer of PA satin glaze. Finally a very thin layer of quinacridone gold added over the top.

Same tag but just used the auto correct on it.

Then I laid the dragonfly over the top for contrast to show all the different colours.

And again, this is the same photo which has been auto corrected on the colours as it's so dark here today due to the constant rain.

Media Misters & Primary Elements Play

Love, love, love the new media misters especially over black. Here I've used the green, yellow, white and shimmer turquoise.

I tilted it so you could get a better idea of the turquoise shimmer, but it's so dark and still raining outside, I don't know if you can see it or not.

This is a chipboard heart shape coloured with a mix of primary elements, mod podge and a spritzer of water and heated to created the texture. Emma went to a France Papillon class yesterday and told us of this technique, so I thought I'd try it.

And I did the same with this one but only heated the outer edge.

Then I placed one over the other.

Then just for a bit of contrast, I put them over the tag.

This is the turquoise shimmer in the media misters as I wanted to colour some cotton scrim, so put a tag underneath to catch the waste.

This is a piece of cotton scrim lightly sprayed.

And these are the two pieces I laid on the tag as I wanted all of it turquoise.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Knit & Stitch Show Harrogate

Met Emma today in Harrogate outside the International Centre for the Knit and Stitch Show.  These are some canvas's I spotted at ColourCraft.

We'd arranged to meet up with Neet and Wendy later in the afternoon.

And then Wendy took one of the three of us.

And this is what I bought, some cotton scrim, dissolvable Fabric, small stipple brush, red and blue bead seeds, red liner tape, pipettes and decovil which is like a thicker vilene but with a leather feel.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Handmade Items for Sale

I'm not sure if you know or not but just recently I'd been making a few things to sell at a Christmas Craft fair at the church in the next village to where I live.  It took place last Saturday.

Unfortunately there weren't that many people of the age group I needed to capture that visited us. Although I do think much of it had to do with with weather as it was cold, damp and thick fog for most of the day.

However, in order to try and still sell some of what I've made I've created a FaceBook page with the help of a couple of friends!!  And have been busily adding items to it today.

So I would like to officially open my FaceBook page today.

I would really appreciate it if you are on FB if you would share my page - thank you.

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