Monday, 27 August 2012

INSPIRED BY SUMMER DISTRESS


 
...creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence...
- Osho -
 
...hello everyone...over at Simon Says Stamp & Show they are asking for us to Be Inspired by Summer Distress...well it just so happens I have put the finishing touches to a shabby chic piece I've been working on which has these very colours in it...


 
...I painted this lump of wood with a thick cream emulsion then went over it with a crackle medium then again with the cream emulsion which i'd watered down by 20% it bring the crackle through more this way...
 
 
...onto randomly torn regular brown packing paper the home sweet home sentiment was written by hand with black ink and edged with pickled raspberry...
 
 
...the papers used to make up these sweet little houses are mainly from my minds eye and basic grey, the rest is from my stash...
 
 
...a close up of the little randon torn hearts...
 
 
...this shot shows the colour of the ink a bit better (I really must invest in a better camera) but still not to their vibrant best...salty ocean is one of the nicest blues Tim has created, it is heavenly & mowed lawn is much more vibrant...
...my Daughter is 38 weeks pregnant with my first Grandchild and I have made this piece for  the nursery...
 
 
...I had fun making this stand alone piece, I hope you like it...
...thank you for dropping by today, a big thank you to my followers old and new for being here and your encouraging words...
 
 
XXX
 
 
 
 
 
 

CRAFTING TIME - SKETCH



...hello everyone, today I'm sharing with you my second piece for it's Crafting Time and the theme for this week is set by a Sketch, I have never followed a sketch before so this is a first for me...each day of the week a new piece from the Design Team will be shown on the Crafting Time Blog to inspire you and you'll be able to purchase your products on-line...please note if there is anything you don't see do not hesitate to call Helen or Nina for not all the vast stock they carry is shown...right on with the sketch...


...this is the sketch...
 

...the background paper is Graphic 45 and apart from the three metal flowers and the wire twine everything else is by Tim Holtz...



...I have to say this card looks much better in reality and nowhere near as busy as it does in the pic's...

...thankyou for dropping by today...
xxx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

HAPPY MAIL - SWAP





...hello everyone, today i'm sharing with you some Happy Mail that was waiting for me on my return from work today...
...a little while back I asked Chris aka the Sketching Stamper if she would be up for a swap, well to my delight she said yes and suggested we make three items: a Tag, an ATC & a Postcard (4 by 6)...we have both made and received our our swaps so without further ado here is what Chris has made for me...


...Chris has indulged my loVe of hearts & made this awesome tag...


...the colours are so vivid, my camera does not do this Tag justice, I'm not sure on the full ingredients used but there will be a rundown over on Chris's Blog I'm sure...


...this heart is lush!...


...Chris has used Acrylic paint, stencils and image transfer onto postcard sized watercolour paper with tissue tape edges all sprayed with a matt sealer...


...the texture is amazing and the colours stunning...


...this gorgeous ATC was made using Tim Holtz distress ink markers directly onto the stamp, then sponged over with distress ink onto speciality paper...
...pop over and take a browse through Chris's amazing blog it is jam packed with inspiring posts http://sketchingstamper.blogspot.co.uk/ ...

...and if your not to tired here is what I made for Chris...


...for the ATC I used the Summer colours by Tim and the mini movers & shapers clock...


...time flies so these crackle wings were perfect...


...Chris had admired my mini dressform ATC so I decided to replicate it for her onto postcard size and added glass beads to the wire dress...


...salty ocean comes alive under the crackle distress...


...for the Tag I seem to of gone a tad crackle crazy!...the base is PaperArtsy fresco paint with matt crackle and the heart is crackle distress...


...I followed the wired theme through on the heart...

...well thats my three pieces for Chris and as a thankyou I made an extra Tag for her...


...well if your here you must surely need a cup of tea by now! thankyou for dropping by I hope you've enjoyed the piccy's as much as I have loVed being part of this swap...much loVe to my crafty friend the Sketching Stamper...

XXX

  











Monday, 13 August 2012

FACES



...courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway...
- John Wayne -


...hello everyone today I'm sharing with you my first Design Team piece for It's Crafting Time...the theme for this week is FACES,  each day on the Crafting Time Blog you will see a new creation from different members of the team so please be sure to pop back and see what the talented team have created for your inspiration and your comments will be most welcome...you can find the Blog here:  http://itscraftingtime.blogspot.co.uk/ 

...anyway without further ado here is my piece, I hope you like it...


...a plain manilla tag was given a coating of Squeezed Lemonade distress ink then an over layer of  Mowed Lawn...the amazing image by La Blanche was next in Timber Brown Stazon Ink... then into the Steampunk parts embossing folder...


...for added dimension I put a piece of acetate in the same folder, cut out the clock face and placed directly over the same point on the tag & added some hands...


...a pair of luscious red lips and accents of silver...



...also a couple of random splodges in Walnut...


...well there she is, I'm really pleased with the finished result...most of the products used can be purched from It's Crafting Time's online shop here: http://itscraftingtime.blogspot.co.uk/  please note not all products are shown so dont hesitate to give Helen or Nina a call if you can't see what you require...

...thankyou for dropping by today...
xxx



Sunday, 5 August 2012

BE FREE



...comparison is the thief of joy...
- Theodore Roosevelt -


...hello everyone...today I'm sharing with you a Tag I have made which holds one of my all time favourite shapes...the heart...I hope you like it...



...a plain manilla Tag was coated with PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paint then a  layer of crackle medium then a watered down layer of the paint on the top...added to hat was a torn distressed tag cut from some Basic Grey paper...


...a crown embossed in old silver and adorned in glitter fragments...


...steampunk parts adorn a heart in barn door...


...peel back the layers and be free...



...twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did...so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the tradewinds in your sails, EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER...
- Mark Twain -

...thank you for dropping by today I'm so glad you here...
xxx








Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WIRE COUTURE



...live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual...
- Ernest Hemingway -


...hello everyone...today I'm sharing with you an ATC I have made using the movers & shapers mini dress form...I decided to dress this mini form in wired couture, I hope you like it...


...I took a plain white ATC & added a drop of salty ocean distress ink & edged it in walnut...


...into the steampunk embossing folder then crackled with rock candy...


...the mini form had a light dusting of pumice stone, then a heavier second coat around the edges...



...a wired gown nipped at the waist & a wooden heart in barn door...


...I had fun with this little ATC & mini dress form...Armani eat your heart out, wire is the new black!...

...thank you for dropping by today, I hope you like what you've seen...
xxx