Saturday, 30 April 2011

Red and Gold

Red and Gold is the theme at Gingersnaps and the over all theme for the month is the Far East.
I have paper pieced the kimono and the fan with pearlecent paper from recycled envelopes, used a fiskars punch for the border and barn door DI's

Wedding card

Yes Zoe has bend my arm too lol but then it's always good to have one as a stand by so am entering this into the Tanda Stamp Challenge which is wedding cards, it's not a Tanda stamp but then you can use any stamps od media you choose

Friday, 29 April 2011

Friendly plastic

In case you've missed it Sam did a wonderful tutorial on the Just For Fun challenge blog and also there have been more super ones on the Craft Barn, boo hoo to late for their challenge but hey ho never mind .
Everyone makes it look so easy lol, they say put oil on your finger so's not to leave finger prints I'd say rub it all over both hands but them I do get in a right old mess lol
I've used Sam's instruction for making a checkered patten note how neat and tidy hers is compared to mine yes touched it with the wrong finger, no roller so cover a tube with foil and wetted that opps a bit stuck anyway is made for an interesting patten . A brooche pin has been added to the back

Pocket full of sunshine

Over at Dragons Dream TIO it's something with a pocket and there is some lovely inspiration from the DT.
I want to play with the new D stains boy are they good for making stripes I used faded jeans and broken china and embossed with a CB folder and used a jeans pocket stamp from woodware, cut my suns on the silhouette and inkied with spice marmalade the face is from inakinado and the verse which says live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering is one of TH

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Just for Fun week 13

Here we are at my last week for of shapes and I hope you have enjoyed the adventure with us at Just for Fun

The team have done some great examples of triangles :)
I started just by cutting some triangles out of grunge board embossed them in folder and coloured with distress stains and clear embossing powder then just played around with the shape till I like the design nothing was preplaned and it all just fell into place with the tag made from corrigated packaging Sams influence on me :) coloured with gesso and colour wash sprays, it could be rays of the sun or a flower it's up to you but I did have fun making this one
Hope you will have as much fun with triangles as we have

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Grungy Monday 4

Texture fades and Distress is the order of the day over at Studio L3 and if your wondering what it's all about then check out Tim video.
As I was looking through my folders yesterday morning the birds were singing and as I came the the brick one I could have sworn the pigeons were saying graffiti so that's what I did lol
The flower I wanted to look like weeds are tyvek, coloured with AI's and distressed with the heat gun .
Thanks for popping by

Friday, 22 April 2011

Wedding Atc's

I'd quite forgotten I had this stamp and found it lurking in the bottom of a box not sure who made the the stamp but if you know then please do tell :).
Stamped in versfine and coloued with distress inks, the frame which fits it perfectly is from Artemio.The veil has a wash of sukra clear star and dotted with the pen on the flowers.

A more modern feel to this one, again no idea who the stamp is from but have used just part on the image and bleached out the bride and groom , I used water colour pencils, H2o's for the bells and I little flower soft

If your looking for an Easter treat then pop over and see what the Happy Daze design team are offering

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Hip to be Square week 12 at Just for fun challenge

Ok you can breath easy this week as it's squares at Just for Fun, so many thanks to those of you who rose to the star challenge :)

So this week I'm asking you to think of squares 1 or many just make them the main feature of your art. I have chosen to make 2, a card with a background stamp from Hero arts. Stamp in black and embossed with a holographic powder on a brayerd glossy card, I then removed some of the colour from the squares and colour in with pro markers, cut it to fit my card and mounted a stamped image and the text . The piece I had left over has been mounted behind glass and edged with copper foil tape and it's this piece I shall be putting in the swap :)

Friday, 15 April 2011

Grungy Monday 3

Grungy Monday 3  Linda wants us to use Ranger Adirindack colour wash spray, these are fantastic vibrant colour that don't spilt just like the DI inks so the more water you add the lighter brighter the colour is.
I've had a right old messy time playing with them this week and made a lot of backing paper for when inspiration strikes .
The card I have made was done with a print from a mask that has been sprayed on, I then picked up some of the over spray with cut n dry ans smooched it for the background,  then backed onto paper sprayed with the same colours
I'd also like to enter this for the Simon says  stamp and show challenge show some distressing

Thursday, 14 April 2011

It's all in the stars Challenge for Just for Fun

Hi I loved visiting all your blogs this week so many different takes on the circle theme, so I wonder what you will make of this weeks stars, of course you are all stars for taking part in our weekly challenge. Stars are not just for Christmas you know :) The team have done a great job, so what sort of star will you do .
I've cut star bursts with my silhouette thanks, dolly for reminding me to use it now and again :) and stamp some Crafty Individuals ladies in them ,the background was done the with DI inks and masking with another star also cut on the silhouette
Hope you will find this a fun challenge and look forward to visting you :)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Girls Rule Grungy Monday 2

Over at Studio L3 it's week 2 of grungy Monday and it's to use the Studio multi medium with distress inks
I had a few false starts on this one but finally settled on a rossett following the instructions for the stamping ( I used a foam stamp ) used dusty concord, worn lipstick and faded jeans. Tore some strips of mulberry paper and inked to match and finished off with a ring of star dust stickles.
Girls Rule !!! I might be the only one is this house hold being towered over by two stapping lads and the other half but if they want to be fed they have to agree lol :)
Thanks for stopping by and do check out the other fab entries and the DT work

Shaping up at Jff Challenge

Heavens it my choice for this month over at Just for Fun and what's this I forget to post it !!! lol
This month is shapes, each week a different shape to stretch your imagination.
My 5 x 5 page was inspired by the song windmills of you mind but ended up as balls of confusion, so get the wheels in motion and see what you can come up with a circles as the main focus of your art .
I have used one of Tim's Sizzix folders with chalk inks for my die cut circles and the curved ruler is from Paper Artsy the man I have no idea I bought a sheet of stamps at a craft fair but can't remember who made it !
Looking forward to seeing how you interpret this weeks theme .
Have Fun :)

Monday, 4 April 2011

In the frame

Crafty Individuals have started a new Challenge Blog and their first challenge is to use squares along with thier stamps.
I have made the frame with one of the border stamps cut out the middle and rotated it stamped the lady onto cream card and used chalk to make the lady pop.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Grungy Monday

I'm here by the skin of my teeth, not being a proud owner of the book I couldn't join in the last challenge shame on me :(
So here's my tag based the the techniques used in Tim's tag 10, 12 days of Christmas 2008

Yoy can find all the details of the Challenge as Studio L3 and see some amazing tags