Thursday, 31 March 2011

Anything goes Week 9 Just for Fun

Anything goes is easy so they say that is if your not on the DT well for me anyway :P just couldn't think what to do as I have been a bit quiet on the crafting front just lately, so I have decided to share with you not only my chicken card hand drawn :) but two other chickens made by my talented friends, we doing a chicken theme for Easter at our local Country Market
So here's my card
Jan's Plate she is so talented and just love the attitude of this game bird :)

 and Shelagh's crazy patchwork chicken like the serendipity with fabric.
Well I hope you don't mind me showing off the work of my talented friend neither of whom have a blog.
Looking forward to seeing and being inspired by your creations this week . Have Fun

Monday, 28 March 2011


A tutorial for Just For Fun Challenge

Years ago when I learnt this it was called serendipity now they are calling it restructured paper well that's progress lol

What do you need, not a lot, what ever you have in your scrap box plus copy paper and glue of your choice.

select your scraps and stick them randomly covering the copy paper.( add punch out waste if you like )

Once your happy with the results you can stamp or emboss both if your like to tie the piece together

Now you have a unique piece of back ground paper you can do with what ever you like, cut it up and make inches punch shapes out of it or just use it as a background .

Not got any scraps not a problem :) tear colours out of a magazine


Thursday, 24 March 2011

Week 8 Just for Fun

I am really enjoying reading your blogs and commenting, finding inspiration and forgotten techniques.Some one last week tried but didn't manage to get the Jacob's coat technique right, it's not new to me but had put it to the back of my mind and as this, the last week of Zoe theme on Just for Fun is to  a stamp in a different way. though why not :)
You need Glossy card
Dye inks eg: kaleidacolor, big and juice
A stamp not to detailed , a Brayer works best but cut n dry or sponge will do and of course clear embossing powder
I have applied the coloured ink with a make up sponge and  left some of the background white, then brayerd over the top with a blue .
Well hope you like my offering for this week and look forward to visiting you :)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Paint fusion play

 I've had a little play with the paint fusion technique and practiced a fair bit before committing my self to a project as I knew I want to do the butterfly, I tyred it on watercolour paper regular card stock and even photo paper liked the look of that :) wasn't my idea but my friends hubby said try and see .
So here's the finished atc

It's on watercolor paper that has been ink and coloured with water soluble crayons
Hope you like my first effort it's very additive lol

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Week 7 Just for fun

I  do enjoy visting your blogs to see your take on the on the Just for Fun Challenge and this week Zoe wants us to try a new format . There's plenty I haven't tried, mainly cards but still didn't fancy doing one of those so thought I'd do a triptych, mine is tiny, as you see by the atc in the background, I like little things lol. It's made from MDF that I have hinged it with paper on the outside.
Don't forget to check out the challenge to see what Zoe Sam and Neet have come up with :) at Just for Fun

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Metal flower

The Craft Barn have challenged us to make concertina flowers with out the die, I don't have it anyway and have done them before with paper . I loved the one done in metal so took that as my inspiration. I've used the paisley die from spellbinders to make my tag , inked with briliance ink pad and embossed with a pearl embossing powder. the flower is coloured with alcohol inks and the small one left plain

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Just for fun week 6

Well Zoe had us scratching our heads with try a new technique to You and it isn't until you see what someone else has done that you think owww never tried that !!! and I saw my idea on another challenge where someone had used gilding flakes in a distressed manner so had to think how could I do that .So on my card I have used an old 2 way glue marker that didn't flow nicely anymore and put the glue done in a haphazard way and then added the gilding flakes, the mask I drew and cut out by edged with a gold pen.
I'd also like to enter this in the Gingersnaps Creation Mardi Gras Challenge
This card has already been swapped, so I have made an atc but this time using a 2 way glue pen and brushing the glue with an old toothbrush and used some hot foil instead just to compare the two :)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Week 5 Just for fun

We have grown by 1 Neet has kindly agreed to join the team with her unique style of crafting and knowledge,  an asset to the team for sure :)
So here we are and Zoe is choosing the themes for the next 4 week and first up is Mixed Media we all do it with out thinking about but there is more to it than adding  buttons and bows .
So how many ingredients will you use to make yours ?
I've used watercolour paper, gesso, colourwash, gell medium which I added some sliver sand granules ( made for standing candles in lol ) worked a treat for the texture, gold colour spray, stamped in veramark and embossed with black soot distress embossing powder. Topped it off with a friendly plastic head and couching braid.
Tip of the week is if you want to coil the braid first punch a small circle add some glue and make your coil on that then you can place it where you want on the finished peice

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Less is more

I love this style of card and enjoy doing them so decided to join in the Popular Less is More Challenge this week :) it's difficult to come up with something that hasn't all ready been done but here's my 3 squares