Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A bit of this and that

I'm in love with my new Ink duster that dropped through my letter box at the weekend, so have had a play with them and they certainly give you a different look the cut and dry blending colour is a doddle ! I cut a circle to ink through with spiced marmalad and barn door
 Just a touch of tumbled glass

Now Out of the Hat want us to do some sewing, so I've done a simple card useing the movers and shapers tattered florals and felt

Monday, 23 July 2012

Time atc

Out Of The Hat have a time theme this week and I have made an atc to swap with the lovely Sandra
The stamped image from Papermania's urban range was stamp with verasmark and coloured with different colour embossing powders

Friday, 20 July 2012

Artfull Times goes traveling

This week Neet has asked us to go traveling in Europe and what could more appropriate,  than to make a tag :)
So doing a bit of a Barbra Grey here with lots of masking on my tag. I've used stamps from Tim Holtz' Judi kins, Fiskar and map from Hero Arts. All coloured with distress inks
As you can see I have been quiet adventurous for someone with out a passport lolSo check out the Challenge and see were Neet and Sam have travelled to and if you decide to travel with us you could be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher from Oyster Stamps
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some good weather this weekend As I'm off to Art in Action on Sunday

Monday, 16 July 2012

Twinchie time

Well St Swithin's day passed with out a drop of rain, but it's back again today with a vengeance uhg !
Just a little twinchie to show you today , a scrap of a previously made background made with bubble wrap then stamped some tiny birds and star fish,  I already had the mermaid stamped and coloured so cut her out and the final touch some mica flaks for sea spray
If you'd like to see some more then check out the ChallengeOut of the Hat
and the  Pan Pastel  challenge would like some sun sea and sand   with or with out the use of Pan Pastels
Unruly Papers are have a water theme at the moment and want to see Mermaids

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Tando Clock

Last night I had great fun making this clock at Pickwell farm and if you live in the Southampton area I hope you go and visit the shop as Carolyn stocks a lovely range of Tando along with lots of other goodies :)
We all had the same frame and all the papers (Tim Holtz) and stains inks and stamps provided I chose the retro grunge and shabby shutter with peeled paint for the frame and wild honey and peeled paint for the background, with sour apple and forest moss PP mists shame you can't see them in the photo though. I've only used a couple of the shapes provided I didn't want to over do it... oh yes and I've stuck it together in such a way that the green panels can be slid out and replaced with photo's
Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to know what you think :)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Distressed Summer

Summer's not a very bright and cheerful this year but I'm still hoping we get some sunny days before we enter the traditionally cold and wet season. So that is the theme for an Atc swap, I started by making a bright background with acrylic paints and distress stains then dulled the whole thing down with weatherwood,

Stamps used Tim Holtz and Inkadinkado
Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 9 July 2012

Thank you Tando and a travel postcard

This week at Out of the Hat Creations would like to see a travel postcard, something I would love to do if only I didn't have a phobia about filling in the pasport form !
I've blown the dust off the brayer to create my background and stamped with water then added random images stamped on scraps of background papers with a couple of postage stamps and PSX pixie expressions

Last week I was lucky enough win the Tando Challenge and WOW what a fab prize a BIG thank you from me :)

Friday, 6 July 2012

Challenge 8 at Artful Times

It was lovely to have a little haven of sunshine on the challenge blog the last fortnight with so many bright and cheerful entries and some new followers making us now at 102 :)
I'd also like to welcome my new followers  it's an honor to have you

We have handed the reins over to Sam for the next fortnight with her theme of Modes of Transport  at Artful Times. Of course there are lots of options, air, land and sea though the team have their feet firmly on the ground
For my tag I closed my eyes and just picked 2 colours of distress inks and got 2 colours I would never have put together Tumbled glass and Crushed Olive,stamped with the olive for the ground and tumbled glass in the sky and edged with brushed corduroy
Kids on bikes ... Elusive Images
Cogs ... Kanban
Large wheel and text ... Artistic Stamper
Bike chain ... Creative Expression

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Oriental tag and unexpected visitor

Fashionable Stampings challenge is a theme dear to my heart it's Oriental so couldn't miss out on making a tag :) Do have a look at the wonderful creations by the DT
The background is wrinkle free with Squeezed Lemonade and Festive Berry then a a bit of white acrylic paint with bubble wrap and credit card , with the image mounted onto pale gold card.
This little chap decided enough is enough and came in out of the rain lol
Not a very good photo I'm afraid