Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Precious things come in little boxes

I have decorated a matchbox with paper coloured with Dylusion inks and an image coloured with distress ink for OOTH now what to put inside ! uhu I know a perfect place to put some pearl earring I have made, much nicer than the box they came out of :)


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Birds and Butterflies

Just for a change I started with a piece of pale green card and stamped my butterfly background from Crafty Individual with bleach didn't work as well as I hope but carried on regardless and inked with tumbled glass and stamped again with the bleach, dried it with the heat gun and wow love the colour it turned, stamped the Crafty Individual birds in green and coloured with scattered straw.

I'd like to enter this ATC in
Out of the Hat Challenge birds and butterflies
Thank for stopping by I do appreciate it :)


Friday, 15 February 2013

challenge 23 at Artful Times

What a wonderful selection of Asian style creation we visited over the last fortnight
Neet has choosen a colourful technique for the new challenge at Artful Times and there certianly  are enough to choose from but I choose none instead going for a freehand doodle and colour blocking you could of course do the same with a stamped image.

I've used a sharpie for the black and distress marker for my colours
How ever you use your colour make it bold and bright :) and we will come and vist you

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Table scraps

Yep that's what I said table scraps from the craft table :) I made this a while ago and never got around to blogging it so I am pleased to include it the OOTH challenge where they would like you to use 3 different texture

I have just stuck some of the accumulated dross on the craft table onto a 5 x 5 piece of card, some embossed papers I'd die cut some circles out of, a clock that never made it onto a project bits of thread well just about anything lol. It was then painted with acrylic

Friday, 1 February 2013

Challenge 22 at Artful Times

Hello and sorry for not being around much over the last week, sometimes life just takes over, but on with the challenge at Artful Times which is Asian, as this is the month for the Chinese new year (the year of the snake)

I have decorated a box which was a pressie for my friend Becky. Nothing to complicated simple but effective I thnk :) first paint your box I used a black dabber, cut out your image could be  stamped or as in my case a collage image and make a mask of it, I then  used a background stamp and versamark and stamp the sides and the top and used the mask where I didn't want the embossing (if you don't use a mask you will have the embossed texture  coming through your image) and emboss with a colour of your choice, next glue your image to the masked area and to finish apply a few layers of varnish to protect the embossing.

The inside has been finish with more paint and paper from my stash and the Chinese character for love made from friendly plastic in a mould

Hope you will enjoy playing along with us over the next fortnight