Friday, 31 January 2014

Tim Holtz at Artful Times

Hello and welcome to a new Challenge at Artful Times where we are asking you to think Tim Holtz, you may be lucky enough to have some of his new products to use or you might just love his techniques.
Neet is taking a break from this one but Chrissie has done two a card and a tag to inspire you all.

For my tag I have layered stencils with distress paints (bundled sage and picket fence)and distress inks (rusty hinge, salty ocean and evergreen bough) before adding my focal images.

I'm sure we shall see lot's of wonderful creations from you all over the next fortnight so get those inks and stamps out

Friday, 17 January 2014

Chinese New Year

It's that time of year again when Neet challenges you to make something to celebrate the Chinese New Year. which this year is the year of the horse, but panic not Neet says you can use any image as long as it oriental/Asian
An ATC now I'm not a paper person but  I do love oriental papers and I bravely cut some to make the border, the little horse is from a See-D set from many years ago

A card with the winkle free technique in marmalade and festive berry and a stamp from Non Sequitur
Now pop on over to Artful Times for more inspiration from Chrissie and Neet

Friday, 10 January 2014

Don't think

Hello all, thank you for popping by I do love to have visitors.
I thought  it was about time I did some more pages in the altered book I started with Jennie from the Artistic Stamper so I suppose you could say it's assort of journal but I call it my mess about book, but what shall I do, well Don't think DO so I did and when I started to over think it I walked away and did something else.
After randomly choosing some Dylusion spray because I can't remember when I last used them and the first brass stencil that came to hand again for the same reason and the Dreamweavers embossing paste I'm surprised it hadn't dried up after so long, so that's the background done. Another random selection of recut dies out of the forgotten box and that's that done finished. Oh yes need the title so some old printed free mag papers and a spellbinders alphabet.

Opps forgot to say I used promarker to colour the embossing and do some titivating (just dab with the promarker or you'd rip them to shreds)
I'd like to share this with Ali - Craft where the challenge is anything goes

Friday, 3 January 2014

Blue moon tag

Hello , Happy New Year and welcome to the first challenge at  Artful Times, where  shades of blue is the order of the day,  you can of course make what ever takes your fancy I have gone for a tag but do check out what Chrissie and Neet have made

I have used 3 shades of blue paint a stencil from Dylusion  and arch stencil from Stamps Away.
The face is paper clay painted blue with mica powder mixed in to give a clam serene look, a piece of dried foliage from the garden painted blue with distress stickles and an old text stamp from Tim Holtz embossed with blue powder
Thank you for taking the time to visit
Hope you are inspired to join us at Artful Times