Friday, 28 March 2014

Challenge 52 at Artful Times

This fortnight the challenge at Artful Times is to use metals / foils and for mine I have up-cycled kitchen foil and tomato purée tubes, give them a go as the golden inside is wonderful and so easy to emboss.
To make the flowers I covered card with double sided sticky tape and covered it with crumpled kitchen foil before die cutting using the tattered flowers die, these large sizzix die are great for this, as they don't crush the texture like a slimmer die would. I then coloured with A.I inks and picked up the texture with gilding wax, for the stems I rolled a scrunched up a tube from kitchen foil made it into the shape I wanted then an it through the big shot to flatten it and the leaves die cut and embossed from tube

Hope you like my take on the challenge inspired buy the sun shining on the  flower over the last few day but it's back to the rain and cold again !!
Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing things the others have made 

Friday, 14 March 2014

Challenge 51 at Artful Times

Hello and welcome to our challenge at Artful Times "Games pieces" and please give a warm welcome to our new member Wendy

There are so many different sorts of games piece you could use to create with, with puzzle pieces and dominoes being the most popular, I have gone for the smaller size puzzle pieces with lots of ideas all getting muddled in my head consequently I don't think I have done this challenge justice. My first idea was to make a frame for a picture, the aperture cut in mount board  was then framed with the puzzle piece and built up in layer to give it depth it does look better IRL and when I find the photo of my son proudly showing off the puzzle he'd completed I will use it in a frame

Then with a bit of time between life and work I gave it another go, using the puzzle again to make a frame but this time with out the aperture and adding texture paste to the puzzle pieces

There are still half baked ideas in my in my head one of which is to do a Finnabair style canvas with alsorts of games piece as both my sons loved and still do like playing games, who know I might get round to it or you might like to give it ago .

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