Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Alternative To A Valentine's Day Card

Over at Country View Crafts February's Challenge is a 30 minute time challenge - GULP. I can spend weeks faffing without even getting midway through a project so this really was a challenge!!
I had just received some awesome large tags from Woodform Crafts  (they are a dream to work with- as are the other items I have brought from them).I put a coat of DecoArt Tinting paint - wow great coverage and so quick drying . Then using a brayer built several quick coats of Pyrole Red and Diarylide Yellow Acrylic paint layers . 
After  a blast with the heat tool onto the Carabella Studios"Man and Bird" stamps  (heart stamp and sentiment stamped together) with Versamark and clear heat embossed. The sentiment stamp is so appropriate for this time of year and will save me making a Valentine's Day card  :)  :)
OK time is ticking - an edge or stencils add a little bit of a finish - no time for both...
Edging won - scrap piece of paper alignment with cutting mat, more tinting base ...
By the skin of my teeth DONE .... no seconds spare to add fibres or ribbon  :( 
Well it was good fun - no time to over - think and although I would have done more and coated the whole with Matte medium I quite like my tag  :)  :)
 Whew photo heavy post THANK YOU for dropping by xx

I would like to enter the following Challenges

             Country View                                30 Minutes or Under Challenge
                             The Artistic Stamper                            Love Hearts
                                Simon Says Stamp                            Young At Heart
                              A Vintage Journey                           Words That Are Special
                  Craft Stamper Take Make It                            Anything Goes
                      Creative Carte Blanche                               Love Is In The Air 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

My Buzz-y Life - Altered Diary cover

Well better late than never - at least there's still 11 and 1/2 months left of 2017  :)    :) 
I have no photos of the process sorry. I began with a Brushos background in Purple, attached to the front of the diary and sealed with DecoArt Matt Medium. Crafters Workshop stencil - mini Busy Bees was used for the hive and background bees and trails. I drew around the hive with a pencil and whitened the area before painting with DecoArt paints.
The stencil was positioned over the hive and DecoArt black gesso stencilled  onto the cover.
The Title and year were computer generated and image transferred onto cover.
The textured edges are DecoArt Texture paste. Painted black, silver and the dabs of purple are Luminarte Twinkling H2O's.
Lots of layers of matte medium through and over the top once the Fussy cut Stampotique Bees (Jo Capper Sandon), were stamped, coloured with alcohol inks, glamour dust applied via cocktail stick to wings fussy cut and positioned onto the diary.

Whew - thank you for looking - would love to hear from you :) 

I am entering this Diary into the following Challenges

The Craft Stamper - Take It Make It  -           Anything Goes (February) Challenge
Rhedd's Creative Spirit  -                                Anything Goes (February) Challenge
Stampotique Designers Challenge  -                          Love Bugs #SDC 266                                   
The Mixed Media Monthly  -                              Sweet Inspirations (February) Challenge

(There is nothing Sweeter than Honey I believe  :)  )

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Tag for GDT Always Use Rubber

Thrilled to be asked as GDT Always Use Rubber  for whose theme for this fortnight is  Festival.  I had researched some pretty cool UK festivals see this LINK  - but imagination failed me :(  so here we are with a Christmas Themed tag.

The gorgeous stamp is a second hand one I brought from local charity shop by Tin Can Mail by Inkadinkado.I managed to miss an edge so used an Andy Skinner background stamp to infill - oops
Background DI - Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey and Milled Lavender.
Face painted with DecoArt nude acrylic, headdress coloured with TH pen, heart Derwent watercolour pencil edged with pumicestone DI and then 2 laces and string applied to finish the tag off.

I would also like to enter this tag into the following challenges
Dragon's Lair - whose December theme is Christmas Wishes - Heavenly Peace
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Theme is Winter Holiday (2 types lace used)
Morgan's ArtWorld  - Theme is Tag - It
Aloha Friday - Theme is Christmas
Creative Corner - Theme is Vintage/Retro Christmas
The Artistic Stamper Theme is Christmas
Country View  - Theme is Christmas

Thank you for looking :) 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Non - Traditional Angel ......

But who says angels have to be delicate, pretty and don't have hand wings??
Background created Pumice Stone DI and water direct to tag. Previously painted sheet of card used for Lost Coast Doodle Dolls - my angel image and Dylusion - Dyan Reavley's - Further Round The Edges, border stamp both stamps inked using Versafine Onyx Black.
Tim Holtz "Fly" chitchat sticker and string for added interest

Thank you for visiting I would like to enter my non traditional Angel into the following challenges
That's Crafty - There Must Be An Angel
Always Use Rubber - Thing's With Wings
Take It Make It  - Anything Goes

Thursday, 3 November 2016


I had a blast decorating another larger MDF block .

The Skull is Andy Skinner stencil, Bat Stencil from That's Crafty  - so useful and a plastic spider. Deco Art crackle paste, gesso, antiquing creams and  Deco Art  acrylic paints.
FAB messy play x

I am entering this project into

That's Crafty - Friday 13TH Part 2
Ike'sworld Challenges - Spooky Love
Dark 'n' Daring  - Anything Goes
Left Of Centre - Halloween

Thank you for stopping by xx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Spooky play

It has been so long since I blogged but I have been happily playing - just not blogging :)

I have decorated a chunky MDF block with DecoArt products and Tim Holtz, Andy Skinner, and Hapton Art Stamps.
TH Rub- on and some dotty doodles
Thank you for dropping by

I am entering this project into the following challenges

 A Vintage Journey - Make It Spooky
That's Crafty - Friday 13TH Part 2
Moo Mania - Halloween Party
Country View Challenges - All Things Spooky

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

My Take on Tim Holtz Tag - August

Wow ;pong time since posting .......  life has been busy :)

I have an nice accident on my background - hated my first and second attempt so white acrylic has given me  a nice lightly crackled background.
I recycled a blue cardboard box and managed to capture some bar code and wording - love to say it was planned but was just a happy coincidence :) - love the textures here :)

Other ingredients
Thank you for looking :) xx