Friday, 14 July 2017

GDT For TIMI (Craft Stamper magazine) Blog



Still happy dancing to be selected as DT winner at TIMI (Craft Stamper Magazine) for June.
Today my GDT Journal page will "go live" on the TIMI blog  :)

I have enjoyed making a page in my neglected Journal, and fancied a mixture of beauty and beastly. I love the quote - would be fun if on a "bad day" I could transform  :)    :) 

(With my body shape it would probably be more Whale than Mermaid LOL )

Ingredients - Stamps - Mermaid, Quote and Seaweed - Sheena -crafter's companion
                                     Edge -  Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea 2
                                     Octopet - Stampotique -Daniel Torrente
                                     Background Stamps - Stampotique -Kate Crane's Cube
                                     DecoArt White Tinting Base
                                     Luminarte Twinkling H2o's
                                     TH Distress Inks
                                     Copics Pens
                                     WendyVecchi Sepia Ink pad
                                     Versafine Black Onyx Ink pad
                                     Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
                                     Sakura White Glaze Pen
                                     Bronze Micro Beads
                                     Stabilo Aquarellable Black Pencil                                    


I would like to enter my page into the following Challenges
Allsorts                                                    Wk 243 - Magical and Mythical
Eclectic Ellapu                                        July - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers                           # SDC277 Celebration
That's Crafty                                           Anything Goes


THANKK YOU for dropping by x

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Unicorn Magic

With the cooler, wet days we a now having  I guess I longed for the sun to return .... I always feel more energised and content when the sun is shinning without it well I need some magic to lift my spirits!
Lots of painty layers, splatters, and stencilling.

 The "Silver Bling" paint added to the background and then the layer added to the top edge of the Unicorn and over the word MAGIC makes this piece very sparkly and not my usual style at all!!
I think The Quinacridone Burnt Orange edge frames the Unicorn nicely.

Thank you for dropping by x


I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
A Vintage Journey       -  May Challenge - Quotes
TIMI (Craft Stamper)                 - 2nd Entry for May Anything Goes
Visible Image                          May Challenge (FB) Anything VI Stamp Goes
Mix It Up                                            - May - Anything Goes + Embossing
The Mixed Media Monthly          -  May Challenge Put  A Stamp On It

Ingredients : DecoArt Visible Image Rubber Stamp - Unicorn and Magic Quote
                   Versamark Black Onyx Ink pad
                   Stampendous Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
                   Color Box White Chalky Ink Pad
                    MDF 15cm x10cm block
                   DecoArt Media Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Titanium White, Green Gold, Titan Buff,  Titanium White and  Quinacridone Magenta and Burnt Orange.
                   DecoArt White Tinting Base
                   DecoArt Matte Medium
                   DecoArt Silver Bling Glamour Dust Acrylic
                   DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal
                   Tim Holtz -Mini Layering Stencils Set 1 (Crosses and Numbers)
                   Andy Skinner Stencil - Swirls
                   Fine black Pen, Quickie Glue pen and usual crafty tools  :)

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

"Dream"


I got "lost" in decorating so no how too pictures I am afraid but as I was inspired by Kate Crane . 

The paint layers were added wet on wet using a brayer and starting from lightest colours first - if I found an area I didn't like I went over again with White tinting base, and built layers again - I found the lighter my touch the more I could layer and not be dismayed!

Once the painty base was done I stencilled some numbers, circles and crosses using colours already used and then outlined with Titanium white and a small paintbrush. Flourish stamp to edges.  VLV Banksy Girl with Umbrella stamped onto tissue and embossed. Painting the reverse side with paints,  adhered using Matte Medium.

The "DREAM" was  Initially black texture paste - I managed to let some seep under the stencil so decided to go over with White Gesso. Now I thought it wasn't the effect I wanted so coloured over with a turquoise and white mix! Finally Primary Magenta applied to edges.

Thank you for stopping by - have a lovely week x

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
Viva Las VegaStamps    -   "Everything Comes Around" (May)
That's Crafty                   - Bright   
TIMI                               - Anything Goes (May)
STAMPlorations            - Mixed Media  (May) 
Emerald Creek Dares      - Dream A Little Dream (May) 





Materials - Viva Las Vegas Rubber Stamp - Banksy Girl with Umbrella
                   Flourish Rubber Stamp
                   Versamark Black Onyx Ink pad
                   Stampendous Embossing Powder
                   White Tissue Paper
                    MDF 15cm x10cm block
                   DecoArt Media Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Phthalo       Turquoise, Carbon Black, Titanium White, Green Gold, Titanium White and  Quinacridone Magenta.
                   DecoArt Black Modelling paste
                   DecoArt White Gesso
                   DecoArt White Tinting Base
                   DecoArt Matte Medium
                   Tim Holtz -Mini Layering Stencils Set 1 (Crosses and Numbers) Set 5 (Fade dots).
                   Fine black Pen, and usual crafty tools  :)
                  Andy Skinner Stencil


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Rusty MDF Luggage Tag

 
Due to the Easter break and enjoying precious Family Time my crafty playtime was very short this month.  Having been thrilled to be selected by the Country View Challenge for my Tim Tag I really wanted to enter this months Rust Theme.

It was many years ago I met the lovely Andy Skinner at a class he was teaching at Pickwell Farm-  and began a love of all things rusty!
  I didn't take any how I created as Andy still holds classes and it is unfair on him to do so. 
Lots of Deco Art Mediums - acrylic paints, antiquing creams, weathered wood, textured sand, Tinting base, and Matte Medium used to create the finished MDF tag.
The key hole is IOD Mould and paper clay - I think this design with the large cat face is my favourite! I added bronze coloured jump rings for added interest. 

Thank you for dropping by :)
I would like to enter this tag into the following Challenges
Country View Crafts                   Rust Theme
Rhedd's Creative Spirit         Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper                 Backgrounds
Moo Mania                         Faces


Friday, 21 April 2017

Anyone For Alice

I really enjoyed decorating a series of small luggage tags with Alice characters! The gorgeous stamps are TG Designs a division of Tweety Jill Publications - just the right size for this project. The luggage tags are from Woodform Crafts.
The phrases are within the stamp set itself , as is the "Why Sometimes I believe...." quotation the Friend quote is a Paper Paradise rubber stamp.
Thank you for dropping by :)  Hope you all had a lovely Easter :)    xx

 I would like to enter the following challenges
Take It Make It                              Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday                       Add A Quote
Through The Craft Room Door              Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge               Anything Goes
Moo Mania                         Faces

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Influenced By Tim Holtz - Tag




I have a swap for a FB site and this is the tag which will be going to USA  :)   My swap partner doesn't know I have a blog so I can happily share and I trust not spoil the surprise!
Standard Ranger #8 tag, background Sepia Archival ink and MME stamps to create the background.  
Swish TH method tag through inks spayed and mopped up several times - Broken China, Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge. Small TH stencil and Gesso.
Die cut TH small cogs. Painted with DecoArt paints to create a rust effect. Large Stampers Anonymous Stamp image stamped and cut to size.
Twine and a metallic disc saying Never, Never, Give up!

Thank you for Looking  :)
I would like to enter this tag into the following Challenges
Country View Challenges                   Inspired By Tim Holtz
A vintage Journey                    All Aboard! Happy Birthday AVJ
Creative Carte Blanche                            Numbers                            
Simon Says                                     Theme- Layer It Up
STAMPlorations                                            Mixed Media   


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Dare To Be Different - Large MDF Tag

 
Good afternoon - wow 2 posts in 2 days :)  :)  

I created this large MDF Tag (Woodform Crafts, 20cm x 7.5cm)  to enter 3 Challenges. Stampotique Designer's Challenge - where the theme is Lace or Ribbon - I used both and Rubber Dance  where the current challenge is a colour challenge  -Magenta, Turquoise, and Yellow - a little out of my comfort Zone!!
Main Image is Stampotique  Moth Fab  Crafters companion small hearts, Wording and Moth - Visible Image.  Colour Box Inks - Magenta , Turquoise and yellow. TH stencil, adhesive Lace and ribbon from stash.
  Thank you for dropping by

Rubber Dance Blog                                      March 1st -14th Colour Challenge
Stampotique Designer's Challenge                    SDC268 - Use Ribbon or Lace
Craft Stamper                                                  Anything Goes