Saturday, 26 April 2014

Dance tag


I saved this rather lovely tag from one of our DS jumpers. It's very substantial, so would take to being altered with no problem. I often save tags, along with acetate and cardboard from packing! Tags are quicker to use and save money from buying or time from die cutting/ or punching from card.

Using a palette knife I applied 2 layers of  thick, (mixed my myself)), brown acrylic pain followed by a layer of Gesso.

Then came the Peacock and Pumice Stone DI and Paper Artsy Fresco paint, again paint applied with a palette knife.

Then I stamped and embossed the dancer, I think she's a Scroll Works stamp. Grounded the dancer with brown paint.  

Then tried several layouts, using flowers, Stamped, masked and stamped and heat embossed a male face for the dancer to gaze into ....  not happy so left it overnight. No Offence meant to the Angel Knight from Elusive Images.

Following day I decided to re-stamp and emboss the dancer, fussy cut and thus add dimension. On a computer  I generated she loved Dancing scroll, fussy cut and positioned in a corner to the other corner a cream ceramic flower, lace and grey ribbon - quite happy now !!

I am submitting this into Craft Room Challenge - Dance
                             DRS Designs Challenge - Tag - You're It
                             Tando Creative  - Recycle
                             As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Item to recycle and why (please see above)
                             Rhedd and Rosie Challenge - Tag It
                             Inky Impressions  - Recycle It
                           City Crafter Challenge - Paint It

Enjoy the weekend and thank for dropping by  :)

Monday, 21 April 2014

Tag - Tim Holtz style

At last..........  I decided to join Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 so followed his video well kind off..... washi tape applied, (not sure why I chose cobwebs, maybe  thinking of the spring cleaning awaiting, or blowing the cobwebs of winter away) .
I only had ancient crackle distress paint and used Brown Linen - but it was very thick and so most came off.... I forgot that was a "wipe stage", and drowned the tag in water!! Must say these tags are very forgiving, as after inking I never "flicked" with water, again drowned it!!!!! Surprised any mediums stayed on!!
CD Graphicus  -Peacock Summer Party  and Christmas CD used for backing papers - just have Harlequin sizzix die. Sizzix again used for the flowers - Tattered Florals die, a big thank you to Jennie for her great tutorial which can be found here One flower coloured with Shaded Lilac and squeezed Lemonade  Distress Ink.Now I should have die cut my leaves but obviously got distracted.....

So I stuck the harlequin trips on, infilled with a few peacock feather die inserts from another strip, hadn't thought of any other infills but there you go it'll do ... Next stage flowers - no leaves so off to stash metal ones found hooray!! I had some white ribbon did the wetting and zipping through ink pads - tried it on the lower half but not as I wanted so made a huge knot at the top of the tag instead.
I did not like the space on top right hand so placed my wording connector there instead of to the lovely ribbon I had tied to the bottom of my tag - put a large metal bird onto the bow  - done!!

Hope everyone had a good Easter - back to same old routines tomorrow!!      :)

I am entering this into 12 Tags 2014 Tim Holtz
                                    Vintage Journey -  Theme of Spring flowers (hope mine count)
                                    Hiding In My Craft Room - Theme of Flowers

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Craft Barn Q and L Challenge Truth and Change

Just in time! Gosh how thrilled am I to be on the wall of fame for the last Q and L challenge ......                                  
Once the challenge is announced I search a quote and try to align a quote with my imagery. The trouble with this fortnight's Q and L was I had too many options !! Also school holidays, with DH away so not any quality me time. I chose truth, and created a journal page. I will photo the interim pages where all the quotes and lyrics from all participants are referenced some when :) 

TFL  Happy Easter xx

Friday, 4 April 2014

Craft Barn Q and L Challenge

 The latest Q and L Challenge at  The Craft Barn is flowers and Travel. I'm enjoying the challenge and am playing in a journal, I am adding fellow  participant and DT member quotes and lyrics too.


I brayered Big and Juicy "happy birthday", the shimmer just doesn't show on any of the photos :(  

Using Colourbox evergreen ink pad a stencil by Crafters workshop I created a leafy background. I highlighted the stems of leafs with stickles.

I then brayered Paper Artsy Eclectia 3, plate 01 large flower, with Big and Juicy "vibrant primary" onto white card stock and  fussy cut several, edged the petals of some with stickles and added more stickles to stamen of the flower. 3D Foam to curled flowers. Internet search for a quote which I printed, inked and stuck to complete the basic Journal page :)

I like this photo as you can see the shimmer of the stickles .

Wall of Fame at The Craft Barn - Thank you :)
Have a great weekend and thank you for dropping by :)