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

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Altered Heart

I am so late in finishing this project  :(   
I decorated a heart from Woodform Crafts - I love the shape the decorations which you can add to this shape are endless!!
I used a couple of coats of DecoArt Americana Fuchia, Versamark Black onyx for the Visible image and Inkylicious stamps.
The metal charms are from stash ( I chomped off the bails on the stars)!!

Thank you for stopping by xx

I am entering this into the following Challenges

That's Crafty                               Just Words
Altered Eclectics                              Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit                     Anything Goes

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  :)  )