Saturday, 13 September 2014

A Brilliant Birthday


 The new challenge theme over at  Sugar Creek Hollow   is  'Word Play', and we are asked to focus on the sentiment. I have chosen to wish someone a  'Brilliant Birthday',  having the words take center stage on my card.  Please call over to get all the details and welcome our two guest designers  Karien and Maya. 
 Remember our style is vintage /shabby chic.
The layers all came from a paper pad from Craftwork Cards, with a little fussy cutting to add the bird matching the one beside the words.
I think you may know the shading colour, especially those to call by to visit me---Vintage Photo.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Living Beings



'Living Beings'. is the theme the girls over at Art Journal Journey have set for us  this month.
I had already painted and splodged and random stamped the background of the page.
Added the girls head stencil , using the left over grunge paste on another stencil randomly round the page. Distress ink was added to the stencils when they dried.  Then left it for a while as I wasn't sure what to add next,  in the space to the left. .
On a tidy up session, now don't worry, it was only to find a space to work, I didn't  get carried away.
 I uncovered this bird stamp from  a Sheena Douglas set, and the page was sorted.
The bird was coloured with pencils and the girls head got a coat of gilding wax. I would like to think that they were  taking to each other and discussing the quote I added.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

How does your garden Grow-- week 2


'How does your Garden Grow, ' is the  theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.. which has another week to run.
Well I don't have a pear tree but I do have apple trees 
and  I did want to make a tag showing a piece of fruit.
The base is one of my random left over  pieces using stencils , stamps and inks.
The image is from Stampers anonymous, which was coloured in water colours.
I used some gilding wax to highlight the texture areas and Shabby Shutters distress ink for extra shading.

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Fashion, dare to be different.


'Fashion',  is the new  theme over  at  Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
I think that fashion can be interpreted in many ways, we all have our own style, so this time I decided to be a bit different and use this Lindsay Mason image and quote.  Now this quirky lady, I think,  has the look that would make you take  a second glace.
The base card was embossed  before shading with Seedless Preserves distress ink. The image was water coloured and edged with a little Vintage Photo distress ink.
Please pop over for all the details and the prize offered by our regular sponsor Flonzcraft.
Remember we like to see an Stamped image as the focus of your piece.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Journal 52


I am a bit behind with the journal course, this is my page for week 33 which was 'Gratitude'.
I have lots in my life to be grateful for and top of my list is my home and loving family.
So being a bit nostalgic I picked out this lovely stamp from a Sheena Douglas set. 
Stamped it up into my water colour journal and got out the paints.

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

How does your Garden Grow,


At Try it on Tuesdays the theme is 'How does  your Garden Grow'.
The ideas for this theme are vast, flowers, trees, fruit, vegetables, in other words anything that grows.


I made this  shaped card using Graphics 45 papers, Vintage Photo Distress ink and a few bits an pieces. That was the easy bit,  but there were a few choice words getting the photos posted here. Everyone preferred to  turn horizontal.
Please pop over to see what we all made and come and join us in the garden.

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Melt Art


What a great afternoon out  I  had yesterday with  Avril of Mrs B's Crafting Addiction.  
We were lucky to get a place on one of Hels Sheridan's. Melt Art Workshops at 
 Crafty Corner in South Sheilds. 
This is  the Canvas I made,  all the techniques involved the Melt Pot.
Melted wax, Utee,  ultra thick embossing powder, paints etc, I did not need any invitation to get paint all over my hands, a common trait of mine. I was lovely to be among like minded folk and have time to play. Hels guided us through every step and the time just flew around the clock.
I don't think any of us wanted the three hour  session to end, and yes you can guess it went over time.

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