Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Journal 52-Recycled Art


We are up to week 16 at Journal 52 and this weeks prompt is Recycled Art.
For me this involved a rummage around my scraps and bits and pieces. Like most crafters everything will have a use some day, I cannot throw stuff away. The original base was a page torn from an art  book. Now don't be shocked,  this was a bargain in  a charity shop, you can just about make out the building in the background..
Next came a few sprays with coloured ink and some  left over unused  trimmings.
 The lady [I called her the wise woman] was cut out and is from a magazine picture of  a Van Gough painting, I knew I would make use of it one day. I tend to cut out this sort of stuff , thinking it too good to put in the bin, when they are to  be used is another matter.
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Monday, 21 April 2014

Spring Flowers


I have finally these past few days managed to cut and use some papers from my new Tim Holtz Wallpaper stack. I have noticed a few like minded folk in blogland, who like me prefer to keep them a while to gaze at are also using theirs. These papers alone are inspirational and do not need a lot thought on how to use them.
But they definitely for me  needed a bit of distressing round the edges,  and a touch of Vintage Photo distress ink. I have to admit that is is my most used of Tim's tips and influences, I use it in practically all my craft work..
I used one of Tim's new trellis die cuts, this is going to be so useful in future.
For the flowers I used the Tatty flower garland Alterations die cut strip. After assembling my flowers I scrunched them  up a little  and sprayed them with water, another one of Tims super techniques.
Peeling back the flowers when they had dried out, I touched round the outer edges of the petal with a little Fired brick  distress ink.
I made this card with the new Challenge over at A Vintage Journey  in mind,  it is  'Spring Flowers'.
This challenge encourages us to use the ideas and be inspired by Tim Holtz. I think I may  have managed that.
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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mobile Phone


'Flying things', is the new  theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Please pop over for all the details and see what we all made. 
 We especially need to see that stamping is the focal point in the project and you  must follow the theme. There is a generous prize offered by our Sponsor Flonzcraft
So as you can see from the card I made , my take on the theme went a little sideways. I was assured by my DT sisters that this was okay.
I love this stamp from Chocolate Baroque and it always brings a smile to the face of the recipients  when I use it on my cards.
The papers I used for layering are from a Tim Holtz stack
A piece of scrap corrugated card, then the  image. All the colouring and shading were distress inks, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and  a touch of Salty Ocean.
The die cut pieces are an Alterations die.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter Everyone


 When I saw  Tag Along's new challenge this week is 'All things Easter', I decided to go all bright and cheerful  for this tag. In fact its possible sun glasses are needed as its not my usual colour tones.
 All the bits and pieces came from my stash and the images are from Graphics 45 papers.

I would like to wish all my friends and followers old and new a very Happy Easter
and  thank you for all the times you stop by to see what I have been making.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Party Animals-Journal 52


Week 15 and our prompt at  Journal 52  was Party Animals. 
A real fun scenario crossed my mind when I read this.  I reached for these Crafty Individuals stamps and after fussy cutting them out, grouped them together. Mind you I think the goose perched on the potting shed may have had a drop too much of the funny water..... as he looks as if he is about to slide off..
An inked, painted and masked background for this page, the shed was already pre -printed on the card.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

How does your Garden Grow?



More than one Fold is the new theme at Try it on Tuesdays
As you can see these flower heads, have definitely more than one fold.
Please pop over to see what we all made, we would love you to join us.
We are also  welcoming Sylvia  of BarniesBaustelle as our Guest designer this challenge.
There is also  a Design Team call at TioT's  you will find all the details here.



My take on this theme was to reach out for my Tim Holtz, paper rosettes die. 
 Using  scrap strips of patterned  paper, the hardest part was to glue the edges to the center  circle after they had been folded up.
I jest, these are the easiest of things to make, even if you don't have a die, its just plain paper  folding. Bring the edges together to make a circle then  stick.  A small  paper circle front and back will keep it all in place.
The flowers on the background and sentiment  are Paper Artsy Joffy stamps.
All the other bits and pieces are from my stash..

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Paper roses.


'A Floral Profusion', is the new theme at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
 Fiona who is hosting this challenge would like to see hand made flowers on the projects you enter. Please pop over for all the details and read about the prize from our generous sponsor.
This card is two simple layers of pretty papers and some die cut flowers from Craftwork cards.
A touch of the much favored Vintage photo distress ink round the edges. The sentiment is stamped but I cannot make out who its by.
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