Monday, 28 May 2012

BLOOM



...you can't use up creativity, the more you use the more you have...
-Maya Angelou-


...today I'm sharing with you a simple card using water colour & buttons...



...the background colours are DI in colours Crushed Olive & Tumbled Glass used as water colour, the tree is Frayed Burlap again as a water colour & what was left on my work sheet I pressed the tree into, a nice motled effect achieved...


...I used candy coloured buttons from my stash...


...a remnant piece of card from ink mop up's...


...happy tree...


...thank you for stopping by today...
xxx





Sunday, 27 May 2012

FREESTYLE



...friendship makes life a thousand times more sweet...
-Anon-




...today I'm sharing with you a mini canvas 7'-5'...it's a total experiment I've never done decoupage before but see what you think, I'd really appreciate your feedback on whether it's good, bad or just plain ugly...





...I tore pieces of colourful print from the Lush Shop Newspaper & arranged them on the canvas then Mod Podged over the whole lot & set aside to dry...I then dabbed some Spun Suger DI on my worksheet added a drop of white emulsion & drops of water to make a wash which I painted all over the canvas this was to get a shabby effect...


...out came the bubblewrap added some gold shimmer artist acrylic & randomly dabbed, the same with white & extra large bubblewrap, yep they do extra large!...Andy Skinner's word stamp & some random paint runs...


...a cute embossed butterfly & you may be able to see the word happy in gold...


...it's difficult to capture shimmer, I hope you can see it, this paint is gorgeous...


...would I give this a go again I'm not sure as there's so potential for error, but thats how we learn I suppose...

...thank you for dropping by today...
xxx



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Thursday, 24 May 2012

12 TAGS of 2012 - MAY





...don't think about making art, just get it done...let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they loVe it or hate it...while they are deciding, make more art...
-Andy Warhol-


...hello everyone today I'm sharing with you my take on Tim's May Tag...I didn't have most of the ingredients needed but at the end of the day it's all about improvisation...


...I used Tim's Ideaology paper with the sewing pattern & went over all the print with a blue pen in the hope that when the tissue was down it would look like i'd stamped it (as have no stamps on this theme)...


...I made my own coat hanger pin with a standard paper clip, twisting the end with small bead pliers & added a few safty pins...black rafia used as a belt...


...hand sewn tape & the icle flowers were coated in Glossy Accents...


...thankyou for stopping by today...
xxx



Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WOYWW 155







...I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious...
-Albert Einstein-


...well we are only a breath away now from the big anniversay of WOYWW when ATC's will be taking flight across the globe in a flurry of crafiness!...If you'd like to see what all the fuss is about you'll need to pop on over to the loVely Julia's http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk  and take a peek...but before you go have a wee peep at mine...

...firstly I'd like to say thank you to all you loVely people who find my little blog interesting enough to of clicked the follow button, knowing you like my crafty makes enough to keep popping back makes my heart smile...


...tis very tidy as i'd had a big sweep after playing again with my new Distress Inks from the loVely Kath...the cushion cover you see is a blog candy win! yep I know 2 wins in a week, I'm amazed myself...Jaki made this cushion as well as some gorgeous others, pop over and check them out  here http://mylast365daysinmyforties.blogspot.co.uk/ many thanks again Jaki  :)


...thought I'd make a Tag for each of the new Distress Inks...


...milled lavander...


...squeezed lemonade...


...peacock feathers...

...thank you for dropping by...
xxx





Sunday, 20 May 2012

STAINED KRAFT RESIST




...let us be grateful to the people who make us happy for they are the gardeners who make our souls blossom...
-Marcel Proust-


...hello everyone...after finishing day 5 of Tim Holtz on line Chemistry class I thought I'd have a play with the Stained Kraft Resist technique...


...I loVe this Kraft Resist paper of Tim's...the inks I've used are Barn Door & Black Soot, the splodges are white emulsion dabbed onto bubblewrap...


...the sentiment is one of Andy Skinners the letter styling has a grungy/underground vibe...


...I took inspiration for this Tag from Ronda Palazzari (Sizzix DT) she had cut out a 2nd umbrella & embossed it then added to the origional, I tentertively put the whole thing in the folder fully expecting it to tear but it didn't yay!...


...I had to give this guy a heart...


...just torn Mulberry Paper...


...it was cool making an inky mess :) ...

...but I couldn't of made this Tag at all without the kindness of my darling friend May http://mayshappydaze.blogspot.co.uk/  when she cuts out from her Die's she does extra for me whilst I'm slowly building my crafting stash of ingredients, thank you my beautiful friend...

...thanks for dropping by today...
xxx







Friday, 18 May 2012

MR POSTIE DELIVERS DISTRESS!




...a loVing heart is the truest wisdom...
-Charles Dickens-


...hello everyone, today I'm sharing with you what Mr Postie brought, the loVely Kath from http://kath-allthatglitter.blogspot.co.uk/ had a few give aways at the beginning of the week one of them was Sir Tim's new Distress Inks!!...yep you read right, Kath was giving away all 3 new colours  & all in exchange for a comment on which colour was your favourite...well I'm in loVe with BLUE so for me it was Peacock Feathers!...

...the adorable Buddy put a posting out from The Cubbyhole HQ the next day & my name was there in bold letters, It made my day I can tell you...


...these little beauties didn't mind posing alongside Kath's beautiful card...hop on over and check out Kath & Buddy you'll be blown away by this inspirational Duo...

...and here is my first make using the gorgeous trio...


...home is where the heart is...this manilla tag was inked up then put through a Texture Fade & given a light dusting of Faded Burlap DI...


...the ribbon is a mixture of Squeezed Lemonade & Peacock Feathers...


...I covered this wooded house with Tim's Tape and lightly brushed Peacock Feathers over it, added a bling heart & set it upon corrugated card...


...a name plate and job done!...


...I'm entering this Tag for Simon Says Stamp & Show 'Anything Goes'...

...& Inspiration Avenue 'Art with Heart'...









...thank you for dropping by...
xxx









Wednesday, 16 May 2012

WOYWW 154


...your thoughts are the architects of your destiny...
-David O McKay-



...hello everyone  hope you've all had a wonderful week, well it's Wednesday & that means it's time for our crafty desk hop all thanks to our loVely Hostess Julia, if you feel like taking a peek for yourself click here http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ ...but before you go here's mine...


...here's a  few Tags I made for my crafting buddies, flowers & friendship go hand in hand...


...some fabric, paper & buttons...



...these were fun to make & all with leftover scraps of fabric & paper...

...thank you for dropping by...
xxx








Monday, 14 May 2012

BABY SCAN MINI CANVAS



...no one ever became poor by giving...
-Anne Frank-


...hello everyone today I'm sharing with you the mini canvas my Daughter had asked me to make showing her first scan photo...


...the photo's don't do this canvas justice...I took inspiration from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Book 1, it's done on memory as I don't have the book...


...the letters are a mixture of gold card & chipboard...


...a pure white heart some buttons & a kiss...

...Dani & Darren loVed it...
...thanks for dropping by today...

xxx


Thursday, 10 May 2012

SOMETHING BRITISH



...to understand the heart & mind of a person look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to...
-Kahlil Gibran-


...today I'm sharing with you an ATC which I made for our recent Swap...

...this is held once a month and we each take a turn at theme choice, it was May's turn & her theme was 'something British...


...my aim was to give a shabby chic feel to this ATC...I cut the red & blue pieces by hand & gave them a light sanding, then stuck the lot on my white card, then gave the whole thing a Modge Podge coating, once dried another light sanding to make it roughed up...


...this stamp image was given the spritz & flick technique from Tim's on-line class, then added some tiny brads & some bead wire to frame the image, then stuck on top of plain buff corrugated card...


...I embossed the crown with old gold, bit annoyed it pitted (if anyone can shed some light I'd like to know why it happens) but adds to the shabby look, added a few iridescent beads and there she is...


...and the back again the shabby look...



...well thats my 3rd ATC in a row now & I loVe these little beauties!...

also

...Mr Postie arrived with a little something for me...






...this rather splendid watercolour by Sally Anne Lambert was sent to me by Lynn of http://oneimadeearliertoday.blogspot.co.uk/ ...Lynn had visited Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington & saw this beautiful Fox card & thought of me and decided to purchase it and sent it to me...thank you so much Lynn you have a beautiful heart...

...thank you for stopping by today...
xxx









Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW 153


...an Art Book is a Museum without walls...
-Andre Malraux-





...it's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing, yep you've guessed it, it's time for a world wide peek at what us crafty bloggers have been getting up to & it's all possible via our hostess Julia http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ hop on board you'll enjoy the ride but before you do take a peek at mine...


...my project for the coming days is to do a canvas for my Daughter & SIL, the piccy you can see is the scan image of their 1st baby at 18 weeks (yep I'm going to be a Grandma!) the detail is just amazing, technology has certainly advanced since I had my 1st child...
...thank you for stopping by today...
xxx