Sunday, 29 August 2010
Saturday, 28 August 2010
So it goes without saying thankyou to both of you and now I must pass it on.
Teresa - Craftingallday Creations
Lizzy - Lizzy's Crafty Place
Sam - Whisper's Cards
Lisa - Wishcraft
Viv - Viv's Visuals
Joanne - Made by Joanne
Linda - Studio L3
These people have the most amazing blogs and their work truly inspires me now all I have to do it let them know.
It felt like being back at primary school playing with empty toilet rolls and gluing and sticking.
She hasn't got a name yet, so if anyone has any suggestions but here is what I came up with....no laughing!
I had to use ribbon reels instead of a cotton reel so hope it's okay.
Thanks for looking
The letter "S" (obviously my initial) is from a wooden alphabet I have had forever, the image is from an old book and the script from a vintage "Gone with the Wind" bougth from the car boot (a book I've never read). You can't really tell on the photo but the buttons look like fabric.
Distress Inks used: Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Old Paper and Tea Dye
Also used: Claudine Hellmuth Gloss Multi Medium and Ranger Crackle Accents.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Apologies for not using Sir Tim's stamps but I need to build up my collection, all other products are TH though. I would love some floral/nature stamps if anyone can direct me to any please let me know.
Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahagony
Wings from Heart Wings die inked with Peeled Paint and stickles
a bottle top squished in my bug with charm attached
I sanded it down then added a base layer of acrylic paint. Inked using Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany distress inks. Stamped script background using Coffee and Sepia archival ink, could really have done to have been Stazon as it doesn't show up very clearly, only where the embossing powder clung to it and shouldn't, lol. Sprayed with gold cosmic shimmer, must add a few other colours to my wishlist. The images were stamped with distress ink and embossed with distress EP in Aged Maghogany. Finally added some odds and ends and Tim Holtz embellishments. The flower is made from grungepaper covered in a Crafty Individuals paper inked and stickled.
If anyone knows how to get the pictures next to each and save space please let me know, I have tried all sorts with no joy.
Thanks for looking
Sunday, 22 August 2010
For a some reason it was one of those cards I knew what I wanted to do but just wouldn't come together and took ages, still not sure about it.
DP: Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Scalloped Oval inked with Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks
Dimension Fourth stamp using gluepad and glitters
other bits from stash
Friday, 20 August 2010
Thought I'd give them ago so off I went to B&Q to raid their paint aisle, now this was a challenge because I didn't realise how small they were and I never got on with ATC's for that reason, I'm in my comfort zone with tags however, I think they look quite good.
I stuck to a floral theme for all of them, something I don't do enough of, Stamps used were Paper Artsy on the orange and purple and Penny Blacks on the green and pink.
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby papers which are my favourite all time papers
Tattered Floral die
Hero Art Cling background
Distress Inks in Barn Door and Fired Brick
Distress Stickles in Rock Candy (tag and swirl) and Fired Brick (flower)
Can't wait for next challenge, I'm really enjoying these, they just seem to come together on their own.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
DP: DCVW "Pocket of Posies"
Medium: Copics and Prismas
other: flowers and button from stash, mini Papermania buttons
I tried the colouring technique that seems to be popular at the moment, using your Copics and Prisma's together. Wow, what a difference, it seems to bring the colouring to life. My Prisma's are far too neglected so it's time to get them back out. I must say this is the first bear I've coloured that I'm happy with, I think they are one of the hardest things to colour.
I was going to add a sentiment but decided it would "unbalance" the card.
Thanks for looking
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Challenge 1 - Water Stamping (red and orange)
Challenge 3 - Alcohol Ink Mono (purple with birdcage)
Challenge 4 - Shabby Chic (purple in black)
Challenge 5 - Distress Embossing (blue and green)
There's a couple I can't do at the moment because I need to get some Fragments, they are next on my evergrowing Wishlist, along with all the new Tim stuff when it reaches the UK.
To find out how I used all these techniques I'm afraid you'll just have to get the fab Compendium of Curiosites as part of the challenge rules state we cannot share them out of respect to the fabulous Tim's work. The challenge itself can be found over at Studio L3 hosted by the lovely Linda.
Hope you like what I've made so far.
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Anyway, the challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week is "Aqua" so my card is perfect.
Tilda coloured with Copics
Kay&Co and My Mind's Eye papers
Prima E-line flowers
Personal Impressions sentiment
That's it short and sweet but I've five more Tilda's to go at, back soon,
Friday, 13 August 2010
Hope you like the tags I made for this one
For the male themed one I used Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye with Rock Candy crackle paint
For the girly one I covered the tag with a Pearl Adirondack paint dabber, then used Alchol Inks in Wild Plum, Stream, Butterscotch and Gold and covered in the crackle paint then did the same with the heart in Wild Plum. The crackle paint on the top layer of the heart has for some reason come off in places but adds to the distressed look.
DP: My Mind's Eye - Jen Wilson "Le Paperie"
Image: Sarah Kay "Best Friends Forever"
I'm entering it into the Crafty Cardmakers "Birthday" challenge and Bunnyzoes "Vintage" was also going to be for Crafty Catz Buttons and Bows but I'm too late for that one.
Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
I've used various stamps, techniques and Distress inks making up little squares adding some of the fab TH embellishments to finnish it off. It's going up on the wall by my desk, hope you like it as much as I do.