Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Easter Tag

I have been having a play tonight with my digi images and's been quite a while since I last did any. The base of the Tag is actually an image of my own that I made using Oxide Inks.
The new challenge over at Tag Tuesday for this fortnight is "Spring/Easter" and the theme was chosen by team member Joan.
I, believe it or not, struggle with any thing that is "Easter" related...and seeing as my fibromyalgia is having a flare up, I decided to try making my tag digitally as it is less painful to do.

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Hope to see you there soon....x

Monday, March 5, 2018

Vintage Mini Book Box

It's the 5th March and time for another challenge over at More Mixed always it is anything goes, but each month there is the option to use the colour chosen for each month.
The colour for March is Green.

I sealed the paper mache box box with gesso, then painted it in pale green acrylic paint by Kaisercraft.
The spine cracked slightly when the paint was dry, but that just added to the vintage look, so I wasn't particularly bothered.

I layered fabrics on the lid and added the green lace, roses ribbon, the image and buttons.

I lined the inside of the box with some fab papers that our boss lady Lozzy gave me for christmas.

Isn't this little girl adorable..I found her over at Alpha Stamps on one of their collage I just had to buy some of the sheets.
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Spring Flowers Tag

The snow has finally disappeared here..personally I love the snow, it looks so beautiful. It's quite rare to get snow this far down in the I can appreciate the beauty of it.
I am way behind in posting my Tag for the Spring Flower Tag Challenge ( Wendy's theme ) over at Tag Tuesday. I made it a few weeks ago and thought it was for this coming tuesday..naughty me for not checking on the damage done as I am still within the challenge times.

I have used a large tag and stamped the sentiment ( by Inkylicious ) at the top. The Crocus stamp is one that I have had in my stash for years, I think I won it in a bundle from Artistic Outpost..I remember receiving a huge bag of random stamps as an extra prize from them.
So, I stamped the flowers along the lower edge using the masking method...
To colour, I used a damp brush and distress inks.
To finish I distressed the edges of the tag. 
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

My little Tower Block.

Hello..are you all knee deep in snow ???...bitterly cold and snowy in my part of the world..and we rarely get snow,lol.
I've been busy creating a few projects and this is my project for our March Challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

I was fortunate to find a whole bag of children's building blocks made from solid wood in a charity shop..I've had them quite some time, in fact after washing them, my great grandson plays with most of them when he stays over....but I did keep some for altering!

The painted blocks were sanded down, the others I applied gesso directly to the bare wood.

I used Oxide distress inks on several sheets of 200gsm card..once the card was dry I stamped all over them.

All that was left to do was to cut sections of the card to suit each brick..I used book glue to make sure the card adhered securely to each brick.

Once I assembled and glued each piece in place, I sprayed it twice with a glossy sealer....
Sadly the photos don't do the Tower justice, the colours are a lot more brighter and there is also a shine to it that the camera hasn't picked up...
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Steampunk Reversed Canvas

It's time for March's Challenge over at Altered Eclectics and for my project I thought I would do my first ever reversed canvas...Yes I know it is small, but now I have the confidence to create a larger one the next time

I sanded down the wooden frame as it was pretty rough..then painted both sides with gesso.
Once that was dry I  followed the same process using  turquoise acrylic paint.
After the paint was dry I sponged the rust effect paint in a few areas around the frame.
While that was drying I cut the chicken wire ( from Fernli Designs ) to size and added the rust effect paint to it...also did the same with the cogs and dragonfly.

I found a scrap of paper that was the perfect for the inside of my frame..once that was glued in to place, I added the watch with the attached key, securing it with hot glue.
To finish I adhered the chicken wire across the front of the frame and then the cogs ( from Fernli Designs ) with hot glue.
Finally I added the dragonfly.
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Use a Quote

I can't believe its been 2 weeks since I last blogged...I am so busy at the moment, catching up on my design team projects..and I also had my daughter move house..and then I had a nasty fibromyalgia flare up...
I made this Tag for Tag Tuesdays challenge..the theme is "Use a Quote" chosen my design team member Michele.
Michele is offering a prize for the winner of this challenge, so do pop over and check it out...

The background for my tag was created using Oxide inks..the butterfly stamp is one from my stash .
This is one of my favourite quotes..its a stamp by Inkylicious that is from a set...and thinking about it I must have had this set for is well used.
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Time Flies....

Crikey..what happened to January, in a blink of an eye it's gone
Over at More Mixed Media February's Challenge is now always it is anything goes..but with an added twist..a colour!  The colour this month is Red...well it is the month for love....
My project is a journal I'm not very expert with journal pages like some folk are, but I actually loved creating this page...

I started by gessoing the page then added a selection of acrylic paints, some diluted down to almost like a wash, I also used a stencil with the paints to add the circles to the page....once dry I rubber stamped the page all over, including the frame...the smaller hearts are also stamped. The flowers and main heart are die cut, the flowers I edged with my white posca pen..the heart I added some decoration in black pen.
Finally I added the sentiments..a set of stamps from Visible Image.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Heart for February

Rhedd's Creative Spirit is back after the christmas nice to get back in to the swing of things..although I was struggling to find my mojo for a while.
I was in my craft room tinkering about, as one does when looking for inspiration...when I came across a set of board hearts that I bought a a craft show about 3 years ago!
I sat at my desk and started messing with inks and stamps and before I knew it I had created a lovely background.

I enhanced the background by using my white posca pen and added dots around some of the larger circles.
I stamped the Listen to your Heart sentiment and added the two mdf hearts  ( from Fernli Designs ) that I coloured.
I finished the whole piece off by spraying with a sealer, which bought the colours up beautifully.
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