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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tag It...

A great theme going on over at Rhedd & Rosie's challenge blog this fortnight...as always you can make anything you want,but it must contain a Tag, not a greetings label or Tab...and it must be clearly visible.



For my design team piece I made a Tag on a Tag..
A set of Artistic Post Stamps is being offered for the winner of this challenge by our sponsors, the lovely Alison & Ian at Ali-Craft


So I hope you give yourself a chance to win these fabulous stamps by entering the challenge....aren't they lush....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Little Trinket Box

My mojo just upped and left before I could add any more embellishing to my little trinket box...don't you just hate it when that happens!



This little box ( measures 4.5" x 4.5" )  is my design team piece for Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge that started today. I had stained the box with Barn Door distress ink then went over it with some gold gilding wax to antique it a bit.
The canvas insert in the lid I covered with lace and then gessoed it all over,once dry I used a light gold Glimmer Mist spray to colour it.I got as far as adding the flowers and old Mr Mojo just chose that moment to disappear...sob.
So all that was added were the corner pieces and the clock...I had ideas for a vintage image,but the more I played the more of a mess I made,so it was best to leave it as it was...hope you like it.

A fabulous prize for the winner of the challenge, which is sponsored by our lovely resident teamie MOIRA
                                                                                                             

Well worth entering the challenge for, why not pop over for a look....you can find the challenge HERE

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Pretty Bottle....



This is my first time at altering a bottle...this one was lovely and was crying out to be decorated. So I decided this would be my design team piece for my Altered Art Challenge Blog.
I covered the bottle using a beautiful cotton lace doily that was my mothers, I remember it being on her dressing table and if my memory serves me right it was made by her mother, my grandmother.
The trims were all from my stash and so were the lovely soft foam roses,which were just the right colour.

I would love to see you over at Rhedds Creative Spirit, its an Altered Art Blog and the challenges run monthly...with a prize for the winner each month, this is this months prize, a Tim Holtz Configuration Box...


Well worth entering the challenge for, you can find it here......Rhedd's Creative Spirit

I'm entering this altered bottle in to the challenge at  Altered Eclectics

Monday, March 31, 2014

Send in the Clowns


Not every one's cup of tea...but I have always loved clowns, met a few in my time and not all belonged to the circus, lol.
This is my Tag for the current challenge over at Tagalong....the backing paper is from my stash, then that was stamped with a collage style circus stamp by Artistic Outpost. The clown images are just fabulous and were all free from Rian.....not sure if they are actually available now,as I printed these quite a long time ago. Her designs are pretty amazing.
So I hope you like my Tag...you can find the challenge here at Tagalong

Friday, March 28, 2014

Shabby Chic Heart

Just thought I'd share my design team make for CraftyHands with you....




Love the shape of this heart, which I gessoed prior to covering in the fabby Graphic 45 papers. The images on the front I actually cut from some scraps I had left from another project,so that worked out perfectly in keeping with the theme. I added strips of the pearly lace and then added the roses with a couple of stick pins.
CraftyHands has a fabby prize for their winner of this challenge, why not pop over for a look and maybe enter. The theme is Shabby Chic and it can be found HERE

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Guess who made a card?....




Well, I've not made one of these in a while,lol.....a card!
The new challenge has been set over at Rhedd and Rosies and the theme is "Trees/Wood"...such a great theme and the perfect excuse to use this rather large stamp,by Stampendous.
I've kept the colour palette simple to show the stamp off to it's best advantage, pleased that I did as it really does stand out.
Do pop over and have a look at the challenge, there's a fabulous prize on offer for the winner of the challenge...


You can find the challenge....HERE

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Puzzle Piece Inchies.

Just having a coffee break in between crafting and thought I would share my "Inchies" with you all.




I am in a Dutch group for Inchie swaps on Facebbok and the theme this time around was to use actual puzzle pieces on our Inchies,each one must be decorated.
So I set to and found an old puzzle in my garage and selected a few pieces that wouldn't protrude too much over the actual inchie.
To decorate I used some scraps of card that I'd used to play with my glimmers mists and covered the front and backs of the inchie.
The puzzle pieces were gessoed several times to cover their original image and then once dry I rubbed them over in distress ink.
Using sections of stamps,I then added images to the puzzle pieces,some of which I then coloured in. 
Once completely I decided to add glossy accents and crackle glossy accents to the puzzle pieces for a nicer effect, finally adding one or two pearls and gems.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cheap & Cheerful Mixed Media Plaque

Well the lovely lady Lou from Fernli Designs has set a challenge in the UK&Ireland Craft Swap group...to make a cheap and cheerful Mixed Media Plaque....using a piece of corrugated cardboard measuring 8"x 8". It has to contain a verse/quote or photo. So, this is my mixed media plaque, made so I can hang it rather than have it on a stand....not sure how long I will get to keep it as my daughter has seen it already,lol.




I really had so much fun making this, played around a bit with the colour palette,unfortunately the photo dosen't do this piece justice as you can't see the beautiful shimmer.
Lots of odds and ends from my stash, the wooden pieces,which were gessoed several times before spraying are from Fernli Designs.
I just could not resist adding this gorgeous vintage photo of the little girl, she is just adorable.
I am entering this in to the challenge over at Altered Eclectics