It's Sunday...time for a new challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art.
This week the theme is Rainbow..so anything related to that is acceptable..just be sure to make your postcard 4"x 6"
Here is my Rainbow Postcard
For the background colour of my postcard I used Oxide Inks..then using chalks I coloured a rainbow, blending in with my finger tip.
I stamped the tree with the verse and also stamped a few birds.
The little pixie was added as an after thought because it had fallen out of a folder and was lying on my desk near the laptop..so I just had to add it. You can find Sunday Post Art HERE
These are my tags for the challenge this week over at Go Tag Thursday The theme is Button It..so a button, either stamped,die cut, a real button must be clearly seen on the tag...
For my first Tag I used a PaperArtsy image of the lady and masked that to stamp the back ground..I added the lens, the Sassy label, the flower and buttons to finish it...
The background colour was created using Oxide Inks, that had been sprayed many times to bring the colour down to a nice shade of pink.
I am entering my Sassy Tag in to the lovely challenge over atTry It On Tuesday....their theme is Tags.
For this tag, again the background was created using Oxide Inks, then randomly stamped. I added some sticky back mesh to one side of the tag..and added a frayed strip of fabric towards the lower part of the tag. Using a wooden heart that I covered in paper and added a label. To one side of the heart I added some sticky backed mesh, finally adding the buttons
I found a scrap of old lace and added that to the heart before adhering it to the tag.
To finish I just tied some cream ribbon around the lower part of the tag over the fabric.
So if you like making Tags and you enjoy a challenge, why not pop over and join in...there are no prizes, just the chance of your tag being chosen to be showcased...
You can find the challenge here at Go Tag Thursday.
I was delighted that I was asked to be the Hostess over at Sunday Postcard Art this week...
In case you have never visited, its a challenge blog just for Postcards..any medium, just stay within the chosen theme each week...and of course your postcard must measure 4"x 6"
The theme I have chosen is Days Gone By...or Nostalgia.
For the base of my postcard I used Oxide Inks and some torn papers. I then swiped over it with a very thin layer of gesso.
I stamped the words and the postcard script from stamps in my stash.
The butterfly was die cut from some spare card that had been coloured with Oxide Inks..then stamped and added to the postcard.
The image, would you believe is actually "Me"..I was 3yrs old..my cousin Stuart is stood next to me, he is 18 months older than me.
This photo was taken by my mother...we had been for a walk and my mother and my auntie added the wild flowers to our ears, well not in our ears, they were looped over the top, lol.
Notice Stuart, being a typical boy, is holding his stick..as for me I am carrying an old camera case...
I would love it if you would pop over and visit the blog..maybe you would like to join in..I hope so..
Here are my Tags for this weeks challenge over at Go Tag Thursday...a great theme too, "In the Garden" so plenty for scope there.
My tags were made using two very old stamps that were just perfect for the theme...
Little Girl Tag
Little Boy Tag
If you enjoy making Tags..why not pop over and join in with this weeks challenge...you can find it here at... Go Tag Thursday
I am entering my Little Boy tag in to the challenge over at Try It on Tuesday.......their theme is "Tags"
I am enteriny my Little Boy Tag in to the challenge over at Eclecti Ellapu...their theme is Summer Colours or Seaside ( I've chosen Summer Colours)
I have had these very pretty papers in my stash for what seem years...I am not a "cute" designer when it comes to my craft projects, so is it any wonder these have been neglected.
The challenge this month over at More Mixed Mediais as always Anything Goes, but with a colourtwist...and this month the twist is "Pastels"....so these papers were just perfect to use for my gift bag.
I mounted the pretty papers on to some white card adhered them to the front and back of the bag.
For the front only I added a strip of lace to one side and then made a panel using white card, die cuts and a torn strip of paper from the same set.
The little white frame was treated to some lovely pale green gilding wax...I found an image on another sheet of paper, so trimmed that to fit in the frame.
I adhered the panel to the front of the bag, then added the frame, flowers and some gorgeous pearly white leaves.
To finish the bag I added some really vintage lace to the handle....
My friends birthday is today so this bag will be holding her birthday present....
Do pop over to the challenge..would be great to see you there...just click on the link below and it will take you straight to the challenge....
It's Sunday..time for another challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art..this is such a nice challenge blog and the only one I know that is specifically for postcards.
The theme this week, chosen by Mandy, is Hexagons....so here is my postcard.
Do pop along for a look and maybe join in with the challenge..just be sure that your postcard is 4" x 6" and follow the theme...
The challenge is here at Sunday Postcard Art
I was given this house frame some time ago by my friend, it had been given to her, but she being a card maker passed it on to me saying "I'm sure you will make good use of it"...and I have, even though its taken me about 2yrs to use it,lol.
To be fair I had put it with all my other stash and like most of us, forgot about it, it only resurfaced while I was looking for something else!
So I kept it one side to use for my Dt project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.....
The frame was in very good condition so needed no adjustment.
In the photo below you can see at one time it had a "back" to it
I cut a "back" from some thick mount board.
I then laid the frame over the mount board and pencilled in the "windows"
I used some pretty Paris themed paper and covered the windows that I had marked in pencil.
Once the glue was dry I slid the "back" in to the frame to be sure the "window" sections were in their correct position..then I removed it and painted the frame in cream acrylic paint.
Once the paint was dry I added the "back" and tacked it in to place using a few small pins.
From my stash I had steadily sorted through some trinkets, knick knacks and added them to the windows. I found a lovely vintage photo that I trimmed for a metal frame and added that to a window.
I kind of had a bit of a haberdashery them going on in my head, so I cut some small pieces of fabric and tied them in bundles..wrapped lace and ribbon on to some reels...I even found a small MDF sewing machine,that has been in my stash for years,lol..
Once I was happy with all the furnishings I added some ribbon and a pink rose to a dress form and adhered that to the side of the frame.
All in all I am very happy with this project.....I've since added a hanging bracket on the back, so this now hangs on my bedroom wall.
Do pop over and take a look at the design teams creations for this month...we are an altered art/ mixed media challenge blog ( no papercrafts ) so maybe you would like to enter the challenge...