Monday, May 14, 2018

Baby Love...

There is such a sweet theme this fortnight over at Tag Tuesday....."Baby Love"
I wasn't quite sure how I would create my Tag as all I had in my head was the song "Baby Love" by the "Supremes" I started sorting through some stash while humming that song.
I managed to find a lovely vintage image to use....

I added backing paper to my tag and then stamped the words..The images was then added and then the trimmings....
If you love making Tags and fancy a challenge do pop over and join us. We are here at Tag Tuesday

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pretty little Tag

For all of you that enjoy Mixed Media, why not pop over and join in with our challenge this month at More Mixed Media.
The theme as always is Anything Goes, but with an Optional Twist...and the twist is "PINK"
My design team project is this mixed media tag...

I covered my tag is backing paper..loved this as it had  a peeling paint affect ..and it had pink in it. The script for the background was added using a stamp.
 I adhered some sisal fibres to the tag, then added some leaf style pieces of lace  and then some pink lace that I had gathered up in to a rosette.
The flowers were added with some pearl string and curly finished I stamped the word on spare card and then added it to the tag.
A very simple but pretty Tag....
Do pop along and check out the challenge, there is a prize of some lush papers for our winner each can find us here at 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mini Mixed Media Canvas.

Its time for another challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...and also introducing 4 new members to the design team...I do hope you will all pop over and say Hello..

My project for May is this little canvas...I have several of  these laying around in my workshop. I happened to see a few that had been decorated online and decided I could do something similar with mine.

I started by winding a selections of yarns, lace and string around the canvas...then added a few beads and a key.
I painted it all with gesso...then used a selection of spray inks for colour.
My colour palette changed the more I sprayed and I finished with a gorgeous purple,blue and gold colour

The crucifix is by Fernli Designs...I applied Purple wax gilding direct to the mdf then wrapped some wire around it and adhered it to the canvas.
It really looks gorgeous in real life and very tactile...
Do pop over and take a look at our can find us here at
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Fancy Case....

It's time for this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics...where did April go?
My project this month is my spectacle case...yes, I am actually using
I have several pairs for different things, so several cases and as I've never altered one before, I thought I would give it a go.

I sanded the case down and then gave it two coats of white gesso..leaving it overnight to dry completely.
Using pale pink acrylic paint I gave the case 2 coats..due to the lighting, the pink looks more lilac in the real life its a lovely dusky pink.
I added the trim to the lid, then added the ribbon and pearly gem.
I love they way it looks, not too fussy but still special...
Hope to see you over at Altered Eclectics this month...

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dragonfly Specimen Cabinet

I really should start making more craft videos because then I would become more proficient at how everything works on the moment I am still a  bit of a greenhorn.
I have finally added some decent script and music to my most recent project for Fernli Designs...

( sorry about the thumbnail, told you I was still a on the video it will play from the beginning )

My Fernli Design items for this project are the stunningly detail Dragonflies and the Chicken Wire Mesh....
Fernli Designs have such a wide selection of storage and embellishments on their website..please pop over and take a look...and it you need something different they are always happy to oblige..
Hope you enjoy my video....

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Steampunk / Mechanical

I am hosting this fortnights challenge over at Tag Tuesday and for my theme I chose Steampunk / Mechanical.
I think this subject covers such a wide spectrum, so I am hoping to see lots of entries...

I used mount board for the tag and covered it with black gesso. once dry I added some texture paste through a stencil..once that was dry I swiped over some browns, orange and yellow acrylic paints.
I stamped the Robotic man on some waste card left over from a project where I used oxide inks.I trimmed him to fit the card and stamped the script and set that to one side.
The chicken wire ( from Fernli Designs ) was treated with some Rustic paste and added to the tag..doing the same with the cogs and pipe.
Finally adding the image and adding a chain for the loop at the top.

For the second tag..again created from mount board, I painted with white gesso, then added texture via a stencil..once dry I swiped with red, orange, yellow and dark brown acrylic paints.
I stamped the image and script and added them along with the die cut cogs, adding a chain to finish.

I hope my two Tags will inspire you to join us over at
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Pretty Button Wreath

Hello Everyone...
I want to share the Button Wreath I created for Fernli Designs...this is my 2nd design team project.
I loved creating this...what do you think????...all comments welcome...

You can find this wreath and so many other items at Fernli Designs...well worth taking a look.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Noble Gentlemen.....

Tag Tuesday have got their challenge underway..a great theme too, chosen by Valarie.
Her theme is Black & White with a spot of colour.
This is my take on the theme...a fab stamp that I bought from a declutter group on facebook sometime ago.

Using a white tag I stamped these fabulous gents in black versafine ink..then I just stamped the sentiment part of the stamp on some green card and cut them out and laid them over the original sentiment.
I finished the tag by using distress ink in black for the edges of the tag.
If you enjoy making Tags and love a challenge, why not pop over to Tag Tuesday and join us....