Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Try it on Tuesday -- Tic, Tac Toe

This time on TIOT we were given a grid with words on, and we had to choose a line and use the materials on that line. I chose Cardboard, string and buttons.
I started out with some corrugated card and distressed it. I painted it with Fresco paints and added some plasterers joint tape for some texture. I embossed some of the edges with copper embossing powder. I then added some string, and buttons as well as all the other ephemera. This will be another page for my vintage sewing book.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Tag Tuesday -- In the style of

On Tag Tuesday it's in the style of. I was spoilt for choice here. I could have been idle and made a tag in the style of Tim Holtz, but decided to set myself something a bit more challenging. I therefore went for Gustav Klimt. I love his geometric designs and colours even though they are ones that I don't use much myself. I sort of copied one and coloured it with crayons, and the second one I used printed papers, doodled on them, and drew a ladies face. I used to love colouring as a child but find it a bit of a chore as an adult.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Snail

Every Inchie Monday the word is snail. For the stampbord one, I have painted a leaf with a shrink plastic snail chewing away  on the fresh green leaf. For the sewn one, I have curled up some embroidery yarn and sewn it onto a green background with a chewed leaf at the top.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Tag Along -- Travel

On Tag Along this week the theme is travel. I have chosen to go to Paris ( I wish)  I inked the stamp with distress inks and stamped a script stamp near the base. I stamped the Notre Dame on a separate  piece of card and adhered that and an image of the Eiffel Tower. I made a bottle top embellishment that says Paris or bust inside. A few extra stamps and  a Fleur de Lys charm finished it off.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Tag Along -- Warm colours

On Tag Along this week they have asked us to use warm colours. So orange it is. I distress inked the tag and used a text stamp with vintage photo. I then embossed with copper the image. I used a die cut for the cog border and added some extra cogs that I inked and embossed. A Tim Holtz ticket and a few words finished it off.

Tag Tuesday -- Text

For Tag Tuesday this week text is the word. I was tempted to cover a tag with words, but then thought I would add an image as well. I inked the tag with distress inks, and stamped over it all with my favourite text stamp. I then started to cover it all up with  an old book page and my image. I added a smaller tag with a saying and a couple of really small ones with a word on. I finished it off with some lace and flowers.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Texts

Not an easy on this week on Every Inchie Monday. Although putting some text on an inch square seems easy, doing in with a needle and thread was a bit tricky. For the stampbord one I inked the surface, and then scratched the ink off for the text.

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