Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Artful Times. Challenge 41 - Spooktacular

Spooktacular is the theme for Artful Times, and I decide to use the washed sardine tin that has been sitting on a shelf for ages.
I painted it with black gesso, and sprayed it with orange and purple. The skull and cross bones inside is grunge board painted with white crackle paint, and there is a metal rib cage charm hanging inside. I stuck some tatty purple yarn inside, put up a bit of fencing, and sat a shrink plastic crow on it. I stuck on some Autumn leaves and a pumpkin, and draped a bit of purple web material on one side, with a spider crawling over it. The top is a Tim Holtz handle, with some skull beads each side. there are a few skulls behind the fence. The stand is a cotton reel. I had great fun making this.

Tag Tuesday -- Halloween

On Tag Tuesday, it's Halloween, and I seem to have gone a bit mad on it this year.
I have made two tags, both starting off with distress ink backgrounds. On one I used Tim's new shattered stencil, and on the other I stamped a web. I used my two Halloween twinchies on one with a painted mesh at the bottom and a spider crawling over it. There is a stamped web at the top with a bat, and 31 in grungeboard.
On the other one, embossed wording in black glitter powder, a shrink plastic crow, and a witches hat were added. The inevitable spider adorns the web at the top. I hasten to add I hate spiders, too many legs and they move too fast.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Every Inchie Monday--Thunder storm. Anything but a card -- Mini

This week on Every Inchie Monday it's thunder storm. I have painted two inchies with watercolour paint, and then drew in the lightning with a silver pen. One scene is of the mountains and the other a city These also fit in with the challenge 'Mini', on Anything but a card so  I have entered them in there as well.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Show us your twinchies - Halloween

On Show Us Your Twinchies the subject is of course Halloween. For mine, I used Distress inks on the background, and the shatter stencil on the raven one, Both images are embossed with a black glitter powder from WOW.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Try it on Tuesday -- Halloween

The theme on TIOT this time is Halloween, and as I have just finished my Halloween printers tray, I thought I would put that on. I painted the tray and the small boxes with black gesso, and then sprayed some of the exposed back, and some boxes with a purple mica spray, and some with orange.
In some of the boxes I cut out some backgrounds, before adding all the bits and pieces. The two skeletons are resting on glittery, cobweb fabric., and one is trying to get out of his box.
Having filled all the boxes, I then cut out some of the Halloween Tim Holtz paper and made a title for the top.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Tag Tuesday - Autumn

On Tag  Tuesday the theme is Autumn. With the wonderful Autumn colours now appearing, making a tag was straight forward. I love the colours of Autumn, just not keen on the weather,.
I coloured the background with distress inks, stamped and embossed with copper the ears of corn, and stamped some bronze fern leaves. The other leaves are a mixture of card, metal, and fabric. The writing is stamped onto separate card and stuck on.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Every Inchie Monday -- Storm

On Every Inchie Monday 'Storm' is this weeks subject. I have painted a storm at sea with watercolour paints. Having been in a yacht in a storm, I am far happier painting it than experiencing it.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Artful Times - Feeling Distressed

The theme on Artful Times is Feeling Distressed. As our internet has been terrible I am feeling distressed, but putting a photo of me on the site would not be a good idea.
It's a tag again, this time combining fabric with the card. The background is distress inks, sprayed with water, and drops of water. The ink that went onto the magazine I was using, I tore up and glued that on. The leaf I used distress crackle paint, and distress paint on. The side strip is distressed lutradur, and the bottom purple bit is distressed tyvek, both zapped with a heat gun, after painting.. The butterflies are made from lutradur.
I would have liked to spend more time on this, but I am doing this in a hurry, before we loose our internet, and before I go off on a three day course in a few hours.

Tag Tuesday - Shoes

On Tag Tuesday it's Shoes.  Not really my thing, although I do have quite a selection in my wardrobe.
I was surprised to find shoe stamps in my hoard---where did they come from ???  I covered the shoe shape with bits of pink papers, and then stamped and embossed the shoes on a separate piece of card. I stuck them on, and added a flower. The white one has a dictionary definition of the word shoe. I finished off with a pink tie.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Every Inchie Monday -- Dispute

Not an easy one this week on Every Inchie Monday. One of the things I could think of is the dispute that neighbours have with the height of hedges that cut out the sunlight and general light from the garden. I have done my best to draw this.
One neighbour has a chain saw, while the other one just stands ther with his hands on his hips.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Tag Tuesday - Tattered and torn. Try it on Tuesday - Texture

I am very late with this, as our internet went down (again). We are not blessed with good broadband in this part of Wales.
On Tag Tuesday, and on Try it on Tuesday, I was able to do another fabric tag, as the theme was 'Tattered and torn', and textures.
I printed the image onto fabric, and layered it with various pieces of torn and tattered fabrics. The bottom of the image is ripped up fabric that I had coloured for another project. There is also ripped lace and scrim. The butterfly which is an image transfer is sewn down with beads.. The tatty bits at the bottom of the tag are the threads I pulled out from around the tag.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Every Inchie Monday -- Foot

On Every Inchie Monday, Foot is the key word. No way was I going to draw a foot. Not only that, I had completely forgotten it was Monday. What happened to the weekend ?
My brain went into overdrive, and I came up with sewing machine foot, so that is what I drew.

Not very inventive or complicated, but I'm tired, and it is nearly Tuesday. I must go and see what everyone else has done before I go to bed.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Tag Tuesday Beads, buttons and bows

On Tag Tuesday this week it's beads, buttons and bows, which was a good excuse for me to do another fabric one. I made myself get out of my usual vintage mode, and use pink. Pink is not a colour I am at home with so I struggled a bit.
My first image that I had transferred to fabric went walkabout, so had to start again. The scan doesn't show up the beads very well, but the lace,  butterfly and bows have beads on them.

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