Thursday, 29 May 2014

Artful Times D T piece -- Owls

For my D T piece this week on Artful Times, I have made two deco pages to go in my owl and crow book. For the background I put a round piece of post it note for the moon, and sprayed over it with distress inks.  After taking the post it note off, I coloured the moon with a pale colour. The owl was stamped on a separate piece of card, and the leaves stamped before I stuck the owl on. The second one was made using the same method.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Every Inchie Monday -- Killer

There was loads of ideas in my head for the theme on Every Inchie Monday this week. For 'killer' I decided on two, the first is a crocodile in shrink plastic, and the second a white shark. The shark is cut out from some fine white leather, on a background of felted wool.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Tag Tuesday -- Stripes and spots

This week on Tag Tuesday, I had the chance to do a fabric tag. Stripes and spots said ribbons and striped fabric to me. I have used an image on fabric as a focal point, and sewn various ribbons and fabric around it.
I had the small spotty and striped bows and added those art the end.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Every Inchie Monday -- Jolly boat

This week on Every Inchie Monday, the word is Jolly boat, a clinker built boat used as a utility tender for a bigger boat or ship. I have made two as usual, the fabric one is on a base of felted wool, and the card one I painted with watercolour paints.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tag Tuesday -- Metal

This week, metal is the theme on Tag Tuesday. I started off with some clock background paper. I then used a metal drinks can and cut out a pocket watch with Tim's die, and embossed it with an embossing folder. I coloured it with patina inks, and then rubbed Treasure gold in various colours over it. I then sanded it down to expose some of the shiny metal. There is some embossed metal tape at the bottom, and a few metal cogs.
The saying is a Paperartsy stamp.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Every Inchie Monday -- Jet

This week the theme on Every Inchie Monday is Jet. My first thought was a jet engine, but being girlie I have gone for jet beads on the sewing one, and a jet of water from a hose pipe for the drawn one.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Artful Times DT piece Challenge 55 -- Mail art

For this theme on Artful Times, I found an A5 envelope, folded it in half and inked it back and front with distress inks. I then inked it again using stencils. The flap was on the long side, so used that to tuck in two journal tags. The envelope is decorated with Dylusion  and Tim Holtz stamps

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tag Tuesday -- Dolls

The theme on Tag Tuesday this week is 'Dolls', and as a child I loved playing with the cut out dolls with their wardrobe of clothes, all attached with tiny tabs that folded over. Now cutting out is a bit of a chore. The tag has a background of Tim's vintage paper, that I have stamped with a few Dylusion stamps.
Ribbon and some buttons at the bottom, and the doll with a choice of dresses to wear.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Tag Along -- By the sea

The theme this time on Tag Along is By the sea, and I started the tag off with some sandy coloured distress inks, and added some slightly darker colours around the edge. The bottom of the tag I folded up to make a pocket, so I could add another smaller tag or some ephemera
I cut out some images from a napkin, and stuck them on. Stamped the two saying and added those. I also stamped a few shells on the rest of the tag.

Every Inchie Monday -- Indigo

This week it's indigo on Every Inchie Monday, so for the card one I drew a picture of the plant whose fermented leaves gives us the dye, Indigofera Tinctoria. Now a mostly synthetic dye is used.
For the sewn one I used a piece of fabric from an old pair of jeans, which most of us would associate with indigo. I made a tiny pocket, as making a whole pair of jeans on an inch square would be somewhat challenging.

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