Tuesday 31 March 2015

tag Tuesday -- Easter bonnet

Easter bonnet is the theme on Tag Tuesday this week. Not my favourite theme I have to admit. I searched through my images and came up with the three hat advertisements and the vintage lady with her flowery hat. As I couldn't make up my mind which ones to use I made two. Both tags started off with distress inks and the pink one I sprayed with purple through a stencil. I added old book paper to one and stamped the other with a script stamp. The images were then added, plus some flowers and butterflies.

Monday 30 March 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Oak

For Every Inchie Monday this week oak is the word. A nice easy one that didn't make my brain work overtime. On the alcohol inked stampbord I used shrink plastic for the oak leaf and acorn. For the sewn one I used embroidery thread on felt.

Sunday 29 March 2015

Sewing tag

I made this sewing tag for a swap where the theme was handicrafts. As I have so many sewing stamps, I just had to use vintage sewing as my theme. I distress inked the background and stamped the main image and sewing room in a dark brown. I wound some thread onto a card spool and finished off with buttons, safety pin, tape and a small scissor brad.

Saturday 28 March 2015

Gleam and glitter embroidery

I went to a workshop with Sheila Davies at Celyn Textiles a few weekends ago and made this embroidery.  For those who know me it is in my favourite colour, turquoise. I am going on another workshop next Saturday, and I am NOT going to use turquoise, I am running out of wall space to put them.
This one has a felt base, and then using wire, lace and paint with machine stitching for the textured embroidery. Nearly finished it in a day, which is unusual for me. I did do a bit more at home, machine embroidery and beads to finish it off. I mounted it on a painted canvas.

Friday 27 March 2015

Artful Times DT piece & A Vintage Journey-- In the style of Tim Holtz

For this piece, I used two reed diffuser boxes that had a drawer type construction. I glued them together and covered the box with some Tim Holtz paper. For the front of the drawers, I used two Fresco paints and crackle glaze, and then added two of Tim's fancy drawer plates with a bead in the middle to open the drawers with.

I used a stencil with texture paste on two sides to give some texture and then added cogs and some  stamped sayings of paperartsy's. I painted some die cuts of butterflies ( Tim's) and then covered them with rock candy crackle glaze ( Ranger)

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Dreams

Dreams is the theme for this week on Tag Tuesday, and I have made a tag with corrugated card. I distressed the card, painted it and embossed with verdigris.I added an image and made a watercolour card with the saying. I finished off with flowers and a dove.

Monday 23 March 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Lasso

We have been without the phone and the internet for four days, heck what did we do before computers. Lasso is the word this week on Every Inchie Monday. They both have the same theme, a cowboy with a lasso.  Now I look at it, the stampbord one looks like a cowgirl.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air is the prompt for this week on Tag Tuesday. A quick one this week as we are dashing around like demented idiots. There are definite signs of Spring here, and I love the Spring flowers. One of my favourites is the snowdrop, so I chose to put some on my tag. The background is sprayed ink, and then stamped with my snowdrop stamp and coloured.  I then added a saying and some small die cuts.

Monday 16 March 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Nail

Nail is the word this week on Every Inchie Monday, not an easy one to do in stitch. For the stampbord one I have drawn a fingernail and put some nail art on. I did this with some acrylic inks and some small gems. I don't think it would stand up to me gardening with such decoration on though. For the sewn one, I have used a wood image fabric and made a nail from some soldering wire. I did a few silver French knots for nail heads in the wood.

Friday 13 March 2015

Artful Times DT piece -- Tag with pocket

For my piece on Artful Times my 'tag with pocket' has me wishing I was on the beach somewhere hot.
I have made a large tag and folded the bottom up to form the pocket. It is coloured with distress inks and sprayed with a white mica spray to make it shine. I made the seahorse Tim Holtz style by colouring it with distress ink and adding clear crackle paint rock candy.  I die cut some seaweed and coloured them with distress inks. I added some small 3D dew drops over some stamped bubbles.
For the sandy pocket, I stamped some shells, added a piece of corrugated card from another project and die cut a starfish to go on the edge.
The tiny book in the pocket has a cover of fabric paper, and paper pages stamped with seaside images.

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Frame it

On Tag Tuesday the theme is Frame it. I found this friendly plastic frame in my haven't used for years stash and framed the image on a distress inked background. I added a couple of grunge board flourishes that I painted gold to match the frame, and some flowers. Because the frame is quite thick the image looks a bit blurred.

Monday 9 March 2015

Every inchie Monday -- Egyptian

On Every Inchie Monday Egyptian is the word. For the stampbord one. I painted the background black and embossed the hieroglyphics in gold. I then added a shrink plastic Tut mask.
For the sewn one, after many attempts with fabric that kept fraying I made a pyramid with the reverse side of some leatherette, which was the nearest colour I could find to stone. Not a very exciting sewn one this time.

Thursday 5 March 2015

Tim Holtz style tag for March 2015

This is my take for the Tim Holtz March tag. I didn't have his stamps or embossing folder, but had ones near enough. I used my own choice of colours with the distress paints as I will not be buying anymore I do not like the dabber type paints, as they tend to dry out on the spongey bit and the paint doesn't come out. Apart from that I have tonnes of acrylic paint to use up. I must buy some more metal cogs, I seem to be running out.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Anything but paper

On Tag Tuesday, the theme is anything but paper, which gave me the excuse to make two more tags for my Indian tag book. I printed the images onto fabric and used a variety of sari fabric and Indian ribbons to form the background.


Monday 2 March 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Love

Two quick simple ones on Every Inchie Monday today. The theme is Love, so I just made a felt heart for the sewn one, with some gold stitching, a gold bead and a red rose. For the stampbord one I did a shrink plastic heart, and wrote the word love in the corners.

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