Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Brick arch


 Another Gothic Arch project...Lots of texture on this one using a Viva stone paste through a brick stencil and adding the clean up paste randomly across the arch before using inks and sprays. As with the first one,  I added a second detail layer at the top of the arch and used Tim Holtz paper dolls  to finish it off.  Its very simple but I really like this one.

Until next time,
Cxx






Saturday, 19 May 2018

"Toxic - its all perspective" (a tag)


Another tag this time. This was a ready made tag base which I covered with gesso and then added stamps and sprays (on both sides.)

For the front I used a selection of stamps from VLVS and  for the reverse I used  a  stamp from the FRAGILE set by Visible Image and a Tim Holtz words sticker to finish it off.

This tag went to Germany as part of an International swap.

Until next time
Cxx


Friday, 11 May 2018

Artist Trading Coins


Perusing t'interweb tonight I stumbled across "Artist Trading Coins" - a new one on me. Apparently it is a type of ATC but coin shaped, sturdy and two and half inches in diameter. 

I just had to try for myself and I think I have a new addiction 😍 





I had such fun making these and I am pretty sure I will make loads more in the coming weeks. I was so keen to share them I didn't even bother to take them to my photo station...I just snapped them right there on my messy desk.

Until next time
Cxx

Monday, 7 May 2018

Mark Maker - a Tag


This is a tag made for a regular swap on UK Stampers. I used a gelli print base and added a variety of stamps from VLVS...including the "ratman" who was stamped on white linen card, coloured, fussy cut and adhered to the tag with gel medium.

I had no idea what I was going to make when I started out but I am very pleased how this one evolved and I am happy with the end result...Now I need to punch a hole and add some twine and its good to go.

Until next time
Cxx

Friday, 4 May 2018

"Time" - A Gothic Arch


I take part in a number of swaps and random challenges across web based groups and this was made for a Time themed Gothic Arch challenge. A downloadable template was provided for the basic arch shape and that was what I used to base my project on. I have since found several other downloadable Gothic Arch templates of varying designs. I decided it made sense to prep a few of these at the same time so it is highly likely I will be sharing more of these in future.

For this particular project I used a mix of three shades of blue acrylic paints, an assortment of stamps and archival ink. The boy sitting on the clock hand (katzelkraft stamp)  is from a Tim Holtz paper dolls pack.

I added an extra piece which I cut from scraps using the template as a guide. This was my first every try at something like this and it was fun.

Until next time
Cxx

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Happy Birthday


I have two brothers...with birthdays just two days apart and so I made this card, using a selection of Tim Holtz stamps and distress inks, for the brother who lives in New Zealand and I am hoping the Brit theme will raise a smile. Due to unreliable international postage times I always have to make his card in early April, to be sure of getting it there in time, but I was quite pleased how this came out.

My other brother lives 40 miles away and his card is still in progress, but at least I can post that off a couple of days before his birthday.

Until next time
Cxx

Thursday, 26 April 2018

We are fearless....


This was my April  card for my regular swap buddy Suzanne. I used a gelli plate print for the background and added stamped and  coloured quirky birds and a sentiment to complete this cheery little card...which  I know Suzanne loved because she sent me a really lovely message. It is so nice to get positive feedback on something "made with love."

Until next time
Cxx

Brick arch

 Another Gothic Arch project...Lots of texture on this one using a Viva stone paste through a brick stencil and adding the clean up pas...