Wednesday, 15 July 2009

This weeks Sunday Challenge on UK Stampers is F for face, here is my tag.
The background was stamped with a swirly background stamp the Distress paint in picket fence was applied randomly, whilt this was drying I stamped the face (part of a collage stamp) onto a separate piece of thin card then ripped around 3 sides of it.
The 'f' was painted in sandel dabber paint, sanded when dry to make a really smooth surface was then stamped with the same stamp, (to pick out the exact part of the stamp I used the stamp with the rubber face upwards and place the letter carefully over where I wanted the image to be.) The lips were coloured using Le Plumes and a water brush and a small amount was added to the cheek area too. This was then adhered to the main face making sure to line it up carefully. This was then attached to the tag.
The 'jar' was stamped onto thin card and cut out and stuck to the background, the words (from Elenor Rigby by the Beatles) I printed on the computer.

T is for time.
Last weeks sunday Challenge on UK Stampers. I'm a bit late with this one (blogging it anyway, I did make it on time and thought I had blogged it but obviously not!).
The background on the tag was made using distressed inks (dusty concorde, faded jeans and vintage photo) randomly applied with an aplicator. This was then stamped with 3 different backgrounds in the 'time' theme, the top half was then covered with vellum stamped with 'Time is a healer, a friend, a maker of Dreams' stamp, the bottom half is acetate stamped with a 'time' collage stamp. Another quote was stamped onto shrink plastic and attached with glossy accents after it had been shrunk.
To finish off a 't' was painted with purple acrylic paint and over stamped with a 'clock' background stamp and a band of white card stamped with 'time' was attached at the middle of the tag.

Friday, 3 July 2009

This weeks Sunday Challenge.

This is my tag for this weeks challenge.
This was a tough challenge but this is what I came up with this week!
The background. A piece of an old invoice from a builders merchant (found at a local car boot on Sunday) was adhered to the tag, this was then painted with a thin layer of gesso when dry distress inks in peeled paint and faded jeans was applied and a branch (Tim Holtz) stamped in black Archival ink.
The house was made from 2 stamps, the roof is from Crafty Indiviuals and the door is from Paper Artsy, the 'fairies' are cut out from a stamp from The Queens Dresser Drawers and wings added (dragonfly wings from Paper Artsy) stamped into fantasy film and ironed.
The letter is Maya Road and coloured the same way as the background, the words are stamped in black Archival.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Here is my tag for this weeks Sunday Challenge on U K Stampers.
The background is distress inks (dusty concord, faded jeans and vintage photo) applied randomly then spritzed with water and blotted with a tissue. This was then stamped with a lacey background in a blue chalk ink.
The 'drama queen' was stamped twice so I could use the second arm to attach to the back of her after she had been cut out.
The 'q' has been painted in acrylic paint, the words were stamped in black archival ink.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Sunday Tag Challenge

'P is for Party' was this weeks Sunday challenge tag.
Looking through my rubber for inspiration I noticed most of my 'girl' stamps looked serene or darn right miserible so this is what I came up with.
The background is patterned papers from Crafty Individuals, the 'girls' are stamped in black Archival ink and the hats are cut free hand. The 'P' is painted in lilac acrylic paint.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Memory Brooch

I made this brooch in memory of my beautiful Mum who passed away 2 years ago today.
The background is a piece of patterned paper from Crafty Individuals which I stamped some small flowers on. The photo is the only piture I have of my Mum, Dad and me together, (I was only 10 months old) it was a very long time ago.
The booch is from K&co and the dangle on the end is a find from an antique shop.

Love You Mum. XXX

Saturday, 13 June 2009

This weeks Sunday Challenge.

This is my tag for this weeks Sunday challenge over on UK Stampers. I was inspired by song titles and diamond stamps.
The background is a mixture of 2 diamond background stamps one is stamped in versa mark and the embossed with a glue embossing powder from Judikins, then covered in silver leaf. and the plainer diamonds are stamped in black archival ink.
The 'D' is from Maya Road, 'iamonds' are stamped and the other words are printed. Two white brads and 3 'diamonds' were added for a little 'bling'.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Tags all finished at last!

Had a bit of an accident on Sunday while chopping up some mint for mint sauce, I missed the mint and sliced down my nail taking at least a quarter of it clean off! not a pretty sight and really painful too! ( my left index finger too and I write with my left hand but I'm ambidextros with most things). So I haven't been able to do a lot for the last few days (although I did have to finish off the Sunday roast! My hubby does not do cooking at all!) Still very painful but there are always ways round doing things!

At last I have finished ALL my tags for the Sunday challenge over on UK Stampers (even managed to do this weeks too)! So here they are in no particular order.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Sunday Challenge No 32

This is my entry for the Sunday Challenge over on UK Stampers.
All the images were stamped in black archival ink, the large ones were masked before the 'background' ones were stamped.
I used water colours to enhance some of the stamps.
The word is stamped in black chalk ink.

March Swap

A Playing card swap was hosted by Hazel on UK Stampers last month and this is mine.
'The Queen of Hearts' on the background of the card I applied gesso with an old credit card taking care not to go over the Q's and hearts at the corners, I masked the large heart at the top with a heart cut out of the top of a sticky note. stamped a background stamp over the top when dry. The photo is from a cd of vintage photo's cut out and applied to the card with glue. The 'roses' in the basket I made into hearts with a red glittery pen and applied glossy accents over the top.Then I added a shrink plastic crown in gold and added red 'jewels' in the same way as I did the hearts.

March Inchie Swap

The Inchie Swap for this month on UK Stampers hosted by Sid was Vintage. These are mine (sorry about the dreadful photo, had some really dull days and couldn't get a good image at all!)
Each inchies has been stamped with a background stamp, coloured with distress inks and over stamped with black Archival ink and had a word added onto shrink plastic.

This is the tag I made for the flowers I took to the cemetry for my lovely Mum on Mothers Day. She is only about 17 in this photo and it is my favourite picture of her. I mss you so much Mum!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Sunday Challenge No 30

This is my postcard for this weeks Sunday Challenge on UK Stampers.

Lots of Adirondack spray ink with mica powders added to them, over stamped with swirly background stamps.
The little elephant is made from grungeboard, painted with weathered wood distress crackle paint. The rug has been stamped on thin card and cut to fit, (the 'fringe' is part of a house stamp from Paper Artsy) the decoration on the elephants head is some Indian stick on body beads.

ATCs for March

The theme for March is 'Art' hosted by Sam on UK Stampers.

Februarys ATCs

My ATCs for February on UK Stampers hosted by Sam.

Februarys inchies

These are my inchies for the Feb swap over on UK Stampers hosted by Sid.

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Sunday Challenge

My entry for this weeks Sunday Challenge on UK Stampers.
The background I made using coloured card in blue and beige and stamped swirls in a slightly darker colour, then ripped and applied to postcard with glue stick.
The little 'beach huts' are Paper Artsy minis (Welcome home), I stamped them onto white card used weathered wood Distress Crackle paint on the sides (masking to get straight edges) the doors I coloured with Marvy Le Plumes and the roof I painted with Watermelon Dabber.
the 'sun' is really a moon stamp coloured with a distress ink.

This little book is from 7 Gypsies (4x4) I covered the front and back with some 7 gypsies paper inked around the edges with Vintage photo distress ink.
The 9 little images were printed from a Tuscan Rose vintage images cd (vol 3) which I trimmed to size so they just fitted into a square icecube tray (99p from Tesco) then I poured UTEE which I had melted in my melt pot over and left to cool and set.
These I then applied to the top of the book with lossy acsents and then tied ribbon and cotton lace to the spine.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Well here is my entry for this weeks Sunday Challenge over on UK Stampers.
I know, it's Monday. I just didn't have time to put it on the blog before yesterdays deadline.

The background was made by swishing on acrylics in snow cap, aqua, lettuce and a purple.
All the images were stamped onto tissue paper and applied to the background apart from the word 'Paris' which I stamped sraight onto the background using black Archival ink.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Snow Day

Our garden, this was taken at 2.30pm on Monday 2nd Feb 2009. It was still snowing at 9pm!

Mr Snowman

It was 9pm and the snow was still falling and I really felt the urge to go out and make a snowman, Paul didn't need much persuading either, we had great fun!

Domino swap

Hazel over on UKStampers challenge us to do a domino swap.
This is mine, the Angel is made from a cut out from cardboard covered with embossed metal, the angels face is a mold made from hearty paper clay and the wings are angelina fibres.
The domino is coloured with chalk inks and stamped with a childs face (part of a stamp from La Blanche) then UTEE aplied over the top to seal. wire and stars and beads were added with silicon. The words Dream Angel were added.

These are my ATCs for Sams January swap on UKStampers, the theme 'metal'.
They all have embossed metal backgrounds and various stamped images applied to them.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Another Tag.
This tag came all the way from Australia! My sister Dot brought her Grand daughters lots of clothes over for christmas, but wrapped them up when she got here. Anyway I happen to see the tags that were on them and commented that I could 'do something with them' so my Sis took them all off and I was then the proud owner of 6 lovely thick chipboard tags along with the chains that attached them to the clothes! (sad I know but I don't get out much!) And when she explained to her daughter why the clothes didn't have tags she (my neice) said she had had loads of new clothes for Christmas and she gave me those tags too! ( lovely designer tags, in felt and canvas and organzer!)
Back to the tag!
The background of the tag was shiny so I first sanded it. Then scrapped on some black acrylic paint and left it to dry. I then used Pearl-ex in purple and rubbed it on (it stuck to the paint even though it was dry) I did seal it with hairspray too. Then I stamped it with a swirly stamp in black.
The beads are on a ribbon and attached with tape ( the really sticky one with the red backing)
The eyelet is from We R Memory Keepers and the chain is what came with the tag.
The fairy is from a template covered in metal (embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder 'words') and toned down with Aqua dabber paint. Face is a moon moulded from Hearty clay and coloured with interference perfect pearls. The wings (Crafty Individuals) are stamped onto acetate with Staz on and Angelina fibres at the back.
Another canvas

This canvas has Pearl-Ex (red, purple and yellow) rubbed into white acrylic as the background.
This was then stamped with Midnight Black ink.
The main focal point is a TAG (it is a desiginer label from my niece, I have never seen such lovely clothes tags before! She had loads of different ones some were felt, some organzer, others were canvas) this on is one of the canvas ones which I inked and stamped on.
The dragonfly is Tim Holtz grungeboard, coloured with pearlidoodles.

Canvas (8x10)
The background has white, blue, green, purple and red acrylic paints scrapped on with an old credit card. Black acrylic was applied around the edges and corners with a baby wipe. This was then left to dry thoroughly.
Midnight black Dewdrop ink was used for the swirly stamp (La Blanche).
The bird and the branch are from Technique Tuesday these were both painted with Dabbers, (stream and 2 shades of browns) the bird was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder 'swirls' then stamped with the same swirly stamp and a bead added for the eye.
The flowers are paper and have a turquiose bead in the centre.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

A Little Metal Fairy.
At last I have made enough room in my craft room to make something! My little metal fairy, she is 5 inches tall, her body is black coated metal (from Ten Second Studio) hand toolrd and sanded.
Her face is moulded from a sun mould in black Fimo and coloured with Ranger Perfect Pearls (interference). Her wings are flower sequins glued to cut-out paper wings. Beads were added to the bottom and around the neck.