Thursday, 10 February 2011

A Tag

I made this tag yesterday. I had one of those days. You know the ones. When you just can't think of anything to make. I just sat there in my room and stared at my desk for what seemed like hours. I reached for a tag, pushed play on my dvd player (it has the new Take That cd in it) turned it up loud and this is what came out!
Along the bottom is sticky backed silver tape which I ran through the Big Shot in one of Tims folders,then inked with a swoosh of black Archival, the left side has text paper (from an old book) which I gessoed and inked and stamped and masked and spritzed.
The diamond border is a free stamp from a Craft Stamper a long time ago, the stamped text is La Blanche.
The flowers are prima.
I am quite pleased with how it turned out!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


It's Wednesday! So time for WOYWW! On my desk this week is my unfinished page for a journal page challenge on UK Stampers. It is nearly finished now (I had a little play while I was waiting for my silly internet to sort its self out so I could post this) I still need to put a photo on it but the only one I have is blured and in a scrapbook so I am thinking of scanning it and 'doing something' to it but not sure quite what yet!
A closer look at the page, the background was inspired by Liesbeth Fidder in this months Craft Stamper (pg 46), as we had to include masks/stencils I used sequin waste and the backing from a border sticker I kept cos I thought it would 'come in handy sometime'.
Hopefully I will finish it today and blog it tomorrow!
If you want to see more pop HERE to Julia's blog and see whats going on!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Journal Challenge.

This weeks journal challenge on UK Stampers is Perfect Day.
The ingredients this week are 1 What is/ would be your perfect day?2 Include a picture on your page.3 Use some stamping on your page.
The background is the one from the post below.
The 'music tissue tape' I made by stamping onto tissue and ripping into strips and randomly pleating as I glued it down, the birds were stamped onto an old book page and coloured with distress ink and pencils, the moon I stamped onto card which I had painted with pearl dabber.
This is my page minus the picture as I don't have any ink left in my Picture Mate so I can't print the pic I wanted to use (and I know I won't be able to print it for a couple of weeks) so I thought I would share it unfinished rather than very late.
I also wanted to add some words in white pen (about my family) but my white pen didn't like the background at all, so they will have to wait too!


Just a few things on my desk this week! A bit of mess and some backgrounds. I have really been in to making background this last week!
A bit of a closer look.

An almost finished tag, (just needs a few ribbons and a hole punched in the top).

This is the rest of the background from the tag above. I was inspired by this months Craft Stamper, Mixed Media Masterboard by Rachel Jackson (pg 74) to make a background on water colour paper!
This piece is going to be the background for this weeks Journal challenge on UK Stampers. I will blog later, when it is finished!

Another one inspired by Dyan Reavely (but this time I used stamps spritzed with water to stamp with instead of stencils) The white journey and the feathery bits are stamped with white ink.

This one is all stamped with water and water spritzed through sequin waste.
If you want to see more desks or join in go over to see Julia on her wonderful blog!