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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Crowning Glory at Try it on Tuesday

There's a new challenge at Try it on Tuesdays and this fortnight it's   'Crowning Glory'  - in other words, we would like to see a Crown on your project.
I've used an old stamp from Lost Coast Designs called Prom Night, which was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and just shaded with Vintage Photo around the edges.  I also randomly stamped a Tim Holtz Crown into Kraft card  and heat embossed with Gold EP for the next shabby layer.

I've had an unexpected Craft Room makeover,  so,  there's been no crafting and very little blog visiting for the last couple of weeks.  It was planned for July - but DD and I saw some worktop in Ikea's bargain corner, which was too good to miss -  but with nowhere to store it, DH decided to set to and the old craft room was demolished.  I'm slowly finding new homes for everything and I'm sure it will eventually look tidy - didn't know I had so much stash/rubbish and I've found stamps I'd forgotten I'd bought!

Well that's it for now, back to tidying up!
Avril xx

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Old favourite for FSC

Hello, it's time to  tell you about the new Challenge at Fashionable Stamping and for this fortnight Esther chose the theme 'Old and Forgotten Favourite'  I think we all have 'favourites of the moment' and then move onto to a 'new' favorite - how fickle are we!
One of my constant favourites is the Tim Holtz Papillion Script, which I have used for the background, this was clear embossed with white EP and then inked with Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo DIs. The torn layer is a Kaisercraft stamp, a favourite of the moment, that hasn't been inked in ages. I coloured the bottle and then added Glossy Accents, avoiding the label.  My sentiment, a Tim Holtz stamp, which was a definite favourite, hadn't been inked in a while for some reason, but is back to being a current favourite now, this was stamped on vellum. The butterfly was cut from a mop up tag, and coated with Rock Candy Crackle paint.

It would be lovely if you could join us for this challenge, but remember we must see real stamping on your project which must follow the theme.  We have Flonzcraft as our sponsor, who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
The rest of the DT are showing their favourites, so pleas pop over to the main blog for all the details.
I am entering this at:
  Crafty Calendar - Thing with Wings
  That Craft Place - Tags

Have a great day whatever you're doing.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sewing and Buttons at TioT

Hello, time to tell you about the  new challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this fortnight is 'Sewing and Buttons',
I decided to do something similar to a project I'd seen a while ago on Hels Sheridan's blog.  My frame is actually a recycled chocolate box and after applying a couple of coats of Gesso I used the Doily stencil embossing paste and then PaperArtsy Taupe paint, rubbed back with a baby wipe. I've had the sewing themed papers for a while and unfortunately they have lost their packaging.
The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
I am entering this at:
  Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes but cards
  Scrap it Girl - Sewing and Stitching

That's it for now,  have a great day,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Paris Postcard

Don't you just love it when you actually manage to use up those bits that are lying around, I know I'm always full of good intentions, but then the bits just pile up. Had a little tidy up and came across these bits of card in my little 'spray booth' (its a big boots box really).   Golds, brass and pewter sprays amongst other things on the bottom layer and lots of Vintage Photo spray on the next layer. The main image is from Artistic Outposts Paris Exposition coloured with distress inks. My flower is papercraft clay coloured with distress inks.
I am entering this at:
  Artistic Outpost Show Us Your Art - Anything Goes
  Vintage Stamping - Shabby Chic
  Crafty Cardmakers - Make your own Background

Thanks for visiting, especially when time seems so short these days.
Avril xx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Fly Home Little Heart

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this time it was my turn to pick the theme, Things with Wings.
A few weeks ago you may remember I did a workshop with Hels Sheridan using the Melt pot and Beeswax, and, so I don't forget, decided to do another. I started with a piece of mountboard, cut a piece of music paper, (I thought the title of 'Fly Home Little Heart' was quite appropriate with this image) some random stamping. then came the papers, again some random stamping and all shaded with Dusty concord. My main image, I've had for a long time and don't remember the make,Tim Holtz sentiment and then everything coated with the hot beeswax.
My flower, cut from the same paper pad, also got the wax treatment along with a couple of extra butterflies for dimension. This was a bit difficult to photograph, but it does have a wonderful sheen thanks to the beeswax.
It would be lovely if you could join us for this challenge, and one lucky random winner will receive a $20 online spend from our sponsor Flonzcraft.  Don't forget, we are a stamping challenge and must see stamping on your project.  Please pop over to the main blog for all the details and to see the wonderful makes from the rest of the DT.
I am entering this at:
  Craft for the Craic - Wings
  Stamps and Stencils - Anything Goes
  Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
  Rhedds Creative Spirit - Altered/Mixed Media

Well that's it for now, hope you're enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.

Avril xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Simple Flowers

Something a bit different for me - I love the new Flower Garden stamps from Tim Holtz, and this is the first little play - I stamped and heat embossed with white EP onto kraft card and coloured with Promarkers after die cutting the corner.  White EP on the sentiment, masked the flowers and sprayed with Dylusions White Linen and to keep with the 'white theme' matted onto a white DL card. Very CAS for me.
I am entering this at:
  That's Crafty - Keep it Simple
  Country View Crafts - Use Kraft card

Thanks for visiting,
Avril xx

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

1960's Retro for TioT

Yes, it's back in time to the 1960's for our new Retro Challenge at Try it on Tuesdays, this could be fashion, popart, colours or whatever the swinging 60's means to you.
I've gone with fashion and downloaded a picture of Twiggy. I've kept the whole theme black/white. I stamped some circles using a couple of plastic caps, some die cut flowers and a computer generated sentiment.
For more inspiration, why not pop over to the main blog as the rest of the DT have some great ideas to get you on the right track.

Avril xx