Hello, today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight its Transport
so anything you can take a ride in or on fits the theme.
I didn't realise how many stamps I had that would fit the theme, so I decided to use some of my very old and neglected ones. A background of Broken China and Vintage Photo Oxide inks and then a Clarity collage which was stamped onto kraft card with Archival and then dipped into the Vintage photo Oxide. I fussy cut Mr Umbrella Man and a TH Old Jalopy coming along to take him for a ride!
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
Hello, I was just beginning to think things were back to normal and was planning some time to craft when a horrible cough and cold arrived without warning and it certainly wasn't welcome, but dare I say - almost back to normal.
I keep having good intentions of using up the 'box of bits and pieces' and this card helped a little.
The background, trellis and words were all in there, and the photo was from from a reduced size scan of the original 'Found Relative' .
I really must make the effort to keep using up these bits before they take over!
Hello, I hope you're enjoying the start of a Lovely Easter Weekend, but in true Bank Holiday mode, the weather has turned rather chilly compared with last weekend. I didn't mind as I'd planned to spend the afternoon crafting, something I hadn't managed all week due to the builder being here, but we're all tidy and back to normal now.
I had another play with the Oxide inks, this time blending onto a piece of black card, the colours are very subtle but give a lovely chalky look. I applied embossing paste through a stencil and left it to dry naturally and the paste absorbed the colours of the Oxide inks.
As I wanted to enter the challenge at Tag Tuesday where the theme is Things with Wings - but not birds, I stamped a butterfly on a Tyvek sheet that I'd used in my 'spray box'. Next I stamped and gold embossed the just the center of the butterfly onto the tag to give me the antenna. The sentiment was masked letting me stamp the one word, which I clear embossed.
Thanks for calling in and I hope you all have a lovely Easter.
Hello and thanks for calling in, today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time we would like you to Add a Quote .
For my card, I used an inky mop up piece of paper for the base, along with a scrap of woodgrain embossed card that was coloured with Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo Distress.
My die cut wildflowers and leaves were coloured with DIs. The quote and butterfly are from a set of Sheena Douglas stamps which were a 'freebie' with a magazine.
The rest of the DT have used some fabulous quotes, so why not pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.
Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for this month Leanne has chosen 'My Favorite Things' - but it's from the Sound of Music, so anything from the first verse, for all the details please pop over to the main blog.
We have Flonzcraft as our Sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
This was a challenge for me as I don't have much in the way of Rose stamps, so this Rose was fussy cut from a Noor Design stamp with a Postcard background. I've used watercolour paper for the Rose and the background. My raindrops and sentiment are Inkylicious stamps, and I've added Glossy Accents to the raindrops too.
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration so please pop over and take a look.
Have a lovely Sunday, whatever you're doing, I'm off to a local craft show as I need some extra storage for the Distress Oxide inks, well that's my excuse!
Hello and thanks for popping in, I've had a little time this afternoon and managed to finish (probably just in time) this tag, which has been in various stages all week. It's for Tag Tuesday which my DT friends Valerie and Chrissie host and the theme this time is Birds and Nests.
I've used a mop up from some Oxide inks along with Tim Holtz and Artistic Outpost stamps.
Crafting and blogging has been at a minimum this week as we prepare for the builder to start on a bathroom conversion, wish it was finished.
Hopefully I'll be able to do some catching up this week,
Hello, today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight it's Botanical. So anything with flowers, trees, leaves, plants - yes, you get the idea.
I've been playing with the Oxide inks again, but this time I used a blending tool with Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo onto my card to create my watery landscape. I've used Tim Holtz die cut wildflowers and the sentiment is from a Jofy set. There's also a little mesh and script stamping on the background.
The rest of the DT have some amazing inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
Hello, I've had another little play with the Oxide Inks although nothing got quite finished, as in the middle I decided to try the Oxide inks onto a scrap of black card - just to see exactly how good the colours were.
I used Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint through the mini Floral stencil and although the colours are paler - I think the Worn Lipstick looks more like Milled Lavender, I love the chalky effect.
This was just a scrap, but I thought it looked too nice, so with some Tiny Tattered floral roses, ribbon and lace spritzed with Milled Lavender, it's now a pretty gift tag. The little label was stamped with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink. I did try another, which I clear embossed, but the colour seemed to fade.
Well......I wondered if I needed them and when DH said he would 'treat' me.....Of course I needed them...all I can say is that I LOVE the new Oxide Inks and 'yes' I did need them.
My first play (which you will see later in the week) was a little cautious and I only used 2 colours,but this time my background used Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Broken China and Vintage Photo with lots of water and drying between all the layers. I also used Iced Spruce DI with the Flourish stencil.
I don't have the Paper Dolls, so after a little search, I found this image on the internet and fell in love with her expression and thought these quotes seemed just right
DH has realised he shouldn't have been so generous - he thinks he will see even less of me - but maybe that's a good thing!!
Well that's all for now, I need more practice with these inks!
Hello, and thanks for calling in, today see the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and our theme this fortnight is 'Lady in Red'
I need a few girly birthday cards next month, so a great opportunity to use this sassy lady from the Dylusions Couture set, along with some paper piecing for her outfit. The Eiffel Tower stencil is from Shena Douglas, and few stenciled branches to complete the scene and of course some die cut flowers.
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
That's all for now, have a great day, I'm on the last lap of the 'tidy' - nice clean drawer units and some work space, one empty drawer and some empty boxes to fill, but only with 'good stuff' - no more rubbish!
I've opted for a bicycle ride and used an old Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) stamp, although I have cut away 2 of the boys. The background is Artistic Outpost (Serenity) and by masking, I 'extended' the field. I added some Inkylicious birds to the sky. The sentiment is again Artistic Outpost from Lovely Day, which seemed to fit so well with the image.
I've used a Tim Holtz 'Burlap' stencil for the base.
We have Flonzcraft as our Sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store, but don't forget to qualify you must use real stamping that follows the theme.
For all the details and more inspiration from the DT, please pop over to the main blog.
Hello, Yesterday I started on a much needed tidy in my little room but I didn't get too far as I started on the 'bit's' box first. I came across this crackle embossed tag and a distressed frame which just seemed to be the right size for the tag, so in true crafter's fashion, the tidy was forgotten and playtime resumed!
The image, from Hero Arts was bought from Ebay about 4 yrs ago and never been used, so, with a few embellishments and a stenciled background, another girly card for the box.
Just a short post as I always seem to be running out of time - wonder why.
Hello, Just a sneak peek today as I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog showcasing a card made with one of the new Release stamps. To find out all the details, please pop over to Artistic Outpost, hope you like it!
Hello, and thanks for calling in, the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight is Let's Get Messy' and you still have one more week to enter, for all the details, please pop over here
I can't take much credit for the design of this little wall plaque, which started life as an off cut from one of DH's DIY projects, as I saw this on the Finnabair blog here, I just loved the colour and the design. So with great process pictures, I decided to make one with the bits and pieces in my 'junk/treasure' box. The background colour is a mix of PaperArtsy Snowflake/Mermaid and a little Taupe rubbed on with my finger. Some Potting Soil Archival script stamping for some detail.
Paint and gilding wax on the metal and paper clay embellishments along with some bronze seed beads.
A little hanger on the back and it's on the wall and I love it, even though the picture doesn't really do the colour justice!
As always, Thanks for taking the time to call in, I do appreciate it.
I'll go into more detail later on my blog as I'm sure you're all keen to lean about the Blog Hop Prize
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Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight we would like to see you getting messy.
On a recent attempt to tidy up my craft room I unearthed a Journal I started last year, so this challenge gave me the prompt to add another page.
The background was made with Wrinkle free distress using Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled glass. Some stenciling with Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry. The flower and cross hatch are from a PA Jofy set, the Runway girl and sentiment are time Holtz.
The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
As always, thanks for calling in and I hope you have a great day,
Hello, it's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for this month the theme is 'Just a Number' You can interpret this any way you like as long as there's stamped numbers on your project. For all the details and inspiration please pop over to the main blog where the rest of the DT have some wonderful projects to show.
For my project I've used lots of numbers on my inky background, as well as some stamped numbered ephemera.
My main image, the girls from Artistic Outpost's Paper Boys set, was stamped and masked enabling me to overstamp the background. I coloured the image and also stamped it onto acetate and attached using vintage photo corners to hide the tiny blobs of Glossy Accents holding it in place. I stamped the Film strip and fussy cut the girls to fit.
It would be lovely to see you join in with this challenge as we have Flonzcraft as our sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
I bought a couple of dies in the Country View Crafts Advent Sale in December and this is my first play with the TH Mini Globe.
I cut the globe from a textured silver card and coloured with Alcohol inks. I also cut a base circle and coloured that with Salty Ocean DI.
For the background I used Transparent texture paste through a stencil and when dry, I used Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord inks to colour my base card. My sentiment was computer generated, and with those words, I was able to add in a little floral spray.
Hello and thanks for calling in, well I've gone back to my love of vintage to get the creative mojo started again. This was going to be a tag, but as I've got a few birthdays coming up, it ended up as a DL card, I quite like this size.
The background was created with a new to me Tim Holtz Nordic background stamp, I've got the stencil, but I love this smaller pattern.
I couldn't find a suitable size picture in the Found Relatives pack so after a little internet search, I found this lovely young girl, resized her and printed out onto photo paper.
A few bits and pieces from my stash and some Wildflower die cuts tied with string.
Hello.....slightly late as I didn't realise I hadn't organised this post as is usual with DT work, I've had such a horrible cold and haven't even looked at my blog for almost 2 weeks, but I'm here now to tell you about the latest challenge at Try it on Tuesday which is, yes, you've guessed... Hearts and Flowers.
Fortunately my DT piece was made a few weeks ago.
I've had these little wooden hearts for a couple of years, so as part of the 'intention' of using up stashed away items, this one got a make over.
Gesso, embossing paste through a script stencil and then a coat of Antique Linen Distress paint. When it was dry I used my finger with PaperAtsy Fresco Finish in Taupe to distress.
My little bouquet was made with the Tiny Tattered Florals.
The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
Thanks for visiting and I'll to catch up with you but first of all I must find Mr Mojo, haven't seen him since this cold arrived - wonder if he's gone into hibernation!!
Hello, it's time to tell you about the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday which for this fortnight is Anything But Square
I started out with an oblong wooden box, removed the lace and painted with Gesso.
and then embossing paste through a Flourish Stencil. I also cut a piece of heavy card to cover the glass, this was also embossed.
I used Black Gesso to roughly cover the whole box before dry brushing with Adirondack Silver paint and lightly wiping with a baby wipe to remove some of the paint to allow the black to show.
The inside was also dry brushed with the silver paint and lined with a grey/mauve/cream pattered paper, (although this looks brownish in the photo, it is a grey background)
The rest of the team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
Thanks for your visit, I do appreciate it, especially as I've been busy with DT work - more of that to follow,
I'll go into more details later on my blog, as I'm sure you're all keen to learn about the blog hop prize.
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Website. You have until January 13th, 2017 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! One random winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winner will be announced on the AO Blog on January 14, 2017, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
Hi, my name is Avril and I live in the North East of England. I have always been interested in crafting , usually of the needlework kind. However, since discovering card making, it has become a bit of an 'addiction' .