Thursday, 27 September 2012

Metal Tag

 I have not been in the best of spirits this week, the rain has really got me down, worst day yesterday.  Although I should not complain, seeing the pictures of the flooding up North.  However Tuesday had a lovely afternoon playing with Karin.  We decided to do the CCVolII challenge 22 over at Studio L3, being sponsered by Funkie Junkie Boutique.  this also fits in with Tim's Sept Tag, so will post there as well.
Will not tell what has been done as not fair on the CC challenge.
Items used
Adhensive metal, alcohol inks, grunge boards shapes and waste, Tim's clock Die, Distress inks, Glimmer mist owl shape, Tims gears, Rub & buff, clock face.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

WOYWW #172

 Good morning all, yet another sunny but cool morning, but its Wednesday again, time for worldwide snoop of other peoples workdesks, run by the lovely Julia, go have a look.
So here's my desk this morning, couple more examples fron my online course with Andy Skinner, the bluey one is my chipped and Rusty look, the orange is the started of my copper patina.  Thease are leaning on a project I'm doing not yet finished so will show later.  To the left some stash I bought on sunday after the class with Helen Chilton,some new sizzix dies, how on earth have I lived without these.
Close up of my Chipped and Rusty item.  Well thats all , happy watching.....

Monday, 17 September 2012

TAP the bag

 Just a quick post, re class I did yesterday at the Craft Barn with the lovely Helen Chilton.  the class was using TAP (Transfer Artist Paper), great stuff.  The panel was stamped then coloured with various mediums, Distress ink, markers etc, then ironed on to the calico bag.  The surround was then stamped with different colours of stazon. The ladies & I ( or is it me) had a good time.
A small sample I did when bag done, just colours with distress markers.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Time Worn Rust and Leather

 Second post today, what's the world coming too.  This is part of the on line course I'm doing with Andy Skinner.  1st pic is the Rust effect, I think it is pretty good, looks good and rusty to me.
 This one is the faux leather without embossing or wash.
This one is the faux leather embossed and with wash.  not too sure about this one.

WOYWW #171 Arrrg!

 Arrrg! This was my desk on Tuesday morning, after  restocking the shop I sell my cards with engagement and wedding cards.   Even for me I needed to do something,  as tomorrow I need to show the world again for WOYWW, co ordinated by Julia, go look.
Hurrah, nice and tidy again, doesn't look too colourful this morning as I have finally got my finger out to do Andy Skiner's on-line course.  The red one is the rust waiting for the next bit, the brown is the faux leather again waiting for the next bit.   The tag is a arum lili stamp(PSX) which I love used on distress backgrounf and picked out with picket fence distress marker.  The book cover is another class I did with Andy Skinner.   Well today was the first day, as my hubby says, that you could smell autunm,plus must have been cold overnight as our bathroom heating came on.  However its all ready warming up.  Have a good day everyone looking at desks around the world.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Craft Barn Blog Candy

Check it out over @ the Craft Barn.  Celebrating getting over 1000 followers they are offering blog Candy.  Good luck.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

WOYWW #170

 Its that time again for snooping around the world on peoples desks, go over to Julia's Stamping Ground for details.   So this is my desk this morning, pretty late as again I was at the theatre.  Note to self, need to get up really early on  Wednesday, if I do maybe I can get into the 20's......
This is a another small scrapbook I have made, this is the reverse, before spraying, this is after an idea I saw on Finnabair Blog, she does absolutely stunning work, mine doesn't compare( t my first effort.)   You can see I have some new stash, wooden embellishments of leaves, very handy and a new spellbinder- venetian, plus a small bird house which I'm going to alter using some of the techniques learned on the TimeWorn Course by Andy Skinner.  The there is the surrounding leftover from cards that I have made for commissions.

 Close up of the reverse.
 This is the front following spraying, i know its abit pink...but haven't the nerve yet to add some black
Well that is it, another glorious day here in the South of England, so going to take full advantage..
Til next week have a good one.......

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Top 3

Just a quickie note, I have been lucky enough to be named one of the Top 3 in the Fashionable Stamping challenge!  See previous post for pic.   Have a good sunday everyone.