Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WOYWW- 191 I'm Late, I'm Late

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date......Its Wednesday again and time to shoe off your desk to the world and I'm so late this week. If you are wondering what I'm talking about, get yourself over to the lovely Julia's Stamping ground for the details.  But I had a workshop this morning and this afternoon I was teaching a craft class. but now I'm back.  Plus can I welcome my new followers , Susi, Ria & Jeanna.  Not much to show on my desk as it was full of the class bits for this afternoon.  so I thought I would show one of my UFOs (unfinished Object).  I started this nearly a year ago.  If on thick book  Cut on the cover and  inside.  Be warned this takes time and many a craft blade.  Well that was as far as I got, plus colouring it orange!!  So this week pulled it out again, right off the orange so changed that as you can see  I have used fresco paints, embossed card and a stencil

Inside again fresco paint claret and nougat and abit of crackle glaze, plus stencil.  Still some things to do.  Have a good snoop everyone.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Backgrounds lovely backgrounds

 Yesterday Karin and i plus 4 other lovely ladies  to part in the 2nd class of our Art Journaling @ the Craft Barn and taken by the man himself Neil Walker.   We had a great day full of alot of laughing and joking, made Neil speechless at times.  But a fab day all round.  So here are the pages  Ist 2 pages using masking tape, right hand, paint plus abit of dry brushing.  Other side spray inks .
This page tissue tape and paint on top plus abit of highlighting

 Dig around in your draws I'm sure you will find a stash of leaves, well now you can use them.
 next using embossed card for your layers plus paint etc.

This page is using strips of a magazine page torn up and stuck done in a random order.  We didn't have time for the last page due to all the laughter, so Neil has given us homework, takes one back to school.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

TIO Challenge #134 Dress to Impress

Over at DragonsDream Tag It On the current challenge #134 is Dress to Impress.  The ingredients.
                                                    1. Dress/Dress Form
                                                     2. Embossed impression
                                                      3. Bling

This is my effort.  The tag has been embossed with the waterfall embossing folder from Couture creations.  Distressed with Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade, plus a strip on tissue tape over it.  Dress form from Tim Holtz die.  Plus the birdcage die which I have used as the skirt, with added lace, ribbon threaded through the bars of the cage.  Rosebuds and glitter added to dress added.  Top of the dress has been cut from rose paper with added Crystal bling  Crafty Individual die for the swirls and some fibres.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Fun with ATC Challenge 79-Celebration

This is the first time I have entered into this challenge, thought it was about time.    It is the 3rd anniversary for Fun with ATC's and their challenge is Celebration with a blog hop as well,  So I thought anniversary themes normally mean leather, so I have made a leather handbag ATC.   The leather effect is as per Andy Skinner's Timeworn Techniques, I have added Treasure gold wax to give it depth and shine.  A screw brad for the clasp, chain for the handle and some embellishment.  So Happy 3rd Anniversary to you

WOYWW 190- Ta Dah

 Its that time again, to show our desks to the world,  I have been teasing people with my project this week, but I have managed to finish just in time for today ( although I wrote this last night).

And her it is, a Hot Air Balloon.  this is based on idea I saw on the The Gentleman Crafters blog last year.  He however used a glass bauble for his base, I have used a polystyrene ball which is covered with sticky metal .  the straps are made from grungeboard and studded with buttons that look like screws. The basket is a 2ins configuration box painted and covered with destinations paper. Sandbags I made from some cotton coloured with Tea Dye stain filled with toy stuffing and tied up.  Top of the balloon is the inside of a tape machine with I have made look like rust using Andy skinner's technique.  the propeller is from a defunct Christmas ornament.  Rest of embellies made from gears and clock hands etc.  Hope you like it.   For the details re snooping get yourself over to Julia's Stamping Ground for the details.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Few more hints......

 Hope everyone out there is well, not to much snow if you are in the UK.   Couple more pics to tease you
 before the big reveal tomorrow
Can you guess yet what it is... see you tomorrow......

Friday, 18 January 2013

52CCT January Colour Challenge

The is my 2nd entry to the 52 (Christmas ) Card Throwdown. challenge is Colour using purple. white and Metallic silver.  Card is white embossed with snowflakes which I have tinted with Distress ink Dusty Concord.  I have die cut from  Spellbinders a purple frame plus bits for the edge.  Angel is stamped and embossed in silver painted with dusty concord and silver pewter distress stain.  put together and embellished with purple ribbon and silver metallic balls.

What a difference 2 days make....

 What a difference 2 days make, this is my garden this morning after approx 6 hours of snow, its seems to be getting milder so it has started to melt.  but if you look at my previous post you will see the difference.  Cats not too happy.  My worst fear is if it should freeze tonight, it will be an ice rink on the roads.
This is my desk at the mo, can you guess what it will be....answers on a post card.   I will hopefully reveal next WOYWW.  Keep warm and safe everyone.  TTFN

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Woyww #189 Brr & Pink

 Good morning fellow WOYWWers, what a difference a7 days make, above is a pic of my first Camilla flower this year, taken on the 3rd of Jan.  due to my pic problems last week unable to upload.
 This is this morning outside my french doors, very frosty as I don't get snow often, abit on Monday for an hour...Its very frosty and minus 5 degrees...BRRRRRRR
And this is my desk this morning after the night before.  I'm upcycling an old canvas, I regessoed to get rid of the awful colour I had put on before .  not that you can see there is some texture from the stuff I ripped off. I then used Distress stains to cover over the gesso, then sprayed with Dylusions  for the effect I have at the moment.  The card is one I'm working on, not my normal stuff but for the shop. The stamp is a B. Line one I have taken off the wood.  And looking at the pic I realised that it was very PINK..  If you wondering what I'm talking about shoot over to Julia's for the details.  Happy Wednesday  and if you are in the cold hemisphere keep warm!!

Friday, 11 January 2013

52CCT - January #1 Sketch chall-

After visiting one of the blogs I follow, Silvia's.  Christmas has come early, she showed a card she has entered into 52 (Christmas ) Card throwdown.  Thought what the heck, I would join too.

So I have used background paper which I have had for years.  Kanban gilded card with ribbon around. Distressed tag with Fired brick, vintage photo and Walnut stain.  Tree stamp by clarity stamps which was stamped with glue and gilding flakes added.  Snowman from Graphic, stamped and coloured with distress markers.  Picket fence and snowflake from Tim Holtz dies.  Greeting added, and chrystals added around the edge.  Ta Dah....

Thursday, 10 January 2013

WOYWW#188 - part 2

My second go at a post I know a little late, previous post #58
 Firstly can I thank all of you who kindly sent your suggestions as to how to sort my problem with pictures on Blogger.  My best bud Karin arrived this afternoon and has sorted . Have downloaded Google chrome as an alternative browser and its working.    Hurrah....I was so lost yesterday and last night...  Well this was my desk yesterday morning.  some rediscovered stamps which I have now taken off the wooden block and put on ez mount.    Card is a technique from the lovely Helen Chilton in a very old Craft Stamper, using glossy card and stazon and dye based ink to colour.  Then top stamped and embossed in white.
This is the result of my play date with Karin last Wednesday using the melt pot.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WOYWW #188 -Help

Hello to you all in blogland, sorry no pics as I can't blogger to insert photo's, my browser button has disappeared.   If anyone has any ideas please can you let me know.  If you look at my previous post you will see what I managed to make on my playdate with Karin and the Meltpot. 

For all T&C go over to the lovely Julia's.  Hoping to resume normal service soon TTFN.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

No Knees

Three posts in three days must be a record for me. Ha ha.
 Heads, hands ,ears & toes, but no knees.  Plus no shoulders either.  This is the results of my play day with Karin.  Lots of embellishments to use later in a project.  The angel face I made yesterday from a Xmas ornament I had.  we had great fun and didn't manage to burn ourselves.
 Here Karin nearly burned herself by poking the powder before it set.
This pic is courtesy of Karin, of me using up the last of my embossing liquid, it was easier puring into a cake cover, than melt pot.  

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year, new WOYWW#187

 Happy New Year everyone, hope yours was a good one.  Well here's my desk for the first WOYWW of the year, I actually cleared up after yesterday's crafting, you can see the result , the Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 and my first full page of my journal.  I rescued the door handles from my neighbour, she was going to throw out, but they are the original Edwardian handles of the doors in our houses.  I will put them to good use.
This is my second desk for today, I'm having a play date with my friend Karin who should be her in about 5mins.  We are going to play with our melt pots...see what we can create.  To join the rest of the snoopers go along to to Julia's for details.  TTFN.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

12 Tags for 2013-

Second post of the day, I must be on a roll....over the years I have never managed to do all 12 of Tim;s tags, so this year I thought I would give it a try.  wing yourself over to Tim's blog for the details.   This is my take on the January 2013 tag.    Hope I manage to keep it up.

1. Tag embossed with Clocks
2.Tag distressed- mine are Weathered wood, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, edged with Vintage Photo.
3.Splatter with Water -dry
4. Die cut- Gadget Gears, colour with metallic Distress stains
5. Attach to tag and trim
6. Add film strip
7. Stamp sentiment, distress and add.
8. Add calender , and embellishments as you feel.

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year to you all, on this beautiful sunny day here on the South Coast.  What a change from the last few days, nothing but rain and wind.
So I thought I would start as I mean to go on, and have created a Journal page for the start of the New Year.  this is one of the backgrounds I had prepared earlier but have finished this morning.  pretty pink for me but I wanted bright colours. 

Couple of close ups.
Plus , I don't think Delilah could get any closer to the radiator.