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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tag your it!

As both my DT duties are the same weekends (at the moment)
I am having more time to just play along with challenges.
Today I am incorporating 4 challenges;

 I haven't made a tag for ages!!!
Creating your own background is way easier than most people think.
 I had this piece of card that I had just been testing
 my mini ink pads on to see if they still worked...
so base layer already done :D
 I've been seeing "background segment" stamps for sale.
I have background stamps...so I "segmented" one.
 I chose a piece of the "ink blocked" card...
 and over-stamped with the  segments,
before blending with distress inks.
 Pretty easy to select colours for my image using the backgorund
as a guide.
 Then I remembered the "stitching part lol
So I over-stamped again with stitch stamps from
Joanna Sheen's Haberdashery collection.
 Then it was just a matter of colouring with my promarkers,
tearing into a tag shape and adding embellishments :D

So why don't you go try making your own background..
it doesn't have to be a messy process all the time :D
Enjoy XXX

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

So much texture...so much fun!

Soooo many photos!

I have been wanting to make something for this months challenge over at 
Cards are acceptable, but the DT always make such glorious altered pieces.
So here is my effort :D
I started with an old canvas that already had loads of texture...
 and covered it with layers of paint/alcohol inks...

 and gesso through stencils.
 When dry i used matt medium to apply floral tissue paper.
(actually it is a torn up serviette)
 Next step was to select papers to tear and ink(distress)
before layering again with medium.
 The flowers were disappearing so I cut some with my 
Tattered Lace dies...
 coloured with markers and embossing powders.
 I don't use the powders very often as they make me cough
so I stamped and embossed direct to the canvas too.

 When embossed the roses lost all their detail, so I over-stamped
with permanent ink... 
 before using silicone glue(which also makes me cough) to attach to canvas.
 I added gold embossing powder to frame the canvas...
 Loving all this yummy texture :D

Enjoy :D XXX

Sharing in the following challenges;

Monday, 15 May 2017

Flight of fancy...

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For this card I knew exactly what I was going to do.
This image goes so well with the butterfly
 backing paper I made a few weeks ago.
 I coloured her with Promarkers *as usual*
cut her out and glued her to the background.
 All gardens need flowers to encourage the butterflies
so I die cut a Panorama Grass border (Tattered Lace) and
coloured that too.
 Then a thin mat of black , a ruffled lace trim
and 3 die cut butterflies to add even more dimension.
Finally a few gemstone accents..
When it comes to communing with Nature
Patience is it's own reward :D

Entering for the following challenges;

Enjoy :D XXX


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Be Beautiful!

Sponsored by OddballArt Co.

I got to play with 
which I coloured with Promarkers(including the background)
 and then decoupaged.
Again I was playing and forgot to take in progress shots.
The sparkly butterfly backing paper is from 
Matting and layering onto Create and craft 
Dimensional flowers made with Craftwork Cards
floral wreath kit.
Complementary Flowers die cut from satin board.
Glitz courtesy of Stickles.  

Entering for the following challenges;

Enjoy :D XXX