Thursday, 28 March 2013

puzzle piece 4

The Camera theme was chosen by Nancy. I struggled with this theme so I searched the web and was inspired by a tag, by Tammy Tutterow on her blog. I had the movers and shapers camera die and used that as my main focal piece. Layering  parts of the camera so it looked like it was zooming in and some metal sheet for the lens
The background  I absolutely love and I used the new T/H distress paints, splodged them on a craft mat added water and swiped my card through the paint and then dried with my heat tool. The camera stamp is from a scrapagogo kit added some white distress paint to it and stamped it on to the background. I then added film strip and a 1/4 of an old view master disc, and placed  my camera on top. Finally I stamped a technique Tuesday stamp around the edge.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

puzzle piece 3

Butterflies was the next theme chosen by Ang and this is what I came up with. I painted my background first using dabbers and once dry layered on strips of T/H tissue tape. The flowers are painted on using a dabbers, in orange, red and green using cut and dry through a prima mask.
High lighted with barn door, Victorian velvet distress pens and a green for the stem. The butterflies are made out of clearly art. Once I painted the clearly art in orange and yellow dabbers, I stamped a butterfly stamp x2 and cut it out. Heated and then manipulated to make them look like they have come of the piece, and then adhered.

Monday, 25 March 2013

puzzle piece 2

Yes I know forgot to post yesterday. But I had a last minute memory box to make and a birthday party to go to. I'll show the memory box at the end of the week. Any way the theme to this piece is FACES, chosen by Janet
Basically its very much a dylusions piece. Using both her stamps and inks to make the background and the focal point. The small glasses and lips are from Wendy Vecchi which gives the piece added dimension

Saturday, 23 March 2013

puzzle piece 1

so what I'm going to try and do is post an altered puzzle piece for the next 6 days. Can't guarantee it but I'm going to try. Janet gave us a 6 piece children's puzzle and each of us decided on a theme for each the first on being metal. The pocket watch is a Wendy Vecchi art part painted and distressed
the chipboard cogs are from dusty attic, some watch parts and a book pate. The stamped man with top hat is from a Tim Holtz stamp set 
I have one piece to finish and hope to get it done this week and the 6 piece altered puzzle will be complete. Its my 40th birthday so a may just celebrate with a nice glass of red

Thursday, 21 March 2013

easter tag - tim holtz/ ukstampers/tando challenges

i know i'm useless at blogging . But this week i decided to play with my dylusions ink sprays, stamps and some tattered florals die. I knew i wanted to make a colorful tag so i statrted spraying the tag with pink, yellow green and torquise inks and then stamped the leaves on the tag. I recently bought some decorative eggs and a nest. So i sprayed the eggs with dylusions and panted the nest with some white paint
i stamped some more leaves and adhered them to my tag using silicone glue so they had dimention Added my nest and then misted some card orange and turned them in to flowers useing T/H tatered florals die and garland die Finally added a book plate, stamped spring, inked edges in black and tag complete.

Also entered in the UK stampers Easter tag comp
Tando creative challenge  - flowers

Monday, 4 March 2013

Hel's workshop at birds in the barn

yes i know it s been a while since i  last blogged, but i have been busy.  Birthdays, brownies and now organising Wednesday day centre at work. Which means that over Valentine and Easter fast approaching i have been researching and preparing crafty afternoons with them. So not got a vast amount done for myself
But i had the opportunity to go on a workshop at birds in the barn and Hel's Sheridan was teaching.The day was based using a melt pot, beeswax and some UTEE . Since i had a melt pot i felt that needed more instruction on hoe to use it and hels is a great teacher
This is the canvas i made on the day plus a little extra tweaking at home, Love the techniques used, and ones I'll use again There were several of us doing the workshop including Janet, carol and Tracey. and all our canvas were different. Hels bought i her own stamps which means we had a fab selection to work with. Thank you hels for the use of your stamps