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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Something new for me

This is what I've been playing with today instead of doing housework, well no contest really is there?  I bought a couple of canvas boards and didn't have a clue what to do with them so basically I have played with paint, ink, stamps, stencils, texture paste and Treasure Gold. I don't know what to make of it but as I've never made anything like this before it's not a bad start do you think?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Butterfly tag

Well it shows I'm on holiday from work as I have been busy playing and when I saw that there is a new challenge over at Tag it On I decided to use some of the things on my desk that I was busy with last night. 

The theme this week is a flower and the letter B, so no messing about here I have painted the tag with some watered down Silkies, you wouldn't believe I used three different colours on the background and none of them were blue! The stamped flower is one from some of the newest stamps from Sheena that arrived yesterday and the cut out flowers are from the embossing folder. The small flower in the backgound is stamped with Versamark and then dusted with mica powders, they look gold but the colour I used was mustard green. I painted some cream card with more Silkies and whilst it was still damp brushed some more mica this time it's called Passion. I cut two butterflies out and popped one on top of the other to give it a bit of dimension and finished off with some gems. Just for good measure I added a button just because I liked it.

I'm also adding this into the Butterfly Challenge which I spotted on The Crafty Robin's blog earlier and thought it would fit.

Clarity Stencil card

I made this on Monday/Tuesday, on Monday I used the stencil with three colours of pink in Distress ink, they are Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick for the stems I used a Promarker in Marsh Green. Once I had coloured the design how I wanted it I then used some clear Sparkle Medium over the top and had to put it to one side to dry, you can't believe how hard I find that so I just left it overnight.  The two layers underneath are coloured with the Worn Lipstick ink and the Marsh Green Promarker, it's not very often that I leave such a large amount of white but I think this works, I decided to pull some of the lipstick colour onto the top of the design but that was mostly because I had some ink on my finger and left a huge fingerprint and had to cover it!  I was given some stamps for my birthday last year and I like the style of this wording so decided to give it an outing again I used the same pink distress ink.

I had just put this together when up popped a post from one of my crafty friends and she had used the same stencil but in different colours, it's here if you want to have a look.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Steampunk tag

I felt like I cheated a bit using stencils as my S in the last tag I did so I have done another and this time it's Steampunk, I have used some Chocolate Baroque stamps that I've had ages and yes they were another must have but you know all about that I guess. I have also used some of their Texture Fragments in the background, this time I have used Pan Pastels and stamped with Versamark. The window stamp is also stamped in Versamark but then I used a mica powder over it to intensify the blue.

I've never been a tag maker but recently have been using some I got in a box I bought when I went to Kanban so that shows you how long I've had them and I am enjoying playing with them. So this is another one for the Dragons Dream Tag it On challenge of Blue and 'S'

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Blue Tag

Over at the Dragons Dream Tag it On challenge blog they want blue and 'S' so I've had a little play with some JOFY stamps that I just had to have but have only used a couple of times. 

The backgound is done with some blue Silkies mixed with some gloss gel medium and just brushed on, I am not very successful with Silkies normally but won't be defeated so have tried different ways to use them. Once I'd done the base layer I used a couple of stencils with Distress inks in Broken china and Shabby Shutters, I then stamped the images with Versafine in Onyx black and painted with more Silkies. I then used a blue Distress Stickles and put it over the little round bits on the stems. 

I'm not sure if stencils will count as the S in the challenge but hopefully the girls will make allowances.
I'm also entering this into the Fashionable Stamping challenge, Flying Things.


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