Just wanted to say ... thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed your visit.x

Thursday 31 May 2012

Brushless watercolour , technique 6 for compendium of curiosities 2 challenge

oops this is technique 7...sorry!!!!!!

It is time for another fab compendium vol 2 challenge, and this time is brushless watercolour that can be found on page 49 of the book and you can see all the details from the man himself there! The sponsor this week is http://eclecticpaperie.com/.
I was not sure that i had got the hang of this technique when we tried it on creative chemistry 101, Tims fab course, so was unsure what my effort would look like,so here it is:

I wanted to use my great new rain man stamp, love this guy and chose my favourite colour combo blue and brown.I am really pleased with how it turned out all in all.
I added some flourishes in walnut stain and applied the same technique.
And then added the sentiment, it is a favourite too and I stamped this onto watercolour paper...
These  were mounted onto a background using DI and some ideaology and ribbon added.

I am entering this for the following competitions:
brushless watercolour @ http://studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab fun and inky day!

Wednesday 30 May 2012

one for the boys at simon says stamp..

Well I love all things steampunk and have used my favourite Tim stamp,to make a dad tag.
so here it is :

 I started by embossing the tag using this fab new embossing folder, colouring with black soot and then adding pewter gleam, a craftynotions wax type product that adds a sheen.I added cogs , coloured in same way into corners of the tag and added washers to the centres, also to the whole at the top of the tag.

The image is the fab steampunk guys , stamped in archival, I then coloured the  card in pumice stone and black soot and then used a water brush to remove some of the colour from their faces.The ticket was coloured in same way.
I added some ideaology and a little bottle full of watch parts and some string to add to the manly feel,oh and dad letters!

I am entering this for the following challenges:
one for the boys @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
bring on the boys @ http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!

a not so tidy desk and some spinners for woyww #156

Hi there,
well it is that magical midweek journey around blogland courtesy of our hostess with the mostess Julia..
It is happy third anniversary for woyww, so there is an atc swap in place too for those who want too..mine is still being done but will be done for fri!!!
So here is my desk this week:

Not such a tidy space, but happy and crafty none the less!!
I have been making lots of tags and lots of inky backgrounds and there is an ever growing pile of stamps on the floor!

Then , aren't i lucky i have some fab new spinners that Hubbie got from Jennie at The Artistic Stamper, thanks you!!!!!!

Well short and sweet as I am off to hop, jump and skip around blogland!!!Make sure you hop across here to see all the crafty spaces.

have a fab, fun and inky day!!!

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Anniversaries for my DT piece at anything goes.

Couldn't think of a witty title...
So it is challenge time again at anything goes and this time it is happy anniversary...I am not big onto putting the actual words on so went for a heart and love theme using the fab shattered stains technique , courtesy of the crafty master Tim. So here is my tag!

I started by making a marbled stains background and over stamping, when dry with Hearts and script from the valentine set. When dry I added some black flourishes, can't remember where from, sorry! I also this lovely Wendy Vecchi sentiment and a 3-d Rose, made using the tattered floral movers and shapers die.
To complete I added two hearts made using the shattered stains technique, some dyed ribbon and some heart charms.

Lots of Tim goodies can be found at Lynnes craft den. also make sure you hop across and see what fab creations my fab team mates have made and maybe pop in an an entry yourself!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
words @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/
two of something @ http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

thanks to all the lovely people who have left me such lovely comments, I appreciate them all!
have a fab,fun and inky day!

Monday 28 May 2012

I am bird perfect!!

I have been playing with some fab dylusions sprays again and they seem to fit the sunny weather!! It has been lovely to see some real sun and enjoy simple family pleasures!So I have made , surprise...a card!!!
I started by making an inky background, using stencils and masks to create Dyans faux bleaching,then adding black spray to contrast with the vibrant colours.To complete I added a fab Dylusions bird, hat stamped onto spare sprayed card...believe me if you stand still long enough,I may spray you!!!

I added as squiggle stamp for mr bird to sit on, some glossy accents on the spots and his beak, and finally a sentiment!..ooh and some circle stamps in the background.

I am entering this for the following challenges:
masks and stencils @ http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/
add a sentiment @ http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
any sentiment @ http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!!

Queen for a day or two or maybe more!!

Over at the stamp man challenge blog the theme is queen and I wanted to combine this with the diamond jubilee challenge at pan pastels..so here is my piece :
I started by using distress crackle paint resist, using White crackle paint , setting aside to dry and then adding colour using DI.
Once dry I embossed the frame and added some more colour to highlight the raised areas.
No regal offering is complete without this fab Wendy stamp, which I LOVE!!! I stamped her onto speciality stamping paper to give supreme crisp image and then added a ranger foil sheet crown.This image was glued to a domino to give dimensions and a key and some pearls added.

I added some ideaology trim, coloured with barn door,a Wendy sentiment, crown charm pearl and vintage ribbon coloured with barn door...voila.

I am entering this for the following challenges:
Queen @ http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Diamond jubilee @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
Red, White and blue @ http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.co.uk/
colour challenge @ http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.co.uk/
Have a fab, fun and inky day!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday 27 May 2012

Simon says...happy fathers day!!!

Well yes , you have guessed it is ANOTHER TAG!!!! So the theme over at Simon says is fathers day, so here is my fathers day tag!
Started by embossing some ranger foil sheet with this fab embossing folder, then covering lightly with black paint dabber.I have never used this before and this metal sheets before and t is fab!!! Love it!!!.Then I added die cut cogs, from canvas and card, coloured with DI.
The sentiment and image are from a new Tim set .I added some on the edge die cut cogs another new goodie!! I added string to keep with the masculine feel and a light bulb covered crackled ...I found this technique on Hels blog..., sorry not sure which post!

To complete I added dad using Tim Holtz letters and  some ideaology .( if you saw this earlier the bottle was off another tag...oops!)

This metal foil is certainly a toy to play with some more..you never know it may not be on a tag next time!!!
I am entering this for the following challenges:
Fathers day @ http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
steampunk @ http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
Fathers day @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/ (sponsered by thecraftbarn)

and just before i go , here are my 3 beautiful children , enjoying the summer sun!!!

Have a fab, fun and inky day!!!

Imagine...another ...tag!

Hi there,
So the sun is still shining, which must be a record!!!and today, here is a tag!!!

This time over at dragons dream tag it on, the challenge is a tag, with a splash of green, buttons and a butterfly or two...now I had no problem with the green and butterflies, but buttons..boy I did struggle!
So I made an inky background with distress stains , added some Tim stamping for the flourishes and added some distress stickles.
The flowers were Wendy vecchi ones, cannot remember which set sorry! These were painted with wild honey DI and the tricky buttons added.
The butterflies were made by gluing tissue wrap to clearly for art..the clear flavour as quoted from Hels!! then the images were coloured with distress markers, and heated and shaped!
The ribbon was coloured with wild honey, to link in with flowers. I am not very good with recipes, in or out of the kitchen, as my family will tell you...cooking is not ME!!!! But, i am fairly pleased with this tag.
I am entering this for the following competitions:
a symphony of flowers, recipe @ http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.co.uk/
flowers @ http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
thanks for stopping by, i love your visits and comments!!makes me smile!
have a fab, fun and inky day!!

Saturday 26 May 2012

happy bird-day!

well the sun is still shining and this card is bright!!yes more dylusions play..my fingers tell a colourful story, even with my scrubbie!!!
so a card today, i know very unusual for me..but i have some in a shop and they are running out, hope these colours don't shock them too much!!!
So here is my happy bird-day card:

The background has been created using inks, stamps, paints and stencils. Then the birds were stamped and funky hats added,all dylusions stamps.
I am getting quite a collection, thanks hubbie!!!
The hats were coloured white and then i added some glossy accents to the spots.The word imagine is from The Artistic Stamper.

This is simple to make but effective, i hope!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
birds @ http://doyoustackup.blogspot.co.uk/
include a hat @ http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!

Friday 25 May 2012

Sewing mends the soul..

Hi there,
Well it is tag time again, but this is not dylusions!!a vintage feel tag made with some great stamps from indigo blu. So here it is:
I started by using a distress crackle paint resist and when dry adding distress inks, love this technique.I then added some stamped detail to the background. The main image and sentiment were stamped onto sticky back canvas.
I added some fab flower trim and ideaology ribbon trim, coloured using distress ink to add a soft feel and an ideaology button, and some metal ideaology, oh and a little bottle full of seed beads .

thanks for stopping by, makes my day!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
vintage/shabby chic @ http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/
monochromatic @ http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/
no flowers allowed @ http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.co.uk/
vintage or shabby chic @ http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!

my Tims tag 2012 , for May

hi there ,
Well it is time for another month of Tim's tags 2012, May..and this was full of some wonderful techniques which can be found here. Loved the feel of this and was excited to have a play..so here is mine:

I loved the way that all the steps came together and I am really pleased with the way it all came together.All the detailed instructions are on Tim's blog here.so pop along and have a look!
here is a close up of my flowers, that Tim details how to do, they are lovely in real life!!

Thanks for stopping by..
Have a fab, fun and inky day!

Thursday 24 May 2012

Put on your shades!!

Hi there..
Well the sun is officially shining!!!!and my offering today is bright, so shades may be required!!! Yes, I have been playing with my dylusions again!! So here, is my piece today and it is NOT A TAG!!!!
So the challenge over at Simon says stamp is summer holidays and some of the dt focused on summer colours , so for my summery offering I used the fab bright dylusions sprays, so not me,and yet  I love them!!!! Can you tell?!,  I have never put such vibrant colours together and cannot seem to stop at the moment!!!
I added some stamping to my background using  dylusions stamps and a sentiment from The Artistic Stamper.
To finish I added a very orange handmade flower, using Tims die..this colour will have him quaking in his boots!!Finally some white pen highlights and voila!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
summer holidays @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
bold, bright colours @ http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

thanks for stopping by and a huge welcome and thanks to my new followers!
have a fab, fun and inky day.

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Some inkiness and play for woyww #155

Hi there,
Well here is my desk late on Tuesday, for the fab show and desk hop, courtesy of our hostess the lovely Juila. so here is mine, full of some inky play pieces yet to be made into anything!!!but fun none the less.
I have defiantly not deserted my love for grunge and all things Tim, but am having a fab time spraying and spritzing and generally playing with my fab new dylusions sprays.the colours are bright and yummy and so much fun to play with.Hopefully this week will bring me some time to finish these pieces.

Well I am off to get visiting all the crafty spaces and places In this mid week desk hopping party!!I am off to hop around the list..and also to get back to everyone who stops by here, if I missed you and you had stopped by, so sorry!
Have a fab, fun and inky day!!! Hugs x

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Technique 6, tissue wrap collage for compendium of curiosities challenge

Hi there ,
Well another tag I am afraid, well I like them, cannot help it! so here is my entry for technique 6, of compendium of curiosities vol 2 challenge, hosted by the fab Linda..the technique is detailed on page 38, so follow the details from the master himself!!!Tim
The fab sponsor this week is the lovely Linda @ http://www.zibbet.com/TheFunkieJunkie
here is mine:
I followed the technique from the book, and had never tried this before, I went through oh dear! and is that right? And um!! But the oh wow I like that!I added some ribbon and floral trim and was pleased with the results..

This is another I must try again, soon!
I am entering this for the following competitions :
compendium of curiosities vol 2 @ http://studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/