Wednesday, 31 August 2016

My Take on Tim Holtz Tag - August

Wow ;pong time since posting .......  life has been busy :)

I have an nice accident on my background - hated my first and second attempt so white acrylic has given me  a nice lightly crackled background.
I recycled a blue cardboard box and managed to capture some bar code and wording - love to say it was planned but was just a happy coincidence :) - love the textures here :)

Other ingredients
Thank you for looking :) xx

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Viva Las Vegas - Tag ( Also For Simon Says, Stamplorations and The Artistic Stamper Challenges)

Long time without a post....

As it's a Bank Holiday weekend  I decided to play with some LOVELY LVL rubber and TH Distress Crayons.
I used Sizzix Red Tag die and cut a base card and another corrugated card and glued them to give a thicker tag base. Initially I applied some DI - Walnut Stain and Old Paper - flicked some water but was not too happy with the result, so decided to play with TH Crayons - love them they smudge and blend so easily give great coverage and quick too! Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge were blended and then Black Soot smudged onto the tag edges.

I stamped my Mary Vogel Lozinak Bee Hung Up  stamp, colourd with copics cut leaving a white border to help "pop" the image. I then created my saying on PC and assembled   :)
 I am also entering my tag into
Simon Says : Anything Goes   (Weds. challenge)
The Artistic Stamper - All Things Distress
and Stamplorations - Mixed Media

Thank you for looking and have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend x

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Happy New Year

Oh it's been months since I blogged ...

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

The bulk of my crafting goodies are all stored away so I was lucky that family and friends treares d me to some new toys - my eldest son brought me some Derwent Inktense Pencils which I used to colour Rick St Dennis Hippocampus Image.

This has not yet had any water added to the pencil ink -  not sure I really want to.
The pencils are fantastic to blend and work with - really had fun :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Awakeninig Zombie Keyring 31 Days DominoArt Scarefest 2015 and 31DOH Smeared Ink Blog Hop

Here is my second project a domino key ring.

I had to  alter the lady on the Left, (see below) - stamped directly onto the domino - I thought she was a great zombie type so doodled scars, added blood and doodled the bottom part of the domino then coloured the background and sides.
I then added a large bead and then attached to the key ring.

Supplies used
Versafine Onyx Ink
Stampington & co. Clearly Impresses (J6220 Paris 1900) Stamp - altered image free hand
HOTP border stamp
Clear Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pens - Festive berry, Black, Mowed Lawn and Pine
Key ring, bead, and jump ring.

I would like to join the following challenges
Try It On Tuesday - It's Frightening/ Halloween
Art With Heart - Hauntings and Holidays
Forever Dark - Anything Dark Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Halloween - Anything Goes
 The Corrosive Challenge - The Dark Side
 Creative Corner - Halloween
Quoth The Raven - Colour Challenge
Thank you for looking x

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

31 DOH - DominoART's - The Rose

Thrilled to be a Halloween Player for the DominoART Halloween Scarefest and Blog hop sponsored by Smeared Ink.

This is my first project -


MATERIALS: Domino, Digi from Copic marker R46, DecoArt Media paints Quinacridrone Gold and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Gesso, Texture Paste, Decou- page, No More Nails,  Waxed Cotton Necklace and Spacer Bead.
I am also entering the following challenges

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Macarbe Monday's - Halloween
Love To Create - Mixed Media Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Challenge - Halloween
Creative Corner Challenge - BOO
Get Creative Challenge - Halloween
Thank you for stopping by - hope you are enjoying the 2015 Scarefest and 31 Days Of Horror Hop x

Monday, 31 August 2015


Oops bad blogger!!

It's been a while, and I always find crafting time a challenge with the long school holidays.

Here's my take on Tim Holtz's Augusta Tag  - details here

I used TH Cargo stencil for the background and used a Runway stamped image rather than photo. Not much space for epherema so I was happy as it is.

Stamps - Tim Holtz Hash Tags, Runway, several from Bitty Grunge Sets
Stecil TH Cargo letters
Textured sand paste various inks, paint. copics pens and embossing powder

 I would also like to enter The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge -  "Get Texty" - I love how TH  # Tag stamps look like type phrases.

Thank you for looking :)


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

PapererArtsy #12 Stencils

 I enjoyed watching the great video introducing stencils I was heavily influenced by Leandra using grey on a tag and so here's my version. Not having the lovely Lin Brown's stencils and stamps I have Jo's lovely stencil (007) and some stamps (JOYF 10).
My stencilling is not as neat as Leandra's - but I am pleased with the finished tag and the London  Night and Stone painted background help make the flowers pop!

I outlined with a black copic pen - all other ingredients are shown below.
Off to enjoy this lovely weather.
Still lots of time to enter the PaperArtsy Stencil Challenge - just click this link
Thank you for dropping by :)