Wednesday, 25 July 2018


JJAMMA are having weekly challenges to celebrate 5000 members Fab prizes on offer.
I love Halloween and so wanted to make a display where I could change my ATC cards as desired! 
 I took an MDF board and layered a piece of Teri Sherman's fab 666 paper then peeled some off, and edged with DecoArt black modelling paste.

Then I decorated my MDF tags DecoArt Media paints Andy skinner stamp to ground my Mishchief Circus  ItKuPiLLi Halloween Faries collage sheet images (fussy cut), TH splats stencil, red splats with paint brush and edged archival soot ink.
 To make the ATC's removeable I used Velcro strips!!  Really happy with the result !!

Thank you for dropping by :) 

I would like to enter the following challenges
Love To Craft                               Anything Goes
MIUCB                           Anything MM Goes
Love2 Create                   Anything MM Goes
Altered Eclectics                 Anything MM Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit            Anything MM Goes

Friday, 13 July 2018

Summer's Here

I love Hot air balloons, to me they are a symbol of a gorgeous Hot Summer and I had a lovely time designing and decorating this large MDF Balloon (from Woodform Crafts). Charlotte sketched the lines for me and using these I traced and made a template for my first panels which are the embossed TH Distressed ink panels, Archival Black to edges, and used matte Medium to adhere to the balloon shape. The yellow cog panels are DecoArt texture paste and TH cogs stencil. Coloured once dry with acrylic paint.
I then created the distressed brown panels and basket using Deco Art acrylic paints. I used Andy Skinners Industrial stamps and MME small script stamp from the Asparagus Collection of stamps with Archival Sepia Ink. The Patina Blue/ green (depending upon light) were created again with DecoArt paints and Docrafts Steampunk stamps and Bee Crafty pocket watch Art Stamp.
I then added MDF Cogs and Cog Bee (Wild Roots - Woodform Crafts), which I had decorated with Versamark and clear EP to cogs and then DecoArt MM paints and Viva Metal Colour Bronze to outer Cog Bee border. Finally added smaller metallic cogs and clock hands (Amazon) all adhered using DecoArt Matte medium. A leather braid was used to attach the basket to the balloon.

I then removed glass and decorated the Range frame base DecoArt Acrylic Titanium white, then DA Gesso through Andy Skinner bubble stencil and then I sealed with DA ultra Matte Varnish - it was "flat" and uninteresting so I used Finnabair bubble stencil and DA Americana Frost Glitter paint - which is so hard to capture!!
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I would like to enter the following Challenges 
That's Crafty                                                                          Close To Nature 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit                                                          Anything Goes (MM)
Country View Crafts                                                             In The Summer Garden 
The Artistic Stamper                                                               Distress It!!
Altered Eclectics                                                                     Anything Goes (MM)
TIMI (Craft Stamper)                                                              Anything Goes (Stamp/s)
Love 2 Create                                                                          Anything Goes (MM)
Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda                            Something Beginning with "B"
MIUCB                                                                                    Anything Goes (MM)
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge                      Summer Special Anything Goes (MM)
Love To Craft                                                                          Anything Goes