Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Case it for Frilly and Funkie !

It's the start of the second week of the Frilly and Funkie challenge and that means it's time for the Funkie part of the DT to share their projects. Here's what the challenge is all about:

You need to base your card, tag, ATC, journal page or other project on one of Linda's Christmas 2013 tags but with a summer twist. You must include a link to the tag you've CASEd and make sure you say which elements you've used as your inspiration.


So, after much deliberation I decided to case Linda's bonus tag #2. I loved the simplicity of it but also the texture that she created on the outside.


I started by cutting my own tag from white card and folded it in half and then used Wendy Vecchi's white Embossing Paste with a Prima mask on either side of the fold.



I then started to build up colour using Fresco Finish paint., using lots of summery yellows and orange. I rubbed French Roast Fresco Finish around the edge for definition. I've used the gorgeous, curly border stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Beauty of Art stamp set and stamped it with Potting Soil Archival ink. The ribbon is seam binding that I've dyed with Distress Stains -Ripe Persimmon and Festive Berries. 


Inside the tag I gave it a coat of Matt Medium glue to protect it then blended some more Fresco Finish paint over it. I then used the Prima Checker stencil with Carnation Red and Potting Soil Archival ink. I've also used the Wendy Vecchi 3 Flourishes stencil with Orange Blossom Archival ink and the TCW Tiny Circles stencil with Tree Branch Archival ink. I then stamped the little bird from the Wendy Vecchi Licence Plate Art set with black Archival ink. The text is also from the same set, stamped onto card washed with some Fresco Finish paint.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of our exciting blog hop. We have been busy playing with our new products and are having lots of fun! Yesterday we had an exciting line up of designers who showcased eclectic Paperie Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  Today the inspiration continues with more amazing projects. It’s so much fun to see all the beautiful creations and we are excited to share another exciting day with you. Go ahead and come on in to Day 2 of our blog hop and make sure to enter for a chance to win an amazing prize.


First we’d like to share a little bit about the two companies…

eclectic paperie 
eclectic Paperie is a different breed of craft store, conceived as more than just a place where you can purchase supplies, we believe in the strength of collaboration, in coming together and sharing with like-minded crafters. Our goal is to offer a mixed media marketplace where a generation of artists can congregate, explore, imagine, and inspire one another.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop

We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Prize Alert!

Make sure to stop by and visit each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packages from eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle  valued at $25.  You have until Friday, June 27th to enter.  The winners will be announced on both blogs on Saturday, June 28th.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.


So onto my project !


I've been wanting to use a Ten Seconds Studio mold that I've had for ages so when my metal arrived I knew where I was headed ! Unfortunately, I don't have step x step photos for this project as time was tight and I needed to get it finished in time. The frame is just an ordinary wooden one and I've removed the glass then painted it with Stone Fresco Finish paint. I dried the paint then added a coat of Crackle Glaze and once that was dry dabbed Moccha Mousse Fresco Finish paint over the top with Cut 'n' Dry foam. I sanded a little of the top layer off and then used a little French Roast Fresco Finish around the corners.


I used a piece of the Precious Pearl metal and used the Ten Seconds Studio mold,  when  I had finished refining it I then painted the detail using Luminarte Silk paints. I decided the metal looked too clean against the shabby frame so I used a baby wipe and lightly wiped some paint around the painted detail.


The flower is made using Tim Holtz' Tattered Floral die, I cut 4 large flowers 2 from Brushed Bronze and 2 from Brushed Copper. I then cut 2 more one of each colour using the smaller flower on the same die. I then embossed them using the Tim Holtz folder from the honeycomb set. Then I rubbed Timber Stazon ink over the raised surface. The centre of the flower is made by die cutting the small flower and then using scissors to cut thin strips toward the centre of the flower. The result is that the metal naturally curls up ! I used the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die for the foliage and cut it from the Brushed Bronze metal. The two words are from the Wendy Vecchi License Plate Art set and are stamped with black Archival onto white card that I've lightly brushed with paint.

I hope you can join us on our blog hop !

Saturday, 21 June 2014

StepxStep for Frilly and Funkie

It's another short post today sharing a sneak peek of my step x step over at Frilly and Funkie.



I've  been using all the techniques I love but this time on a card. For all the details you'll need to hop over here.

This is a scheduled post as I'm away for the week end at the lovely Lin Brown's Dabble, Dabble, Dabble workshop. Will post some photo's soon !


Friday, 13 June 2014

Forgotten Frame !

It's just a quick post today as I'm sharing the details of my project over on the eclectic Paperie.


I had a great time creating this project, something that I've been planning for ages but never seemed to get around to. So, for all the details you'll need to hop over here.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

One for the men !

It's time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie team to share their projects for the current challenge which the lovely Jenny is hosting. With Father's Day fast approaching now's the time to make something for the special men in our lives.


When I saw Liesbeth Fidder's recent project over at PaperArtsy I fell in love with the colours she'd used. These aren't exactly the same as I didn't have all of the colours but I like how they came out ! I started by putting Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Broken China and Tea Dye on my craft sheet and then added a little Gathered Twigs Distress Stains and Wild Honey re-inker. Spritzed it all with water and pressed some Smoothy card onto the ink. I didn't move it around too much as I didn't want to cover the whole card.



I then did some stencilling using the Prima Checked stencil with Salty Ocean DI and then I used the TCW Onion Skin stencil with Gathered Twigs DI. I did more stencilling but didn't get another photo !


I used the Tim Holtz Trellis die and cut it from some left over card that I'd pressed into the inks. I used the Tim Holtz Merchantile stamp set (seems to be a favourite at the moment!) and stamped some text onto two cut out pieces from the trellis and then glued them back into place and I stamped the word Dad onto another piece and mounted it onto a foam pad.


I stamped the ink bottle and the hand from the same stamp set and cut them out, mounting the hand on some foam pads.



The main image is again from the same set and I stamped him first onto the card and then I used a black Portfolio oil pastel around the edge of the stamped image and smudged it with my finger to create a shadow. I then stamped the image again onto a separate piece of card and cut it out. I blended a little Gathered Twigs DI around the edge and then mounted it on some foam pads over the top over the first stamped image. I added a number brad and cogs and some buttons to finish.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge, there's still a week to go, and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work !


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Only Men Allowed no.2 !

I'm back today to share my second DT project for the current challenge over at Country View Crafts which is Only Men Allowed.


I cut the tag from white Smoothy card and then used the Tim Holtz Pocket Watch and Steam Punk embossing folders. I then used Fresco Finish Caramel over the whole tag and lightly brushed Chocolate Pudding over the top.



I then used Onyxite Treasure Gold around the edges. I used a stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Metro Art stamp and stamped it randomly over the tag using black Archival ink.


The number is a die cut using the Tim Holtz WordPlay die and I've covered it with Onyxite Treasure Gold.


The main image is also from the Metro Art set and I've stamped it with black Archival ink and then cut him out.


The sentiment is also from the same Wendy Vecchi stamp set and I've added a Tim Holtz Number Brad and a Spinner.

Hope you're having a good week and hope you get chance to join us for this challenge ! 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Dabbling with Luminarte Silks

I found time to have a little play with my Luminarte Silk paints yesterday, I should really have been doing other things but they were calling to me !


I started with a piece of greyboard covered in white paper from PaperArtsy. I then used the TCW Paradise stencil with Grunge Paste. Once it was dry I then applied the Luminarte paints and while still wet I spritzed them with water. Loved the results, the paints blended beautifully ! I mixed Carmen with Olive Vine to create a gorgeous deep brown and used it around the edge. I then sanded the top of the Grunge Paste to make the centre a little lighter.


I did some stencilling using the TCW Onion Skin stencil and the Prima Checked stencil using the Luminarte paint. I then added a little stamping using one of the new Ellen Vargo stamps from the 06 set. The text is from the Lin Brown 05 set, and I've stamped it onto Smoothy card that I've painted with Carmen and Ginger Peach. I cut the text into separate words and then mounted them onto pieces of mount board.



I painted the metal flower with Carmen and Boysenberry and the metal pieces below have been brushed with Ginger Peach.


I painted a small mulberry paper rose with Carmen and mounted it onto the metal embellishment. To finish I rubbed some Renaissance Treasure Gold around the edges.

Hope you like my first dabble with Luminarte's I will definitely be using them again.....soon !


Friday, 6 June 2014

Friday Focus on Tim Holtz stamps

Today I'm sharing a Friday Focus project over at Frilly and Funkie on Tim's stamps !



I had lots of fun with this and for all the details of how I put this project together you'll need to hop over here.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Fabric ATB !

Today see's the start of the next ePlay challenge over at eclectic Paperie. A huge thank you to everyone who participated in last month's challenge, we had a massive response and the art work was awesome !

So, onto this month's challenge which is all about fabric ! All you need to do is include fabric on your project to join in the fun.


I really wanted another go at making an ATB so decided to combine this challenge with my next one. I used some sewing bondaweb, which you iron, to glue some white cotton fabric to the ATB pieces.



I then used the same thing to glue the netting to 2 sides and the lid. Once it was well secured I then painted the panels with Vintage Lace Fresco Finish paint. I let the fabric overlap as I wanted a shabby chic look.


I dried the paint thoroughly then did some stencilling using the TCW Paradise stencil and the Tim Holtz Measured stencil using Spanish Mulberry Fresco Finish Paint.


I die cut the dress form using the Tim Holtz mini die from Honeycomb paper. I've then rubbed some Potting Soil Archival ink over it. The words are from the Wendy Vecchi Fashion Style and Art set. I 've stamped them with Potting Soil Archival ink and mounted them onto pieces of mount board to add dimension. I glued a little piece of fabric Washi Tape to the panel and added some buttons and embellishments. The feet that you can just about see, are bottle caps that I've painted with Vintage Lace Fresco Finish paint.


You can see more clearly on the back panel the stencilling and also the stamping that I've done. I've used the Wendy Vecchi Dots and Dashes stamp and also a PaperArtsy script stamp using Tree Branch Archival ink and added buttons down the centre.



On the lid I added an extra piece of braid and painted the metal flower with Vintage Lace Fresco Finish. I then added the drawer handle as I wanted a way of opening the lid.


I painted the inside and stencilled it before I assembled the box. I used Vintage Lace Fresco Finish paint and stencilled using the TCW Paradise stencil with Spanish Mulberry Fresco Finish paint.

I hope you get cahnce to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Altered Box for PaperArtsy

I'm back tonight with just a quick post to share a sneak peek of my Guest Designer project for PaperArtsy.


For all the details you'll need to hop over here.





Sunday, 1 June 2014

Only Men Allowed

Today is the first day of the new challenge at Country View Crafts and as you've probably guessed from the title we're focussing on projects for men this time around.



I was fortunate to attend a Tim Holtz workshop last year where we made a tag book, so thought I would give it another go. I started by die cutting 5 tags using the Tim Holtz Book Plate and Tag die. I then put Distress Stains, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Gathered Twigs on my craft mat, spritzed them with water and 'swooshed' the tags through the ink. I love the teal colour that resulted from mixing these colours.


I had some left over pieces from using the Trellis die so I used the same colours in Distress Inks and blended them over the pieces. I glued them in to place and then stamped the text from the Tim Holtz Mercantile stamp set. The main image is also from this set and is stamped with black Archival ink.


I've used the Tim Holtz Shattered Stencil with Wendy Vecchi's black embossing paste on the left hand page above and when it was dry I rubbed Renaissance Treasure Gold over it. On the right hand page I've used the TCW Onion Skin stencil with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The sentiment is by Tim Holtz and is a wood mounted stamp that I've had for ages.



I used the TCW Cubist stencil with the same paste and Treasure Gold on the left hand page above. I've used the Mercantile stamp set on the right hand page and also stencilled using the TCW Onion Skin and Cubist stencils with Gathered Twigs DI.



I've used the Tim Holtz Measured stencil on the left hand page above with the same embossing paste and Treasure Gold. On the right hand page I've used the TCW Paradise stencil with Gathered Twigs DI. Then I've used the Trellis die and on two of the left over pieces I've used Wendy Vecchi's Crackle paste and then I've rubbed some DI over them. The ticket is one that I lifted from the first book I made and I've added a compass coin.


For these pages I've used the Tim Holtz Splatters stencil and the Mercantile stamp set. The photo of the man is from the Lost and Found paper set and I've added a couple of Chit Chat stickers.


On the back of the last tag I've stamped the numbers stamp from the Mercantile set with black Archival ink. I've used the Ruler Binding to hold the tags together and brushed Peacock Feathers Distress Stain over it.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the fabulous projects from the rest of the DT.