Friday 31 January 2014

Valentine Heart

Morning all, Donna here with an easy idea for a Valentine gift or maybe something for a wedding or anniversary.

I picked this heart up at work and thought it was the perfect base for adding a floral embellishment using Tim Holtz's new Jumbo Tattered Floral die. I cut four layers of the biggest flower on the die and then to create the centre 4 layers of the same flower but from the original Tattered Floral die, then I coloured them with distress ink using cut 'n' dry foam, I used Spun Sugar and a little Brushed Corduroy just to give it a little vintage feel. I also cut a couple of bits of foliage using the new Garden Greens die which I also coloured with distress ink. Once the petals were coloured I scrunched them up a little and rolled the edges of the petals over the handle of a paintbrush  and then glued them all together.  Then it was simply a case of gluing flower and leaves to the heart along with a little stamped sentiment and finishing with some pretty ribbon to hang it all with.

Donna xx

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Beautiful blooms

Well for my make today I thought as I have the new tattered floral die and the new greenery dies I would have a play...rude not too I thought and wow these flowers are huge! So here is my make :

I made a very large piece for me to show off the beautiful blooms...and the gorgeous greenery which is going to be much used and loved...I can tell!
So I started by creating a background on the canvas...I applied Wendy Vecchi embossing paste in white through a Tim stencil in areas, then when dry I set to work with my Distress paints...antique this colour! I smooshed and spritzed and dripped until happy...These colours marble and smoosh so well with water and when dry are set for good!

I then added some ink in frayed burlap and walnut stain and flicked with water and cool that this removes the ink but not the paint as once dry it will not re -wet! When dry I added some stamped script randomly. I also added some flicks of paint with my splatter brush.

Now I die cut some flowers, lightly inked, lots of watery scrunching and then left to dry . When dry I unfurled and layered up, love the texture this gives! I added a rusty bell for the centre and some gorgeous greenery cut from Tim Holtz paper.

Now for the butterflies ( inspired by all the gorgeous nature themed new Tim goodies that I have drooled over from CHA I think!) . So I cut some butterflies from a piece of paper from Tim Holtz paper stack and added colour using my waterbrush and distress markers.

Some paper coated wire from a garden store completes the make, hope you like it!

keep those fingers inky!

Monday 27 January 2014

Art in Bloom !

Hello and welcome to today's post ! It's Sue here and today I'm sharing a tag made with lots of the lovely Fresco Finish paints. 

I started with a jumbo tag and dusted off my Gelli Plate using die cut pieces and stencils to create the pattern in the Fresco Finish paint on the plate.  I used Yellow Submarine, Claret and Smoked Paprika.

 I then used the Tim Holtz Classics 4 set and stamped the text all over the tag.

 I used the PaperArtsy Mini 44 and stamped the script using Cheesecake Fresco Finish paint and then stencilled some tiny dots too.

The large flowers are from the Lin Brown 04 set and I've stamped them onto black card using Fresco Finish paints, Cheesecake, Yellow Submarine and Claret. I've used the same Mini to stamp the script over the top before cutting them out. I then used the stamp from the Lin Brown 01 set and stamped onto shrink plastic, cutting away parts of the flower I didn't want. The leaves are cut using the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die, these were the die cuts that I used on the Gelli Plate so they were already painted !

The text is from the Lin Brown 01 set too and I've stamped them on to mount board that I've painted, then I dipped them into some beeswax (which you can't see on this photo) but it adds a satin sheen to it. The smaller flower is a stamp from the Lin Brown 04 set and stamped in the same way as the others. The little flower in the centre is plastic and I've painted it with Fresco Finish paint, Claret, and brushed White Fire Treasure Gold over it. The little bird is from the PaperArtsy Hotpicks 1005 set and it's been stamped onto shrink plastic. As the plastic is clear the bird can sit either way around, which worked out well !

To finish I added some buttons and lace from my stash and some seam binding ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you've enjoyed my project. 

Saturday 25 January 2014

Valentine hanging

Tizzy’s Bonio boxes are beginning to pile up – they’re great for bases, wood effects and texture…

The side made a great base for my hanging so having tattered it and stained it it was ready to go…

Tim’s beautiful script stamp made a nice background…

…as does his tape measures stamps. I deliberately only inked parts of it to give it a distressed effect…

This fab wired edge mesh ribbon is so useful…

This time it makes a corner….

Having cut the embellishments I want I set about decorating them. The heart is sprayed with Cranberry as is the pocket watch which has then been stamped with black archival ink. The cupid has just been cut from crimped card and inked around the edges and the fancy heart painted with crackle and then dried with a heat gun before adding Treasure Gold to lift it…

Kroma crackle spread over the pocket watch and dried with a heat gun gives an interesting effect…

Some of the embellishments have white gesso stippled on them for added texture…

Brenda kindly bought me some paper covered wire which I use often. This time it makes the handle by twisting and then coiling…

It needs a quick drying metal glue to hold it in place…

I added a tattered flower sprayed with raisin and edged with Treasure Gold and then laid the embellishments out as I wanted them before gluing in place…

Left and right…

…and finished!

Have a fabulous weekend,

Chris xxx