Friday 28 February 2014

Into every life.....

.....a little rain must fall. I love this quote stamp by Sheena Douglass and thought it would go perfectly with the Tim Holtz Umbrella Man die.

Started out by cutting myself a tag, didn't have a large enough tag die for what I wanted so hand cut this one. Then using cut 'n' dry I applied Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord and a little Faded Jeans Distress ink.  Made sure there was a reasonable amount of ink on the tag and then spritzed it well with water. Then I dried it off and sprayed a little Perfect Pearls Mist in turquoise onto my craft sheet and with a bit of sponge, dabbed it randomly over the a lovely mottled and shimmery background.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of blue card and then lightly edged it with Black Soot distress ink. I cut the man out of a piece of black card and then simply assembled the tag gluing everything into place. The little leaves that I added at the end I found hanging about in the bottom of my box, sorry but can't remember which die I used! To finish off I added some 'raindrops' using Glossy Accents.

Donna xx

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Love with all your heart .

Well now for something a little different for me...this piece has come out of some playtime inspired by my 52 card pick up play...none blogged yet and some of the techniques I have been playing with. So I decided to get out my new stamps ( thanks hubbie )and get playing and here is the result :

I started by covering a tag with old book paper and colouring with distress stain.
Now for collecting together all the elements I wanted to try and use, this helps give a rough idea of where you want to place rub ons and stamping. ( so here I have the fab new Tim Holtz stamps...and oh boy anew hash tag mush do I love these already!)
I don't always do this but when I am making a large piece or trying something a bit new , as here I may lay out elements and play around with where they go, they still end up somewhere else sometimes..that's part of the fun!
Here I have added a few rub ons to the layers to see roughly where they will go for adding the rub ons, tissue tape and some stamping..building up the base layers of this collage style background.
I inked the edges with walnut stain and added some great Tim Holtz stamps, all inked in black archival. Now for the main elements..

I love this beautiful face stamp...just gorgeous and I am sure she will be inked lots! I added a love hash tag to fit in with the design...

A movers and shapers heart die cut , coloured with festive berries distress stain, spritzed and added to piece using glue and seal...creating a shadow using distress marker and glue and seal...a tip from the 52 card pick up class...(details of how can be found on the course.)..

Finally this gorgeous stamp..oh my how gorgeous are these words...

and finally some dyed seam binding to finish the top of the tag ..

Well hope that inspires you to maybe try something a little different. x

Monday 24 February 2014

Garden of hopes and dreams !

Hello, it's Sue here today sharing a journal page using lots of new PaperArtsy goodies !

I started by covering a piece of Smoothy Heavy card with a piece of paper from the new PaperArtsy Chatsworth collection. I gave it a coat of Glue 'n' Seal so that the paper would be protected from the paint I would be using. I then started to stencil using Snowflake Fresco Finish paint and the new Lin Brown stencil.

I carried on stencilling, this time using another of the new Lin Brown stencils. I prefer to use a stencil brush as there's more control of how much paint I'm using and also where I'm stencilling.

I then added a coat of Tikka and Chartreuse Fresco Finish paints. You can see that the stencilling has resisted the layer of paint.

I then started to stencil again and I've used the new JOFY stencils as well as another Lin Brown stencil. As the paints I was using are translucent I've stencilled first with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint then started to build up the layers of translucent paint, drying in between layers. For the two flowers I've also stamped some text through the stencil.

I used the Tim Holtz Mixed Media stamp set and stamped with Claret Fresco Finish paint. 

I die cut the leaves using the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die and I've painted them with a mixture of French Roast and Blood Orange Fresco Finish paint. I then edged the leaves with some Florentine Treasure Gold.

The text is one of the new JOFY mini stamps and I've cut the words up and added the '&' from another of the new JOFY stamp sets. I stamped across the bottom edge with another of the new JOFY mini stamps and added the white dots using a Sharpie white pen.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project !


Friday 21 February 2014

A vintage burlap panel

I have used one of the smallest burlap panels from the shop, they actually come in a pack of 4 containing two x 8cm square panels and two - 9x7 cm panels.

I started by gathering together the elements I thought I would use ......

.... and altering them to suit the vintage feel I wanted to create. The mini tag was distressed and stamped with a small piece of tissue tape added to it. This became the base for the photo.
This frame was stamped with antique linen distress paint using a Tim Holtz stamp.

I also used distress paints on the burlap panel and some walnut stain distress ink when the paints were dry.

I added tissue tape .....

.... and some gesso through the splatter mask.....

.... and then began assembling the pieces onto the panel. 

I used stamps, die-cuts and Idea-Ology together. The label letters created the word ink.

I added some beads and a rusty bell to the side and I also used rusting powder on the spinner and pen nib.
To finish off I used the chit-chat words to tell the story. Who are You?

Have a great weekend and see you back here on Monday with Sue.

Brenda xx