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Wahoo Transferred To The Completed Box

Do you have unfinished projects and you’re unsure where they are going, well meet your sister … that’s me.

My unfinished pile is forever growing and instead of trying to sort them out it’s easier to start another.

Whilst having a Skype session with Dot last week she convinced me to start completing some of these pieces.

Well here is a project, which has been sitting in my craft room for months and months but now transferred to the Completed Box.

To be fair all the crackling, stamping and embellishments were done but the whole thing was black and white.  Colour was all it needed but I couldn’t make up my mind … hence relegation to the unfinished box.

Colours finally used are Quinacridone Violet and Green Gold from the DecoArt range of paints plus black gesso.

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The above started life as a wooden Christmas wall hanger, bought quite a few in the January sale because I knew they would be easy to alter, see here.

Stamps used are: La Blanche – Clock Collage, and Artistic Outpost – Generation Redux.

Love these close up pics as it details so much of the background.  Also it shows the glossy accents which was used on the inner workings of the clock.

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Last entry for the Craft Stamper Challenge which is Anything Goes, (only three pieces allowed for each challenge).

Thanks for the kick up the proverbial, Dot – definitely needed it.

Shirl

Dashing Gentleman

Is he gorgeous looking or what?
Love the hairstyle but not sure about the beard and mustache.

Shirl

Creative Chaos

This is a quick post and as there is such a plethora of stamping on this card, if there is anything you would like to know, then please shout.

Started with a gessoed piece of card, ran it though an embossing folder then ran it through again to flatten.  Rubbed over with various inks then over stamped some images with white embossing powder.  Added molding paste through a clock stencil before matting and layering onto card.  How quick was that!!! lol.  You can take a breath now.

Shirl

New Year, New Stash At VSC

Happy New Year to each and every one of you and welcome to my first project of 2015 which also happens to be the first challenge at VSC.

Vintage Stamping Challenges has a challenge theme this month of New Year, New Stash.  This means you can make anything with all that new stash you received over Christmas.

This is one of those projects that I had no idea where it was going until the very end.  I can never be accused of over thinking my makes because each one just takes on a life of it’s own along the way.  This one is designed along the lines of a matchbox and has three tags inside which hang freely when opened.  The front has a stamped tissue paper image which I lightly coloured.

The first two pics shows the box and the sides, the next two is when the inside is pulled open revealing a stamped eye image.

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When the drawer is opened everything slides out and lays flat.  This is where my imagination went into overdrive and I used the Ticket Strip die to attach the tags.

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Below you can see how the tags swing freely and all the detail of the stamping.

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Each tag has some amazing stamped images from Flonzcrafts on them plus each has been lightly coloured.

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To enter this month’s challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.

Shirl

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

Sorry girls short and sweet today as I am off to a Christmas craft market, selling this time not buying … I hope lol.

December’s main theme at Crafts-Too-Challenge You is The Natural World. There are two parts to the monthly challenge, today I am showing my second card for the add a flower twist.

“The Earth Laughs In Flowers” is such an apt sentiment for the twist to the Natural World theme.
Flowers have such a magical feel about them and the other sentiment on my card reflects this perfectly.

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Used a Crafts Too stencil with some molding paste and a Crafts Too E F.

The rest of the design team have worked really hard to bring you some amazing inspiration so pop here to have a peek.

Shirl

Frantage At It’s Best

I love the colour combination at Vintage Stamping Challenges I decided to make an early inspirational piece plus I loved having the time to just play.

Used another gorgeous image from our sponsor Leo at Flonzcrafts more inky fingers but well worth it. Also used the Frantage embossing powder on the butterfly and the elegant lady, see her here.

Hope you enjoy the card and if you want to see more pieces from my DT sisters please hop on over and leave them some love.

Shirl