Thoughts are looming in my mind about what direction my card is going to take for Amber’s 19th birthday.
Because of this I realised that no pics of the canvas I made for her 18th birthday last year were ever shown. Sorry but for some reason I haven’t got a photo of the whole canvas only sections of it.
Not the best photos because whilst making her canvas I didn’t take any pics until she had seen it which left only my iPad to take them on the day. It was an old iPad and didn’t take the best of pics but since then Andrew has bought me an iPad Air which takes far better photos.
Fell in love with the metal bird hanger but it was painted a boring white. Amber would have hated it so alteration time with paints and stamps.
I did an image transfer with the above photo as I didn’t want it to be too stark looking.
By doing this technique it meant that the photo looked quite distressed and old.
FSC wants to see ‘It’s Just A Number’ for this months challenge which the lovely Brenda picked as her theme.
The smaller numbers on my card have been white embossed to make them stand out more on the painted and stencilled background.
Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning. Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.
Hi everyone just thought you might like some colour in your lives to remind you that Spring is just around the corner.
Don’t you just love those dylusions paints.
FSC wants to see ‘Winter or Spring’ this month which the lovely Caro picked as the theme.
I went for Spring with my DT piece and as you can see love is definitely in the air with this make.
Unusual for me to have hearts on my card but because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I made this for Clare to give to JP.
The script heart stamp is a discontinued one but it was made by Anita’s and the LOVE stamp is from Studio 490.
Showing the card that my Saturday class made which was mainly about the water colouring and die cutting.
The backgrounds on both cards were water coloured and I used the die cuts for dry embossing rather than cutting out.
Apart from the flowers and birds which were cut out and glued on afterwards.
Both cards together.
Dot and I both agree that we wished we had started our art journaling in a smaller book rather the the normal A4 size.
Feeling more comfortable with this A5 book because when starting something in the larger version my interest tends to wane before it is finished. Where as with this one I can’t wait to finish.
Love the first page with all the sewing, stencilling and collaging but the second isn’t too shabby either … lol.
Used the same colours on the second page but whereas the first has collaged layers the second is one flat layer. Both are a nice contrast to each other.
Finally bought one of those small date stamps because when looking back at the pages I like to know when it was started.
Close up pick of those collaged layers.
Already started the next pages!!!
That’s nearly it for 2016, never to be seen again.
Ahhh but the memories remain and I really hope that 2016 has left you with some good ones.
On this very special day of the year my memories always return to my Mum and Dad and a family tradition that we used to follow.
Mum being Scottish and very traditional we had to call the last day of the year Hogmanay. My fondest memory of this day is ‘First Footing’.
Just before midnight mum would shove dad out the door with a lump of coal in his hand (plus various other items) only letting him back in when New Year had struck. Although we all laughed at the time because it seemed so silly I really do miss doing this.
For my last post of the year I am showing one favourite make from each month of 2016 starting with January.
January – February – March
April – May – June
July – August – September
October – November – December
Can you see I love colour???
Last week Dot and I were creating some backgrounds with the Gelli Plate, nothing else just creating backgrounds. Then she got so tired and went to bed.
Yuk … that time difference really mucks about with our crafty time!!!
Carried on crafting and below are just two of the backgrounds which I made. Turned out super cool, so decided to forge ahead and work on the left hand picture.
So from this …..
came this ….
Absolutely love the Gelli plate and how it works but who had it for about 4 years before it came out of the packet?
Shame on me!!!
Wow how much lovely crafty time did I miss out on by leaving it on the shelf?????
Reason it stayed on the shelf was because the first time I used it I was at Crafty Friend’s house and we used hers.
Ahhhh but we used it with ink and Shirley totally didn’t like the result it gave so mine stayed on the shelf, unused, still in the packet, for all that time.
Saw a video, about a year ago, where they were using paint so took it out of the packet and had a go. Whoa …. what a difference it made and since then I have never looked back, use it so much now.
The owl is a stamp by Sheena Douglas called The Wise Owl.
Can you tell how much I’m in love with these wooden wall hangings?
When teaching my classes I always have a finished piece of work to show plus I also start another to make along with them but never seem to finish it.
Started this wall hanging in the class but only got as far as the background being completed before I had to discard and help the girls.
Sat and finished it this morning but alas no snowman or penguins. Used another stamp from Stampotique called Betsy.
The stamp has a lot of edgy bits (think she got wet and is shaking herself) which I didn’t want. That’s when the reverse masking technique came into play and hey presto no wet drips hanging from her. Also added a few embellishments.
Andrew loved my snowman wall hanging so much that he took it into work and hung it up for some Christmas spirit.