Friday, 28 September 2012

Halloween ATCs

I made these ATCs using Gecko Galz Midnight Hour digi images and the Spooky Circles and Squares collage sheet.

I printed the images and cut them to ATC size then I coloured them with Pan Pastels. I then embossed them with a spiders web embossing folder, then put Versamark over the raised area and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I cut out the images and covered them with Glossy Accents and when this was dry I adhered them to a piece of purple material that I had cut roughly round.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Halloween Masks

I'd like to share with you a couple of Halloween masks that I've made using  Gecko Galz September products.

Gecko Galz Dark Arts background paper printed onto card.
Gecko Galz Hocus Pocus Bottle Labels.
Images from the Gecko Galz Spooky Dominos Sheet.
Images from the Gecko Galz Trick or Treat Collage Sheet.
Black Feathers.
Red Acrylic Paint, I used Pergamano.
Blue and Red Gems.
I cut out the shape of the mask and adhered the gems around the eyes I then adhered the feathers.
I cut out the images and adhered to the mask then I  applied the red paint and adhered red gems to the skulls.
Gecko Galz Dark Visions background paper printed onto card.
Images from the Gecko Galz Trick or Treat Collage Sheet.
Letters from the Geckp Galz Spooky Letters sheet.
Orange flower ribbon.
Black gems.
I cut out the shape of the mask and adhered black gems round the eyes, I added the flower ribbon round the edge of the mask and adhere black gems to the centre of the flowers, I then cut out the images and adhered  to the mask with foam pads.

Out Of A Hat Creations have a Halloween themed challenge this week so I'm entering my masks. I don't usually have the time to make something for the challenge so it's nice to be able to take part this week.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Childhood Memories

Another fortnight has flown by and it's time for another Craft-Room Challenge. The latest theme has been chosen by Maria and she has chosen Childhood Memories.
For my project I decided to make a layout using a photo of me and my sister Pamela, that's me on the left. Sadly Pam died very suddenly about 12 years ago aged 50, looking through my childhood photo's deciding which one to use brought back lots of lovely memories.

Our sponsor for the challenge is Tando Creative.

My layout is 8"x8" and I used a dark pink card and Basic Grey papers. The stamps that I used are by Crafty Individuals and Paper Bag Studio. The dies that I used are Memory Box dies and the letters have been made with  the Sizzix/Alterations Chip Block die. I've also used a piece of ribbed kraft card and dry brushed it with white acrylic paint. I added lots of embellishments that I found in my stash.

I'm looking forward to seeing your Childhood Memory creations. The rest of the DT have made some lovely pieces for the challenge, you can see these on the Craft-Room Challenge Blog.

Friday, 14 September 2012

A Card For Autumn

Here is a card that I made using Gecko Galz September Products.

Two images from the GG Autumn Days 2 Collage Sheet.
Image Sentiment [Stamp Unknown].
Green card stock, two shades.
White card stock.
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Gold Gems.
I enlarged the background image and then printed it and the main image.
I chose a green card stock to match the colour of her eyes and edged it with the vintage photo.
I stamped the sentiment onto white card and coloured it with the vintage photo.
I matted the images and sentiment onto card, attached the twine to the background image and adhered them to the green card stock and then I added the gems.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Missing Mojo

I had a fabulous holiday in Ireland and have been back almost a week, the trouble is I seem to have left my mojo there - can't get into crafting anything at the moment. It's a good job that I've done some projects during the year that I haven't blogged yet.
Here are some tags that I made for a KCUK tag swap last month and some Twinchies that I made for a UK Stampers swap last month.

The tags were sprayed with Dylusions ink and I stamped the Stampotique octopus with black Archival. I water coloured the images with picked raspberry Distress ink, I also coloured the  edge of the tags with the picked raspberry. I embellished the tags with some little dew drops and ribbon.

The card is coloured with Dylusions ink. I melted some aged aqua Frantage Embossing Enamel and stamped the image with some black pigment ink.
The stamp is by Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Craft-Room Collage

My last scheduled post and then I'll be back.

Another fortnight has gone by and it's time for another Craft-Room Challenge. The latest theme is Collage and it has been chosen by Esther.

This is the card that I've made.

The sponsor for the challenge is IndigoBlu.

I coloured the edge of a white card blank with vintage photo Distress ink then I adhered a piece of craft card that I'd painted with green acrylic paint. I then adhered some paper that I'd stamped dragonflies on, some handmade paper and some gold mesh. I embossed some card with tiny dragonflies then painted it with some acrylic paint. I then sanded it to take the paint of the dragonflies, then I sponged some peeled paint Distress ink over it and took the excess of with a damp cloth. The sentiment was stamped [The Artistic Stamper] onto some card and I attached it with staples. The large dragonfly was stamped and embossed and black gems added. I added a few black gems to a couple of corners and added some dragonfly charms. I don't know what stamp company made the dragonfly stamps.

We had some wonderful entries in the Pins/and or charms challenge, I don't envy Nikki having to choose her top three. Why not visit the Craft-Room to have a look at the wonderful samples that the rest of the DT team have made.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Never More Digital Card

Another scheduled post.

This is a digital card for the Gecko Galz DT using some of the fabulous September products.

Dark Visions Gecko Galz Background Paper.
Harvest Moon Gecko Galz Background Paper.
Wicked Times Gecko Galz Background Paper.
Image and Bird from the Gecko Galz Poe 2 Collage Sheet.
Serif Craft/Artist Software.
Spook Time Craft/Artist Digi Kit.
The moon, bats, tree and branch are from the digi kit, I loaded them, the background papers and images into the software and played about with them until I liked the result.