Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Inchie - Melody

Melody is the theme for this weeks inchie challenge at Every Inchie Monday.

I'm a bit late with my inchie as I've not been very well, a nasty little stomach bug has laid me low and I spent the last few days in bed. It was my birthday on Friday so we were going out for lunch on Sunday to celebrate but we  had to cancel it. I'm feeling a lot better but I still don't fancy eating the chocolate that I was given - something yummy to look forward to.
I'm sorry for not visiting your blogs over the last few days, I will visit you all soon.
Now for my inchie - there's not a lot to it. The music was stamped onto paper, I coloured it with vintage photo Distress ink and tore it be fore adhering it to the background.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Use Your Scraps

Time for another challenge here at Craft Room, thank you all for your lovely entries with beautifully stamped backgrounds. It's Esther's turn to choose the latest theme and she has chosen  'Use your scraps' for her theme. This is your chance to use some of the scraps that you've probably accumulated after you've finished your projects. You could use paper scraps, bits of ribbon or thread, chipboard cut offs, anything that is left over from another projects.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Addicts who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

When I do my DT pieces for Gecko Galz I always seem to print of more background paper than I need so for my card I have used some of the GG scrap background papers that I have left.

I hand stitched different papers together, stapled some ribbon scraps to the edge and the matted it onto some black card then this was matted onto a card blank that I've coloured with faded jeans Distress ink. I stamped the flowers onto some more of the scrap paper and cut them out  and then I adhered them to the card and added the buttons. I used a Funstamp stamp for the flowers.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Alpha Challenge - k

The letter K is the latest Craft Barn Alpha Challlenge.
For my page I chose the word KIMONO.

I started by painting the page with Fresco Finish paints, then I stamped the bamboo around the edges. I also stamped some small dragonflies with gold Brilliance ink.
I stamped the kimonos onto white card and paterned paper. I coloured parts of the kimonos with Promarkers and cut out parts of the patterned kimonos and paper pieced them to the kimonos on the card, then I cut these out and adhered them to the page.

Stamps I used
Crafters Companion - kimono.
Hero Arts - dragonflies.
PSX - bamboo.
Penny Black - The word kimono.
Unknown foam stamp for the letter K

A close up of the word Kimono.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Shabby Clock

I decided to alter a clock as one of my DT pieces for Gecko Galz this month. I used a clock face from the lovely Time Flies Collage Sheets.

This photo shows a close up of the crackle.

Clock Image from Gecko Galz Time Flies Collage Sheet.
Scraps of Gecko Galz Background Paper.
Wooden Clock Blank.
Multi Matt Medium.
Acrylic Paint.
Crackle Paint – I used DecoArt Perfect Crackle.
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
PaperArtsy Dotty Stamp.
Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.
Lace or a Strip of Material.
Fabric Roses and Die Cut Leaves.

Paint the clock with the Multi Matt Medium to seal the wood then paint it with acrylic paint.
Print the clock face to fit the wooden clock and adhere to the clock then paint it with the crackle paint. When it’s dry sponge with the vintage photo so that the ink  goes into the cracks.
After the clock frame has been painted adhere scraps of paper and then stamp and emboss the dots with the gold powder.
Adhere the lace or fabric between the clock frame and back.
attach the hands and then the roses.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Inchie - Flowers

Flowers is this weeks challenge at Every Inchie Monday, I found this one a lot easier to do than last weeks.

I stamped my flowers onto a piece of scrap card that had been coloured and stamped on previously.The flowers were coloured with felt tips and gems were added.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Maude Fealy Layout

It was National Scrapbooking Day this month and  Gecko Galz are celebrating by showcasing a different  DT members scrapbook layout each day of May. Today it's my turn to be showcased. The rest of the DT have made some lovely projects, you can see them on the Gecko Galz website.
Here is my layout.

Image from the Gecko Galz Maude Fealy Collage Sheet.
Background Papers from the Gecko Galz Ooh La La and Words and Music Paper Packs.
Black Card 8 inches x 8 inches.
Rubber Stamp [optional]. I used a Chocolate Baroque Stamp.
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Fancy Frame cut with my Cricut Expression.
Adage Ticket.
Stick Pins, Ribbon, Lace, Flowers and Gems from My Stash.
Stamp the Ooh La La paper with the vintage photo Distress ink.
Distress the edges of the paper and layer onto the black card together with the frame and image.
Add the ribbon, stick pins, lace, ticket, flowers and adhere the gems to the centre of the flowers.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Senses ATCs

The senses was the April theme for the UK Stampers ATC swap.

I haven't got many stamps for the senses apart for a few eye stamps.

I've used the same PaperArtsy stamp on all three ATCs and the the glasses are a Karantha Stamp on shrink plastic. I've used Distress inks and the black card has had white linen Dylusions sprayed on it.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Inchie Track

Track is this weeks word for the Every Inchie Monday challenge.
I wasn't sure what to do for this one and looked through my stamps for one that looked like a track. I thought the one that I used looked a bit like a tank track in the desert.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Craft Room Challenge - Stamp Your Own Background

Thank you everyone that entered their fabulous postcards in the last challenge - I'll be choosing my favourite three this week and the results will be posted Tuesday 21st May.

The latest Craft Room challenge is to make your own background using rubber stamps.
The sponsor for the challenge is The Stampman - they have £10 for the lucky winner of the random draw to spend in their online store.

Here is the card I made for the challenge.

I stamped the white flowers with Versamark and embossed with clear powder then I coloured the card with Distress Inks. I then stamped the rest of the background with Distress Inks.
I used PaperArtsy stamps apart from the fern [Stamp Addicts] and the plant kindness and gather love [Stampotique].

The rest of the DT have made some fabulous samples so why not pay them a visit to take a look.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Fathers Day Card No 2

Here is another Fathers Day Card card that I made for the Gecko Galz DT using the fabulous May products.

Image, Chequered Strip and Sentiment from Gecko Galz Start Your Engines Collage Sheets.
Gecko Galz Dapper Dan Background Papers.
Card Blank.
Barn Door and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
White Card.
Cog Charm, metal brad and Staples.
Layer the background papers and chequered strip onto the card blank and colour the edges with the Distress Inks.
Matt the image onto a piece of white card and colour the edges with the distress inks then adhere it to the card blank.
Add the twine and attach the cog with the brad.
Cut out the sentiment, colour the edges and staple to the card

Friday, 10 May 2013

Fathers Day Card

I'd like to share with you a Fathers Day Card that I've made using the wonderful May products from Gecko Galz. If you're stuck on what to do for a Fathers Day Card this year why not visit the Gecko Galz website and take a look at the May collage sheets.

Image, Chequered Strip, Chequered Flags and Sentiment from Gecko Galz Start Your Engines Collage Sheet.
Gecko Galz Dapper Dan Background Paper.
Card Blank.
Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Black Card.
Twine and Staples.
Cover the card blank with background paper and the chequered strip.
Take another background paper and tear it to size and colour the back side edge with the Distress ink, this is so that when you tear it and fold the torn bits over white paper won’t be showing. When you’re happy with the distressing adhere it to the card.
Colour the edge of the image with the distress ink and staple it to a piece of torn black card. Adhere it to the card.
Adhere the twine to the top of the card - cut out the chequered flags and adhere them to the twine.
Adhere the sentiment.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Texture ATC

TEXTURE is the latest theme at the Fun With ATCs challenge.
This is the ATC I've made.

I started by painting some corrugated card with acrylic paint. I stencilled the dragonfly with texture paste on to a piece of scrap pink card then I tore round it when it had dried. I adhered it to the card then painted over the dried paste. I then covered it with an orange wash, then when the wash had dried I melted some Frantage embossing powder round the edge then added the tiny dragonflies.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Alpha Challenge - A

The letter A is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha Challenge.
The word I have chosen is ARTIST.

I used DecoArt Americana paint for the background with some Distress stain blotches. I used a PaperArtsy stamp for the script. I used a Flonzcraft stamp for the artist - he was stamped onto white card and coloured with Promarkers, cut out and adhered to the page. The flower image is a Gecko Galz image from the Monet collage sheet. I used a Sizzix/Alterations die for the word artist and the letter A, they were cut from some card that had been coloured with Alcohol inks.

Here is a close up of the dictionary page.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Inchie - Turtle

This weeks theme at the Every Inchie Monday  challenge is Turtle.

OK! I hear you all shouting at your computers 'It's a tortoise' but he's a little tortoise who dreams of being a big turtle one day.
I stamped the Dimensions Crafts stamp onto shrink plastic and coloured it with pencil before shrinking it.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Happy Bird

A big welcome to all my new followers and a big thank you to all of you that leave me comments - they are all very much appreciated, I've got very behind again with my commenting but will try and catch up with you all in the next week.

I'd like to show you my happy bird - he was an angry bird but now he's happy because he's had a Andy Skinner make over and he has a big juicy worm for his lunch.

I found him in a garden centre - half price. I used lots of acrylic paint and sprayed a sealer over him as he is going to spend the summer in the garden. The photo's don't show his colours very well.

This is what he looked like before his makeover.

This is what his lunch looked like before I cut its legs of.

I'm entering him in the Our Creative Corner Anything Goes Challenge.