Monday, 17 July 2017

Friendship, a card for Shimmerz

Hello friends, - I hope your month is going well and if you are in the Northern Hemisphere you are enjoying some lovely summer weather.
Today I have a card to share over on the Shimmerz blog, so just a little preview here:
And like usual, thank you for your visit here and happy creating!
xxxxx


Thursday, 6 July 2017

three simple cards

Hello friends, thanks for dropping in! I don't make cards very often these days, but when I do they tend to be multi layered mixed media ones, which are not always suitable to give to more traditional friends. So today I am sharing three more "traditional" cards, needed for some up coming occasions:
I used my Tombow Markers and the Misty stamp tool for the flowers and Distress Inks for the backgrounds of all three of them.
For this one I used a Chocolate Baroque stamp I have had in my stash for ages.
The next one uses a rose stamp, and I can't remember who made it....

The last one uses a couple of Paper Artsy stamps and the butterfly is from a Tim Holtz set.

Not my usual style at all, but I had fun making them, digging out some rarely used stamps, and may well make more in the days to come.

Thanks for your visit like always and I hope the sun shines for you!!
xxxxx


Monday, 3 July 2017

Be Brave - an art panel for Shimmerz

Hello friends, thanks for dropping by. Today is just a preview day as I have a project share on the Shimmerz blog, so just a little snippet here to hopefully tempt you over to see the rest.....
If you want to have a quick run down of how this came together, - just click here:

Thanks for your visit like always and hope you have plenty of time for creativity!
xxxxx

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Use Your Wings for Mixed Media Monthly #38 Altered Embellishments

Hello lovely visitors and happy July!! As you will know, the first of the month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly, and this month our theme is "Altered Embellishments!
Our wonderful sponsor this month is UmWow Studio, who sent us all some of their super chipboards to play with.

Here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor's prize! You can read all about it HERE.
Alright, onto my project: I decided to use one of Tim Holtz's Etc tags, made from very strong chipboard, as my backdrop. This is the small size, but it is actually huge!
I added some stencilling using texture paste and then covered it with Paperartsy Fresco Finish paint in Buff, using a brayer. Once the paint had dried I sprayed it lightly with water and then added a few sprinkles of Paperartsy Infusions in "The Sage" and finally some more stencilling using Distress Crayon in Gathered Twigs. A bit of background stamping with a text stamp finished it off.
Next I started to play with my embellishments. I took a couple of my lovely chippies, covered them with crackle paint and two different colours of acrylic paints and when that had dried some green and sparkling sprays. Below a close up of one of them:
Next I stamped a couple of butterflies, fussy-cut them and then coloured them using brush markers and then arranged it all on my tag together with some flowers from my stash and a Tim Holtz Quote Chip altered a bit with a Distress Crayon.



Well, that's it from me for today. Hope you like my project and you will decide to play in our challenge, and of course, - don't forget to check out what my talented teamies have created!
xxxxx

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