Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags 2013 February

Time flies, it doesn't seem 2 minutes since I posted January's tag and now it is nearly the end of February.

My Tag is really simple but not my usual style and has had many incarnations before I eventually got round to pulling it together.

The background tag has been coloured with Broken China Distress Stain and then stamped with gold crowns and black cogs from Kanban's Jasper stamp set. I added a topper from 'Cameo Clock Ladies' topper set also by Kanban. The cards are stamped using a Stamp Barn Playing Card Stamp.The wings were embossed on silver Mirri card using a Sizzix embossing folder from the Crown flourish & Heart Wings set. and then cut out and attached to a Heart shaped piece of Red Mirri card which was stamped with X's ans O's Using Hampton Art studio g Alphabet set. The winged heart was then attached to a black ribbon bow and attached to the tag. The little charm is a melting clock Dali style.

Now I must get back to typing the next series of workshops for the store, like most things it keeps getting to the bottom of the list, but has now risen to the top as it needs to be completed and published by Monday, Oh well no play time this afternoon.

Until next time

Monday, 11 February 2013

Tin Foil Birthdays

Another Birthday has been and gone but what kind of card do you make for Grandma Eileen. One with flowers is usually a good bet. She likes shades of blue but definitely no pink. Oh and did I mention it needs to be traditional no steam punk no collage, no Distress in fact a water coloured field or vase of flowers would be perfect. So did I go for the traditional? What do you think?

I have been playing with an idea that was inspired by Chrissy Tomlinson and her lesson for Life Book 2013. She used tissue paper and and foil for her life book page. I have played around with adding hardware items such as washers and rings etc. I will post other examples later but here is the card .Grandma Eileen said she liked it and I choose to believe her even if there is just a touch of pink and it is a collage and it is a little distressed I did resit the steam punk, still there is always Granddad Peter's birthday next month..

We also made Birthday cakes, yes cakes Mouse wanted to make a cake as a present she made a sponge, which she decorated with icing and some of every kind of sprinkle she could find in the cupboard. I made a clementine cake which is a family favorite (just don't tell grandma that there are ground almonds in it she always says she hates nuts but she really likes this cake).

Anyhow it's time to go and close the shop etc
Keep crafting

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Fly me to the moon

January saw a lot of prep of bits and pieces, but not a lot of finished art However February is a month of finishing things off. So the theory is that I will blog more this month.

I bought a Windsor and Newton 12" x 12" Sketch Book at the back end of last year as I liked the paper. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. Then when we were at a craft show the other week I was looking around the other stall as you do and saw a Mask from Splodge Away and just had to have it. An idea formed in my noggin and I had a theme for my sketch book. It is now my circle and square journal. All the pages are going to be designs predominantly based on circles and squares.

Unlike popular advise I always have to start a new journal or sketch book etc. on the first page, I just can't settle until it's done. So my first page is a very simple one based on my idea for my new Splodge Away Mask.

I placed the mask on a circle of black paper and sprayed with mica sprays in reds and coppers and bronzes. I left it to dry naturally as I wanted the pitted splattered effect of a rough surface.
I drew mechanical wings free hand and outlined with a silver pencil to create the effect of veins on the wings and attached to the man's coat. I was going to draw straps onto the man to represent a harness but, decided against it as I liked the silhouette. The stars are Sparkle Medium (Imagination crafts)  stenciled through a star stencil I have in my stash. The words are written in red gel pen and come from a 1964 song by Bart Howard made famous by Frank and several of the other crooners 'Come fly me to the moon'.  The page was distressed with shades of blue distress ink and the stamp is from Tim Holtz District Warehouse CMS 124 set. I was going to put more embellishments on it, however I like it simple and felt the need to walk way and call it done.

So until next time happy crafting