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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Journaling...

I had this in mind when we were participating in the

 Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop some time ago...

But somehow I haven't touched my journal for ages...

Anyway I opened to a new spread and started applying pieces
 torn from an old yellowing book.

I then used Paper Artsy chalk acrylics 'bora bora' and 'mushroom'
 through a couple of stencils.

I then added distress inks around the edge - wild honey and black soot.
 This photo gives you an idea of the result:


I then overstamped with black Stazon some old Smeared Ink stamps and then added some diecuts - in particular 'drip drop' (the fabulous Seth Apter die) cut out twice from some Tim Holtz Designer Paper.
 (How I managed to get SALT so prominent I do not know!!)
and the others from black card.
The cat is a Dragons Lair digi printed on orange card and cut out.


I will link this to Dream in Darkness February Challenge...
it seems I have some similar ideas to Kim!!

I am now working on page 2...


Happy Crafting!


A Year of ATCs? - Day 59

This is my 59th make for A year of ATCs?

I should have made an ATC to celebrate Pancake Day - however I made a pocket letter instead! A collection of 9 ATCs - in this case all variations on a theme...


The theme is geometrics. I started with an islamic patter printed in greens - I then highlighted a star on each rectangle by sewing across and around it with red cotton.
Each red base had different patterns of washi taped across each side.
I then added wooden stars and square mosaics.


Each ATC is slightly different




This was my favourite one...


I then put them in a pocket sleeve.




Happy Crafting!

Monday, 27 February 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 58

This is my 58th make for A year of ATCs?



A scrap of DP on dark red - then the image  Big Girl Bloomers from Bloobel.
I just couldn't resist this image!! I used Promarkers to add colour.
The final touch was a little hairdryer charm added with a little ribbon.


Then I had to add some googly eyes...






Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

A year of ATCs? - Day 57

This is my 57th make for A year of ATCs?



Today I have another image from Vera Lane - Corbett
I added colour with Zig real brush pens and then cut it out.
I then placed it on a black rectangle matted with birds on a wire paper - a freebie fromfrom Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Finally I added google eyes.








Happy Crafting!

Spotlighting Technique again

I have been using the Spotlighting Technique on various cards just recently.
This is when colour is added to just one part of the image.

I was looking through my stamps
 and turned up this beautiful collage stamp from Dark Room Door
and thought I would like to use it for this technique.



I started with a white card base matted with slate blue card.
I printed the image twice with black Versafine on white card, and cut one out with a nesting die, layering this onto the card.
I used a butterfly die to cut a section from the second image and hand cut a butterfly shaped piece of the blue card. 
I coloured the small section of the image with Zig real brush pens and then added a layer of glossy accents. I used a clear Wink of Stella pen for the feeler.
I then added these parts to the card.




I will link this to the Butterfly Challenge #73 Butterflies plus G for Glossy Accents and/or the colour Slate Blue.


Happy Crafting!



I {heart} Sketches with a tWist #163

I have just put together a card based on this sketch:



I have used some of the colour palette and the Child's Play aspect is the Snowman.



I started with a green card base matted with white. I added 4 banners cut from a scrap of DP in my stash and tied a snippet of ribbon  around them.

The image is from Flurry coloured with a Promarker and a clear Wink of Stella.
I cut this and the sentiment out with rectangular stitched dies.
The sentiment is a rubber stamp bought in Australia at the Melbourne Museum.



I will link this to

I {heart} Sketches with a tWist #163

and also 

the February Rudoph Days Challenge
 - always pleased to add another Christmas card to my stock!!

and

Pixie's Snippets Playground 269 and 270

Happy Crafting!!





Saturday, 25 February 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day 56

This is my 56th make for A year of ATCs?



Today I have used images from Vera Lane - from
Whimsical Girl with florals 
put together on a DP from  Imagine That Digistamp
I added colour with Zig real brush pens and then
trimmed it and then added it to a scrap of dark red card.
Finally I added some heart shaped gems.








I will link this to Wicked Wednesday #244 Hearts

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 24 February 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day 55

This is my 55th make for A year of ATCs?



First gold card on dark red - then the image  Bake Me a Cake from Bloobel, coloured with Promarkers and Zig pens.




I then added hearts and the banner - and the 'cake' - pumpkins and a spider.








Happy Crafting!

Fabrika Fantasy

I was delighted to recently win a little competition in the

My prize was the image Hibiscus Elf

The current challenge in the facebook group is to make a kid's card - so I used this image to make one...


I used the precoloured image and printed it with a background of a 'water colour' DP from Dragons Lair


I used a couple of floral dies to cut shapes from the image and then layered them on gold card.
The white square card base was also matted with gold card.


Finally I added the sparkly stickers to add sentiments.


Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Floral Frames Collection has been released at Craftstash - Video 2

The Floral Frames Collection has now been released at Craftstash
 I have used



I have made two videos using this collection -


the second one is


where I demonstrate the technique of removing intricate diecuts from their dies using tumbler dryer paper and items like these:







This is my 54th make in my 'Year of ATCs?'


Find details of the first video here
Hope you will take a look!!

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 53

This is my 53rd make for A year of ATCs?



I started with two scraps of card and added the image cut out with stitched dies.
The image is from
From The Heart - I coloured the piggy with pencils!
and from the progressive From the Heart February Image Challenge
(I also added googly eyes!) 



I then added diecut hearts and the stickers - letters and tulips.



Happy Crafting!