Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Artistic Stamper's January Challenge- Vintage


For this project I used a Craft Tag because it gave a vintage feeling, I distressed it with Tim Holtz's Distressed Inks in brushed corduroy and did the edges in vintage photo. I used VersaFine black to stamp the images. The stamps I used were Tim Holtz's Visual Artistry Collection from Stamper's Anomynous, Artful Things and Lost and Found, which I bought at a show from Inkylicious. I have used Idea-ology pen nibs, philosophy tag (imagine) and mini paper clips. I finished by Dymo printing the word "memories" and a ribbon coloured in Distressed Ink (walnut stain).
I am posting this tag to my daughter who is doing her Master's at Imperial College London which is so far away from us. I send her and ATC or Tag each week with a little present in because she is missing us.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 189 - Eyes


This is for Hel's Blog Sunday Stampers.
When I saw the title was "Eyes" I immediately thought of a stamp set I have by Invoke Arts, Dream Face Blocks (8312). I used Tim Holtz's method of colouring fragments with alcohol inks then stamping on the alcohol ink side of the fragments with Archival Ink from Rangers then immediatley wiping off the ink and you are left with clear spaces where the stamp's image was. Now I got some white card and put Glossy Accents around the edge of the alcohol inked side of the fragments and glued them to the card. When the glue was set I cut out the fragments attached to the white card. I was thinking of placing them on a craft tag but then I showed it to my husband and he suggested using a canvas. I already had a 4"x4" canvas which I had previously painted using Adirondack Dabber (citrus) and I thought the fragments stood out well against the citrus paint.
I used the internet to look up song titles with the word "Eyes" and thought this James Bond title "For Your Eyes Only" suited the "Eyes" project. I used Sizzex long die for the letters with black card.
This was a very short project compared to the last two Sundays but I think it's very effective. I enjoyed myself doing this project.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 188 - After The Goldrush



This is for Hel's blog Sunday Stampers. I started off with a black piece of card, I used Stamper's Anonymous Fabulous Flourishes with a Ranger's acylic dabber in gold. Then I cut out the wings, also inked in gold (Paper Artsy, Squiggly Ink, Ding + Dong 1). I used Tim Hotz Big Die Sewing Room and Caged Bird to make the dress form. I also used Tim Holtz idea-ology Ornate Plate and stamped vellum in side of it from Stamper's Anonymous Odds and Ends with the saying "Sometimes fate and your dreams can collide". I finished it off with Idea-ology corners, a ribbon and a trinket pin.
I enjoyed the challenge of this project.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 187 - Time of Your Life



I made this for  Hels Sheridan Sunday Stamper, using some of my Christmas presents;
Tim Holtz's Weathered Clock Bigz Die, Kraft Glassine, Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection.
I inked the tag with distressed ink colours: seedless preserve, gathered twigs and ripe persimmon. I stamped the tag with two clock stamps from my stash and then I sanded the Kraft-Core paper and cut out the Weathered Clock. I used the Kraft Glassine to make a flower from Tim Hotz's Tattered Flowers. I screwed it up, put the Distessed Ink, dusty concorde, over it, heated it and I then cut out four of the smallest flowers. I coloured a ribbon and I found some craft "Scrabble" letters in my stash which I used to spell the word  "TIME". I really enjoyed making this project.
Thanks to my husband for typing this out.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Kate Crane's the 2012 366 challenge

My version of January's Kate Crane's  the 2012 366 challenge. It's the first time I have done this challenge. I got Kate's DVD on Art Journaling last year and I have since been completely taken with Art Journaling.

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