Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my visitors! I hope the Easter Bunny comes calling with lots of chocolate eggs.

 Here is my Easter Tree, we use twigs from the garden and they usually have blossom on but not this year, it is still very, very cold here in the UK and there is no sign of any fruit tree blossom yet. So we made some instead! We were watching and Austrian TV program that gave us the idea and I am pleased with it.

This bunny was one of those drab brown chipboard shapes but I fell in love with him in the craft shop and bought him home with me. I covered him in book papers then a coat of old crackle glaze which I found to be too old and didn't crackle when I put white paint over the top. Not to worry I just used my favourite technique of stamping onto tissue paper and using PVA sticking it to your project, the tissue then magically disappears and you have a great finish. I used a crackle stamp and a stone colour ink which gave me the look I was aiming for. Then with a bow and a bell and he was done!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Magic wallet

When teenagers want money for gifts its always such a boring gift to give. So this time I decided to make a magic wallet to put the money for my nephew birthday in. It was a bit tricky to make but I got there in the end and it made money just that little bit more interesting to open!!

Front cover
Open and place your money under the ribbon

Close the back cover
Open again and they have swapped sides!! 
I used the Daisy trail Steampunk digi kit to make and decorate the wallet.

16th Birthday card made with Gelli plate

As I said in a previous post I am a Gelli plate addict now and look for any way to use it in my crafting. This was the first time I actually had a project in mind and made the Gelli print paper to use on the card.

   I can't believe my nephew was 16 yesterday, life goes so fast!  So here is his card, a trophy style card, papers made by me on my Gelli plate using the Craft workshop star template, numbers were cut using the Cricut Art Nouveao cartridge, frame, stars and letters from the cartridge in the Cricut Expression 2.

   I should of taken a photo of the paper before I used it but got too engrossed in my project but you can see the idea here

Monday, March 25, 2013

Poetic licence Tag #11

Here is last weeks tag, 2 family birthdays and Easter filled my creative time last week, I did add a few words just to help it make a smidgen of sense, perhaps??  Fun though.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Steampunk book page 5

This is the last page in my Steampunk Technique book I made for the Fruit Pixie. Step by Step instructions can be found on the Fruit Pixie blog

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

AJC Journal page Port of call #3 Japan

The port of call this month, on the AJC is Japan. I love Japanese images and there are so many great prompts, so much to do, so little time!!  Here is my first page, apologise if anything is upside-down!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Steampunk technique book #4 Embossing folders

Here is the 4th page in my Steampunk technique book I made for the Fruit Pixie, who I proudly design for. I have used my embossing folder in a slightly different way on this page. Step by step instructions can be found on the Fruit Pixie blog.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Steampunk page #3

Here is the 3rd page I made for my Steampunk technique book for the Fruit Pixie. This page is using stamping and step by step  instructions are to be found on the Fruit Pixie blog.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Poetic Licence tag #10

Well here is this weeks Poetic Licence interpretation of the words of the week. Again they don't make much sense but I enjoy the challenge!! Our new port of call on the AJC is Japan so I decided on a Japanese theme this week.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

AJC Journal page Game of cards

A few weeks ago I bought a Gelli plate with my Christmas money and I have become a complete addict!! So when it came to my art journal I had to do my background on my Gelli plate as I just can't leave it alone!!

 The prompt I chose was I am a deck of cards. I used the Tim Holtz embossing fades, I found it easier to emboss them onto a piece of scrap card rather than use the actual texture fade as some people do, and managed to get 2 sided looking the same. You have no control over how your prints turn out, which is half the fun.

  Here is the finished page.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

AJC Page Time

Here is my mixed media page for the AJC week 7. Its a quote form The Three Musketeers  The background was created with paint and distress ink, the masks I used were the Tim Holtz ones. I also used the Tim Holtz Alteration dies for the cogs, cutting them out of metal card and Galaxy chocolate wrappers! :)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Steampunk page #2 Embossing

Sometimes its nice to add different sizes pages to your book to add interest. Here is my second page of my Steampunk book I made for the Fruit Pixie design team using embossing plates. Full photo instructions are on the Fruit Pixie blog and everything you will need is available at the Fruit Pixie online shop.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Steampunk Page - Masking tape technique

I wanted to do a book of my favourite mixed media techniques for The Fruit Pixie and so this Steampunk book was born. Here is the first page, using a masking tape technique. A step by step picture tutorial is on The Fruit Pixie blog.