Saturday, 28 September 2013

Stamping on to material/sewing

I have not done much stamping on to material and I am not the worlds best at sewing. Although I did run two workshops making Felt Corsages this week, but that was mostly die cutting and glue and the odd button to sew on and a broach pin, which is why some of my samples did not have pins attached.  So it was quite a challenge for me to come up with anything for the Paperartsy Blog Challenge this week but I managed the stamping ok. Then the paint again was good, so I finally made this little card from my efforts.

I used Paperartsy Fresco paints all shades of purple and JOFY stamps.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Love and Home

These two little pieces are what we will be making at my Thursday morning craft group.

Texture and colour

This is my texture and colour piece.  I started with a blank canvas board, painted with Fresco paints, added more paint to Paperartsy Grunge paste and applied through a stencil and a homemade stencil from the Tattered Floral die. I found some nice words and a butterfly both Paperartsy stamps. Added some buttons and glitter to finish my piece.  Thanks for dropping by!!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Special boxes

Today was Nikki and Chris's wedding, and as I said in an earlier post I made their favour boxes.  So I can now show these on my blog.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

keeping it simple

I love simple cards, and Joanne Wardle the guest designer over on the Paperartsy Blog, has some great ideas for just that.  Love her simple style. Thanks for the inspiration, here is my take on simple.

Monday, 16 September 2013

New ideas for Thursday am craft group

So as well as all the other things I am working on, here is one of the pieces my Thursday group will be making very soon.  I have another two hangings in the making but gave away my samples without photographing, what a silly billy!!!!!  So I now have to make new samples, they will be on here very soon.

But first my butterfly hanging piece, lots of butterflies diecut, from different pieces of double sided card these are Tim Holtz mini alterations dies.

Bags and boxes

I have been working on some new bags and boxes for a workshop I will be running next year.  Here is one of my little bags, it took some working out but I managed it and I am happy with my prototype.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Dragonsdream tag challenge Blue

Here is my tag for the current challenge .Blue just happens to be my favourite colour.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Inspired by Alison

Alison Bomber is the guest designer over on the Paperartsy Blog this week ,I really like her style.  So was inspired to create this piece using some old packaging material and three tags.  I followed some of her instructions but add a few ideas of my own. All the stamps are Paperartsy, I used some Archival Ink in Russet and Distress Inks, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs. Butterflies have wire instead of thingys (antenna I think that is what they are called sorry about spelling).

Wedding Corsage

I am off to a wedding next week, and having got a new dress to go with a jacket I have had for ages, I felt the jacket needed dressing up a bit.  So I made this little piece.  I cut 9 organza circles in three different sizes, burnt the edges with a tea light added some pearls in the middle and there you have it.

I have also made all the favour boxes for the wedding reception but cant show these till after the wedding so watch this space.

Thanks for dropping by!!!