Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Tuesday Taggers - Alter Something.

This week's Tuesday Taggers Challenge is right up my street, I love altering things, so I started with a tin:
I used stamps from Paperartsy and Crafty Individuals for the front of the tin, and gave it a metal roof painted with Lumiere paints and a chimney using a Tim Holtz label stamp:
For the inside I used Prima Flights of Fancy paper for the background and Martha Stewart butterfly punches.  I stamped flowers and foliage in the background using stamps from Clarity and Elusive Images, and did a bit of extra colour with Copic pens:
I did colour the outside and inside of the tin with alcohol inks aswell, but this doesn't show on the photos.
The tiny alphabet is by My Little Shoebox.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

What a whopper!

Yesterday I went to the Great Northern Papercraft Show in Harrogate and had a lovely time shopping and meeting up with friends.  One of the sets of stamps I bought was the large butterfly from Graphicus.  Glenda had some beautiful examples on display on her stand and I couldn't wait to have a go when I got home.
I coloured the background with distress inks (bundled sage and forest moss) and I coloured the butterfly in with distress inks and Nick Bantock inks and added a little gold glamour dust and some black stickles to the body.
The swirls (from the same plate) are stamped with forest moss again.
I'm going to have a go using metallic paints next, but not today - feel a bit yukky .
Thanks for looking X

Friday, 19 March 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge 21

Here are the colours for this week at the Play Date Cafe - spring is in the air!!!!!!

I used Flights of Fancy papers by Prima for the pink and for the butterfly.  I think the yellow paper is Crate Paper. The flowers are also by Prima and the leaves were stamped using Nick Bantock ink and a Studio 490 stamp.

The sun is shining this morning and (dare I say it?) the air doesn't feel quite as chilly.
Let's hope it continues and Spring is finally on it's way.
Thanks for looking X

Monday, 15 March 2010

Artsycrafts Weekend

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to Artsycrafts in Warrington, organised by Lin from L B Crafts and Leandra from Paperartsy.  The organisation was great and I met some lovely people and generally had a fabulous, messy time. This is what we started with:
This is what mine turned out like by the end of the weekend:
The photo has made the stamping look a bit wonky, but it's not QUITE as distorted as that in real life! :-)
We also played with terra and ferro paints on a mail slider:

I think I'm going to add some more metal and stamping to this later.
Finally we decorated a small tray with metal, paint, glimmer mists and tiles:

We learned loads of techniques and the whole weekend just flew by.