As I'm colouring everything in sight at the moment I thought it would be a good idea to make a blending book - somewhere to keep a record of all the combos that I find that work well. So here it is - found loads of bind it all stuff when I was having a tidy out so put some of it to good use here!
was having a wee look around in some (of the many) boxes of unmounted stamps
that I have and I came across this lovely Stampin Bella stamp. Stamped her with
Stazon then coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.Added some Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Details to
the trim of her dress.
Also found a huge collection of bakers twine that I forgot I had! Oops!
Art.. I was inspired to make this using Tim Holtz and Hero Arts Stamps after
making one very similar designed by the amazing kath!
This is a
little expanding file made for keeping embellishments in – all those spare die
cuts that get lost! It's also the first time I've used little magnetic snaps carefully hidden to make the fastening - really pleased with how well they work!
a bright mood today!These cute little
birds are from Paper Smooches “My Peeps”.Coloured with a mix of pens – I was going for the colours rather than a
particular type of pen – Marvy LePlume II and Stampin’ Up! Write Markers.
paper is from Echo Park “Note to Self”.
my bright mood is not related to the weather here – it’s cold, very windy, and
the sky is very grey and cloudy – this means rain and gale force winds in time
for the school pick up!
challenge for this card was Earth Day.This little critter from Paper Smooches “Birthday Buddies” seems to just
fit the bill!Loved colouring him with
Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Also had a bit of a root around in my Sizzix and
Quickutz dies – forgot just how many I had (oops!).
was a really fun card to make – nice and bright!
This little guy stands 8" tall and is covered in little circles and ovals cut from shiny card and canvas treated with a blend of Letraset alcohol inks. Took a lot of work to do the cutting - hence the name (ow)l :-) But here he is - finished.. with a little heart added to the front and some eyebrows (not sure if this is a step too far or not! His eyes are at a slight angle to make him look quizzical!! lol
Hi! a huge big welcome if you've popped over here from the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog!
It's our 10th monthly challenge - and the theme is easter! I tried to make my DT entry as bright and cheery as possible, as all the snow, freezing wind and ice was getting me a bit down! So what better than getting out lots of lovely bright colours and making something cheery!
So here it is!
I coloured the bunny using Stampin' Up! inks and a blender pen. Love the lightness of the effect you can achieve.
Hope you like it!
Why not pop round to the Cupboard and see all the DT entries. I would love to see what the easter theme inspires in you!
Sometimes, when inspiration is playing a game of hide and seek you need to just take things back to basics. I know that style and techniques evolve and it's easy to get into the routine of making things in a similar why.. and I think that's true of this card. I've been kind of stuck for inspiration recently - which is why I've started playing around with Art Journalling techniques - and thats really helped as I've had to look beyond the crafty supplies in my immediate reach.. and in doing so I found an old HOTP pad of paper.. Nice bright colours.. and that's what inspired me to make this card! I really need to use/donate/sell the majority of my 6x6 and 8x8 pads.. (to make room for new, obviously).. so I will be continuing to search through the mountains of paper I have.. who knows what I will find.. or how it will inspire me?!
I love the look of art journalling but I have a real problem with random and abstract!
But I'm sure, like with most things, patience and perseverence will win the day!
So here it is.. my first attempt! Using lots of lovely Tim Holtz goodies I am now well and truley covered in ink and glimmer mist!
The paper is Tim Holtz Travel collection. Inked with adirondack inks and sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Tim Holtz stamps, and Stampin Up white craft ink. New Alterations "Wanted" alphabet die - you can never have toooooo many alphabets!!
I used my trusty Heidi Swapp edge distresser (what a brilliant little tool that is!) to rough up the edges.. now I just need to make a mini book and make this the cover!
This has been great fun to do.. interesting that you can really do no wrong.. you just keep going until you are happy, remembering that sometimes less is more!! and not getting too hung up about random! There are loads of new techniques to be learned with art journalling.. loads that would give new life to your existing craft stash!
So.. watch this space as I experiment some more soon!
Hello from Scotland. Thank you for you for visiting my blog! I'm Tracy, 45, I live in Bathgate, Scotland, with my husband, gorgeous little girl and three very spoiled and lazy cats. I love to craft, I've been hooked for almost nine years or so now and my main passion is anything paper.. cards, scrabooking, etc.. I also love to make jewellery, do some wet and dry felting, knitting, crossstitch, soap, perfume and candle making, play with fimo and art clay.. and generally have fun! Luckily I share all of this with my little girl!