Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts

21 Jul 2018

ATC Coins



ATC coins appear to be the latest fun trend in crafting, so I thought I would try my hand at creating some. ATC coins apparently need to be sized at 2.5 inches, and from I have seen they are always flat with no embellishments! Of course no embellishments for me is very difficul.  I decided to heat emboss all of the stamps I would be using, so the coins would not be completely flat.


I used Tando Creative coins, but they could also be cut to size on a die cutting machine if you have one, or you can find 2.5 circle template on google to print out. I decided to begin by adding a layer of gesso onto my 2.5 inch coin.The gesso gives a good base for paints or inks.


For the background I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, which I dabbed onto my splodge mat and then spritzed with water




I laid my coin into the resulting inky puddles, until I was happy with the look. It is best to leave the ink to dry a little before dipping again so the colours don’t become muddy. It is difficult to wait....  




I used a mixture of small stamps to heat emboss onto my coins. The sentiments are by Docrafts  and the lovely little images are by Clarity Stamps.

I enjoyed this new to me project, and I think I will be making some more in the future. 

Thank you for stopping by today xx


7 Jul 2018

Happy Alice In Wonderland Day



HAPPY ALICE DAY !

To celebrate the day I have made this Mad Hatters Top hat, and decorated it with all wonderful things Alice.




I used numerous stamps and added colour with Watercolours, and fussy cut them all.



I also used some mini playing cards, and painted chipboard pieces. 
I did lots of tricky and challenging gluing so everything would stand up in place.


I wanted the hat to look Wonderland wonderful from every side.
I made roses from vintage Alice book pages. 
I also added dried flowers and moss to enhance her Wonderland garden.

It was a lot of fun to create my Mad Hatters Hat. it is impossible to list all of the items I used, but some of them are 
Chipboard top Hat is from Tando Creative.
Alice sitting stamp is from Dolly Dimples
The White Rabbit and King of Hearts stamps are by Crafty Secrets.
The sentiment is by Carabelle Studio
The jugs etc are by Artful Days they had an Alice themed monthly box last year.

Thank you somuch  for visiting Alice today, have a wonderful day! 
I would love  to enter my Mad Hatters Hat into the following challenges.


27 Jun 2018

Alice In Wonderland Secret Passages Journal



Almost a year ago I went to an immersive Alice In Wonderland Show in the Vaults theatre. The vaults are unused old arches under Waterloo Station, London. I took the wheelchair path which was a little different, to everybody else’s, but there were still lots of passages and turns and surprises. I wanted to represent this in my little journal of the fun time spent there.


I included opening doorways, envelopes, hidden tags along with photos and clippings from the programme.


I folded down the top of this page.


The page unfolded.


Another fold down page with pockets .





Next you need to flip the book over and it folds down three times. I think I missed one page when I was taking the photos. There are also lots of fold outs and pockets etc which are difficult to show in the photos.



Some more fold outs.


There is another page underneath which I forgot to take a photo of. It was fun to create this journal, and brings back happy memories when I look through it again.

On the 7th July it is Alice Day here in the UK, and I am hosting my first  Alice Challenge Celebration to spread the joy of Alice. I hope you will be able to join in the fun, any crafts, cards, journals, scrapbook pages, canvas, mixed media etc are welcome.  More information on how to join in the fun here


I would like to enter this into The Mini Album Makers Challenge I have never joined in with this challenge before, but I became a follower as soon as Autumn started this wonderful challenge.
I would also like to enter them Paperbabe Anything Goes Challenge.  and Mixed Monthly Challenge Wrap It Up I have used some playing card suits ribbon to wrap around my mini album to keep it together.



Thank you for visiting me today, I appreciate it very much xx


18 Sep 2017

Alice In Her Garden



I am thrilled and honoured to say that lovely Indigoblu invited me to stay on their Design Team for another year. They are all such lovely and talented ladies and gent.They have been very kind and understanding as I have developed another  serious health problem, and I am currently boggled eyed with strong painkillers! 

Can you spot a shrunken Alice taking a stroll in her colourful and beautiful garden above?

I painted the inexpensive wooden frame with Grandmas Teacup. When the paint was dry, I dabbed Snow White paint onto the numbers stamp, and I randomly  stamped it around the frame.



For the background, I cut a piece of Watercolour card to fit inside of the frame.I mixed Grandmas Teacup, Iced Gem, and Olive paints with some water to give it the fluidity of Watercolours. I spritzed the paper with water and added the washes of colour. When it was still wet I sprinkled the lovely luscious powders over the top.I also used paint to stamp "Kindness Matters" from the Mindfulness stamp set.


I used paints instead of inks to stamp the flowers over the background.I also stamped some on another piece of card for cutting out.

I used Stazon to stamp Alice and the bees onto shrink plastic, and shrunk them.Alice is of course used to shrinking! I adhered the bees to some twisted wire.

After adhering the background inside of the frame, I added some Coarse texture paste inside the bottom of the frame. It held the flowers both stamped and pressed, bees and of course Alice in place. When dry I painted over the texture paste with Olive paint.

I added  some more flowers to the front of the frame.  I stamped and coloured a beautiful butterfly, and sat her in the top left corner of the frame, where she could  oversee events.


You could also apply these steps to easily create a greeting card instead of a framed picture.

Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have created

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I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

1 Jul 2017

15 Apr 2017

Win Indigoblu and Fiskars goodies!!

 

A fabulous opportunity for the IndigoBlu Belles today - we have teamed up with Fiskars,manufacturers of fabulous punches, trimmers and where would we be without those scissors!  We are showing you how well our stamps and Fiskars punches can work together!
Here is my card, I created the flowers with the fabulous Fiskars Daisy punch.

Look at the generous prizes below! 
Just visit Indigoblu's Facebook page for more info, it's easy to enter Good Luck !

 



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