Friday, 28 December 2012

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Happy Halloween :)

Witches Brew Halloween Card

Halloween Card

Fright Night ! ATC

To Crow about... Card

31st October of Never... Card

Halloween card...
I will be looping the loop on my broomstick later :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

wax lyrical...

Encaustic Art.

I hate ironing... however melted wax on the iron is a different story !

The effects never fail to amaze me :)

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Stamped Card

Handmade Card, Stamps I used - by Indigo Blu.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Stamped tags...with a romantic theme & summery colours

Stamped Tag: Stampington Company stamp
Distress inked background

No Matter What...
Stamped tag: Indigo Blu stamps
Promarkers used for the background.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

wall hanger - altered tin can lids

Out with the old tin can lids again - hey  great for recycling...! I love using these - perfect circles and can colour them really well with alcohol inks.
I used some images from,to stick on to them. 
Then a cropadile  to punch holes & add eyelets, then finally some chain links to make it into a wall hanging. 

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

altered stick :) hubby's hand crafting...

Thought I'd share with you my husband's attempt at hand crafting a stick... a bit of old blackthorn branch he found in the woods , let it dry out for one year...( fancy waiting a year before you can do anything with it ... patience !) then he attached some antlers, an end piece & varnished it. hey presto an altered stick X 

Monday, 18 June 2012

sea shore... canvas

Long rectangle canvas, painted with Acrylic paints- the shells plucked from the beach /fake seaweed were stuck into the texture paste, & as yet not fallen off :) Oh to be on a nice hot meditteranean beach now..... !

Sunday, 10 June 2012

TAG:-I just can't wait to be king...

Acrylic Painted  back ground & paper artsy stamps...
Whilst I had the paints out along came same ATC's with more paper artsy stamps...

all stamps by paper artsy.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Bird Life

Bird Life - Canvas

This didn't turn out how I wanted it to turn out... however I think I'll try again & do another version of this another time to see if I can get it better. 
 I wanted to use some texture paste ( never used it before ...)
so I plonked a very small amount on here to see how would work... all the beads have stuck on well & hey this stuff is brilliant. Adds texture -like it says on the tin.. great for 'cementing ' things on to the canvas & I think I'm going to have a go soon at stamping in it  & see what that turns out like...I 'm in the process of working on another canvas & so far I've added some shells in this paste & they've stuck fast & not yet fallen off... Lets see when I've finished it! 

Any way for this practice  -

Materials I used :

Small square white canvas
Blue Acrylic paints
Tissue paper
Multi Medium
Texture paste
Inca Gold paint
Thin gold coloured metal for the bird
Paper Artsy die
Silicon Glue
Small beads
Small bird feather
Green foilage

What I did..
  • Painted the canvas front & sides with two shades of blue paint. Left it a while for the paint to dry.
  • Added some  ripped up pieces of bird printed tissue paper & stuck  onto canvas front & sides with multi medium. Again left  it to dry. 
         - next time I do this I am going to stamp onto the tissue paper.
  • Added some texture paste with a small palette knife in top left & bottom right hand corners  of canvas & added the beads/foilage /feather whilst still wet so they stick in to the paste.
  • Allowed paste to dry overnight -The next day added more blue paint to cover the white of the  texture paste which now has dried solid.

  • Die cut the bird with thin metal -embossed slightly round the edge of the bird & embossed the  eye on the reverse side of the metal & attached it to the canvas with silicon glue.
  • Finished off with dabbing randomly some Inca Gold paint over the canvas.
Thank you to everyone for all your lovely comments , made on my blog - Carole xxx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Altered box - using crumpled up tin foil

Small box , covered in crumpled up tin foil painted to look (almost) metallic ...

Materials used :-
Small cardboard box with lid
Tin foil crumpled up - enough to cover the box & lid
Starbucks Coffee holder - a ripped off  bit enough to go accross the lid of the box.
Black Acrylic paint
Inka Gold Paint
Metal flower - used tattered floral Tim Holtz die
Gem stones

To make :-
Paint crumpled tin foil with black acrylic paint.
Sponge some off before it dries so some tin foil shows through.
Allow to dry.
Adhere peice of coffee holder paper on lid, and then cover the lid with more crumpled tin foil.
Press foil down over lid and press down carefully so that the ridges are more emphasised from the  paper underneath.
Add inka gold paint haphazardly over the box,
Embellish as required.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Stamped Mini Booklets

 Stamp board Mini Booklets

1.By the Sea :- mini booklet
stamps by crafty individuals.

2. Summer Day:- mini booklet
Stamps by crafty individuals & Tim Holtz

3. Memories:- mini booklet
Stamps by crafty individuals & free stamps from Craft stamper magazine

Today was a stamping day, stamped & coloured in lots of stampboard tiles. These are FANTASTIC to stamp on I love them & use them a lot. Adding a glazed varnish makes them look like ceramic tiles. 

I usally add them on to Cards, ATC's or make little stampboard booklets from them. 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Hey get me outta here ! :)

Altered Sardine tin

mmm back to the old sardine tins again today :). covered it in tissue tape & trapped a stamped bird behind the bird cage die so it kinda looks like prison bars .... sort of !!! oh well my husband thinks I've gone mad  hee hee !! What else am I going to do when its pouring with rain all day outside ... any excuse !

Friday, 27 April 2012

Shell Like... Stamped TAG

Stamped TAG, Stamp by PaperArtsy.