Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
All done!! Think this may be my new fave for the year.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
I had to make a sympathy card today and thought I would make one of those wistful brayered scenes as somehow too much fancy stuff seems a little inappropriate to me. However, since my last brush with the brayer I haven’t got any better at it. It looks simple enough when I watch a demo but I seem to get sludge and ink everywhere. Sigh. Oh well, I suppose you can’t be good at everything (GRIN).
Still I hate waste and managed to get one card and two notelets out of the least disastrous attempts. I know they are a bit samey but that birdy silhouette stamp works really well I think (and hides a multitude of sins).
Hope you are having a good Saturday, bit blah here weatherwise and teen tantrums his morning have got me in a bit of a blah mood myself. Going to try out my stamping gear next, that might cheer me up (or demonstrate even more technical inability – well we’ll soon find out!!)
Have a good day!
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Here’s how to find out about WOYWW and here’s how my desk looked last night when I got in from work:
I’d had a crafty sess with my mum and sis the night before and, for no good reason at all, we had all had a go at making a 3d teacup from a dreamees template. My sis had a bit of bother and decided hers looked like ‘Chip’ from Beauty and the Beast. You can see him sitting on top of my DI pile. Didn’t take a photo of mum’s but it was coming along nicely (although there WAS a lot of arguing that there was a better way to do it until I finished one). That’s mine you can see, showing off its untidy bottom!! I wanted to put lots of flowers in it, and decided to follow the technique shown by Lise Cooke (Lise makes stunning pop up boxes … well everything she does is pretty cool - and I have seen one IRL and it was AWESOME).
Here’s my finished project, a little wobbly but not too bad for a first attempt, I think I could work the wrinkles out with another go, but that’s a project for a commission or a special birthday methinks.
Enjoyed finishing that off last night – really needed to wind down yesterday after doing a course – I am (I hope!) now an official Arts Award Advisor for Bronze and Silver level. Well, I think I understand the admin……not too sure about the delivery…….
And I showed you all that because the actual desk this morning is pretty boring. But I do have some new goodies to play with……
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
I took a little break from the DT at Try It On Tuesday over the summer as I’ve had a lot on but its good to be back!
The current challenge is ‘Something Spooky’ – I love other people’s halloween makes (Laura Carson’s blog is one of my fave places for eye candy) but it’s not something I’ve ever really got into. So I don’t have a lot of Halloween stuff and every year I struggle to find things to use that fit the theme.
So I’m afraid my ‘Spooky’ project is more cute than newt – and because I seem to be obsessed lately with putting things on cotton spools I decided to make a little 3D art doll sitting on same. The main stamp is of course by Gorjuss and the rest is just scraps and assemblage. I think I made her skirt a little too big but she is still rather neat and I’ve found her a nice spot on a shelf.
So, now it’s your turn. Pop on over to TIOT to check out the other DT makes and to link with your entry. Happy Spooking!!
Monday, 13 October 2014
Thought I would share my latest commission card with you as it should have been received by now. The brief was to do something with playing cards as the young lad in question does card tricks. Although I confidently said ‘OK’ I was in a bit of a panic when I couldn't find anything in my digi collection that I could use. Then I remembered a small pack of cards that I had in my stash and after a bit of a rummage to locate them (it turned out they were the perfect size!) it was plain sailing.
I did do a tiny bit of stamping – see the black spade and club but basically it was just assemblage. Still quite pleased with the way it turned out though!
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Oh yes indeedy it does!! Thought I would get a bit inky for my DT piece for this fortnight’s challenge from Fantasy Stampers.
The theme is ‘Time Flies’ and you can make anything you like but it MUST have traditional stamping on it – no digis please.
I decided to use the ‘Steampunkery’ stamp set from Chocolate Baroque for my tag. I used mainly Peeled Paint and Wild Honey DI’s to make my background and some other odd ‘time’ theme stamps I had to add some extra interest. There is a little bit of gilding (probably hard to see) and the diamonds are embossed with cream frantage. Would love to see what you do with this one, it’s always a popular theme.
Pop on over to the Fantasy Stampers blog to see some more DT inspiration and link your entry. Good Luck!
I am also entering this piece into the current challenge from Artful Times which is ‘GREEN’.
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- Tim’s Tags of 2014 - October
- Time to hang up the brayer?
- What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #280
- Try It On Tuesday – something spooky! 14/10
- 21st birthday pop -up
- Fantasy Stampers - Time Flies
- And Even More Cards….
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- OCTOBER ART DRAW – FLOWER POWER!!
- Fantasy Stampers – here come the girls
- World Card Making Day 2014
- September Art Draw Winner
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