Saturday, 11 August 2012

Canvas Corset

Hope you have all had a good week in the sun.
We have had a super week in the Lake District and got back last night. It's always nice to get back to your own bed isn't it? The weather was amazing too!

I made this for a friend before we left using Chocolate Baroque Haberdashery set and Crafty Individuals CI328

I used distress inks and paint for the colouring and finished off with some stitching.

Anyway only a quick post as I have to finish tea and think I forgot to put timer on so it might be a little well done!!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment.
Happy Craftin

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Chocolate Baroque Alpha Tag Swap July 2012

Well this is the last one for tonight!

As they have been posted on photo bucket I thought I'd be safe in posting (as I'm on a roll!LOL)

Margaret is the inspiration behind this swap and works tirelessly to keep us all on track and is already think about next year apparently!!!

This month is O and P...

O is for Ocean

Initially I spread some golden light molding paste through a stencil, once dry sprayed with glimmer mists.

The seahorse (underwater set) was stamped onto thick tracing paper with distress ink and heat embossed. The background is stamped with mixture of underwater set and wisteria lane. Now I absolutely adore the underwater stamp set but for some reason really struggle using it but I was quite pleased how this turned out as it's a bit moody and the seahorse is transparent, which they are a bit aren't they?!

P is for Ponder

Now with P I used Crafty Individuals C286 stamp which includes images of Whitby Abbey (which I just happened to visit last year and took some pics). I inserted the pic into a word document and played around with the basic paint effects and found one that looked like distress ink that has been sprayed with water, how cool I thought! As you do!

So I coloured the tag with distress ink and sprayed with water! Stamped it with the same colour and didn't like it so tried with all my might to over stamp with archival ink but as I wasn't very accurate it gave a ghost effect which I quite liked actually. I then stamped the text from the same sheet the bottom and used a typed word ponder to finish off.

Anyway I'm off, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment.
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Chocolate Baroque ATC Swap July

Hello again! This months theme was Black and White, not normally my thing as I loove COLOUR! but you have to have a go don't you?

These were my offereings...

I kept it very simple (as I was late as usual!) The stamps used were Haberdashery and Steamopunk Travel. You should go take a look at the CB community, they're a very friendly lot.

Thanks for popping by and feel free to leave a message.

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Well Hello, hope you are fine and dandy?
As I was so busy during the run up to the end of school (see previous post) I missed my sister-in-laws and nieces birthdays. (Shame on me!)
They seriously need to move their birthdays to a more convenient time, or maybe I just need to move them onto to June on the calendar!
As their birthdays had passed by a whole week I didn't see the point in making cards so made this little hanging and mini canvas.

 Coloured with picked raspberry distress ink and painted over with gesso to tone it down a little, then stamped and inked through sequin waste.

 The pictures are from Crafty Individuals pads

 I coloured the canvas and flower with distress satins and stamped the bees onto tissue paper for the background and sprayed paper for the actual bee. Flower and stamp set from Chocolate Baroque.

Now for my my Tinkerbell, that what I used to call my niece when she was little, who turned 30 this week Ahhh makes me feel really old!
Stampotique, Paperartsy and The Stamp Man stamps used here with Glimmer Mist and painted canvas background. Just for a bit of fun!

So that's it for this one, thanks for popping by and feel free to leave a message.
Happy Craftin