Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Wow embossing powders

I really enjoyed making this card to enter into the Wow Embossing Powder Challenge - Ice and Snow.
I used several of my favourite techniques including embossing on acetate, inking acetate backgrounds and my obsession of the moment faux porcelain.

I used blue alcohol ink with Snow Cap mixative to make the background, the trees were embossed onto the acetate using Wow Platinum powder, the wording was embossed using Wow Opaque bright white and the snowflakes were punched out and dipped into Ultra High.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Faux Porcelain flower wreath

For a little while now I have wanted to try the faux porcelain technique very well demonstrated by the lovely and talented Hels Sheridan. Around Xmas time I ordered some lovely flower and leaf stamps from Designs by Ryn which appeared to be ideal for this little adventure!

As it has been very snowy outside for the last few days it seemed the ideal time to get out the melt pot.

Hope you like the result x

The flowers and leaves were coloured with Panpastels therefore it seemed a good choice to enter into the Panpastel challenge.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Eileen Godwin's workshop

Yesterday I was lucky enough, with friends, to attend a workshop being run by the talented Eileen Godwin.

I would like to share with you pictures of the projects completed using Panpastels, Maemeri medium etc.

We were made extremely welcome by Eileen and the other ladies attending the workshop. Thank you all.

Pictures of the projects completed are below.

Monday, 7 January 2013

What's a Twinchie?

A twinchie is a small piece of art which measures 2" x 2".

I decided to have a go - therefore my first entry (I'm allowed up to three each month) is displayed below. Just to show perspective one of the photos shows my entry next to a 20p piece.

Entries close on 4th February.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Grid layout

Over Xmas Barbara Gray from Claritystamp set a challenge for a grid layout. Unfortunately I was unable to enter the challenge. I attended a crop at Bee Crafty today so was able to set aside the time to complete a layout.
I'm going to enter this layout into the Panpastel January challenge.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Craft Room Clock

I needed a clock for my craft room and I had some spare time over the Xmas and New Year holidays. It made sense to make my own!!! (Inspired by the very talented Karen Clare).

I wanted a square clock so used Bazil basics paper in brown and cream, stamped the toadstool, puck and tree stamps from Claritystamps and added the peel off numbers on card candi from Craftwork cards. I only had silver peel off numbers so coloured these black with my Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the Ladybug Crafts "Anything but a card" challenge.

Please take a look at: http://ladybug

Flower wreath

This is a flower wreath I thoroughly enjoyed making recently which I thought would be perfect to enter into the "Anything but a card " challenge over at Ladybug Crafts.

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