Sunday, 31 July 2011

Summer grass by Joanne Wardle

This was my piece for the Stampotique challenge this week. The theme was to use orange, yellow and red. So I used distress inks sponged onto a masked off shape, with Jo Capper-Sandon's Grass stamp.

Friday, 29 July 2011

In a Purple Mood by Moira Sutton

I have been playing with purple things, no idea why just seemed to feel in a purple mood.  Firstly there is this set of drawers.  Painted with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, Purple Palette and Painterley Pink,  then touched up on edges with Inka Gold Paints in Violet and Old Silver.  I stamped a floral image onto tissue paper with StazOn and attached it using Matte Multi Medium, it sort of dissapears into the wood and way easier than stamping onto wood, especially where there are little knobs as the drawers have .

This pendant fits just nicely in one of the drawers and is made using a Bow Bezel charm which has been coloured with Inka Gold Paints, a cabochon and a dangling charm ade by filling a small bezel with stickles and then creating a resin dome.

The mirror is also paintedwith Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints,in Purple Palette ,  then touched up on edges with Inka Gold Paints in Gold and Copper. A cabochon is used to decorate the corners along with ephemera from the Flora and Fauna Ephemera Pack

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Wizard of Oz Pencil Box By Carol Fox

I love these wooden pencil boxes in the shop and I have altered this one using the Artistic Outpost Wizard of Oz stamps.
I wanted the box to look really battered as if it had been in the tornado with Dorothy, So I first of all gave it a coat of Claudine Hellmuths Dash of Red and when dry I crackled a coat of Tan over the top. When it was dry I then roughly sanded it to give it a very aged look.
The images are all stamped in versfine ink. I have used a backgound stamp to fill in any blank areas, there are a great selection of stamps to choose from in the shop.
I have used gold embossing powder to edge it. I finished it off with a large gold button from my ever growing stash of these.

Monday, 25 July 2011

A Bit of Junque by Helen Chilton

This dangly creation uses Pink Paislee Daily Junque stamps and a small tin that used to have ribbon sliders in . There are also some Beadazzles in there and tiny watch parts.

As this is a dangly thing it fits in with the current challenge this month of Dangly Things. Have a look HERE to see all the details of how to enter.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Merry Kiss-mas by Joanne Wardle

Every year I do a couple of designs for cards that I will be able to batch make (usually in late november). I think this is this year's first design. It's quick, uses minimal materials that are easily replaced, and is perfect for batch making.

The Stamps are all from Jo Capper-Sandon's range at Stampotique, (available from Happy Daze in the UK) stamped in brown versafine on kraft card, and coloured with coloursoft pencils. the berries are highlighted with Glossy Accents, and the knotted ribbon is glued on.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Window Box by Helen Chilton

This box canvas uses the Artistic Outpost stamps Windows and Doors and Think and Wonder. 
  • Paint the canvas with chosen colours. 
  • Stamp the ironwork window and girls onto a tissue, peel off top layer and stick to canvas with watery PVA glue. 
  • When dry, add touches of paint on top, using white to add highlights. 
  • Add extra stamping straight onto canvas. 
  • Cut strip of pink card for roof and stamp with the awning part of ironwork stamp. 
  • Attach with beads threaded onto wire and decorative nails as shown.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Dangly Things Challenge Piece - by Ruth Philps

I am a magpie for all things pretty, old or broken and my challenge piece is made from just that, broken and old bits of jewellery and the odd bird!

The beautiful birdcage is a tempting new stash item from Happy Daze made by Prima as part of their Vintage Trinkets Range.

 I used antique bronze findings to attach all the bits together.

 Fortunately the birdcage trinket comes in a pack of pairs along with four little birds, so I can make a matching necklace and earings too!!

You can still enter the Dangly Things Challenge HERE, to be in with a chance of winning this months prize.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Little Angel Wisdom Box By Paula Tidman

I used a small wooden box  similar ones are available here. I gave the box a couple of coats of matt paint and stamped Loast Coast Designs ~ Praying Angel on the lid and Lost Coast Designs ~ Words on all four sides. The image was lightly coloured with distress inks and coated with varnish to protect the stamped images.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Hanging Heart by Joanne Wardle

I've made another piece for the current challenge, "Dangly Things". This extremely simple card shows that to be eligible to enter your artwork doesn't necessarily have to include something that actually dangles, just a stamp of a dangly thing will suffice.
In this card I have dangled Jo Capper-Sandons heart from hearts cubed from Tree, also by Stampotique.

I've used a stamp positioner (actually lego corner and clear packaging) to position the heart accurately on the tree, and coloured with pencils on Kraft card.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Resin pendants by Julie Dandy

This is my piece for the current dangly things challenge, if you want to be in with a chance of winning a £15 voucher with free P&P visit the blog post HERE

I used the fabby Lisa Pavelka resin to create my piece which is sooooooo clever!!!
It sets in 20 minutes with a UV light so makes it perfect for layered projects like this one.
If I had used normal two part resin it would have taken me days to make this piece and would have stunk the whole house out - this is odour free :D

Visit Lisa's website HERE to see some amazing video demoes on how to use her brilliant product.

I used a clear acrylic shape as a base (I think TH fragments would work well too which I must try) and added Prima Reflections rub-ons on each layer to create a 3D effect and beadazzles and glitter to the layer on the back.

I used a connector similar to this one set in the resin at the back of the piece above as a bail and a proper bail like this one on the example below.

You can add in extra embellies before you set the resin like I have done above without glue and they set solid.
The little flower over hanging the edge was supported with a little blob of plasticine while it was cured.

Moira has a fabby selection of jewellery finding and charms HERE if you want to create your own little wearable masterpieces

Julie xx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

A quick fix with Websters Canvas Ribbon

I have been playing with my pack of Websters Pages Hollywood Vogue papers and decided to have a go at using up the Fabric Ribbon that they make to match each line.

I started with a pair of sandals that the bling has fallen off and glued a
strip of the canvas ribbon onto it.

I stitched it on with a sewing machine (I think I need a leather needle in future!!).

I made my lace ribbon flowers by threading fine wire through the edge of the lace and pulling it tight, it's quick and easy.

A hot gun to attach the flowers and new pair of sandals.

I have started on a matching bag too......yippee I have lots of canvas ribbon and lots of ideas. What do you like to make with it?

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Captured Fairy Box by Carol fox

I had had this little fairy buzzing around my room for the last few nights causing havoc, knocking things over and being very naughty, I eventually managed to catch her, the first thing that came to hand was an old pocket watch front and as soon the fairy landed on this little box I managed to get the watch front over it. As with all fairies as soon as they are caught they freeze and become suspended in time until they are freed again. But I must admit I think she makes a lovely addition to the top of this box.
The box is one of the wooden ones from the shop. I first of all gave it a coat of modern masters copper paint which I treated with the green patina finish to age it.
All the watch parts are purposed from old pocket watches and clocks. The clock hands are two game spinners that I have cut down. The fairy charm,Dragonfly and numbered pin are all available from the shop.
Once everything was in place I gave it a light coat of resin to hold it all in place and give it a nice shine. I also painted the sides of the box with the resin as it makes it go a lovely colour.
Th When it was all dry I gave it a quick rub over with some Viva Decor Inka gold just to give it a bit more of an aged look.
The Feet are the Tim holtz Foundations box feet and Key Hole is one from the Tim Holtz Locket key Set

Please Note: That no faeries were hurt during the making of this box LOL

As This has a dangly key on it, it will also fit in with the current challenge this month of Dangly Things. Have a look HERE to see all the details of how to enter.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Playing with Pointillism by Joanne Wardle

If you've seen this month's Craft Stamper magazine, you may, like me, have fallen in love with Kim Costello's Pointillism article. I have made this card using Jasmin and Daisy Daisy from Jo Capper-Sandon's range at Stampotique. I don't own Copics so this was made using Whispers markers. I've a long way to go before I master this technique, but I'm enjoying playing!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Glamour, beads and tassels by Ruth Philps

I found this little tin in a charity shop it had a cute but very faded picture of a vintage postcard on it. It was clearly in need of a little TLC so I soaked the sticker off and scrubbed the tin to remove any dust and grease.

The Art Nouveau lady is taken from a Pink Paislee collage sheet from the Butterfly Garden Collection. She is surrounded with Ranger Liquid Pearls.

The trim around the bottom is similar to Guipre Lace and a large assortment of jewellery findings can be found here along with beaded tassels here.

Tassles are off course "Dangly Things" and could be used as your entry for the current competition over HERE

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Earrings & Things By Paula Tidman

This "Earrings and Things" hanging uses Lost Coast designs labels stamp; Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden stamps. Tim Holtz hitch fasteners are used to hang the jewellery from. It fits into to the current Dangly Things” Challenge.  

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Dangly Star by Joanne Wardle

This card is made using stamps from Stampotique originals: the ubiquitous Moon Girl and the oh so useful Great Moon. I have made Great Moon's star dangle in an aperture using wire, and so this card is for the "dangly things" challenge, currently running at Happy Daze.

Friday, 1 July 2011

A Lost Generation by Helen Chilton

This card features  Artistic Outpost stamps "The Great Gatsby".  The stamps work particularly with dye inks and black StazOn on glossy white card. I’ve teamed it up with some torn handmade paper. And it has dangly stars so it works for the current Happy Daze challenge "Dangly Things"