Wednesday 27 March 2013

Birds of a Feather Tag

I made this tag using the Birds of a Feather set by Artistic Outpost, colouring the background with Cosmic Shimmer misters and drawing around the birds' eggs with a white gel pen. I used Tim Holtz tissue tape for the ruffle at the bottom, and a grungeboard bracket covered with vintage photo ep for the bird's branch. Die cut branches added a touch more white.

Saturday 23 March 2013

House ATC by Carol Fox

Hi, Carol here. Today I have a tri-fold arch to share with you. All the stamping is done directly onto the ATC sized house by masking the images as I went.
I have a full tutorial for this on the Unruly Paperarts blog today if you would like to see exactly how it was done.

I used the following rubber stamp sets by Artistic Outpost

Whimsical Melange
Birds of a Feather.

Thank you for visiting today, Carol x

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Tell the Time and Find Your Keys!

Actually that's not a very catchy title for a blog post, but I was gifted this lovely wooden key holder which also incorporates a clock, and I thought would be perfect with the Birds of a Feather stamps by Artistic Outpost, with a little Whimsical Melange for good measure! I painted the robin with Distress Inks and glazed him with Glossy Accents, and sat him on a grungeboard bracket covered in Vintage Photo ep, by way of a branch.

Monday 18 March 2013

Didn't we have a loverly day....

Here is a tag I made this week using a couple of AO plates.... lovely day  and Kudzu Kafe

The background was spritzed through several masks with brown/grey shades.

Have a wonderful week
Mandy x

Saturday 16 March 2013

Dragonfly Necklace by Carol Fox

This week I used a Bezel and a dragonfly charm to make a necklace. I have added reclaimed watch parts and some odd beads to it, before filling it with resin.

Once the resin was set I aged it all with a quick rub over with Inca Gold to age it a little bit.

Carol x

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Ballooning Over Paris

I made this greetings card using the Paris Exposition and French Flight sets by the Artistic Outpost, stamping a selection over some patterned paper using various distress ink colours. I used a die cut tag which said Greetings and positioned the word Dare Devil underneath to go with the hot air ballooning theme. For the cog embellishments, I used a die to cut them from black shrink plastic, sprinkled them with distress ep in Vintage Photo for a rusty look, and then shrank them with a heat tool.

Monday 11 March 2013

Arch Tag

Whilst going through some old stash yesterday, I came across this arch shaped tag book. I thought the arches ideal for making into hanging tags.

 and so.... I begin with an old piece of serendipity paper that I had used glimmermist on. Added a bit more glitter through a stencil.
 Used Lost Coast dictionary 'dream' stamp for the background. Focal image of the girls comes from an Artistic Outpost set Birds of a Feather as well as the flourish.
Happy Monday
Mandy x

Saturday 9 March 2013

Paperbag Hugs Lavenderbag By Carol Fox

I have been playing with some TAP lately and I have had some small bits and pieces of it left over, so I have used a piece of it to stamp onto using the Paperbag image Hugs.
I coloured my image using spray inks that I squirted onto my craft mat and picked up with a water colour pen.
I made up a small bag the size I wanted and ironed my image onto it.

I have tied it with a long ribbon loop for hanging on the inside of my wardrobe door.

I used

Paperbag Studios Stamp Hugs
Colour wash sprays 

Thanks for visiting today, Carol x

Monday 4 March 2013

Clean & Simple

hmmmm...... two words that do not spring to mind when describing my 'style' of artwork. However, I challenged myself and believe me it WAS a challenge to do CandS.

I've used

Paperbag studios ~ shoes from the sweet pea collection ~ just checked you can also get the shoes as an individual stamp too

Artistic Outpost ~ oz

Mandy x

Saturday 2 March 2013

February challenge winner

Mr Random number has been at it again today, and this month he chose Paula as the winner of the gift voucher to spend in the shop.
Congratulations Paula, please contact Moira to claim your prize.