Monday, 25 January 2016

Dream On

I have been playing with some of the lovely Prima Finnabair products and wanted to try them out Finnabair style so this is my attempt at her gorgeous style.It is my make today over on the That's Crafty Blog.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Working with an Acrylic ATC

The new That's Crafty challenge is ATC and this is my make using a That's Crafty Acrylic ATC.   I have to confess I have never worked with acrylic and been a little scared of it, but DT mate Deb encouraged me to have a go, which I did and it went fine which is why I am blogging this.  We all sometimes feel apprehensive when working with a new material or medium but I guess the trick is to just dive in and hope.    

What is lovely about the material is how you can layer and see layers through each other and get a wonderful quality of light coming through.

Do pop over to the Challenge Blog to see what the other members of the DT have done and for details of how to win a £20 Gift Voucher

Monday, 18 January 2016

I have a dream

This is my make today over at the That's Craft DT blog.

You may have noticed a few of us using the new That’s Crafty MDF  tags of late.  It is because they are so brilliant we can’t resist them.For full detail pop over to the That's Crafty DT blog 

Friday, 8 January 2016

New World

The challenge today at the That’s Crafty Challenge Blog is “Winter but not Christmas”.  Although we tend to think of snow at Christmas for many of us it is really January when we see the snow.  A thick white layer of snow changes the world of winter brown we know to one of wonderland.  And more wonderful still beneath the snow and nestled in the earth the bulbs of early spring are waiting to leap into action and bring us another world of sunshine and fresh growth.  The sense of new worlds and new growth inspired this tag.  These MDF tags are thick and strong, brilliant for doing things normal tags cannot handle.  The background is several layers of ultra thick embossing powder heated to bubble and swirl.  The Carabelle  Studio Stamp Set Every Bird image has been coloured with Pitt Pens stamped onto card and cut out.  The sentiment is from the Chit Chat stickers.  
Do pop over to the Challenge Blog to see what the other members of the DT have done and for details of how to win a £20 Gift Voucher 

Monday, 4 January 2016

Key to My Heart

This is my make today over at That's Crafty DT Blog.  

These tags are so sturdy they can take much more punishment than you could normally throw at a tag and support greater weight in embellishments.  I started both the tag and heart with a layer of Gesso. 

On the tag I added Modelling Paste through That’s Crafty stencils, When dry I painted it with the Pearl Metallic Paint, in a small amount of separate Pearl paint I added a tiny amount of the Lindys Magicals powder to tint the pearl paint and blended it into the tag leaving some parts pearl and others a pale pink.  I added random text stamping.
For the heart I again painted it with the pearl paint, then went over that with the alcohol inks, on one side of the heart I added a further layer of pearl and the other a layer of the Ranger Crackle Accents.  I gave the key a coat of the Gilding Wax.
I coloured the canvas with a mix of water and a Magicals  and cut a heart out of the canvas slightly larger than the MDF heart and one from the wadding the same size.   
For the flowers I mixed a combination of the Pearl paints with Magicals
When dry I assembled the tag