Friday, March 15, 2019

Rabbits or Hares....

The choice is yours..this is the theme for this fortnights tag challenge. It was chosen by Wilma, who sadly will leaving us and this will be her last Dt challenge over at Tag Tuesday
You know that having so many stamps can be a pain, I know I have some  hare and rabbit stamps, could I find I couldn't.

In the end I used my Peter Rabbit stamp, it's never been used, I picked it up in a sale somewhere, along with another stamp of Jemima Puddleduck.
Peter with his blue jacket that I painted, along with the mushroom/toadstools, also another sale stamp  that I used for the background, finally adding some bunting.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Bright Pencil Case

It's the 5th of the month, so it's time for this months challenge over at More Mixed Media.
As always it is Mixed Media, but with an optional twist, this month the twist is "Green"
My project is this super pencil case, it's very sturdy and took the bright green acrylic paint really well.

Once the paint was completely dry I rubber stamps a few images all over the case.
I then stencilled dots over the lid in orange acrylic paint and once dry I used a paint pen and painted some dots inside the orange ones.
I left the case overnight to completely dry before spraying with a glossy sealer..actually I am really pleased with this, I love the colour.
So why not drop by and enter our challenge..there is a prize on offer for the winner.
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Choose a favourite stamp.

Joan has chosen a super theme for this fortnights challenge over at Tag Tuesday the theme is "Your Favourite Stamp"  For me that was difficult as I love stamping so I have so many and to choose just one was so hard.

In the end I went with this stamp, it's years old and one I have used many times over the years and I can relate so well to the sentiment too.
 I have re-purposed a couple of clothes tags for this tag, the base tag and the gray one.
On the main tag I used oxide inks, then stamped over that when it was dry.
The image was stamped on to some spare card and layered over the 2nd gray tag.
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Friday, March 1, 2019

Pretty Little Trinket Box.

Good Morning...after the glorious weather we have had recently, it has now got a lot cooler...and wetter today, so I am staying home today. Would you believe that this time last year we had snow!

As some of you may know I own a challenge blog called Rhedd's Creative Spirit, I have been running challenges for 5+ years now and I think now is the time to retire. So this month is our very last challenge.
I will of course continue to craft and blog here, I couldn't manage without it, like many of us it's a great way to relax, think and mull things over.

My last project for Rhedd's is this lovely hexagonal wooden Trinket Box that's been on the shelf in my craft room for about 3years, so high time I got around to doing something with it.

I sealed the wood with black gesso inside and out, then gave it 2 coats of black acrylic paint.
Once dry I lined the inside of the box with black felt.
I added the cotton lace around the box and added the string bow.
For the top,I just layered that up with some burlap, lace,a strip of fabric, brass leaves and flowers and another string bow.

I felt it needed a little something more, so decided to add the watch with the key and chain.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Fungi Tag

I am so late posting my Fungi/Mushroom Tag for Tag Tuesday Everything recently hasn't gone to plan, so I am desperately trying to "catch up".
The theme for the tag challenge was chosen by fellow teamie Wendy...and it was a challenge for me,lol.

The base of my tag was coloured with oxide inks..then I used random stamps to create a back ground. The images were freebies that I collected over the years..
The little flower fairy/elf is minus the wings and I sat him on the toadstool.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Love is....

Today I am sharing my design project for More Mixed Media 
I used some card that I embossed to cover this fab little wooden house shape..colouring it with distress inks. The sides were painted with red acrylic paint.

I painted the wooden heart in deep red and once it was completely dry I went over it with crackle glaze.

I found a set of wings in my stash..with them I just used the non crackle glaze and once they and the heart was dry I added them to the house.
Finally adding the quote....
Why not come over and join in with our challenge this month..anything Mixed Media goes, with an optional colour twist, which is Red.
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Heart Tag

The sun is shining here this morning, but it is bitterly cold...roll on the Spring.
I've popped in this morning to share my "Heart Tag" that I made for the challenge over at Tag Tuesday
The theme was chosen by teamie Michele.

My tag was literally made from stuff I had laying around on my craft table.
The tag was die cut from some spare card that was painted and smeared with paints.I rubber stamped over that. The heart was from a project I created last year, but I had accidentally dropped and some of the attachments came off. The measuring tape was stamped on paper and was an off-cut from another project.
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Friday, February 1, 2019

Reversed Canvas

Yay...Rhedd's Creative Spirit is back with their first challenge for 2019.
As always it is anything goes..but must be Altered Art, definitely no papercrafted items.
My project this month is a 5"x 5" (12.5 x 12.5cms) canvas that I reversed.

I reversed the canvas and sanded the inside edges of the frame, painted it all over with acrylic paint.

I also painted a square inside the canvas and attached a brass steampunk style clock.
 I rubber stamped Dream and a Code Number then used some bronze guilding wax and rubbed that in to some areas of the frame.

Next I added the embellishments that I had previously painted, crackled etc.
Once all the elements were glued in place I added the Tim Holts ancestor image.
To finish I added finally some "rust "patina for effect.

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