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Saturday, January 12, 2019

True Friends.

Just dropping in with a quickie tag I have made for the current challenge over at Tag Tuesday
The theme is New Beginnings and was chosen by Valerie....so anything new qualifies.


The rubber stamp I have used is new to me..I bought it in a bundle of unused stamps from a declutter group on facebook..it is now one of my favourites...reminds me of my grandsons and great grandsons.
I stamped the image, then coloured the clothing..finally distressing the edges of the tag...
There is a couple of days left in the challenge..why not pop over..you can find us here at
Tag Tuesday

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New Beginnings...

Tag Tuesday are currently running their first challenge for 2019....and the host this time is Valerie.
Her theme is New Beginnings..and by her definition you can create your tag using whatever you like, so long as it is new....

Here is my Tag....


My new item is the lovely vintage backing paper. I was given a bundle of paper pads for christmas and I particularly liked this paper because of the advertising of the hot air balloon.

Do check out Tag Tuesday for our challenge.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Chunky Atc

My first design team project for 2019 and it's for More Mixed Media.
The challenge there this month is Mixed Media with an optional twist..and the twist is BLUE
I coloured some card with ink spray in blue and covered the chunky atc.


I then stamped the fabulous fish and sentiment and left the ink to thoroughly dry. Once dry I used peeled paint to stamp the seaweed randomly all over the chunky Atc.
I coloured the fish in bright colours to make it really stand out.


I'm keeping this chunky atc as it makes a great paper weight...

Do check out this months challenge here...More Mixed Media

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Vintage Christmas Tag

December seems to have arrived pretty quickly and I have been busy making a selection of tags for a few family gifts....so I thought I would make one as my design team project over at
More Mixed Media for the December Challenge.
The theme is always Anything Goes...each month there is an option and the option for December is "White"


I kept the background of my tag white and stamped the Artistic Outpost trees in black archival ink.
When the ink was dry I highlighted most of the branches in a green whisper pen, using the fine nib.
The children were stamped on to some spare card, as well as the December date.
I coloured the children and the little tree using whisper pens...once dry I added some glitter on the scarves and coat edges and the outer edge of the date label. ( that was stamped in peeled paint distress ink...which was also used to distress the edges of the tag )


Close up to show the sparkle....

Do pop over to More Mixed Media and enter our challenge..there is a prize on offer for the winner, so well worth a look..hope to see you there soon.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Let it Snow....

Rhedd's Creative Spirit has it's last monthly challenge for 2018...and it will run from the 1st December to 31st January..giving the design team a well earned break.
For the December challenge I created a Let It Snow canvas, although it didn't actually start off as a christmas themed project.
I started with strips of torn book pages and backing papers that I glued down, then scraped over with texture paste, once dry I went over it with white acrylic paint, wiping back over some script with a baby wipe..I repeated this a few times and noticed that a sort of snowy landscape had been created and I thought it would look good with a row of houses on it...


I die cut a few houses and added them to the canvas...then added the sisal fibres, twigs and mini cones that I had daubed with white paint. 


I had some frosty snow texture paste that was really past it's sell by date, but there was enough left to dab a brush in and swipe it over the canvas and twigs to give it a little more texture and some sparkle.Once that was dry I flicked some diluted white paint over the canvas to give it a snowy look.


Finally I added the image of the little girl throwing a snowball...


I darkened the last photo to show the sparkle in the sky....

Hope you manage to find time to pop over and join in with our challenge...it ends the 31st January, so plenty of time
You can find us here at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tic Tac Toe

Tic,tac,toe is the theme over at Tag Tuesday and was chosen by teamie Joan.


I chose the center line...stamping, brads and die cut to create my tag.


The background of my tag was coloured using oxide inks..once dry I used a selection of stamps to decorate. I added 2 brads and the two little girls die cut from Tim Holtz relatives.
I also stamped "dream" on some spare card and added to my tag.

Do pop over and check out the challenge...you can find us here at 


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Poppies

The theme over at Tag Tuesday is Poppies and was chosen by Wendy for a special memory she has, so the theme is very close to her heart.
As today is Remembrance Day I felt it the best day to post my Poppy Tag.....


I kept the background of my cream tag plain...using an old set of stamps by Elusive Images, I stamped the poppies in black archival ink.
I used whisper pens to colour the image.
I printed the sentiment, cut it half and distressed the edges in red and added it to the tag.
Today is certainly a day for thought and thankfulness...

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Monday, November 5, 2018

More Mixed Media

I've been decorating some hearts for christmas so I thought I would make one that fits the theme over at More Mixed Media.....as always the theme is Anything goes..with an option and that option is Black.


I have several sets of these birch wood folk type hearts, I used the largest one for this project. I painted it twice in acrylic black paint, set it aside  to dry.
I used one of the smaller hearts and traced around it on some thick card and cut it out.
 I stamped the sentiment and distressed the edges in distress ink.
Back to the large heart, which was now completely dry. I added some green mesh, burlap and sisal fibers to the heart ( I used hot glue  to secure in place ) then added the small heart.


From my stash I added some leaves that I had previously stamped, a few that were glittered and a few that were heat embossed. I made a small bundle of twigs tied with string..so adding the sycamore seeds and leaves first I layered the cluster up..adding the Autumn label and a string bow.
To finish I flicked over the finished heart with a paintbrush loaded with some white acrylic paint that had been thinned slightly with water.
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