Friday, January 31, 2014

Shades of the Same Colour

These are something I rarely make, they are a set of "Moos"...little works of art measuring 2.8cms x 7cms. 
I wanted to make something a little different,but not fancy and I decided to use a new stamp and divide the image up to make 3 Moos. I just love the sentiment.
The "Moos" are my design team piece for Craftyhands, their 7th challenge is now under way and the theme is great  "Shades of the Same Colour" you can see I went for purples...
You can find the challenge HERE

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Anything Goes

This is the theme going on over at Rhedd and Rosies Challenge blog for the next fortnight.....
The team were given a selection of digi images from SBDO
 (   who are the sponsors for this challenge and are offering $10 to be spent across 3 designers ) and they have used them extremely well, so do pop over for a look...
This I what I created with the image I chose...

I painted the recessed frame and added some Korma Crackle...silly me didn't read the drying time...1-5days, so after 24 hours I used my heat gun, but sad to say the crackle didn't crackle enough so I resorted to distressing the frame with some sandpaper.
The digi image I coloured with water colour pencils ( with out the water,lol )  The image was slightly too wide for the frame,so I trimmed the bird and the post and added it to the frame...finishing with some drift wood,string and a couple of shells.
You can find the challenge HERE

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Something New

I am so happy to announce that my brand new Altered Art Challenge Blog will be launching on 1st February.
This blog is something that I have been planning to do for absolutely ages...I started with Rhedd &Rosies and with thanks to the teamies, past and present and all the good folk that enter the challenges it is going strong....and I hope it will continue to do so.
My new blog "Rhedds Creative Spirit" will be running challenges the 1st of every month and it will, like Rhedd &Rosies be a prize winning make a note in your diary and be sure to pop back, myself and my team will look forward to seeing you there.

Check out the link in my sidebar, top right. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Baby,it's cold outside....

Well I decided today that I would take time out and enter one of my favourite challenges...I've been busy creating my design team pieces for my blogs and I've missed entering some of the challenges I like.

The theme is Baby,it's cold outside....and I had just the right image and back ground for this theme.
The background image is an actual photograph taken by a friend of mine, Stephen Ring  ( who has since moved to Florida and married a wonderful lady, who has completed his world )  He sent me ( before he moved ) some fabulous snow images from where he used to for this tag I printed the image on to card and used just a section for the tag itself. The lady wrapped in the blue coat was an image from ages ago that I kept on file to use at a later date...I then added sparkle to the snowy tree and fence.
Finally I added the sentiment which I printed, they are a few words from a song, but fitted this theme how the flash has added that extra sparkle to the glitter...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Put a Tag on It

Here we are again,another challenge over at CraftyHands....I am so pleased I made my design team piece in plenty of time, I've been feeling pretty rough for most of this week, a lot of back and hip pain and a flare up of the fibro.

So here is my creation....this is a wooden "Love" word that I have decopatched in  lovely vintage floral tissue.. I then made and tied on a For Sale tag...
Would love to see you enter the "Put a Tag on It " challenge, which you can find...HERE

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

No White....

It's that time again...another fabby challenge over at Rhedd and Rosies.

The theme is "No White" and this is my dt creation. A decoupatched dress form.

I made the stick pins in to marry up with the main colours and the feathers to give the pieice some flounce.

This is the fantastic prize on offer for the winner of the challenge,so why no pop over and have a look,maybe enter the challenge..

 You can find the challenge HERE.........hope to see you over there....

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Little Box of Atcs....

Another challenge has just begun over at Craftyhands,their first one for 2014...

This is my design team piece...a fabulous Atc set.The whole piece is made by Maya Road and I have had this sitting around for ages.I have used the Graphic45 Typography papers to decorate the box and the atcs, so pleased with they way they look, I shall be keeping these for myself, lol.
So do pop over and have a look at the challenge, the theme is Anything Goes and there is a lovely prize on offer can find the challenge HERE