Monday, April 28, 2014

She's a Beauty....

I've missed entering some blog challenges recently...mind you I've had to trawl through so many, as a lot offer digi images and for me they are a complete waste of money, I rarely ever use them, plus I'm pretty rubbish at colouring.

5"x 5" Cardboard Plaque

I did manage to find a lovely challenge blog, one that I do follow but have yet to enter and it is "That's Crafty"  I have actually ordered craft goodies from them in the past and I can vouch for their service.
So the theme is "Black & White with a Splash of Colour" so this is my entry.
A piece of cardboard that is from the box my printer came in, it's really rigid. I ripped some of the backing off to reveal the corrugated bit...which I then painted in matt black acrylic paint.
Leaving that to dry I stamped my image and matted and layered it on to white and black card.
I managed to find a piece of white feather and with some white string pearls and my roses and applied them to my plaque.

The butterfly was stamped again on some spare card, which I then coloured with distress ink to match the flower...adding the same colour wire for the antennae, I adhered the butterfly to the image with a sticky pad.
You can find the challenge I am entering this plaque in to here at That's Crafty

Friday, April 25, 2014

Travel Tag

Another challenge has just been set over at CraftyHands Challenge part of their design team it was my turn to choose the theme..."TRAVEL"
This is my design team piece for the blog....

I've used my lovely set of stamps from Artistic Outpost for my Tag. The images are all single layers that I created by masking.
Finally adding the sentiment that was matted and layered and applied with sticky pads.
There's a lovely prize on offer for this challenge too, some decoupaged sheets and stickers.

Why not pop over for a look, the design team have made some stunning samples for this theme too...
You can find the challenge HERE

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tag It...

A great theme going on over at Rhedd & Rosie's challenge blog this always you can make anything you want,but it must contain a Tag, not a greetings label or Tab...and it must be clearly visible.

For my design team piece I made a Tag on a Tag..
A set of Artistic Post Stamps is being offered for the winner of this challenge by our sponsors, the lovely Alison & Ian at

So I hope you give yourself a chance to win these fabulous stamps by entering the challenge....aren't they lush....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Little Trinket Box

My mojo just upped and left before I could add any more embellishing to my little trinket box...don't you just hate it when that happens!

This little box ( measures 4.5" x 4.5" )  is my design team piece for Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge that started today. I had stained the box with Barn Door distress ink then went over it with some gold gilding wax to antique it a bit.
The canvas insert in the lid I covered with lace and then gessoed it all over,once dry I used a light gold Glimmer Mist spray to colour it.I got as far as adding the flowers and old Mr Mojo just chose that moment to disappear...sob.
So all that was added were the corner pieces and the clock...I had ideas for a vintage image,but the more I played the more of a mess I made,so it was best to leave it as it was...hope you like it.

A fabulous prize for the winner of the challenge, which is sponsored by our lovely resident teamie MOIRA

Well worth entering the challenge for, why not pop over for a can find the challenge HERE

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Pretty Bottle....

This is my first time at altering a bottle...this one was lovely and was crying out to be decorated. So I decided this would be my design team piece for my Altered Art Challenge Blog.
I covered the bottle using a beautiful cotton lace doily that was my mothers, I remember it being on her dressing table and if my memory serves me right it was made by her mother, my grandmother.
The trims were all from my stash and so were the lovely soft foam roses,which were just the right colour.

I would love to see you over at Rhedds Creative Spirit, its an Altered Art Blog and the challenges run monthly...with a prize for the winner each month, this is this months prize, a Tim Holtz Configuration Box...

Well worth entering the challenge for, you can find it here......Rhedd's Creative Spirit

I'm entering this altered bottle in to the challenge at  Altered Eclectics