Monday, May 26, 2014

Come for Tea!

My weekend was turned upside down, I had planned family time, one grandson was called in to work, the other is spending the weekend with his dad and my daughter decided to stay at a friends for a couple of there was nothing else for me to do but craft.
I've managed to get a few swaps finished, I can't post the photos yet though as they've not be sent to my swap partners yet...but I can show you my Tea Pot Plaque

I gessoed the teapot to seal it, then using grunge paste and my stencil I textured it with the dots. Once dried I then used Plum Twist Cosmic Shimmer Mist (not that you can see must of a shimmer in the photos,sorry)

When that was dry (speeded it up using my heat tool) I made a mini doilie from some lace and glued that to the teapot, sorted a couple of flowers to match, then hot glued them in place.
Next was the verse,which I sourced from google, the poem is by Emilie Barnes, so all credit goes to her as it was just perfect for my needs.
I matted and layered the verse and added it to the teapot.
Finally I had a rummaged around as I remembered I had a teapot charm,it was just the right size to put on the verse tab.

This is the blank Tea measures approximately15cms x 12cms ( 6" x 5" )
Made by  Fernli Designs
If you love wooden/mdf embellishments you really must go and visit their website...they really do have some amazing designs and are creating new ones all the time.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Nothing Floral....

Hope you get time to pop over to my challenge blog and enter the new challenge for the next 2wks...
A great theme..."Nothing Floral" and that includes the image,backing papers etc and embellishments.

This is my design team piece,using all Tim Holtz elements...the plaque is paper mache which I painted.

Lots of layers in this piece and not a flower in sight...had fun making this piece, paper tearing and painting,lol

Just look at the prize on offer too, a great addition to your craft do pop over and enter the challenge for a chance to win it.

You can find the challenge here at.......
Rhedd & Rosies Challenge Blog
.......hope to see you over there.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


I seem to have had this little "Home" board book and these papers hanging around in my craft room for ages. They get moved from place to place each time I have a "tidy up" So today I decided decorate the book...I've not added many embellishments as for me,the papers looked better on their own, just a few sticky gems a bow and the ribbons on the book rings.
I may get around to embellishing the inside with pockets and Tags, but for now I can put it somewhere safe rather than moving it around,lol....

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

It's all about Texture

Well there's a great challenge just started over at Rhedd & Rosies...the theme is "All about Texture" there must be some form of texture on your entry.
For my design team piece I used some cardboard, measuring 5"x 5" which I then stripped a section back to the corrugation underneath.
I gessoed the whole piece, then using 2 stencils added some texture using grunge paste. Once dry I added another coat of gesso

Once the whole piece was thoroughly dry I then sprayed with Artiste Gold Stone Ink Spray...I just love this colour and it brings the texture up beautifully.
To finish I added a lovely vintage image, which matched perfectly colour wise and then the splash of colour with the flowers and hanging ribbon.
Do pop along and have a look at the challenge, Teamie Zoe is sponsoring this challenge and is offering this fabulous stamp for our winner.

You can find the challenge here at....

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Civil War Altered Tin

Some of you may not be aware that I run an Altered Art Challenge Blog....Rhedd's Creative Spirit.....something that I had wanted to do for a very long time.3 months ago I took the plunge and created the blog and I am so pleased that each month there has been  a few more entries. All the feed back and comments have been positive and I am so thrilled that so many people are so supportive. I have a small,but brilliant design team that work alongside me and they really are a wonderful bunch of girls,not to mention talented.
We have just launched our 4th Challenge. As always it is an "Anything Goes" challenge "Altered Art Only" and I do have a prize each month for our winner.
As owner and Head Teamie, I have made this as my design piece for May's Challenge...hope you like it..

All the stamps used are from the American Civil War set by Oxford Impressions.....the photo stamps are just amazing, all I had to do was to age them slightly around the edges.
The lid of the tin was gessoed and then grunged using a couple of stencils,dried then sprayed with Glimmermist Sprays.
We do have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge...
                              FERNLI DESIGNS
and they are offering our winner this fantastic box of wood shapes, so many pieces in there, some you can use as stand alone pieces and some you can use for mixed media etc.
I have many pieces from Fernli Designs myself and can vouch for their quality and customer service,such lovely people.
                                            Fernli Designs

Hope you can find time over the next 4 weeks to pop over and enter the challenge which you can find here, but remember  altered art only.
I'm entering my Altered Tin in the the challenge over at  Altered Eclectics