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.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018


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 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 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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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Rhedd's November Challenge

Time for another monthly challenge over at Rhedd's  Creative always it is Altered Art/Mixed Media..definitely no cards.
For my design team project this month I have some wooden shapes that I trimmed in to little house shapes....

The first and second house I painted with gesso then swiped other colours over the gesso.

I used a stencil and swiped some orange paint over and also painted the number five.
Using stamps in my stash I decorated the first two houses then added embellishing and the lovely relative images by Tim Holtz.

The tall thin house I covered with some book paper...then used distress ink through a stencil and added more designs using stamps. I added the postage stamp and then another relative image.

I distressed the edges of the tall house with ink...I am so pleased with these houses and have them on display on my circle of wood....
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