Hello from a very wet Devon in the UK. I don't mind most weathers, but I really dislike the rain and it seems it's going to be here all weekend. So maybe a good time for me to get a few crafting projects done for December...lol.
Over at Tag Tuesday, teamie Wendy has chosen her theme..Cats.
I love this cat stamp, it rarely gets used, so I am pleased with Wendy's theme.
I do have another stamp with a cat on it, so I may create another tag over the next few days.
All the background was created from scraps of G45 papers.
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It's silly o'clock here in the UK...well for me it is. I should be asleep at this time but I am off all my pain medication now I have my knee replacement. The draw back of that is the pain relief was taking the edge off my back pain and a bit off my fibromyalgia. So my knee is doing ok, but the rest of me isn't, my sleep pattern is so bad too.
Anyway on to my blog post...which I must admit I had forgotten to write up earlier this week after I made my Tag.
Over at Tag Tuesday teamie Michele has chosen the theme of Seeds & Plants.
I die cut my tag from some spare card that I had used spray inks on, sort of a mottled green and gray colours.
I found these fab vintage seed packet fronts, so I distressed the edges and adhered them to my tag. I added some hessian, lace and tied that with some muslin.
Over that I adhered the spray of flowers...finally flicking it with slightly watered down white paint, although that didn't show up to well on the tag itself.
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November's Challenge has just launched over at More Mixed Media...as always anything goes, but with the option of a colour and this months colour is Black.
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to create for the design team, so after a rummage through my altered art tubs, I found an old box canvas.
It was never completed, hence being in one of the tubs...and the colour that I painted it with originally was a pearly shade of turquoise, whatever was I thinking,lol.
The good thing about the canvas was it already had textures on it and it was in perfect condition to create a project with.
I wish I had taken a photo of it in it's original state, but never thought about that until I had painted it twice with black acrylic paint.
Once the paint was dry I gave the front a few random coats of purple and blue metallic inks by Docrafts Artiste sprays. I then left the canvas to dry over night.
I left the sides of the canvas black.
I used one of the fancy hearts from Fernli Designs ( sadly they have stopped making their lovely MDF items now ). I gave the heart one coat of black paint and when it was completely dry I again used the Docrafts Artiste sprays to colour the heart, the center being blue and the hearts purple.
I adhered some sisal fibres to the canvas before adhering the heart and then added one of Tim Holtz relatives images.
Using a few of my stamps I created a sentiment on some cream card that I mounted on black card.
In this photo you can see some of the mesh/texture that I had used previously before discarding the canvas..so glad I didn't throw it in the bin.
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