Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Panorama and Room with a View Dies: Ideas and Inspiration

 Once again I've gathered together ideas and inspiration for a series of projects.  This time using the Clarity Room with a View and Panorama Aperture dies.  There are links to all project step by steps below each photo.

Monday, 23 November 2020

Cat and Dog Die Ideas

 As they have recently been back on offer I thought I'd bring my ideas for using the cat and dog aperture dies from Clarity together in one place.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Feel Good Tag

I had fun with the November challenge over on Tag It Tuesday.  The four prompts were:  Use something from another hobby, shade an area with straight lines, add pearls and add a flower.
As reading is one of my hobbies, I added book text to a #8 manilla tag to create a background. This was dried and trimmed. (Prompt 1)
Next, I stamped Tina’s Floral Poppy spray onto the tag in Nocturne Versafine Clair ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This covers prompt 2 and 4 as there are straight lines shading the poppies.
Laying the coordinating stencil over the top of the stamping, I added colour to the flowers and leaves with Distress Oxides (Candied Apple, Peeled Paint and Blueprint Sketch).
To fulfil prompt 3, I added a black pearl to the centre of each of the larger poppies.
To create a vignette, I blended weathered Wood Distress ink around the image and the edges of the tag.
To finish, I added one of Barbara’s Feel Good Factor Stickers.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Using Three Way Overlay Stamps with a Twist

I had a sudden brainwave how to use this set of Treescape three way overlay stamps in a different way.  Rather than layering the stamping up, I decided to mix and match the images in a different way.  I ended up with a card and matching tag.

Friday, 20 November 2020

I Shall Wear Purple: Double Layered Tag

The challenges over on Mixed Media Art Journey have 6 part and you can use as many of them as you wish.  However when I saw them, a particular poem came to mind - Warning by Jenny Joseph.  The current prompts are make a tag, use purple, add scrap paper, add doodle, book quote and rip / cut / tear edge. I included all six.
Add a piece of copy paper used to clean a brayer to a #8 manilla tag. Seal with matte medium, dry and trim.
Add the top layer of a paper towel mop up sheet in similar colours to a second #8 manilla tag in the same way.
Use a pair of large deckle edge scissors to cut the top section off the second tag.
Glue the two tags together with the smaller tag on top.
Add stamping to the top tag section using two of the Mixed Media Journal stamps in Dusty Concord archival ink.
Add one of the Halloween Paper Dolls from Tim Holtz.
Add the first line from the poem ‘Warning’ by Jenny Joseph using a black Posca pen. Add the word purple using the Clarity Tall Letterbox Infill Alphabet down the side in Versamark ink. Heat emboss with purple embossing powder.
To finish, add doodling around the letters and along the deckle edge with a black micron pen.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

WOYWW 598: T Minus Two and Counting

 Morning.  Welcome to my weekly contribution to WOYWW, linking in with Julia as usual at Stamping Ground.  Only two weeks until the amazing 600th week of sharing desks and friendship with crafters around the world.  What a difference a week makes.  I am feeling so much better and enjoying work and crafting in equal measure.

My desk shows my daily drawing, catching up with Drawcember2018.  I plan to move onto the #inktober2019 prompts after that as I didn't take part last year.  I enjoy starting each day with a drawing.  I am so looking forward to joining in with the Zoom meetings on December 5th to celebrate the virtual crop.  Happy WOYWW, stay safe everyone.