Saturday, 27 October 2012

Challenge for the Stamp Man

The challenge this month at the Stamp Man is "Butterflies" so going with the mask theme(for some reason I am on a mask kick although this one was actually made before the one in the prior post)

I creates a paper mask and used layers of napkin backings from my napkin collage kit then embossed them. the butterflies are vellum embossed and colored using distress inks. The colorful butterflies are from my US artquest napkin collage kit. Don't forget to check out the Stamp Man challenge. It runs till the end of the month. thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

New Challenge and DT call at TIOT

I must say it has been quite awhile since my last post. Sorry they have been few and far between. My Mother in Law is finally on the mend and things are returning to normal or as close to normal as possible. My MIL still needs someone with her all the time in case of another episode should come on. this will probably go on until they can get a pacemaker in. so probably not completely normal till then but I did make it into my craft room for a few min this week. Just in time for the new Try it on Tuesday Challenge and the theme this fortnight is "Halloween"  I decided to make a mask for my daughters Halloween costume. Here it is:

I do not know why but I have always loved masks. they seem to mesmerize me. This one is started with thick card then sprayed with Dylusions Granite ink. The pattern is created using a template and Dylusions Mica spray.It is then layered with clear embossing powder and melted. The cobwebs are done using Tim Holtz Halloween stamps and white Stazon ink. 

 the decorations are done using used kitchen roll(used to sop up the Dylusions ink). I brushed it with embossing ink then embossed clear. one in place I then added layers of Frantage black powder and melted in place. I like the effect almost like snake skin. the bats are hand drawn , inked black and embossed with black embossing powder.

Here is a closeup of the webs and bats. the mask itself is pretty sturdy as to withstand an evening of Trick or treating. Everything has been double secured in place using Glossy Accents. 

Now onto the DT news. the Try it on Tuesday DT is looking to add some new members to our team. If you love crafting and haveing fun doing it then TIOT is for you. We are looking for crafters with different styles and mediums to join our existing team. If you would be interested just join in our challenge this fortnight and put the letters DT after your name in your entry. We hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day. Angela