Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Altered Art with Texture

Its altered art week at Try it On Tuesday and the theme this week is "Texture". We want to see some texture in your project. I decided to alter an old wooden box.
I added some faux sand and shells for texture.
The picture is of My brother, Sister and myself at the beach many many years ago.
Here is the inside of the box (above) and the front side of the box (below).
Now if you head on over to the Try it on Tuesday challenge blog you can see some more wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team.

We can't wait to see your entries!
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Friday, 27 January 2012

Is all about the Embellishments at the Stamp Man

This week its Siobhan's turn to host the challenge over at The Stamp Man blog and the them this fortnight is "Embellish it" I chose to make a mini canvas using one of my new stamps from The Stamp Man. I layered the background with distress ink, Embossing powder, Napkins from my US Artquest Napkin collage kit and Distress stain. the image of the corset is stamped on a blank napkin back and layered on top.

I cut out some of the napkin bits to make flowers and create a dimensional effect. In closeup they look like material how fab is that. Finally I added all the embellishments to finish it off. Now the rest of the tam has some pretty amazing projects to inspire you too over at The Stamp Man challenge Blog. Then we would like to see yours.

A big thank you for all the lovely comments I have really enjoyed reading them.
Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

My Materials list:
Mixed beads(Stamp Man sale)
Pearl/gem topped stick pins(Stamp Man)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

LIM week 51 take 2

I am not very good with the CIS style. I tend to get a smudge then start over then I mess up something else and start over and the pattern goes on and on. I did managed to complete this second card for the Less is More "Aperture" week 51 challenge. Of course I did mess it up at first but the Rose did nicely hiding my error. I guess I am just a messy crafter.
I cut out the aperture using my nesties then added the fame also cut from my nesties. The rose was stamped and layered. Simple enough right?

Here is the inside with the rose.

I am entering this into LIM week 51.

Now off to leave some blogging love. Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

It's In the Mail

Is the theme this week over at Try it on Tuesday. the original challenge was to decorate a slide mailer but to make it easier we decided to change it to "in the mail" to interpret as you like. I had already ordered the slide mailers and had an idea after seeing the 4 count ones. This is how it turned out. This was not my original idea but I felt inspired with the 4 count mailers.
The cover above....and below the the inside. I wanted it to look like windows on a train.
I stamped the image of the girl on glossy paper then modified the colored image a bit to make it look like the girl is looking at a reflection.
I really like these slide mailers and cannot wait to finish my original idea.
Now its you turn to head over to the Try it on Tuesday blog and check out the other inspiration from my teamies then show us your interpretation. Don't forget about the TIOT design team call. We are looking for some creative individuals not afraid to try new things. Just enter "DT" after your name in your entry to be considered. We would love to have you join us!

Thanks for popping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

LIM week 51

The theme this week over at Less is more is "Apertures" . You need to add an aperture to your card. I stamped the circle then cut it out and added it on my cut out circle. I then stamped Tim Holtz bird on the inside to show through the hole. I lengthened the branch by masking part of the stamp and re-stamping the branch
Here is a shot of the inside. I am entering this in Less is more Week 51.

Tomorrow I am heading out with an old friend for the day. We are going to do a bit of shopping and stop for lunch. I hope the weather clears and the rain goes away.

Now I need to run and finish a bit more work. Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Not quite what I was thinking.....

Remember that embellishment I told you i misplaced and was looking for the other day? Well I never found it. I was looking for a Prima metal/resin lamp post that would have looked perfect in the jacked layout from Julie over at Scrap Jacked. 2 days and several stores later I settled on a new stamp of a Lamp post instead. I embossed it using Obsidian Copper Moonglow powder and then double layered it on pop dots. Not quite what I wanted but it worked. It will drive me crazy until I find that piece now.
Here is the completed page. I am so happy I got to complete another jack this month. You can go see Julies original over at the Scrap Jacked blog. I made mine a bit wider and of course with different embellies but same idea.
Here is the top bit and title on the page. I did manage to find some fun jewelry bits on sale while I was shopping around for another Lamp Post.

The actual journaling on the page(yes I did journal this time...Go figure)reads:
Walking down Main Street just my Daddy and Me
Has really become quite a tradition you see.
For each time we visit Magic Kingdom Park,
Mommy always takes this photo as we start.
I journaled it in gray pen at the bottom of the page but the flash washed it out a bit. It looks better in person.

Now Maybe if I get a hurry on I get get another jack done by the end of the month. that would be a record for me lately. Fingers crossed for the predicted snow tomorrow.

On another note. These are my lovely flowers given to me as bulbs from a friend at Thanksgiving. I planted tehm and they just bloomed. Aren't they pretty. Such a nice rarity to have in the winter.

I love the bright red and they are huge.

Well now I have to go get ready to get the kiddies from school then go to work. I will try to get on later after work to do a little blog surfing and leave a little blogging love. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping in.


Thursday, 19 January 2012

LIM Week 50

This week the theme over at less is more is "Birds" and it is a one layer week. I love thse little birds from Stampotique. I stamped them in black then colored with Promarkers. I hand doodled a few extra flowers then accented with a glitter pen. The sentiment is stamped and doodled together. Finally I added a black edging around the card with a black Promarker.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Some new work

Its been quite a busy week between work and just plain old housework the week seems to have just flown by. I did manage to get a bit of crafting time today for some scrapbooking. I love to go over to Scrap Jacked and grab a bit of inspiration from their fab DT. I wanted to do a specific layout but after fighting with my printer to get the photos done I then realized I managed to lose a main embellishment I needed. I know I had it but forgot where I put it. I am losing my mind. Any how, I decided to skip to a different layout and jack Debs for this one. I used some photos we took at Walt Disney World.

The paper is a combination of Basic Grey, Cloud9 and Carolees. The flowers are Prima.

I am hoping to get the other page done soon if I can manage to find the missing piece, don't you just hate that! I do. Better luck tomorrow.

Now I have to run and get tea cleaned up. Thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comments. They are very much appreciated. Have a wonderful day. Angela

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Its Tuesday again and that means time for another Challenge on Try it on Tuesday. But first some exciting news. Try it on Tuesday is having a Design Team call. Visit The Try it on Tuesday blog for all the information. Now onto this weeks challenge. "Do you believe in Fairies"? We would like to see all your projects containing fairies. Its an Anything goes week so be it a card, Altered frame, tag its your choice just include fairies or fairy related items.
I decided to alter a tin. I stamped my Fairy image on the cover then embossed with clear. I then used promarkers to color the tin and image. The trim is added around the edges. Here is a closeup.
Now its your turn. Hop on over to the Try it on Tuesday blog for some more wonderful inspiration from my teamies then upload your project for us to see.

Don't forget about our DT call. You can answer it here.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

Friday, 13 January 2012

By the skin of my teeth.

I am adding another entry for Less is More Color Purple challenge this week. Its been quite awhile since I have had any time to enter. I know my other entry was not really CIS. I tried and idea but it did not really work as I wanted so I made this as a second. Sorry the light was not very good and I got a bit of sunlight in the top but I did not get a change to retake the photo.

Now off to work. Thanks for looking and have a great day. Angela

The color Purple

Is the Theme this week over at Less is more. this is done with embossing and Gesso.

thanks for peeking and have a great day. Angela.
The new challenge this fortnight over at The Stamp Man is being hosted by Vix and her choice of challenge is to use red. We want to see your cards, altered projects, tags and more that contain "red" Preferably lots of it. For my project I created a card. The image is done with Every Woman Is A Star - Plate 82 - Non-Sequitur stamp set colored with Tim Holtz Distress ink - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot and Old Paper. The star is colored using a Gold Pen. The background is colored with Brick Red Distress ink and stamped then layered with Gold Mesh Paper from The Stamp Man.

Now pop on over to The Stamp Man Blog and see all the great samples from the rest of the team. the join in. We can't wait to see your creations. We really enjoyed seeing all the fav's last fortnight. There are lots of really amazing projects out there. It was wonderful to see them all.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Angela

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Try it on Tuesday challenge

Its that time again and the changes are brewing at Try it on Tuesday. This weeks Theme is Resist. So we would like to see all your ideas for resist techniques on a tag. It can be glue resist, emboss resist, ink resist or anything you can think of.
Remember it is tag week.
For my tag I used an embossing resist technique and multiple layers of distress ink. i decided to do a winter tag since it was snowing when I started my tag.
You can hop on over to the TIOT blog for more wonderful samples from the DT.

keep an eye out for some of the new things we have in store for you.
We cannot wait!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Monday, 9 January 2012

Another crafty weekend

I got to go to a crop this past Saturday with the usual crowd plus a few. Seems like everyone has plenty to work on after the holidays. Even the kids got a lot done. This page I did as a kind of challenge from my friends. One was going on about using these buttons since they are really old from EK success. Then they started teasing me about how I use the Bubble wrap scraps for my painting so I decided I would also incorporate some of that. This page was the outcome of all their taunting. I stamped on the buttons with a script stamp from "The Stamp Man" and used grey Dylusions paint with the bubble wrap to add some texture. I also added some paint around the edges. The flowers are Prima and the Letters are from American Craft. The papers are from MME.
The pictures are of another one of our Fosters Maddy who was only with us for a few days. We are currently fosterless now as we wait for a new furry friend to temporarily join the crew. Lexi went into a trial adoption over the holiday so we are still waiting to hear when that is final. That was hard because Lexi was really special and since we were away we did not get to say goodbye. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. It was a tough decision not to adopt her ourselves but if we did we would have to give up the fostering as 2 would be enough to handle and our house is tiny. So we made the decision to continue fostering. I find the older dogs so much harder to part with than the puppies. Although each one is hard in its own way.

Back on the crafty front. Not much else accomplished this weekend. Just a few DT projects and a lot of Chit Chatting throughout the day on Sat. Sunday I finally got to hook up with my crafting Pal Anne from the UK on Skype. We have been trying to hook up for quite awhile now but never seem to be around at the same time. It was so nice getting to talk and catch up . I also got to talk and catch up with another friend Sandra and her girls from our old Village in England. Sunday seems to have become our skyping day.

Well that is about all to tell for the moment. Got a lot of work to accomplish today and tomorrow so I had better get too it.

Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day. Angela

Thursday, 5 January 2012

double digits.....

Yesterday my baby turned 10. I cannot believe she is in the double digits now. Seems like yesterday she was just a baby on my lap. where does the time go? She wanted me to make her a cake again and wanted butterflies. Of course my Tim Holtz stamps came in handy. I stamped all the butterflies on vellum and colored with my Promarkers. I then gluedotted them to Tooth picks and placed them around the cake. Belle loved it. The cake itself was a Victoria sponge one of her favorites.

Belle had lots of Pressies to open so she opened them in size order saving the biggest for last of course she had to fight off Sun(our furbaby) while opening her gifts. Sun loves to open pressies and gets very jealous if she does not have anything to open so she started to open Belles.
Sorry I had to black out the family as they are not too thrilled being on my blog.

Below is a pic of the butterflies when they were taken out of the cake. So pretty.
So it was a lovely evening. Today was spent cleaning up and tidying the house including my craft room which was torn apart right before we left for Orlando. Now its all nice and neat and ready to start crafting in.

Now I am off to tidy up the dishes from tea. Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Its time for the first Challenge of 2012 at TIOT

Happy New Year! The new challenge is up over at Try it on Tuesday and the first challenge of the Year is "Do it Yourself" You need to create a card with all your own papers and embellies. No store bought stickers or papers. Easy enough, Huh? I chose to make my card with various Stamps from Tim Holtz and The Stamp Man, Distress inks and distress stains. I love making my own backgrounds it is fun and inspiring to see what you can come up with. Now we would love to see your lovely creations. Just link them up at The Try it on Tuesday blog. You can also see lots more great inspiration there from my teamies. this week we are being sponsored by our wonderful card week Sponsor " One Stop Card Crafts".

Now on another note I am sorry to have been so MIA lately. We have been away on a long holiday to Orlando. It was nice to spend Christmas in Disney and get away from the cold. Unfortunately a cold found me as I wound up sick most of the trip but had fun anyway. Here is a shot of the castle all lit up for the evening.
And this is a bit hard to see but it snowed (yes I did say snow) each night on Main street. It was wonderful. The little white spots in the frame are snow coming down from the roofs of the buildings.
Now it is back to the daily grind of school and work and of course crafting. One of my New Years resolutions is to craft and blog/visit more. Fingers crossed I can accomplish it.
For now I am off to get everything ready for the day.
Thanks for stopping in and hope you had a wonderful New Year and Holiday season. Angela

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Stamp Man ATC for January

The new Theme for January at The Stamp Man ATC swap is "Recycle". One of my favorite themes. Unfortunately being on Holiday this week with only a small stash of supplies creates quite a challenge. Just up my alley. I used a recycled Christmas card for the card and the bird. The background is done using distress inks and stains and a recycled plastic piece. the stamping uses Non Sequitur Across the Miles stamp set for the script with watered down Walnut Distress stain. Now its time to go have a little play then why not join in the swap with us? We would love to have you. Details can be found here.

Now don't forget The Stamp Man is holding their 3rd Annual awards so please do pop on over and check it out here!

Thanks for stopping in and for all the wonderful visits and comments throughout 2011.
Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Angela