Tuesday, 22 October 2013

It's Halloween over at TIOT

Or at least this fortnights theme is "Halloween". Here is my Graphic 45 Halloween Witches Tree. 

Its filled with all sorts of witches potions. The tree is made using wire armature for the frame then covered in kitchen roll inked with Dylusions spray inks. It is then covered with a thin layer of clear EP and decorated with various bottles cut out from G45 paper. the bottles are coated with Glossy accent and wrapped in thin wire to be hung. The spiders and bats are done using black enamel gel. The other bottles are miniature wooden spools sprayed black then drawn with skull and cross bones and wrapped with wore to be hung. 

Now its your turn to show us what Halloween trick or treat your have created. Just link it up at the TIOT challenge blog and we will stop by and take a peak.  

Our sponsor for this month is  Smeared Inkthey are offering a $10 store voucher
to our monthly winner. So be sure to stop in!

On a side note I have to say I am sorry it has been so long since my last post. Life seems to have gotten in the way once again. My broken foot has made it almost impossible to get into the craft room and create so instead I am limited to the supplies I use for classes that I can drag out into the kitchen table for now. 2 more weeks till I can get this boot off and hopefully get back into the craft room. Of course it needs a good sorting now since everything has managed to be thrown in there in the interim. I am counting the days.

Hoping to back soon.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Its time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday and the theme this fortnight is "Make your own flowers"
Here is my project for the challenge. 
I made the flowers using different twines.  The title is hand cut and the accessories also hand made using Flowersoft, Moon Glow embossing powder, tule and more. The title is hand cut and the pageedge sewn.  
Now head on over to the TIOT challenge blog to see some more great inspiration from my team mates and link up your project. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

New challenge over at TIOT.

Its time for a new challenge over at TIOT. The new theme is "make a scene" so I created this journal page(although I still have to add the journaling). My scene is some children fairies dancing behind the foliage. 

I used some Child dancing stamps, Butterflies, and Dylusions vines. . I also use Dylusions inks, paints, Promarkers and Moonglow embossing powder.

Now its your turn to enter our challenge. We also have some new updated challenge rules. You can find our rules and enter the TIOT challenge  HERE.

Have a great day.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

what I've been up to......

 Hello again wow I am on a roll this week with another post. Just wanted to share some of my latest projects. First I have to share a picture of our 2 pups and one of our old fosters (Nikki)who came back for a weekend visit. Nikki(smaller black dog in bottom left) came to us as a foster last year. They first though she was a whip whippet mix since she was so skinny and tiny. Turns out she was just very underweight. Once she gained it back now she looks like a lab mix. She even looks like she could be our baby's baby doesn't she? They look so nice and calm in this picture from over a week ago. A big contrast to this weekends catastrophe where our lab decided to take on a skunk and of course was on the losing end. You could imaging the rest. 

 Ok now onto some projects. These first few were done quite a bit ago but I never got to post them. First up is a altered book page I did for a sample at the Artsy Soul where I teach some. I just love this mermaid stamp from Stampotique which you can find at The Artsy Soul. The background uses a variety of mediums while the pages on the right are layered to create pockets. Inside the pockets I made some simple ATC's.

This is a Multi Media layout I taught at Scrapbook Memories. It has a pocket on the left and the background is done using Paint, Dylusions spray inks, UTEE,  Crackle and other mediums. The Jelly fish looking flowers were actually done by my daughter with a technique she learned at the Lovin Ink Craft retreat we attended while living in England. It was run by 2 very talented crafters and friends Janet and Michelle.

Next up is another class I taught at Scrapbook Memories in Beachwood NJ.  Once again it is a mixed media using various mediums, paper from G45 Secret Garden, dylusions and more. The picture is from one of our many trips to Walt Disney World during the flower and Garden festival.

These next 2 are upcoming classes next week at Scrapbook Memories. I used various sprays, paints, paste's and more. The blue flowers are from Prima. the turtle is done using a torn technique and a variety of mediums.

Well thats all I have to share at the moment. I am still doing a bit of paper arts  for teaching but also getting more into the doll making and sewing which I have been growing to love. I have some dolls in the works so hope to share some soon. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day. Angela

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

New Challenge its been a long time....

Hello all! Sorry I have been away for so long. Between work business and school ending, my creative mojo seems to have gone on holiday. I finally took some time and straightened up the craft room allowing some much needed creative time. Now a run in with tonsillitis has created a bit of a set back but I am getting back into the groove once again.

This fortnight the challenge over at Try it on Tuesday is "Collage with a creative twist" The twist being we want to see a bit of script or type on your project. This project I had done for the challenge before my tonsillitis run in. It is a technique page I will be teaching at a local store called The Artsy Soul this coming Thursday Aug 1.  It uses allot of painting and collage paper techniques coupled with some every day items.
Hope you like it.

Now if you hop on over to the TIOT challenge blog you will find some more great inspiration along with an announcement introducing our newest team member. You will also be able to link up your entry there so we can come pop over and take a peek.  

Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

New challenge at TIOT

I feel like I have been away for a long time, well I have been around but just no time to blog. Lots of work around the house and at work keeping me busy not to mention my accident prone self as usual. Hopefully I can establish some sort of normal pattern again soon. Well Summer is coming at least....

So This fortnight we have a new challenge over at 
The new theme is ' Inventors, Inventions and/or Steampunk'. 
We also have a great sponsor this month -  Genuinely Jane Studios

For my project I have decided to do an altered book

I used a wheel flourish stamp and cut it out to look like gears. then layered them throughout the pages. The flowers reminded me a little of steampunk and I really liked the butterflies which I cut up and added to some plain flowers to show the butterflies moving.

Now you can hop on over to the TIOT challenge blog and see some more great inspirations from the rest of the team.  

Thanks for popping in and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Try it on Tuesday challenge

It's time for another challenge this fortnight over at Try it on Tuesday and the new theme is "Easter Bonnets/Hats. I decided to make this Alice in Wonderland inspired hat. That movie reminds me of Easter for some reason. My hat is made from paper then painted with layers of paint and crackle before being embellished with lots of G45 cut outs and various flowers and such.
 The hat is decorated all around so no matter which way it faces you always see something.
 I got the little mushrooms at The Artsy Soul shop in Manahawkin. I thought they would be a perfect accent on my hat.

Now its your turn to go to the Try it on Tuesday challenge blog and let us see your project. You can enter our challenge here.

Our sponsor this month is Crafty Emblies.

Sorry I am a bit late in posting this fortnight. It has been a crazy weekend. We lost power for about 12 hours  this weekend in the hotel we were at for a dance convention for my daughter.  everything ran later and we got home alot later than expected. It was however a weekend to remember. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a fabulous day!
Enjoy the sun if you have any.....

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My little fairy doll.

 I have been taking a doll making class for the last 2 days at The Artsy Soul. Here is the little fairy doll I created from scratch(She really does have hands they are just hidden by the skirt.. We got to mold the entire doll and put it together.

 The face began with a tin foil lump and ball of clay. It was amazing watching the face come to life as we added layers of clay. 
Lots of body parts we sculpted.
 Time for sanding in layers from rough grain to smooth micro mesh for polishing.
Painting the face and body.
 Fitting it all together.
 Wiring the arms and legs. We used bead caps and jeweled spacers.

Adding the hair and sewing the clothes.

 Almost finished. I still need to paint her shoes and add her accessories.
It was a great class. Colleen the owner is a wonderful teacher with lots of great techniques to share. This was my first time taking a sculpting class and I can't wait to play again. I was lucky enough to take the class with my friend Zandra. Her fairy is so adorable and whimsical.  

Here is Zandra with her doll and her doll below.

So thats what I have been up to. Hoping to play a bit more and finish her tomorrow. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day.  Angela

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

TIOT new challenge

The new challenge is up at Try it on Tuesday and the theme is 'Its all about the eyes'.
So we want to see some eyes in your project.

This month we  have a new sponsor " Realy Reasonable Ribbons " who are generously  offering  a $15 gift voucher to our winner this month

For my project I made an ATC

The stamp is  from my "Across the miles" set from "The Stamp Man"  in England. The tree branches are made using a mix of  shrubbery stamps and branches. I also used  book pages and burlap. Some sparkle using a gel pen was added along with some glossy accents to the eyes.

Now is you hop on over to the Try it on Tuesday blog you can see some more great inspiration from my team mates and enter your project. 

See you there! 
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

new project

A little project I have been working on...

Have a great Day. Angela