29 September 2014

Swim to your ship!

For my second Nautically themed project for Country View Crafts Challenges I turned to a journal. I love this Lynne Perrella stamp and the quotation seemed to match it perfectly though I can't imagine this lady, in her finery, swimming anywhere! There's just one day to join in with our challenge this month - we love seeing your work and there's the chance to win a prize!
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26 September 2014

On and off the page!

It's my pleasure to share a journal page, that wasn't and then was over at Country View Crafts Projects - please pop over and see it!
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24 September 2014

All Woman!

The theme this fortnight at DragonsDream Tag It On is the letter 'W and Lace'. I have the most fabulous Lace background stamp by Wendy Vecchi which I stamped using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink - Isn't it an amazing colour and makes the lace effect really stand out!
One of my favourite ways to use stamps is to create people from multiple images and these Lynne Perrella stamps (with Wendy Vecchi pen nibs as arms!) fits the bill nicely!
Hope you'll join in with us - just make sure you include a stamp and a tag and your interpretation of the theme! If you need more inspiration - my team mates have created a really fabulous variety of ideas - why not pop over and see?
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10 September 2014

Journal on a tag

The theme at DraginsDream Tag It On this fortnight is the letter J and Die Cuts which gives me a wonderful excuse to get out my very favourite Wendy Vecchi stamps! I chose 'journal' as my 'J' and then used lots of stamps based on inks!
I used my pointy finger die which I know I have the matching stamp for - can I find it?! Nope! Suspect I need a tidy up! When I find it I'll update the tag!
Hope you'll join in with us - just make sure you include a stamp and a tag and your interpretation of the theme! If you need more inspiration - my team mates have created a really fabulous variety of ideas - why not pop over and see?
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3 September 2014

Good luck!

Today is a pretty big day in our house, and I know it's repeated everywhere else! Our son, Tom, starts Secondary School today - the nervous energy has been palpable all summer so it's a bit of relief that that the day has dawned! My daughter, Freya, returns to school tomorrow! I wanted to mark this momentous occasion and the new Clare Lloyd, for PaperArtsy, stamps were begging to be used! I created two tags, one for each of my children, using the stamps and they are just terrific to use!
On Tom's tag I sprayed the tag with Dirty Martini Dylusions spray and used one of the background stamps and the centre of the frame for my balloon. The chap is stamped on to the tag and again onto tissue paper so I didn't lose any of the detail when I cut him out. He is painted with Fresco Finish paints. The sentiment is one of six in the set - I love the typeface they chose!
For Freya's tag I used both background stamps and the frame and sentiment as before. The head is a Lynne Perrella stamp and the 'legs' are from Jofy's new stamp set - it's a wiggly line that I cut in two! I think it looks like her knees are knocking together!
Well, I'll spend today thinking how Tom's getting on - I hope you enjoy your day, whatever you get up to!
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1 September 2014

...But I can see Su!

This month at Country View Crafts Challenges the theme is 'Nautical'. I must confess that my heart sank like an anchor (see what I did there?!) as I don't have any nautical themed stamps until I remembered this one! Then I remembered my parents saying 'I see no ships' pretty much every time we visited the seaside! The background to the saying, which is a famous misquote, is here (towards the bottom) and my hanging was born!
I was quite amused by the idea of Su (the name for my Phrenology head) being unable to see the ships because they are balanced on her glasses! Sometimes it's hard to spot what's right in front of us! I do hope you'll join in with us this month - there's lots of incredible inspiration on the blog this month so please do pop by and see it!
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