Sunday, 11 September 2016

A Bit of Sunday Fun in my Journal

Hi Everyone, 

Two posts in one weekend i hear you say, i know, but i finally have had time to just play.
This is not quite finished yet but thought you might like to see it anyway



I started with Buff from the new Seth Apter Fresco Finish Paints from PaperArtsy

Then i added midnight around the edges and blended some into the Buff

 Then added on mahogany and paprika and then added a bit more Buff with my finger
I added some stencilling with a ask and the buff paints and added some of the PaperArtsy Stamps By Seth Apter
 
I added some paper from my stash and stamped the image from a paperartsy set

Added some more paint with my finer and also added some clocks and the Time After Time phrase from one of the Seth Apter stamp sets
It needs a couple of finishing touches but as usual do let me know what you think

Debs
xx

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Monochrome Challenge For The Artistic Stamper

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having the lovely weather we are here on the East Kent coast

Here is  my latest project for The Artistic Stamper full step out are over on the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog here


Do let me know what you think to my all pink (bit too pink for me!!)

See you all soon, thanks for checking in.
Happy Crafting
Debs
xx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

A Card with Family Values.....

Hi All
Sorry its been awhile.  I am finding this working lark, crafting and blogging quite a challenge.  Unfortunately the work has been winning lately thus the lack of posts, well that combined with the fact that my husband has been out of work for the last three months.  As he is about to start his new job as a trainee teacher  I am hoping that i will get a bit more crafting done, and thus a bit more blogging.  Anyway enough of my ramblings here is the latest project for The Artistic Stamper this months challenge is Monochrome.




I started with a piece of black chalkboard card, which just happened to be the only piece of black card i could find! And Stamped the two small stamps from the Family Values A5 plate in white distress ink.  It was quite bright on the black so i took a baby wipe and wiped it off above is what was left behind (one of those happy accidents)

Then i took a selection of The Artistic Stamper Masks and added White Linen Dylusions paint with a sponge through the masks to build up a background and added a couple of pieces of washi tape.

I stamped the main image from the plate using Black Soot Distress Ink and embossed the image so that it gave it a nice clear image and mounted the stamped image onto a piece of black paper, and matt and layered a couple more layers and then placed it onto the background. Then mounted the background with the image onto a white card.  Simple but i thought it was quite effective.  Let me know what you think.  I do read all of your responses.  I shall look forward to seeing all of your entries onto the challenge blog and onto the Facebook page.

Thanks for checking by
Debs
xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Phin in a Box

Here is my latest creation for this months Artistic Stamper Challenge - Anything goes.  These new matchboxes are one of Jennies new arrivals and she has small ones and big ones, this is one of the bigger ones.  

I decorated the outside with a piece of thin card using stencil stamps and distress inks

For the inside i made two different sized books by folding a piece of card and then stamped Phineas onto a separate  piece of card and using a thin strip of car attached it to the books to create a spring effect

This is the box when its closed

These are the books and Phineas attached to them, making one long spring effect

Then when you open the box out he pops!!

Thanks for checking by
Happy crafting
Debs
xx


Saturday, 9 July 2016

A busy day in my craft room......

Hi everyone

I have finally had time spend a whole day in my craft room today.  I had a couple of projects that i had started and wanted to finish - well one in particular that had morphed quite considerably from a wishy washy flat looking canvas into something that i will be hanging on my wall


This is the finished piece i just love Art Alchemy paints especially over black gesso
Below is how it morphed from an ok idea into something i am really pleased with

Using a Donna Downey stencil I added some modelling paste  

Then added some layers of paper and tissue 

Added some drippage with a glue gun.  Then covered the lot in white gesso 

Then in my infinite wisdom i decided to paint it in pink, green and silver and when it was dry it looked a bit dull and boring.  This all happened at the beginning of April and i have been looking at it every time i have been in my craft room trying to decide what to do with it until last weekend and then i covered the whole thing with black gesso and today added Blueberry, a darker pink and silver Art Alchemy Paints and then having painted it all decided a paint brush over the stencilled one would look quite cool so out came a spare brush - just the right size covered it in gesso and paint and voila!

I did also gesso a yogurt pot with an idea of adding some texture to it but that it seems is going to be another work in progress.  i did manage to get a project done for The Artistic Stamper DT which you will be able to see on The Artistic Stamper blog tomorrow.

Thanks for checking in i am now off to pack my bag as tomorrow we are off to Hull for my daughters graduation to see her receive her Master of Physics degree in which she achieved 2:1 (yes i am a very proud mum in case you hadn't guessed lol)

Happy Crafting
Debs
xx


Saturday, 2 July 2016

All things bright and beautiful...

Hi All

I have got a bit behind recently, hopefully we can now get back on track.
Here is my latest offering for this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper, the theme this month is all things bright and beautiful.  Somehow you can say that without saying all creatures great and small can you or is it just me!!


This month i was on holiday at the beginning of the month then had my anniversary, then daughters birthday, so i am afraid its another tag.  This one was done with the new Stencils from Georgina which are just fab for all things crafty.  Each flower stencil has a large stencil (6x6) and then a small one which is about 3 x 3 which is the one i have used here.  I pushed grunge paste through the stencil add some infusions keeping the mask in place and wiping the infusions through and then adding a bit of gold embossing powder to the centre whilst the paste was still wet and then embossed it.

The paints were dylusions and i used squeezed orange and lemon zest.  The stamps of course are all from The Artistic Stamper.

Thanks for popping by and i really do promise to try and upload more projects this month!

Happy Crafting
Debs
xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Seize the Moment Tag

Hi All

Its been extremely manic here at Smith Towers, as part of my new job, I have been organising the Faversham Transport Weekend, which took up most of my crafting time.  Here is this months project for Artistic Stamper June challenge.  This month the challenge is to just use red, blue and yellow.


I started with a large tag 
I added some book text to the tag and then popped some paste through two of the new Artistic Stamper Stencils, firstly through random dots and then Lesley Matthewsons flower mask (which you guessed it thats the photo i forgot)

I added some Candied apple distress spray stain

Then some Wild Honey Distress spray Stain


Then i added some Blueprint Sketch

After blotting the surplus ink off into my journal this is what was left

I stamped Seize the moment and one of the Neil Walker birds and stamped them onto a piece of card sprayed with the Candied Apple and Wild Honey.  I also used the small flower from the Lesley Matthewsons stamp set Lesleys Flowers.  I also went around everything with a white pen.

I shall look forward to seeing all of your entries on the blog and Facebook

Happy crafting 
Debs
xx