Thursday, 22 November 2012

Rubys New Wardrobe

Hello, It's that bad here high winds and torrential rain even Jack & Bru don't want to go out, not that I can blame them. So I thought I would show you an idea I had for Ruby's New Wardrobe. Hope Dyan doesn't mind.

I cannot draw so I started by stamping Ruby Rainbow onto card, them laying it onto a acrylic block face down and tracing the outline by holding it up to the light.

Then when I had got the outline I doodled till my heart was content, and then painted with distress inks and stains.

I cut out my tags from Manilla cardstock using the Sizzix Tag & Bookplates Die then coloured again using distress stains which have been smeared onto the craft sheet and spritzed with water. Then with a quick swipe you get some nice patterns which are different every time.

Too add a few layers I blended inks through different Crafters Workshop Stencils and sprayed with Perfect Pearl mists.

I also added some Ribbon Tape and Filmstrip Ribbon a New Corner Embellishment in brass and some chit Chat words.

So that's Ruby with her new wardrobe, all dressed up and no where to go.

Hope you like


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Jack in a Box


It's Tuesday again and the day I always think about blogging. Maybe because I have had a good crafting weekend, partly due to bad weather and the Grand Prix, if you know what I mean.

I have decorated a little house and I promise you this is the last christmas decoration I am going to make. Well this week anyway.

It is a wooden house that we sell at £3.49 a bargain. It needed a coat of paint so as usual I grabbed my favourite paints Paper Artsy Acrylic's and used Baltic Blue with a little dry brushing around the edges.

While that was drying I cut out the Pennant from the sizzix on the edge die aptly named Pennants twice, once with plain lining material and the second with a piece of card.

The material I sprayed with a Dylusions Spray London blue and left that to dry before stamping with the snowflakes from Tim Holtz CMS066 Mini holidays.
When all dried I glued the material to the card and then stuck the Route 52 Snowflakes to the back of the card.

The little Route 52 Bucket is painted with Pearl Dabber, the little boy who is posting his letter to santa was left over from the Shadow Box Drawer's. All the paper is from Graphic 45.

I painted the corked Vials and then stamped onto them when dried and decorated with Idea-ology Tinsel Twine.
The "Believe" Philosophy tag I wiped Snowcap Dabber over and removed to show the word better.

I made a little christmas card and distressed the edges and applied a little stamp from the Graphic 45 papers. So that's 2 projects and only 3 pieces of cardstock, I like to get good value from my paper.

The little bows that are dotted around are cut from the Sizzix Movers and shapers Mini Wreath and bow, which is at the apex of the house, plus the 25 from the reindeer and 25 set which has been embossed with Ranger's Rich Red (before embossing it looks a really bright red but changed to a lovely deep red).

Christmas Carols was stamped onto shrink plastic, I find the easiest way to shrink it without losing it, is place the piece in a box and let it go from corner to corner.

Hidden in the bottom corner is a ticket from a strip die and stamped with Merry Christmas from Tim Holtz CMS100 Odds and Ends there's something for every occasion on that stamp set.

Lastly Jamie wanted snow on the roof, so I splodge Mod Podge around the edges then sprinkled with Rock Candy Dry Glitter, I thought it looked quite nice but Jamie pointed out That it was frost and not snow.

Theres also the really cute wooden reindeers at the bottom and I think that's about everything.

Jamie's just made a lovely mug of coffee and then look what we found in the Photo Light Cube.

Oh Jack!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Icon

Hello everybody,

Hope you are all having a good week with plenty of crafting going on.
I have discovered I work best when I have three projects on the go at the same time. Maybe it's because as one thing is drying I can get on with the next, it also gives me time to think.

Here's one the projects I have finished a little Icon which you can buy for a small amount. I have turned it into a tea light holder. (The tea light is battery powered not a real flame one).

After gluing the Sizzix mini Reindeer and 25 onto the Icon I painted it three times, firstly with Paper Artsy Ice Blue then Sky and finally with Baltic Blue. After each coat I rubbed the paint off the reindeer and 25 and a bit around the edges to give it a worn look and to reveal a small amount of the colour below.
When it had completely dried I stamped the small snowflakes from Tim Holtz CMS066 Mini Holidays with perfect medium then embossed with Polysparkle Embossing powder.
I also went over the Reindeer and 25 with PA Metallic glaze just to give them that extra sparkle.

The Pine trees have been cut from Sizzix's on the edge die "Tree Line" out of grunge board, then painted green leaving an area at the bottom to add the snow.
I applied perfect medium from a reinker to the tops and edges of the trees then sprinkled white embossing powder over it, I hope it resembles snow fall.
Finally I have used Tinsel Twine in silver from the Idea-ology range.

Tomorrow I will show you another little christmas project I have done, unless I get to go shopping.

Thank you again for stopping by and I do appreciate your lovely comments.