Saturday, 9 April 2016

Love Life Canvas

Hi All

Sorry I have been quite quiet lately,  I wasn't well and then i started a new job  so its been a bit manic here at Smith Towers!!

I started this canvas some time ago, i started by putting texture paste through a few assorted stencils.  Added some lace down the side and then added on various embellishments, Prima Elementals, cogs assorted beads from old bits of jewellery and one of the beautiful Prima Relics and Artifacts flaming hearts.  These come in a pack of three hearts and are all ready to be painted and put onto your project or turned into jewellery.

I added some glue gun drippage and then covered the whole thing with black gesso.  Once the black gesso had dried properly I then painted with some of the new Finnabar Art Alchemy Paints.  These paints are little pots of joy! They really are they glimmer and shine and some are even two tone.  So lovely to use too.

the little pot in the corner was made out of paper clay and painted in the same manner as everything else.  The Harlequin diamonds in the top corner are from a Finnabair Stencil and Prima Texture paste.

As always do let  me know what you think.  I will try harder to post a few more projects now I am creating properly again lol.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 1 April 2016

Inspiration Tag April Artistic Stamper Distress Challenge

Hi Everyone

Hope you all received plenty of chocolate over the weekend.  Here is my latest project for The Artistic Stamper Design Team.  The topic this month is Distress and with that thought in mind I decided to start with a large size 10 Kraft tag.  Was trying to decide whether to whether to use Distress spray stains or Distress paint - I opted for the paint

I started with one Kraft size 10 Tag and piece of Tim Holtz Tissue ripped so that it was smaller than the tag

Added the Antique Linen and Picket Fence to the tissue and stuck it to the tag

 I just used the sponge on the paints to draw the paint across a piece of card with the Aged Mahogany and then add spiced Marmalade over the top and in-between

Here is a pic of how i just basically scribbled on the Aged Mahogany and then infilled with the Spiced Marmalade

I used the Sizzix Tim Holz Spiral Flowers Die and used the painted to card to die cut the flowers

Stuck down the flowers

I started off stamping the New Ornate Flourish directly onto tag but it looked a bit flat once i had painted it

Using the Spiced Marmalade and Aged Mahogany i painted two piece of torn card one with each colour and then edged and stamped Inspiration from Journaling words 3 with Ground Espresso Distress Ink, stamped some dots using the Dots background stamp to add some more detail to the background.

I stamped the flourish onto a piece of ready painted card and cut it out, made some more flowers and added those at the bottom 

Added a couple to the opposite top corner and some beads, and edged the tag with Ground Espresso distress Ink

Added a bow out of ribbon to the top.

Do let me know what you think and I shall look forward to seeing all of your entries onto the Challenge Blog and Facebook challenge page

Take care and happy crafting\