Friday, 28 April 2017

Outnumbered Challenge


Hi All

Here is a quick tag I made for the That's Crafty challenge, Outnumbered. It was a very simple tag to make which given my workload lately was about all my brain could cope with!! Then again friends would probably say that is my usual state of mind...simple! I would have to add stylish though.....moving on....

So this tag mainly involved stencilling, a bit of stamping and some heat embossing. I used Paper Artsy fresco paints and a couple of Amsterdam acrylics. 

I had actually started the tag a few weeks ago when I added some stencilling to use up some paint. I had used a Tim Holtz stencil...stripes I think it is. I loved the vibrancy of the orange so I decided I would use bright colours and then grunge it up a bit....I so loves my grunge!!

I used a Seth Apter stencil by Stencil Girls to add the numbers, using green and then yellow acrylic. (the Amsterdam) I then added some stamping using a Paper Artsy numbers collage with London Bus fresco paint, applied with a brayer. I did some more stamping with Archival ink in cornflower blue, using a Paper Artsy Lin Brown stamp.

On a separate piece of white card I randomly painted on a selection of colours using my fingers. When dry I stamped a Dina Wakely stamp in Versamark and heat embossed in black. I edged the tag in a variety of Gelatos and wrote out my quote on some card, cut it out and edged it with a black Posca pen and attached it to my tag along with my cut out image.

I will add a more detailed list of the products I used later, but as usual I got a bit behind...I blame work! 

Right, time to say goodnight and happy messiness to you all xxxx

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Ocean Treasures

PaperArtsy Challenge

Hi All

The current PaperArtsy is Blue and Ochre. Heaven as I love blue!! I love the sea, rather being under it as I dive and I love collecting sea shells, though I always make sure they are empty! I rarely make anything featuring the sea which is surprising as diving is what gave rise to my start in crafting. I wanted to make my photographs a bit more memorable which led to scrapbooking and then swiftly on to everything else! Who knows, one day I might actually finish my scrapbook...then again....

So here is my entry, four ATCs. I used a range of blue Frescos on my Gelli plate. I had cut the ATCs first and then applied to the Gelli as I wanted a very random background. I used a variety of Tim Holtz stencils.

I then added some stencilling using a Seth Apter stencil as the focus and a shell stencil. I also drew round the Seth stencil with a white marker to give it a bit more definition. 

I stamped some text onto the cards using a blue archival ink and a Lin Brown stamp. I did a bit more stamping in black archival using a Seth Apter stamp.

On a piece of card I painted a variety of colours that I felt fitted the Ochre part of the challenge...using a Sethie technique...boy do I love his style!! I then stamped my shells onto this, cut them out and decided they needed a bit...more?...So I sprayed them with some shiny stuff in a can. Still needed something more so I found some of my onion bag stash and thought I would use it as fishing net, but the mesh was a bright yellow so I painted it with Mud Splat which worked really well.

Finally I printed out the words I wanted, edged them in black, stuck everything together and.....tadah!!

Happy messiness everyone xxx