A very quick post to share with you the news that there is a new Oxford Impression stamp set, Ornate Alphabet.
It brings to mind William Morris yet at the same time I could see the stamps working in harmony with Oxford Impressions’ various Jane Austen inspired sets.
24 Apr 2014 4 Comments
23 Apr 2014 30 Comments
Today sees me sharing another Darkroom Door project which once again features one of their newly released stamps.
Amongst the first of the releases were the fabulous Texture Stamp collection of which I received Floral and French Script. Previously I shared Parisian cards using the French Script but today I would like to share a journal page where I used the Floral Texture Stamp.I was keen to stamp the Floral Texture onto fabric as I was so sure it would look amazing, creating the appearance of an old piece of textile. As I sat gathering some of the pieces I intended to use to create texture, the Darkroom Door Photo Booth images caught my eye and that is how The Fabric of Her Life came about.
This can also be viewed at the Darkroom Door Blog where I have also listed a supply list and instructions. The Blog is very active and well worth a visit to view what the DT have been creating with present and past stamp designs. At the moment there are many posts featuring the newest stamp releases.
The first step was to stamp onto a piece of fabric as I knew I would be including that on the page. As with anything I make I only have a brief idea in my head but beyond that I let it flow depending on what my eyes alight upon to add to a piece.
I so love the appearance of this stamp on fabric that I will definitely be using a larger panel in the near future.After I had laid down pieces of this and that to create texture onto the journal page I went to work randomly stamping the Texture Stamp and at some points I used my fingers to ever so slightly blend the ink before digging my fingers into the papers to tear away some of the pieces.Isn’t this such a striking image.
I intended to share with you the story I conjured in my head (I know for a fact I am not the only one who does this LOL) but as this post will be long enough as it is I will refrain from sharing her imagined life story.Pieces of lace and stray fibres were all gathered. I am happiest when there is a mix of textures.A partially stamped Darkroom Door sentiment was stamped onto vintage dressmaking tissue. .. If nothing ever changed. With the look in this woman’s eyes I was drawn to those words, it suited the life I imagined for her.For this page I actually didn’t journal so the question is this ….. is it art journalling if no journalling is present?
I discovered that even though I didn’t journal, I found myself in a reflective place as I worked on this page.
Thank You, always, for your visits to Adorn.
21 Apr 2014 54 Comments
Finally I am here to share with you the final of my Giveaways along with an apology for the delay.(As this box is also a DT sample for Darkroom Door it will mean it will turn up in a future post when I share product information and links)Tucked inside the box are the following items:-
Bundle of lace. All of the lace is vintage except for one long length of new lace.Also nestled inside are two stamps (note:- the stamps are brand new and sold at the Oxford Impressions on-line store as single stamps although both stamps are also part of full sized stamp sets).
Oxford Impressions single rubber stamp – Corset advertisement (now unavailable as a single stamp but can be viewed as part of the Art of Being Beautiful stamp plate.) and Oxford Impressions single rubber stamp:- Standard Designer and
Singer sewing machine charms
The closing date for this Giveaway is April 28th when one winner will be randomly selected.
You must leave a comment if you would like to enter my Giveaway and if you would like a 2nd or 3rd chance to win then please add to your Blog’s sidebar or share on Facebook then let me know you have done so.
In advance, many thanks to those of you who take the trouble to join this Giveaway.
20 Apr 2014 21 Comments
Sunday means time for my sneak peek at what I created for That’s Crafty this week. You will certainly be able to guess at what stamps I inked up but if you would like to see the full project, supplies and instructions then please visit HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday but please remember this ……
save some of that chocolate egg for me!
Happy Easter Wishes
19 Apr 2014 27 Comments
Gecko Galz have a monthly cross-promotional challenge. The DT were asked to create a sample where we used Day for Daisies digi stamps with Gecko Galz products and to the theme of Mother’s Day.
My offering is this small hanging – yes, I know, not my usual style!
Day For Daisies Digi Stamp
Gecko Galz Solarium Digi paper
Extras:- canvas printer paper, burlap, stained seam binding, pearl stickers and metal hanger, sparkle gel pens
Layer Day For Daisies digi stamp onto Solarium digi paper then print onto canvas printer paper.
Distress edges before adhering to burlap panel. Highlights some of the digi stamp with sparkle gel pens.
In wordart create Mothers’ Day sentiment. Transfer to Solarium Digi paper (the same paper as used for the main panel) then print onto canvas printer paper.
Cut into a banner shape then adhere to the main panel.
Embellish the panel with Prima flowers, yellow lace and stained seam binding.
Attach to the metal hanger
For this months customer contest Gecko Galz are asking you to create any thing your imagination can dream up while working with any Gecko Galz product. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage image paper the limits are endless to your imagination.And what will the winner get?A Day For Dasies Stamp gift pack plus a $25 shopping Spree from Gecko Galz.Just email a picture of your project by April 29th to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Gecko Galz blog site and enter your link using Mr. Linky! On May 1st a winner will be announced.
Many thanks for visiting this post.
18 Apr 2014 7 Comments
A short post to announce the new challenge theme at the That’s Crafty Challenge Blog.
They are looking for your artwork which is Black & White with a Splash of Colour. All entry details can be viewed at the above link. It is well worth your while entering as there is a prize of a voucher to spend at the That’s Crafty on-line store for the winning entry.
16 Apr 2014 37 Comments
This post was drafted at the beginning of the year, always getting pushed back as I shared other posts with you.
The thistle wall hanging I recently shared with you was my team sample for the Crafty Individuals Challenge, Nature’s Beauty, but this seemed a good opportunity to share the card and share some Crafty Individuals links.
If you would like to enter the challenge then you can create any style of art:- altered, cards, tags, jewellery, etc, etc, but you must include at least one Crafty Individuals product. Five winners will be selected with the prize of a Crafty Individuals stamp of their choice. All other information can be viewed HERE.
This Crafty Individuals post sees me inking up one of their Linda Edward’s designed stamps, an elements set, CI-395
For this card I wanted a rustic feel to it yet also a pretty appearance at the same time. It is my favoured way of using floral stamps, where I can include natural elements yet still retain a pretty charm to them, anyway, that is always my hope, whether I achieve it is another matter completely!There is a lovely charm to the stamps in this set.
Although I have used each stamp as its own element they would work beautifully alongside another of her stamp designs stamp, CI-385Each stamped onto one of my all time favourite stamping surfaces.The same stamps used as on panel no. 1 except the composition of the stamps is showing them leaning towards the right.A gathering of pretty pieces to finish the card.
Thank You, as always for the trouble you take to stop by and visit my Blog.