June, as with previous months, has zipped past at an alarming rate. I intended to share this card with you long before now as I wanted to share it whilst the Crafty Individuals challenge, Tag, You’re It! was underway except here we are, (scheduled) for the last day of June, with barely hours left of this challenge.
Although I had created a team sample, a canvas, it was the perfect opportunity to ink up a stamp which until that point, embarrassingly, had not been inked up. The stamp being CI-405, a chunky tag stamp depicting a vintage car advertisement.
The card I made was in a similar style to one I made using the chunky tag with vintage train, taking a feminine approach to what is traditionally viewed as masculine themes. As someone who passed their test at the age of 17, I have never taken it for granted.
The freedom driving allows is special, so imagine the experience for a woman, back in the day, sitting behind the wheel, allowing her the ability to be her own woman, travel where she wanted to travel, although the downside being, those women would be few and far between, obviously only those from wealthy households could experience this. It is a beautifully detailed stamp which I also used to stamp repeatedly onto some stained cardstock (this is a sheet that is similar to the one I used for the train card). I stamped all the elements, including the CI-405 onto the remainder of the cardstock and stained the Crafty Individuals die-cut frame to co-ordinate.A Crafty Individuals image from one of their books appears from behind their die-cut frame.
The stamps I selected bring together the theme of travel but also postmarks and Postcard marks because, as with the train card (sorry, I know I keep referring to it!) I had this picture of friends, with the unwelcome extra passenger of the driver’s little sister, piling into the car, driving for a day’s outing and the fun of sending postcards and generally having fun and frolics whether in a newly discovered city or at the beach. If you are super speedy then you might just find you have enough time to join the Crafty Individuals challenge. Scroll down to the relevant post for information to enter or simply visit the Crafty Individuals blog.
Have a lovely week and enjoy the last day of the month of June and one last thing, Thank You so much for your visits this past month and those of you who take the time to visit, post after post and leave lovely comments for me to read. June saw me absent from blogland more than I anticipated, resulting in me not managing to visit your wonderful blogs as much as I would like to.
Hope to see you in July.
30 Jun 2014 30 Comments
29 Jun 2014 17 Comments
Welcome to the sneaky peek at my DT post over at the That’s Crafty Blog, this Sunday. A teeny tiny peek at the project which was actually made with a lovely friend in mind as she celebrated her birthday recently.
To view the complete project, please visit HERE.
Thank you for your visit.
28 Jun 2014 5 Comments
A new challenge theme has been announced at That’s Crafty Challenge, All At Sea. They are asking for you to create artwork with a beach or seaside theme to it. All details for entering can be viewed at the challenge site.
Always worthwhile entering as there is the chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend on-line at That’s Crafty.
27 Jun 2014 16 Comments
Before I share more beautiful gifts I received for my birthday I wanted to thank all of you who left a comment for my Darkroom Door & Art Journey Blog Hop post and to say Hello and thank you to those of you who recently started to Follow my Blog. If you missed my previous post then there is still time to comment on the Blog Hop entries, therefore, still a chance to win a prize.
Now to share with you a surprise package which recently arrived from my lovely friend Chris (rubbaluvva). Chris and I connected via the Yahoo group, K.C.U.K. which I left, with a heavy heart, possibly two years ago now but at least Chris and I kept in contact with each other, especially for birthdays and Christmas.
With Chris’ permission I share with you, first of all this incredibly pretty card. Chris always combines the prettiest of images, papers and die-cuts. Now, take a look at this stunning altered clipboard with another beautiful image, flowing seam binding and take a look at that gorgeous lace edging the clipboard. If that were not more than enough, I also received this box, again, altered with another beautiful image, tucked into a window in the box’s lid. Nestled inside the box were all the goodies I could wish for:- lace, velvet ribbon, buttons, beads, etc. Chris, you already know how delighted I am with everything you gifted to me. At the moment, all are on display but I cannot wait to embellish my artwork with all those beautiful trims, buttons, etc.
If you have not visited Chris before then it would be lovely if you stopped by her Blog (link at top of post) to view her beautiful creations.
Thank You for your visit to this scheduled post.
25 Jun 2014 87 Comments
Welcome to the Darkroom Door and Art Journey blog hop! All 23 members of the Darkroom Door and Art Journey design teams have joined together to bring you a 5 day creative extravaganza! Each artist will inspire you with a project using stamps from both of these fabulous companies.”I appreciate this is a lengthy post so if possible, it would be wonderful if you stayed with me to the end as you need to keep reading if you would like to be in with a chance of winning.
This is the assemblage/mixed media art I created and yes, I did manage to include lace! As I am a Darkroom Door DT member I received Art Journey stamps to create with, in particular the Baroque Swirl and Eyes set. This is the first time I have worked with Art Journey stamps and I tried to make use of as many stamps from the Eyes set as possible and to also incorporate the Baroque Swirl. Alongside those wonderful stamps I also wanted to incorporate at least one Darkroom Door stamp. Scratches background stamp was the perfect stamp for the appearance I was aiming for, adding touches here and there, which is how I used it on both the canvas and the wooden cube.After painting and adding texture paste to the canvas and wooden cube, I set about stamping (onto tissue paper).
The main photograph doesn’t show the Baroque Swirl stamp so here is a side view of the canvas. You can probably see the texture a little bit better in this photographs as well. I really like how the Eyes set also included sentiments. I was especially happy I was able to “stamp” the Eyes of the Soul stamp onto the lace. One of the eyes fitted perfectly on the faces of the wooden cube but of course, it meant one eye facing only in one direction, that is until I stamped onto tissue paper, flipping it over to allow me to create this effect. I repeated this so that the eyes are also on the side of the cube that you cannot see in this photograph.
Glossy accents were added to all the tears giving wonderful dimension to the tear stamp.I didn’t want to leave the top of the cube blank, even though I knew the canvas would be glued to the wooden cube.
“Giveaway!! Darkroom Door and Art Journey will be giving away a few prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th. Lots of chances to win some goodies, just leave a comment on this post to enter!
Your next stop on the blog hop is
If you want to start from the beginning then visit the Darkroom Door Blog where all participants are listed, starting from June 23rd.
Thank You for your visit to this post and I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop.
23 Jun 2014 6 Comments
A small post to announce that Darkroom Door and Art Journey have joined forces for a Blog Hop.The Blog Hop is now underway and not only that, I believe there are prizes to win!
I need to be a little bit patient before I can share my Blog Hop offering because it isn’t my turn yet but if you visit the Darkroom Door Blog then you can start to join the fun.
22 Jun 2014 15 Comments
Time to share my sneaky peek at my project for That’s Crafty this week.If you would like to view the full project along with instructions then please visit HERE.
Enjoy your Sunday.