A quick post to share two ornaments featuring Character Constructions stamps and Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts.
Some weeks ago I received Character Constructions Christmas Vintage Christmas Plate No. 6 which has wonderful festive sentiments and I thought it would be fun to use them on ornaments. The second ornament has a sentiment from the Bird and Bee No. 14 set.
I have been drawn to tartan this year, do not ask me why!At this time of the year, a dash of glitter is acceptable, just a light sprinkle as the ICE Resin magnifies it.Simply stamped muslin bags again featuring Character Constructions stampsHope you are all whizzing though your Christmas preparations!
22 Dec 2016 11 Comments
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19 Dec 2016 12 Comments
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A wonderful way to close out the year is making an appearance in Somerset Studio Gallery. I am so thankful to have multiple pieces in this issue, a few are festive/winter related so I thought I would squeeze in a couple between now and the 25th. I will be back-tracking, after Christmas, to share artwork that I haven’t caught up with as yet, some going as far back as the summer!
Redlead Paperworks Sentiment
That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil Snowflake
Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts direct from Sandra Evertson or from That’s Crafty.
One of the festive creations is this…assemblage on canvas substrate with That’s Crafty stencil in the backgroundand pairing up two Relics and Artifacts.This is a favourite Redlead winter sentiment, layered onto a fragment of mop up paperwith a crystal Curio to bring lightand to stand the assemblage, a wooden spool, distressed and softened with a scrap of vintage lace with pearl.
Here’s to it not being too hectic a time for all of you if you are in the middle of festive preparations.
Warm Winter Wishes!
05 Dec 2016 13 Comments
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“Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue” Charles M, Schulz
To begin this week I am sharing a trio of mittens which appear as an article in Stampington & Co’s A Somerset Holiday (inaugural issue was published October 1st). It is an annual publication, the previous annual Somerset Holidays & Celebrations had a make-over with this new title focusing solely on festive celebrations.
When I received the article request, I was also asked to provide a quote relating to the festive season.
“Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue” was the one I selected as the stencil on each mitten is That’s Crafty’s Dinky Stencil snowflake background. I could see a child wearing the mittens on a snowy day, catching snowflakes on their tongue. There was also a more personal reason and relates to why the article is titled “Nostalgic Mitten Ornaments”. I came up with this title not only because the colours of the mitten have an air of the nostalgic Christmas, the quote also relates to me. I was such a fan of the Peanuts characters (and continue to be), as created by Charles M. Schulz. Even though many of the references were alien to a child growing up in Scotland, somehow or other, those characters touched a chord in me.
When A Somerset Holiday arrived in the post and I turned to my article, I had a moment of what was obviously happiness but also a sense of overwhelmed. If someone had said to that wee shy girl with red hair and glasses, all those years ago that she would have an article in an American magazine where she quotes Charles M. Schulz, well maybe you can understand why the moment touched me the way it did!
Stamps:- Redlead Paperworks
Dinky Stencil – That’s Crafty
Annoyingly, I do not have dimensions for the mittens, they would sit nicely into my hand.
A Redlead label stamped onto calico.The lovely shimmer was achieved with iridescent paste with the Dinky Stencil.The two sizes of pompom trim was a bit of fun.I have quite a bit of “older stuff” (!) to be sharing, much of which has appeared in various Stampington titles. I also have a few new makes, some featuring the latest Character Constructions stamps.
Have a wonderful week and hope you are managing to tick off all those items on your Christmas To Do List!!!
20 Nov 2016 9 Comments
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Today, over at That’s Crafty, I am sharing an ornament featuring a Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts and also a stamp from one of the new That’s Crafty clear stamp sets. Paints are, of course, from PaperArtsy.If you are interested, all details can be viewed HERE.
Thank you for your visit.
12 Jan 2016 26 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: bark, canvas, Christmas, Christmas decoration, collage, Crafty Individuals, Crafty Individuals Team Artwork, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, masks/stencils, mixed media, stained papers, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, Winter
I would always say that my favourite themes were Paris, vintage dressmaking and vintage femmes but now I would say that emerging as a firm favourite is nature.
Crafty Individuals have a beautiful selection of tree stamps both realistic in style and slightly more whimsical, I definitely lean towards the realistic style as my choice.
In the U.K, Mother Nature seems to be rather upset, causing devastation from either storm force winds or torrential rainfall, creating floodwater of the likes where streets are turned into canals and a dinghy used instead of a car, with people rooting through their damaged possessions desperately trying to salvage anything and all other belongings being turfed out onto pavements. How is it that nature can be so devastating yet the flip side is the beauty. It is the quiet beauty of an early crisp frosty morning I was aiming to capture in this canvas panel.
This is something I made over one month ago, when I had metallic paint/sprays out for Christmas/festive cards/tags/gifts, etc.
It all started because of some mop up paper. I had a sheet of re-cycled white packing paper to protect my surface when working with paints/sprays. The photographs don’t do the paper justice! In fact, it was so pretty I really didn’t want to use it especially as I knew I couldn’t re-create it. It had become quite wrinkled
and I know, I could have ironed it but what’s a few wrinkles between friends! With the tree stamp being so detailed it obviously meant an imperfect stamped image but I’m happy to roll with that especially as it adds a lovely texture to the panel and enhances the naturalistic feel.
All the paints/sprays are metallics but that hasn’t translated in the photographs.
Hand-made paper and tree bark, misted to give the impression of a frosty morning with a That’s Crafty greyboard snowflake shimmering with pasteand barely to be seen, a cluster of stars. This star stencil is one of my favourites from the That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil range.Whispers in the winter wind.
(Crafty Individuals CI-209 is the Elements stamp set used on this canvas panel.)
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post and to those of you who took such trouble to answer the question in a recent post. I will be acknowledging your words, many thanks.
Have a lovely week and wherever you are in the world, I hope Mother Nature is being kind to you!
20 Dec 2015 23 Comments
Over at That’s Crafty I am sharing a trio of rustic/woodland style ornaments.As always, instructions, supplies and more photographs can be viewed over at That’s Crafty, HERE.
This is my last post for That’s Crafty for 2015 and I wanted to say huge Thank You for those of you who take the trouble to comment here and also then visit the That’s Crafty blog to leave words for me over there also.
11 Dec 2015 23 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: cards, Christmas, Christmas decoration, Dinky Stencil, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, fabric, gift ideas, masks/stencils, mixed media, Oxford Impressions, Oxford Impressions' DT artwork, paint, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint
If any of you joined in my recent Giveaway then it probably meant that the Oxford Impressions Woolen Mittens stamp set caught your eye. It is a gorgeous stamp set, brimming over with nostalgic images for this time of the year, although there are stamps that I will be inking up beyond Christmas.
One of the stamps which particularly caught my eye is the stamp with one simple word, snow. Sometimes this is the way of it for me, it can be the smaller, what some would say, slightly insignificant stamps that catch my eye in a set.
It has a gorgeous naive style to it, as though a child has written the word. For some reason it brought to mind name labels, when a child writes their name on a fabric label to ensure that everyone knows that item belongs to them!
A wee cluster dangles from the mini pompom trim.On both sides of the mitten I stencilled my absolute favourite stencil, a Dinky Stencil from That’s Crafty. I have been working with this stencil practically non-stop for festive cards/gifts. It can be found HERE and you will definitely see it turning up again.
This mitten was a gift which I sent along with this card featuring stamps again from Woolen Mittens.
I opted for the softest of pinks and browns, with watercolour paper panels painted with various PaperArtsy Frescos.
A little cut out from a vintage doily which has a slightly snowflake design to it, with the mittens dangling freelyand simply embellished with stained ricrac and a MOP button.I’ve surprised myself at how many Christmas/festive posts I’ve been sharing and still have to share especially as I am not something who gets terribly excited about Christmas. Just goes to show!
Many thanks for your visit.