This Sunday, over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am sharing this project. The substrate is a That’s Crafty mdf tag, which I haven’t used for a while and any time I do work with one, always reminds me how fabulous a substrate they are.
When I first spied the new PaperArtsy Eclectica ELB (Lin Brown), I knew they would be stamps I would reach for time and again. Actually this project is some of my favourite things – That’s Crafty substrate, Infusions, stamping onto fabric, utilising scraps, texture.
If you are interested, further details can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for your visit, especially when it is only 24hrs since I last posted here.
12 Feb 2017 10 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: fabric, MDF, nature, nature themed art, PaperArtsy Eclectica Lin Brown, PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, PaperArtsy Infusions, stained trims, stamping onto fabric, Tag art, That's Crafty, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
22 Jan 2017 6 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: fabric, masks/stencils, mixed media, PaperArtsy Infusions, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, stained papers, stamping onto fabric, That's Crafty, That's Crafty DT artwork, Uprights
Over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am sharing a sample recently made for their HOCHANDA appearance.
I genuinely love the That’s Crafty Uprights and this was my first play with the Decorative Top, this is a full size Upright, not a Dinky.
Lots of texture on this, in fact I realised when drafting this post, this Upright is a combination of many favourites of mine:- That’s Crafty Upright, Infusions, Relics & Artifacts, staining fabric and papers, stamping onto fabric and creating texture.
More details, including extra photographs can be viewed HERE.
Read into this blog post title, whatever you may!
Thank you so much for your visit.
15 Jan 2017 8 Comments
I never seem to tire of PaperArtsy’s Lynne Perrella designed stamps.
This week for my That’s Crafty post, I worked on a Dinky Upright (which I love) and incorporated fragments of mop up/under papers. Other than the Upright, this assemblage comprises scraps, even the tangle of fibres!
All details and more photographs, can be viewed HERE.
If you are a fan of PaperArtsy and in particular the Lynne Perrella designed collections, then you might want to know that it will not be too long a wait before new stamps are released!
Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to stop by.
12 Jan 2017 10 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: bark/wood, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, Darkroom Door, fabric, gift packaging, gift presentation, published artwork, re-cycle, stamping onto fabric, stamping onto tree bark, stamping onto wood, Stampington & co, Willow and Sage
Amongst all the amazing art adventures in 2016, one would have to be articles I had in Willow and Sage.
Although I would love to dabble with bath and body products (before I discovered rubber stamps, I enjoyed blending aromatherapy oils) and I was obviously aware of Stampington & Co’s Willow and Sage magazine, it wasn’t one I was ever considering submitting to until an invitation was handed to me to submit. To have an article in the Summer 2016 issue was momentous enough but to follow that with an article in Autumn and then Winter issues, no wonder I felt overwhelmed!
In the Autumn issue of Willow and Sage, my article centres around presentation with a rustic appearance with two pockets/pouches and soap bar wraps.
I worked with:-
Zen – Character Constructions Theatre of Dreams Plate No. 8
Wellbeing Word Block – Darkroom Door
PaperArtsy Crunchy Wax Paper was exactly what I needed for this rustic quality I was aiming for.
The packaging was split into two themes, one which was all about calm, relaxing, being zen,while, in contrast, words such as energy and renew were stamped to form tags for two of the soap bar wraps.Embellishments were quite minimal, any incorporated were wood, such as this peg and wooden leaf
with jute twine enhancing the theme.
I have so much catching-up to do that I might not achieve it all but every now and then I am going to try and post a project which is new to the blog but old in terms of when it was made or published.
I really want to get back on track with keeping my blog active and as importantly, visiting your blogs on a regular basis.
Thank you for your visit and thank you to Christen Hammons at Stampington & Co Willow and Sage for this opportunity.
08 Jan 2017 15 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: assemblage, fabric, Paper Artsy, PaperArtsy, PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, stamping onto fabric, That's Crafty, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps have been a bit of a revelation for me. Like many of you, of course I was drawn to them but never imagined I would ink them up as often as I have been doing. The paint tube with the word courage, it seemed appropriate to include it in this project for my first post of the New Year for That’s Crafty.
When I made this, I never gave thought to the fact that it was this week that Wanderlust 2017 kicked off !
What courage will you seek in 2017 with your art?
Further details can be seen HERE.
Thank you so much for your visit.
22 Dec 2016 11 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: bags, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, Christmas, Christmas decoration, fabric, gift ideas, gift presentation, Ice Resin, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, stamping onto fabric
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!
05 Dec 2016 13 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, Dinky Stencil, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, fabric, masks/stencils, mixed media, published artwork, Red Lead Paperworks, Redlead Paperworks, stamping onto fabric, Stampington & co
“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!!!