This week over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing another of their recently released Art Shrines.
If you have not seen their Art Shrines, they are available in a variety of styles and also sizes, ranging from Dinky to Extra Large.
If you are interested, then all details including supply list and extra photos, can be seen HERE.
Many, many thanks for your visit.
12 Mar 2017 10 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, PaperArtsy Infusions, shrines, stained papers, Tag art, That's Crafty, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty clear stamps, That's Crafty DT artwork, That's Crafty Surfaces Shrines
05 Mar 2017 12 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: masks/stencils, mixed media, nature, nature themed art, PaperArtsy Eclectica Lin Brown, PaperArtsy ELB (Lin Brown), PaperArtsy ESC ScrapCosy, PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, PaperArtsy Infusions, Tag art, That's Crafty, That's Crafty DT artwork
This week, over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing this tag which has lots of PaperArtsy products on it, including (but of course!) Infusions.
If you would like to view the details for this project, then please visit HERE.
Many thanks for taking the time to visit this post.
26 Feb 2017 19 Comments
The Crafty Individuals team have news to share that on Tuesday 28th February, Lesley Wharton will be demoing Crafty Individuals stamps and other products on HOCHANDA. There will be 3 shows, beginning at 10.00 a.m.
We were asked to make samples for the shows, this is one of my samples. I don’t really know what to call it, it can hardly be called a book as there are no inner pages, so is it simply a folded tag, a faux booklet or maybe it doesn’t need a label!
The #12 tag is a generous size to play, allowing room to play with textures on the cover. Infusions where used throughout, staining the actual tag and also lots of found papers – most often, I am working with mop-up/under papers and also staining sari ribbon and other textiles.
I was surprised how well the tree stamped onto the crinkled paper. I no longer have the sample, it was mailed to Jean, so I cannot remember what type of paper this actually is but it is very crinkled.
This is why it isn’t technically a book, as you can see, inside there are no actual pages.
Since Infusions were launched, I fall in love with them a little bit more each time and they are just gorgeous when working with nature themed stamps. It was the “pattern” of the Infusions which actually determined the path this project took because it conjured up a storm brewing.
The tag had an application of Grungepaste, I am very free with my applications, allowing texture to build which if you are aiming for perfect stamped impressions, it could be a problem but I like to use this as an advantage. Those are all stamped trees but I played around, adding my own touches to make them appear more impressionistic in style, as though they were quick drawings in a field notes journal and not stamped.
Texture and layering without bulk, as does the stained lace which you can see in the photo above, the lace representing the ground.
This stamp was exactly what I needed for the upper corner, tattered and layered.
Thank you for your visit and if you manage to tune in to the shows on Tuesday, there will be demos, great deals and samples made by all the team.
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
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.
06 Feb 2017 11 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, fabric, Oxford Impressions, published artwork, Red Lead Paperworks, Redlead Paperworks, Somerset Life, Stampington & co, Tag art, Valentine, Valentine's Day
To start this new week, I thought I would share some Love Tokens, a collection which appears as an article in Somerset Life., obviously I am absolutely thrilled!
All paper doll elements are Character Constructions stamps
Love/Valentine themed sentiments are Redlead Paperworks
Heart is from Oxford Impression, With Love (also available from That’s Crafty)
The How-to for making this collection appears within the article so you will appreciate why I do not want to share those details here.
Friends of my blog will recognise this mischievous face as I have inked her up countless times since the release of the Paris Flea collection in 2016. I cannot imagine I will ever tire of her.
A love sentiment on the rear of each tag.
A new favourite rests beside an old favourite, one of my oldest Character Constructions stamps, she is from the French Laundry collection.
Each tag has a kraft pocket.
Variations of the first two tags, making four in total.
Red and white are not colours I find appealing but I wanted this collection to have a Retro Valentine feel as opposed to shabby chic Valentine.
Gathered and bundled,
with another Redlead stamp featuring on the tag.
Thank you so much for your visit.
Have a lovely week.
14 Nov 2016 12 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: collage, Crafty Individuals, Crafty Individuals Team Artwork, gift packaging, gift presentation, mixed media, paint, Pretty Packaging, published artwork, Somerset Life, Stampington & co, Tag art
In the latest issue of Somerset Life, one of my articles features festive packaging. Although Somerset Life is not a dedicated stamping magazine, it is a lifestyle magazine the tags in the article all feature Crafty Individuals Festive Curly Sentiments, generous sized sentiments which can be the focal on festive cards or tags.All the cardstock and papers were painted/stained, also utilising mop up/under paper.
I mixed a variety of metallics:- brass, gold, copper, platinum.
Tiny accents of pearl stickers, rhinestones and tiny pieces of lovely crushed velvet ribbon with the gorgeous copper fabric gifted from my dear friend Dorthe.So, even though this post relates to the festivities, I am still not convinced that Christmas is galloping towards us. Where has this year gone?!!!
10 Oct 2016 11 Comments
There is a slightly unsettling, sinister feel to the trio of cards I am sharing in this post. I appreciate that the cards might cause offence to anyone who does not agree with Halloween due to religious belief, I certainly don’t want to be upsetting anyone.
They were submitted to The Stampers’ Sampler for their annual Frightful & Delightful challenge call and published as a feature in the Jul/Aug/Sept issue.
I am not someone who embraces the macabre, dark side of Halloween but I was inspired by the Oxford Impressions stamps. Oxford Impressions excel at Halloween (and Christmas) with stamp sets for all Halloween tastes from Masquerade to Too Cute to Spook style stamps, Danse Macabre and Poe inspired. If you want to have a look, in the U.K. That’s Crafty stock several Oxford Impressions sets.A hint of gold runs through my background with splatters of iron oxide paint.More stained items. In this photo you can see that the girl was stamped onto a tag. I wanted the tag to blend into the overall background but at the same time, it brings another layer to the card.
A wooden clock counting down the time to Midnight.A sinister, watchful raven.There’s something so fun about gathering all my O.I. Halloween stamps, dipping into various sets.
The rusty red paint gives a sinister edge to the cards.
I always appreciate visits at any time but understand that the cards here are darker to my usual style. I will be sharing another Halloween related post very soon but not nearly as dark as this!