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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Postcard Art

Hi everyone! Just thought I would pop on & share this postcard I had made for a swap - I can share it now as it has been received. There was a bit of a wobble when we thought they had gone astray in the post, but it turns out her hubby had put them in a safe place & forgot to tell her about them - bad hubby - LOL!
I love the Stampendous Hallowe'en stamp. I stamped onto the white card using black Archival then coloured the image with DI & some Aztec paints. Went over the Hallowe'en with foil. Added some other images from a Crafty Individuals stamp - the barbed wire & the flying bird.. I then inked around the edges with DI & added some water drops.
The images on the other side are all Crafty Individual stamps. I stamped the church & bird image onto the top of the card & coloured using DI. The bottles were stamped onto some other white card, coloured in, cut out & embossed with clear embossing powder. The labels were also stamped onto other card, coloured & cut out. I inked around the postcard with DI, added the water splashes & arranged everything onto the card.
Hope you like them - my swap partner does.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

Postcard Swaps

Some postcards I can share now.
The first one I did using stencils & stamping. The second is stamping & Encaustic wax painting.
Bev xx

Quote ATC's

Hi everyone - I can share these now as they have been received.
The backgrounds are Brushos on tissue, crinkled up then added some Inka Gold to highlight.
Then added stamped elements.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Guest DT post for Always use Rubber challenge blog

Hi everyone! 
Here is a tag I made for a challenge over at Always use Rubber - stamp & ink challenge blog as I was asked to be guest designer for this challenge. The challenges will be fortnightly.
The first challenge is a picture inspiration.

It's not just black & white

I cut out a white tag from white card, then a slightly smaller one from black card which I embossed to give a bit of texture.
I stamped the image onto white card using black Archival.
I coloured the butterflies with blue & green DI. Ripped around the image & inked the edges with the green DI. Attached this to the black, then added this to the larger white tag.
Added a lacy, flower embellishment to the top of the tag, some lace to the bottom & some pearls.
Please pop over to Always use Rubber - check out the other DT's makes & support them by entering their challenges.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Friday, 7 October 2016

DT post for Creative Artiste - #19 October challenge

Hi everyone - time for challenge #19 over at Creative Artiste - anything mixed media goes.

This months' sponsor is :

I just had to do a Hallowe'en themed canvas this month!
I inked the canvas with blue, pink and purple DI. The image was a freebie from a magazine, it was on white paper. I ripped around the edges and inked over it with the same DI.
I stamped and heat embossed leaves at the top& bottom of the canvas.
Die cut the cobweb from black card.
Added the image to the canvas with Mod Podge & placed the cobweb.

Head on over to the blog - take a look at the other DT's makes. Hope they inspire you to take part in this months' challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
A Vintage Journey - Make it spooky! (2/11)

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

October Calendar Art

Hi everyone! OOPS - nearly forgot to upload my October calendar art.
Here it is in all it's spookiness.
The background was done by inking onto white card then splashing with water.
The die cuts are from Silhouette Studio.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Crafty Creations - #325 Hallowe'en
Unicorn Challenge Blog - #14 pretty pinks or Hallowe'en (31/10)
Creates & Makes - #4 anything goes, twist use a die (23/10)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

DT post for Crafty Calendar - October Challenge - Hallowe'en

Hi everyone - time for another challenge over at Crafty Calendar! It just has to be Hallowe'en!

Our sponsor this month is:

Here is a little bit about them:

Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.

I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I
love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.

Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .

All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Anne Lise and Bettina along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.

We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.

We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

There is a choice of 2 digi's to the winner.

The DT were luck enough to be given images from All Dressed Up. I chose the cute kitty in the pumpkin.
I embossed some black card using an embossing folder, then lightly went over the embossing with some Inka Gold.
Printed out the image & sentiment, coloured in & cut out.
Die cut the cobweb from white card.
Matted the black card onto some orange card & arranged everything onto the card.

Pop over to the blog & see the other DT members makes. Hope you can join in the challenge this month.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Crafty Creations - #325 Hallowe'en 

Friday, 16 September 2016

Gothic Tag

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. It has been a bit wet here overnight, but as I type this the sun is managing to shine through - quite a bit cooler though.
I decided to have a go at making something a bit Gothic today.
The image is a Crafty Individuals stamp. I coloured using DI and a bit of Brusho for the wings.
I picked out a tag & inked with DI, then stamped the barbed wire, bird & crackle  with black Archival.
Stamped the saying onto whit card & inked with DI.
Arranged everything onto the tag.
Hope you like it - I think it looks quite spooky!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Go Tag Thursday - #14 Gothic
The Mausoleum of The Damned - anything goes

Monday, 12 September 2016

Encaustic Canvasses

Hi everyone - hope you are all well.
Just thought I would share a couple of canvasses with you.
I wanted to another go with the Encaustic stuff & wondered if it would work on a canvas - it did! I quite like the results.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Top Pick over at Aloha Friday Challenge!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

DT post for Crafty Calendar - Back to School

Hi everyone! Here's this month's challenge for Crafty Calendar - Back to School.
Our sponsors this month are

The DT had some lovely images to work with - I chose Bookworm.
I printed the image a couple of times, coloured using watercolour paints, cut ou the whole image of one & the pile of books from the other.
I found the dictionary parts I wanted & edged then with a little DI then placed them onto my backing paper.
The 'blackboard' is made from a blackboard sticker which I stuck onto white card the cut around leaving a small border. I made the easel from some white card & coloured it with DI.
Placed the bookworm onto the card, then placed the blackboard & pile of books using foam tape for a bit of dimension.
Pop over to the Crafty Calendar Blog & take a look at the other makes by the DT. The challenge runs all month so you have plenty of time to get your projects in! Hope to see you there.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - back to school 
Aloha Friday - #79 school - TOP PICK!
That's Crafty - all square 
Dragons Lair Designs - books and/or paper 
Pattie's Creations - back to school
The Crazy Challenge - #230 getting ready for school 

Friday, 2 September 2016

September Calendar Art

Hi everyone! Here is my calendar art for September - made with a design from the Silhouette Studio on my Portrait.
The background is freebie patterned paper from a magazine.
Just thought I'd pop by and share it with you.
Thanks for stopping  by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Crafty Catz - anything goes with Autumn colours
Simply Create Too - #117 fall colours (16/9)