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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)

DT post for Creative Artiste - challenge #18

Hi everyone! It's September - can you believe it? I just don't know where this year has gone.
It's time for a new challenge over on Creative Artiste.
The sponsor this month is:

The theme is anything mixed media goes.
I had some cardboard packaging that I had been holding onto for ages, so I decided to use it for this project.
There were 2 pieces - a flat piece & a frame shape.
I covered both with white gesso. Once the gesso had dried I taped a stencil onto the flat piece, I went over this with Versa Mark ink, carefully removed the stencil & sprinkled white embossing powder then heated with my heat gun.
I 'painted' over this with water then sprinkled with various colours of Brusho, left for a while for the 'magic' to work then used my brush to move the colour around. I left this to dry.
I wanted the frame to have some texture so I decided to use the tissue & Brusho technique.
I sprinkled Brushos onto the tissue, then spritzed with water. Dabbed various parts with kitchen roll. I had to leave this to fully dry.
I picked out the Scrapmatts board pieces I wanted to use, covered the circle with gold Inka Gold and the words with blue Inka Gold. I placed some pearls on the circle where there were small board circles.
Found a rocket stamp & stamped this onto silver paper with black Stazon & cut out.
My piece with the embossing had now dried. I wiped over the embossing to remove the paint.
Stamped & embossed the sentiment. Stamped & embossed the small stars. Used some gold texture paste through a star stencil. Left this to dry.
Back to the frame. The tissue had dried so I screwed it up to get the texture. Covered the frame with Mod Podge & placed the tissue onto the frame, making more creases as I went along. Covered it all with Mod Podge once it was all covered, then dried with heat gun. Lightly applied gold Inka Gold to highlight the texture.
Placed the frame onto the flat piece & arranged the elements.
Hop over to Creative Artiste & see the other DT projects, join in the challenge, you have a month to enter your projects & we would love to see them.

We are having a DT call this month for crafters who love their mixed media. Details of requirements and how to apply can be found over on the blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
A Vintage Journey - create within a frame (6/10)