Monday, 4 June 2018

Foundry tag

 Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
 Today I'm sharing with you a make using the new Tim Holtz 3D texture fades,
this one is called foundry....its so cool, the detail is just amazing!
This started as a piece of white card, which I ran through my big shot
I then added layers of distress paints and inks 
I Sealed it with collage medium
and added some words from small talk, 
I then stamped some numbers using the Stampers anonymous Ticket booth set
to finish I added some of my own vintage elements and some of my favourite Idea-ology 
The card was backed onto one of Tim's no8 Etcetera tags
The texture fades are available from Art from the heart (Link in my sidebar)
This is my new favourite for sure!

Thanks so much for popping by
feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each one xx
bye for now


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Vintage frame

Hello friends

I hope you are good!
I've been missing for a few weeks as life has just been super busy and I've got lots of things I need to do and not enough time....
I cannot believe we are nearly into June....time is flying by so fast!

Today I'm sharing with you, this framed hanging
The base is a Tim Holtz photo cabinet card, I covered it in wallpaper (also Tim Holtz)
When it had all dried I distressed it by ripping and peeling into it to give it that nice vintage, shabby look.
I then added a frame which i distressed, I also made a rusty wire frame to  frame the face. 
I always like to add my own elements, so I added this old key, ruler and vintage lace 
The words are clippings(Tim Holtz) and I added some old buttons 
To finish it all off, I framed it with a panel frame from Idea-ology, which I had distressed using distress paints.

As always please feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each and everyone
Have yourselves a great weekend 


Friday, 20 April 2018

Journal panel (No 24)

Hello friends

Hope you are all good and are enjoying the beautiful sunshine...
I Just wanted to pop in and share with you this vintage inspired journal panel...I was inspired to create this after watching Finnabairs Facebook live... it really inspired me.

The original page is from a vintage book which I mounted onto some grey board, 
I then added lots of layers of gesso, crackle paste, design tapes,ribbons and lace...
The photo is a Tim Holtz photo booth photo and the butterfly, design tape words and paperclip are all  from Tim Holtz  Idea-ology 
I used finnabair Art-Alchemy Rustic brown and vintage rose paints
and I added some vintage watches from my stash.... 
To finish I added some rusty wire to create a hanging.... 
I love adding layers and this make has many!
As always feel free to leave a comment I appreciate each and everyone!

Have a lovely weekend

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Live in the moment...

Hello friends
Hope you are all good!
The Easter holidays are over....
I'm back to the day job's really 
going to be a struggle to get back into a routine!

So a really quick post to share with you this cover of a blank journal...
I started by applying a wash of Dylusions paint (dirty martini) and gesso to the cover of the book...
Then  re-using a polka-dot paper gift bag, I set about layering it with old text pages...
I then added more gesso and some of my new favourite slate grey, dylusions paint.
 The photo is from Tim Holtz photo booth, I also used some of Tim's  Idea-ology findings
 I added some vintage lace, some rusty wire and to finish I added some stitching. 

I added splats of ground coffee dylusions paint and re-purposed some ric rac ribbon that was originally on a gift bag I had....( Remember I hoard everything!)
As always please feel free to leave a comment....I appreciate you passing by!

Have a great week!
Bye for now

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Heart and Soul

Hello friends

I hope you are all good!
Just a really quick blog post today to share with you this make...

I created this mini box using some old bolts, an old camera parts, a butterfly from Tim Holtz Botanicals ephemera pack and some rust paste and Art stones from Finnabair.... 

I added some rusty wire and stitched into the butterfly.... 
The words are from Tim Holtz too ( clippings - idea-ology)

I really love the effect from the rust paste....
please feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each one...
Sorry its such a quick post, it's the easter break here so I'm really enjoying spending some time with my family and friends xx

have a lovely week 


Friday, 30 March 2018

Daylight dreams...

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Just popping in to wish you all a very Happy Easter...
I hope you are spending it with your loved ones and enjoying all the yummy chocolate!

I've spent most of my day journalling, drinking tea and relaxing with my family...its been bliss!
                            My desk however needs some serious attention, but it can wait for another day!

I started adding lots of Gesso, texture paste, stencils, layers of paints, and my new favourite.... the new collage Floral papers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology into an old book that I like to journal in.
I also used some of the Tim Holtz Rose design tape, distress crayons and word clippings 
The numbers are from the stamp set Ticket booth
I added some embellishments from Idea-ology and the photo is from Photo booth set.
I also added some vintage lace from my collection.
This photo shows both pages....

All of the Idea-ology is available from Art from the heart here in the UK
As always please feel free to leave a comment I appreciate you popping by,
Have yourselves a lovely Easter break and I will be back soon