Monday, 28 February 2011

Angels & Wings

I am a bit late this week with my JFF challenge, it has been non stop this last week for me, The Diamond (GLH) has been in hospital for surgery which didn't go to plan so he will have a return visit at some point in the near future. I did pamper him though. Luckily I eventually snatched a couple of hours to take part in the last week of the first month "wings". This week it is "angel wings". I must admit I did find this quite tricky not sure why maybe because of my full on week. I chose a tag this week and went for the ethereal feel. So it has been inked with TH broken china and sugar spun stamped music notes with sepia and gave the whole tag a pearlised cosmic shimmer wash. The smaller tags are inked with TH sugar spun and stamped the "lil angels" images and again the pearlised shimmer wash. The wings and letters I made by colouring with gel pens for a strong effect. Have loved the first month with JFF the DT are a very talented bunch, and the participants have surpassed themselves. I am amazed at the variety of techniques used.Keep it up, really looking forward to more. Thanks for stopping by  XOXO

Sunday, 20 February 2011

JFF & Birthdays

I seem to have had a very busy weekend (when are they anything else LOL) had a fab day at Papermaze crop and after baking cakes on Sunday morning I eventually retreated to my craft room to make the challenge for JFF week 3 "Oh for the wings of a bug". I have two entries for this as I covered a little book for my Mum it was her birthday last week. The book lends itself to the challenge very nicely, I also made a tag so that I could take part in the swap. I used the same stamp on both pieces (I love this stamp it is one of my favorites). The tag has been inked with DI dried Marigold and forest, softly backed stamped with a floral swirl. The girl bug has been stamped on separate card and back washed her skirt with pearlised pale green. The wings have been painted pearlised pink and lilac then decoupaged.  I then added a small firefly bug which is embossed to sparkle and leaves a bling trail. I have added rock candy crackle and rubbed metallic into it.  The little note book has been inked stamped and metallic rubs used the letters have been embossed 3 or 4 times to give it the 3d effect. Mum was very pleased with her little note book. Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping to visit. XOXO.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

2nd Week Challenge JFF

This is my little hanging effort for the 2nd week of "Wings" over at JFF challenge blog. This week is "Time Flies" and indeed it does. I interrupted this as the seasons flying by so my clock has something for every season inside. The back ground is inked with colours that I think suit the season and the clocks are stamped over in grey. The inner clock is again inked with seasonal shades and seasonal images stamped. The numbers are rub on and I painted the wings in pearlised silkies and stamped with a swirls. I added a button for interest and the thread are the hands. The background is also painted in glitter glaze (I do like a bit of sparkle). I think I might try and be brave and enter this for the swap (and fingers crossed I don't disappoint anyone as my 11 went wonky). I had planned to tidy the garden today but it is too cold and wet. So off to my craft room to alter a frame LOL. Hugz all XX. Thanks for stopping by.
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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Just Having Fun

Well this is the first challenge for the newest challenge blog Just for Fun the challenge is weekly with a monthly theme. The theme of the month is wings and for this week "heartfelt wings" well with valentines in the air I decided to make a little hanging for the Diamond. I inked the heart shape with barn door and worn lipstick, stamped with a lovely butterfly swirl and painted on rock candy crackle once dry I used metallic rubs gold and red to get into the crackle. The wings I painted black and embossed in silver. the background I painted in off white and rubbed in inka gold and stamped text. Added a sparkle brad and lace.One of the criteria of the challenge is to "Have fun and get messy" I did both. XOXO I am pleased as The diamond likes it. Enjoy your week.