Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Make a Card at Fashionable Stamping CH 59

Hello dear crafters in blogland hope all is well with you :)
the lovely ladies over at Fashionable Stamping have set a new challenge
 and we are asked to make a card. Now I don't do cards very often
but having looked at the inspirational cards from the DT I felt like having a go.  
I have torn and lightly sanded some brown coordination card
and did faux stitches round the edge
torn a smaller piece of paper and stamped it with text and a swirl in sepia
then machine stitched onto the brown card
the words have been stamped onto tissue paper then stuck on
the decorative tag has had the edges dipped into gold embossing powder and heated
stamped with a floral swirl and hi-lighted with white pen
I have finished off with wrapping black twine
and adding flowers, text butterflies and a heart.
I shall use it as a just note card :)
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for taking time to comment
 it is very much appreciated and I do try to visit you back and enjoy looking at your work.
Enjoy your crafting
Hugs Sandra XXX 
PS I just saw that I have won on the random generator on the Fashionable Challenge blog :)  for the masks and stencils challenge. How lovely. Thank you ladies.
I recently attended a workshop at my local quilting store
The workshop was run by a very talented mixed media artist Alexander Waylett
We worked with burnishing copper and gold leaf onto cotton velvet
I made this piece It should look better when I frame it, I hope LOL
but I really did enjoy the day.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sandra xXX

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Distressed Feminine Beauty

Blimey 2 posts on a wet soggy Sunday morning :) but it is a good day to craft :)
Over at Artful Times they are asking for a bit of Distressed
and at Vintage Stamping Challenge they want Feminine Beauty
two fabulous challenges and right up my street
Do drop by both blogs and check out the marvellous DT work
For this make I really wanted to do a chunky canvas but I did not have one so I have used a box lid and dare I say it:
 it worked out ok I think.
The box lid has been covered in scrunched up tissue paper
and I applied a lot of modge podge
then painted in vintage white and sky blue
stamped and embossed a gold swirl
stamped music, added bits of book page
well and truly metallic rubbed (I love these)
a die cut swirl and a body form which are painted blue
I made all the flowers
and found a lovely pre cut lady to finish
Thank you for visiting me and taking time to comment
Have a lovely Sunday
Hugs Sandra XXX

Fashionable Stamping CH 58 Masks n Stencils

Good Morning fellow blogging crafters hope you are all feeling crafty today :)
This little tag was made for the current challenge held on Fashionable Stamping
the lovely ladies are asking for use of Masks and / or Stencils
Fabulous DT inspirational makes so do pop over and have a look.
I have covered the tag with an old book page
then coloured the tag with DI tea dye and broken china
pounced mountain lake blue ink through a sequin waste stencil  
and again pounced a smoke grey through a swirl stencil
added some stamping and a die cut bird and cage which has been
heat embossed with gold
finished with butterfly jewels
Thank you for stopping by and for taking time to comment
 it is very much appreciated
Enjoy the day
Hugs Sandra XXX

Friday, 4 October 2013

Autumn Colours Tag

Hello friends
I am so behind with visiting blogs
but this evening I shall blog hop to catch up :)
wow we have some lovely Autumn colours in our garden
and in our local countryside
so pretty
a favourite time of year
and two or three challenges
with Autumn Colours as the theme a favourite with me
so I have made a tag
I coloured it the background with DI
 tea dye, bundled sage, dried marigold and victorian velvet
die cut a topper and popped it through the text embossing folder
it has been rubbed with DI to bring out the text
I stamped the edges with a floral swirl
added a little bit of bunting (to herald Autumn)
the little birds waiting to fly to warmer climbs
is a piece of tape which I had forgotten I had in my stash
I finished with punched butterflies, a gorgeous flower
and a piece of lilac ribbon stuff,
it is like a bit of tiny chain mail linked and you can twist it into shape and it holds
I had it for ages and it fell out of a box I was rummaging in.
I have some lovely Autumn purple/ lilac Chrysthans in my garden.
I am entering this tag into
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments
have a great week
hugs Sandra XXX