Wednesday, 24 August 2016

What's on your work desk Wednesday # 377

Its been awhile since I've join in with what's on your work desk Wednesday.
The time has just been rushing past & I've been having lots of time with young grandsons.
If you would like to find out more about head over to Julia's
My kitchen worktop has become my desk this morning painting a grave stone I've made for Halloween.
It's ok I've not lost the plot yet, it's just that I've got a couple of other project planned for Halloween & need to get started now.
I've put black paint on & with a  stipple brush & sponge I've gone over with the grey paint.
Still got a little more to do yet to it but it's taking shape slowly.
Forgot to mention it made from an old piece of wood.  

Friday, 19 August 2016

Ukscrappers layout Challenge

This weeks challenge on http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/ has been set my Sue
Sue wanted us to use this as our colour palette & use this sketch as our starting point. 
We also have to make our title a rhyming or repeating two-word phrase.
This is my layout .
I've use the words Squirt, Squirt  which goes well with this theme of using two words phase.
Children really don't need expensive toys to have lots of fun.
This is my grandson washing his bike .
A small bowl of water with a cloth & an empty washing up liquid bottle filled with water to squirt water at his bike .
This amused him for ages.


Thursday, 11 August 2016

August Tag Swap

I've made three tags for this month tag swap over on http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/boards/index.php
The theme is Nautical.
As I've not felt very creative this week & I'm pleased at how my tags have turned out .
I tried to make them look quite fun by using the crab images which is a Dylusions stamp .
I've used stamps by Dylusions , Graphic 45, & Crafty individuals.
The chain & Anchor have been cut using dies by First Editions.
I found some fish & sea charms in my stash & added them because they fitting in with the theme.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

August Postcard Swap

There is a Nautical theme for the postcard swap on http://www.ukstampers.co.uk/ this month.
Here is my take on the theme.
I made my back ground using blue & green acrylic paints using a dabbing motion with a baby wipe & paint.
The fish stamps are graphic 45 & the quote is a stamp by Crafty individuals.
The anchor & chain were cut from two dies by Kaiser craft.
If your interested in joining in with the postcard swap pop over to ukstampers to fine out more .

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

July Tag Swap

The theme this month over at http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/ is Holiday.
I've used Paper Mania All Aboard papers mostly on my tags.
I had some little brown paper bag in my stash which I've filled with tickets & tags so my swap partner's can reuse them if the wish. 
I've got a die by first additions which cuts out glasses Anchor & camera & ties in well with this theme.
To make the glasses look a bit more like sun glasses I've covered the pieces which would be the lens with Glossy Accents & I'm must say they really do look like the real ones.
To finish off  the tags I've used again items from my stash swirls & leafs die cuts.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Sketch Challenge

July Sketch challenge by Sue was to use this Sketch
Here is my layout using this sketch.
The two photo's are of my Grandson showing off his new Beaver Scout  uniform with the first few badges he has.
If you would like to find out more about the sketch challenges Sue puts up on her blog each month then just follow this link to find out more, http://miniowner.blogspot.co.uk/
The paper used for this Lo is plain Kraft card for my back ground & papers from 3 bugs in a rug .
The stars had been cut from white card & then coloured & edged with Versa magic sea breeze chalk ink, & Brilliance pearlescent Rust ink. I used a paperartsy line stamp on the stars also.
A chipboard button that had been coloured using the rust ink.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

July Postcard Swap

My postcard for July .
This is for the postcard swap on  http://www.ukstampers.co.uk/forums/index.php
Anyone is welcome to head over to ukstampers & join in the fun of making a postcard & posting it on at the end of each month to your swap partner.
It's so much nicer to receive happy mail like this.
The theme which has been set for this month is use Peach & Green on your postcard.
I've used Paperartsy Butternut & Limelight Acrylic paints for my colours.
The stamped image is a Julie Nutting stamp.
The quote is from a stamp set by Kaisercraft.
I've gone with a simple looking postcard this month .