Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Altered Canvas

 I've joined a swap on UKscrapper to make an altered Canvas. There wasn't a theme so we could do anything we liked.
I thought I'd show how i altered my canvas for this swap. The canvas size is 5x7 inches.
First i painted my canvas with brown acrylic paint. I had a piece of material which i wanted to use for this canvas. I frayed the edges & stuck it to the canvas.

I needed to decorated the sides which was done using a Dylusions stencil & an acrylic dabber colour Pool. I needed a tape measure but didn't have one but had a stamp tape measure & stamped it on a piece of cloth using Archival Aquamarine.

with a die cut dress dummy i coloured it with Distress stain Wild Honey & then stamped over that with a B-line back ground stamp in Aquamarine. The I coloured a little corrigated card with Pool acrylic paint & then used a boarder punch to make the edges look nice.
I had to saw in half to wooden cotton reels for this project because using them whole didn't look right.
The cotton reels were coloured using Wild Honey & edged with Inka gold. The buttons have been cut from card & then painted with Pol acrylic paint , edged with inka gold  & a pattern stamped on top.
Here is the finished Canvas i'm going to find this hard to part with as i'm rather pleased on how it turned out.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Today on my desk i have two projects on the go. One is an altered canvas for a swap & the other is the starting of another swap i'm taking part in.
So to the left is the Canvas thats had some brown paint put on it , i know not very exciting at the moment is it. To the right is my pot with my paint brushes & behind that my box with stamps in.
Right front i have the letter C drawn out on corigated card ready to be cut out .
So whay am i showing you my desk hop over Julia's to find out more of what goes on  on a Wednesday http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/
One last thing i like to say is , when i visit your blog i might only say a few word about what you have on your desk & that is only because i'm not very good at writing lots , so if i just say it's great or lovely i really do mean that & really do like what your showing us all.
Hope everyone has a good day .

Sunday, 20 January 2013

January 12 tags of 2013

Here's my take on Tim Holtzs on 12 tags of 2013.
I've used Moss Green & Wild Honey Distress inks to colour my tag. I didn't have any of his film roll but i did have from one of his Visual Artistry collection stamps a film strip roll stamp which i stamped onto acetate which worked out just as good . The hand stamp is a Paperartsy stamp. The quote is a stamp from another Tim Holtzs Visual Artistry collections stamps set.
The large cogs & gears have been cut from Grunge paper & then painted with silver & gold acrylic paint. On top of these I've used some metal embellishments.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Art Journal Calendar

This is my February page for my Art journal Calendar.
I've used old scrapbook paper to stamp hearts onto & cut down an acetate overlay which has the words love on.
I've used Dylusions spray inks for the back ground colour & the used distress ink through heart shape sequin waste.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Beer mat coasters

My two crafting friends Sue & Sheila got three beer mat coasters & thought we would decorate them .
Top left is Sue's , next to Sue's top right is Sheila's & mine is the bottom one .

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Wednesday morning again to show your desk off to the world. If your wondering whats this all about join me over at Julia's to find out more.  http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/
On my desk to today is my calendar art journal. I'd stamped my hearts last week on some old scrapbook paper using a blue & brown ink & then put it all to one side. Yesterday i thought I'd better get on with finishing my pages because February will be here before i have time to turn around. So this is still a work in progress. Top right you can see the inked cards from last week & some cotton reels. 

Friday, 11 January 2013

New Year Tags

Here are three tags made by myself & two friends.
The challenge we set ourselves just before Christmas was to make a tag for the new year .
I cut the tags for us using Tim holtzs On the Edge Dies.
Mine is the left one , Sue's is the middle, & sheila's is the right one.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Here on my desk which i must admit was taken last night & a part from the bowl my desk is still looking the same this morning. So why am i showing you my messy desk come with my to Julia's place where all will become clear. http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/.
I was watching a couple of youtube video's by Kaz Hall http://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.co.uk/  & a clever idea she had using washing up liquid soap bubbles to get some fun back grounds using Dylusions spray inks & Distress inks. 
I've use Distress ink Moss green, Dylusions Post box red, & Bubble gum Pink. London blue & Vibrant Turquoise. I've also added Perfect Pearls mist Forever Red & only wish the camera could pick up the lovely shimmer on the card. 
Right i'm off to do a bit of blog hopping to see what everyone has been up to.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

JYC mini album

This is my first post in 2013 , so Happy Belated New Year to all.
I've now finished my Journal your Christmas Album.
I've really enjoyed making it but trying to keep it going nearly everyday was tough going. 
Below is the front cover & a few pages & pockets i've made .