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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Post Card 'The love of Paris'

Well, I like this. I have the vintage bug, but not very good yet! l do love messing with the paint EP and all the bit's & bobs feels like craft lol. I am still stuck in my head when I see some projects what would you use if for? (Like some 3D projects) but then I think I like looking at them it is a form of art in a way what do you think? I used a lot of imagination here I have entitled this peice 'The love of Paris' I have been but only passed through & on holiday programs I always feel the atmosphere and I know some crafters who go to the French Markets oh what bliss, I would love to travel but money doesn't allow so I dream alot lol of far away places and about each culture and what it has to offer. So maybe I should think more of this and make some more post cards of places I would like to visit (talk about idea while you type lol) mmm
I have taken some lovely die cuts and painted over their lovely colours and made them more tatty, I have stamped and put emboss powder loose on the board and just heated it to get the feel, I loved the photo I had from the Crafty Individual (a freebie for having Craft Stamper as subscription) I have used them a few times now in sliders, inches etc here i used a versamark pen and then added the EP on the hair & lips to make it this way I really like the overall look of it and it took forever! with this kind of project for me it's what to add then when to stop as I said to me this is like art.
A better view here I think of some really nice detail
And again the stamping I did really took over but I think it didn't look too much (I trick I think I am mastering) lots of work but not to look like it, I think it just looks like it's been thrown together quickly (well I hope it does kind of) when you look at is as a whole, However, when you look at parts for a while you can see a lot of detail, I have seen this with cards too (no wonder you never want to part with them) well I know I don't some of the time. The work does become your art and you don't want to give it to some one who isn't going to appreciate it for the work & Ideas you have put into it! I hope you would like to leave a comment and have a little look around while your here if you can. Picked my grandson up yesterday so may be busy with him for a couple of days, look forward to coming back and looking at your work. Thank you for looking. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Stamps Stampin'Up 'enfrancais. Clear choice Stamp, Travel France. Chip board Lil' Daviis Des, Endless summer. Crafty Individuals,minitures people & places. Lace stash Ribbon Stash. DP K&co Journey. Emboss Powders Gold & Red Crimson, Heat it Up. Inks tea die & antique Linen, Tim Holtz. van dike brown, Vik Bantock. Gesso, Daler & Rowley. Crakle paintBrushed coudroy & tea dye, Tim Holtz.


I got some paint out and made a couple of these tags they take as long as you have and I love the end result although whether I would use them as tags I don't know.
I got some glimmer mist out and some masks that Barbra made for me and went to work (finally used one lol) A crown if you can see it! I used some UTEE and added some gold EP to it and put my stamp in to give a pattern to it, I also put some black paint on then whiped it off again so it would stay in the resesses and make it look more vintage.
I used the reverse on the other smaller tag too! I love the swirl such a good buy (I though a little expensive at the time but not when you thing how versatile it is) it's from Crafty Individuals, I also used lots of bits & bobs from my draw I though I wouldn't really use on cards as this is from stash I bought when I first started like the cat, butterflies and metal but any how here it is please stay and have a nosey around if you have the time. Thank you for looking and any comment you may have left. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Metal embelishments MIC. Cat sticker, Paper Cella. Chipboard, UTEE Gold EP, Ribbon Craty time. Glimmer Mist, Tattered Angels. Distressinks, Tim Holtz. Swirl stamp, Crafty Individuals. black paint, Ardonick dabber.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Sketch Saturday 74 & Allsorts 24

Yep I am here again with another card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge I have altered it a little changing the place of the sentiment however I still think you can tell I have followed the sketch, I bought this a while ago but not really used it much, I have carried the Autumnal colours through here, I have also used this card for the Allsorts challenge I was struggling I have to say as the theme is furry friends I have no animal stamps (gasp) I know, any way she is holding her furry friend the teddy he is so cute don't you think?
I stamped the image with versamark, ink & clear EP to get the rased effect here, all the inks I used were Stampin' Up! I love layering them up to give depth. I have used some American Craft DP I have had for ages and stamped one side up to make it my very own with some Crafty Individual stamps I thought they went really well with the Yellow DP I hope you can see (you can always click on the photo to make them larger)
Here is a close up of the coloured image see I do colour my images in (sometimes lol) if you look below this post you will see I like to Paper Piece my images too, do feel free to have a nosey round my blog, I even have a scary Halloween Wreath for the front door (don't supose it will scare the kiddies =) it will let them know there are sweeties waiting lol. Thank you for looking. And your comments, I love reading and visiting your wonderful blogs. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Flowers, Prima (Iced got flowers). Brads, Making Memories. Image Stamp, Bells & Whistles (Elizabeth Bell). Sentiment Stamp Stampin' Up! and used on the back ground Stamps from Crafty Individuals. Ribbon Stampin' Up! DP American Craft (al a carte). Inks Stampin' UP! Clear EP powder & Versamark and Finally Martha Stewar punch.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

WOJ ch 52 & Basic Grey wk6

So I have managed to make a card yesterday and not only that it is for Two Challenges! Whiff of Joy This week is a sketch I really did like this sketch I have to say, also use a WOJ stamp Which I have paper pieced using Basic grey papers which brings me onto my second challenge. Basic Grey which is a colour combo of RED GREEN & BLUE very Christmassy I thought, so I decided not to make another Christmas card lol, I am not the best person to colour in these stamps I have a go but there are many out there far better than me.
I do enjoy Paper Piecing though, As I have said before if I could have some of these papers in material I would be making my own clothes lol. Here you can see a close up Of baby.
And here the circles which I used some Co-Ordination cardstock for as it has been a while since I sanded some paper lol As I said I really did like the sketch and I also got my Cuttle Bug out I have bought a couple of new folders of late the dog tooth this one and a new daisy one which I just had to have I was tempted to use it here but I think Flure de les (not sure what it is called) goes better with the papers in this case. Thank you for looking. Love Dawn xx

Items Used: Basic Grey DP (Porceline & Cupcake). Inks, Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Co'Ordination & Stampin' Up! Ribbon, Hobby Craft. Glitter Glue, Stikles. Metal Corners, American Craft. Stamps, both image & sentiment WOJ and finally Cuttlebug emboss folder.

Inchies SCD (faces)

I am sorry I have been away from blog land so long, I am in the middle of making a scarf. I have been unwell (thank you to those who have wrote) But most of all I have just been busy, it's nice to be busy. But I have missed you all and your blogs. (I really have missed looking at your work) I am back again who knows how long for. I have no DT commitments so I can come and go and only a few miss me (your so sweet!)

Being so small I had trouble taking this photo. However I really enjoyed making it. I kept saying i'll make one, almost run out of time lol. I love do
Something Completely Different As it is always a challenge and I do enjoy doing something diffferent, and this is so different, working in such a small area. Thank you for looking. Love Dawn xx

Items Used: Dp & Image Crafty Individuals (CI), Flower Prima (Iced Got Flowers) Pearl Crystal Stickers


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