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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Travel Tag

Hi Peeps, over at Simon Says Stamp & Show (SSS&S) & Tag It On 93 they want to see some travel. The DT went all out as usual so stop by and have a look. I went for a tag (love making tags) There are about three transfers on the background as well as stamps. I love the tickets which you can buy Here as well as many other lovely's including the dress form ticket.

I started with a die cut of Tim's (tag) and then some Distress ink shabby shutters & Crushed Olive. Edged with Walnut Stain, then the Vintage Fairy & Denzer World came to the rescue with some images that I transferred using gel med & hot glue. Finally I stuck on the lovely down loads and edged them to with distress ink in walnut stain. A couple of Oxford Impression stamps and there you have it, oh and some of the twine in air mail (thought this was appropriate as we were traveling ;0) Love Dawn xx

Monday, 22 August 2011

The Stamp smith challenge

How about this for a wake up call? So bright and believe it or not my second post of the day, so make sure you have a quick nosy below ;0). I love the stamps from The Stampsmith most are very detailed but these are for all the men in my life ;0) this plate has Jimmy Hendricks, Jim Morrison (a favorite) Janis Joplyn and John Lennon I don't know if they actually make them any more so I am glad I gave in and bought them.

Here's a wee close up as there are lots of layers. The Stampsmith are asking that we use a sketch as a starting point this time so I have left out a circle and followed the rest with lots of psychedelic colours of alcohol ink to give it a real retro feel. I do hope you find time to join in to. Love Dawn xx

Sketch book Marilyn

Monday Morning, fresh start to the week and it's going to be beautiful sunny weather today here in the UK but we are told to make the most of it as it's gonna be chuckin' it down the rest of the week so my washing machine is on and the beds are going to be stripped. Yep that is my exciting day ;0) Although When I was in Hospital I did have time to do a few things crafting wise and I thought I would share this with you and Paint Party Friday (PPF) I started with a white page and couldn't think of anything so I spashed some water and Neos on the paper allowed to dry then I stamped Marilyn very lightly as I wanted to add my own sketch to it as well. A few stamps here and there a little more colour and it's kind of Andy Worhol but not (my own version) I do hope you like it, I have had to miss a couple of the PPFs as in hospital so it's really nice to join the others again. Love Dawn xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Travel ATC

Hello and a very good day to you ;0) I am back from hospital and apart from one complication I am recovering well. So I still probably wont be around as much as I would like on the computer but I am very well and thank you all for stopping by and wishing me well again. I had some time spare and the ability to sit comfortably to create an ATC & inchie. I really enjoyed playing again on these small canvasses.

This photo should be landscape but it doesn't appear to have saved it that way. Never mind, you still get a really good close up of the inchie here as well as the background stamping. I based the ATC on travel I even put a real old French Franc on as well as a vintage stamp, I think it gives it an authentisity all of it's own ;0) Love Dawn xx

Monday, 8 August 2011

Hello Bloggy friends. Just a short post to let you all know I am off to hospital for my operation ;0) I will miss your beautiful talent for the week I am gone. 

Not to be morbid but if for what ever reason I don't come back (which I am sure I will But just in case) You have all given me the best time. I have had such support and love and I hope I have given such as well.

But fear not I will be back with some more art work and to visit you all again very soon. I will really miss my usual challenges and talking to you all. However, I have packed some arty stuff to take to hospital and I will share this with you on my return. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Shabby Chic Box

Hello all it's Paint Party Friday I do love joining in this challenge, I usually join in on my Journal Journey's blog sharing my pages. However, this week I was playing with a cigar box and slapped paint all over. Paint is so versatile isn't it? ;0) I first sanded the box and removed all labels, saving some for ephemera at a later date (I try not to waste anything lol) then covered in a lovely Laura Ashley emulsion. Then papers and stamping ensued.

I peeled the pretty paper off the letters (as it had a glossy finish) then painted. Put some lovely vintage lace on and some pretty die cuts along with some confetti  made in to a lovely rose and inked edges finished off with a button and a gingham brad. I am now going to spend time oohing and arrhing at all the work that appears on this wonderful challenge. Maybe you will have time to have a look around while your here? Thank you to all that visit and comment. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

Grungy Monday 18

Another Monday, I do hope you have all had a super week end and you are all well rested. We all had lovely weather and my grandson staying so we just had joy. We also have adopted a new puppy called Duke as in (The Duke John Wayne;0) He was my daughter in-laws and she is now pregnant with her 2nd child and has decided having a puppy would be too much. Michael took to him immediately So the house is getting rather full of cats and dogs lol. 

Duke and Lola get on very well and he's settling in nicely with the cats to. Another member of the family.

here is this weeks GM with the lovely Linda Studio L3 and this week we're using another one of Tim's techniques. It's always fun to play along with every one here. Over at SSS&S it's all about showing tags so I thought I would also play along here as well this week. Thank you for your continued visits and comments. Love Dawn xx

Journal Journey Ch02

Hello. I hope you are well and enjoyed the week end and the sun. It's always an exciting time for me when it comes to the first of the month as it's time for my Journal Challenge I do hope you will come and join me this month ;0) 

As this month the challenge is FAIRIES I know how many of you love these beautiful mythical creatures, so I do hope you will be able for the month of August to get a lovely journal page together all about these lovely fairies. There is also a give away this month so do pop along to Journal Journey's for more information of how to join in the fun. Love Dawn xx


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