Archive for March, 2009

Wednesday ATC

Honestly this was meant to be an ATC – it somehow turned into a tag! Probably because I was following one of Tim Holtz’s techniques. Can I still enter it for the ATC Wednesday challenge?



Maybe it counts for the Wednesday Stamper challenge this week – Transfers – I did ‘transfer’ the coloured part of the image from one tag to another – it’s stuck on the back of the acrylic ‘slide’ and then placed over the stamped image. I did try a traditional transfer using gel medium for the challenge but had no luck at all.

This piece does not really meet the requirements of either challenge exactly but I still liked how it turned out.


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I wasn’t feeling very inspired today but managed to complete three challenges that are OK. The first is for those Crazy Amigos who’s theme was stripes.



Just used patterned paper cut into one inch squares and decorated with Primas and brads. This notecard also works for the Created by Hand team who’s challenge this week is ‘Flowers’. 






I did another one for ‘Flowers’ and combined this with Laura Fredrickson’s challenge which celebrates 300,000 hits on her blog. The card I cased is here and this is my take on it – I wish I had her talent!flowers



I used K&Co papers but couldn’t manage a third patterned one to ‘finish’ this card off. Mine is OK I think but is missing something. Ah well just have to keep trying.








I also made an ATC today for the My Time to Craft challenge ‘It’s Raining Men’. They’re not raining in my attempt but I really like this guy – he’s my great grandfather born in 1846. its-raining-men










That’s all for today.

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Mixed Media Monday

orientalThe theme on Mixed Media Monday Challenge blog this week is ‘Oriental’. This tryptych of ATCs is my attempt.

If you need some inspiration check out Mixed Media Monday and other challenge blogs.

Photo quality is not great – sorry about that – I need to work on it!

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Not much done

Not a very ‘arty’ week this week. Just a couple of simple projects.



A card made using Cuttlebug embossing folder and Nestabilities circle dies used in the Cuttlebug machine. The flower stamp and sentiment stamps were with a free set on the cover of a recent UK magazine ‘Cardmaking and Papercraft’. The stamps are designed by Dulcie Jackson.






I also made this little tag duing the week using K&Co Ancestor Designer Mat Pad paper, a little stamping -Words by Linda Brown of LB Crafts – this is a lovely UK stamping shop, some Primas and a painted and stamped chipboard flower as a fastener. I liked how it turned out.



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Another art quilt

fabric-paper-art-quilt1This is another quilt made not too long ago. Stamping and embossing is done with Paperartsy stamps – love them all -and I have included lots of beading again. The middle section is stamped and embossed tissue paper padded a little with fabric. This is quite delicate to do but very achievable with care and without having to strengthen the tissue paper in any way.

I have backed this quilt with plain fabric, with battening in between and have used glue and copper embossing powder to ‘finish’ the edges.

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Old(ish) Stuff

Another week’s gone by and not a whole lot of crafting has got done. What I have made isn’t photographed yet so because I want to add to this at least once a week I’m going to have to upload some older stuff.

A while ago I ‘discovered’ Beryl Taylor and her fantastic mixed media art. Take a look here . I recommend her book highly – it’s one of my favourites. She uses something she calls fabric paper as a base for her work and describes the method. I made some and here’s how it turned out:











I made a fabric ATC, 2 mini quilts and a ‘card’ with quilted centre piece using the fabric paper as backgrounds.


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