People I love

Monday, 16 January 2017

Love to Love

Today I'm sharing a piece of altered art
I made for hubby for Valentines day :D

 I found these wooden hearts (3 on a string)
in a clearance pile for 25p!!!!
 and knew they would be useful
as I had also just purchased this 
 I prepped the hearts by sanding and 
painting with white gesso,
 and then splodging on some acrylic paints.
 Once the paint was dry I stamped the 
"Happy" shrooms with versamark and heat embossed 
with black powder...
 to give a raised image.
 Next I added a tiny amount of colour with promarkers
to highlight the shrooms, being careful as the markers
wanted to react with the embossing
 I stamped my sentiment onto old book page edge paper
 with a Docrafts mini alphabet before gluing in place.
 Extra highlights on the spots with white posca pen.
 I painted around the edges with gold acrylic...
 as well as the shroom heads
For Hubby because he makes me
Happy cos he is such a Fun Guy to Love
:D Enjoy XXX

Saturday, 14 January 2017

All of a Flutter

Got an email out of the blue before Christmas 
asking if I'd like to do a Guest DT post for
They asked if I'd like to join in their Word Challenge 
My mind was racing straight away...I love the word "Flutter"
Leaves/feathers/hearts/book many options to explore!
 and this is what happened lol
Hubby has always said he was incapable of being "crafty". 
He is too busy being "sporty",
but when he was intrigued by a show on book folding I reeled him in.
 He has made several books as gifts since...
but he used a paperback for this Dove
 and it was too floppy to stand(wedged up for photo)
for my project I decided to reinforce the book
 and let the Dove fly again :D
 Strong greyboard cut to size...
gessoed and painted.
Parchment effect paper..
clear embosses with Paper Artsy mini feather stamps...
 then inked and overstamped with more feathers.
(same paper before and after stamping)
 Yummy soft texture to feathery background paper. 
 Lining paper made by repeat stamping
 onto a piece of blue scrapbook paper...
 I punched holes into the greyboard 
to thread ribbons through in order to 
create a protective and strengthening cover 
to the struggling paperback book.
 The whole piece stands wonderfully now :D
 and the Bird of Love 
flutters free once more...
Enjoy :D XXX

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Enchanted Birthday

Actualy got round to making a Birthday card
 in time to mail to my niece this year.
I think children really appreciate a mailed card,
 even if your going to visit them anyway lol
She will be 7...*going on 17*

I knew I wanted to use this Graphics 45 paper, which makes a wonderful card front
 TPS challenge 276 is to add Ribbon and/or Lace 
and it just so happens one of my bargain buys over Christmas 
was a collection of ribbons,
  including some yummy coloured mesh ribbon
 I layered the mesh over a plain satin ribbon using double-sided tape.
This meant I could add glitter or mica powder for added shimmer.
 I chose this lovely image from TPS called "Cozy Winter Wishes"
 Coloured her with promarkers and cut her out,
added "waterfall" blue Stickles to her hat and scarf.
I  also highlighted areas of the background paper
with "diamond" Stickles
 and some golden yellow gems to the corners
Finally a big sparkly 7 for 

I am also working on several dt projects that are not cards
courtesy of a Poundland clearance shelf...
all 25p each!!!

Enjoy :D XXX

Monday, 9 January 2017

Hoppy New Year!!!

Last year my 2 DT posts were on alternate weekends but
due to the Holiday breaks they now fall on consecutive days...
which just means I will be posting more
 random stuff for the following 2 weeks lol 

Anyhoo...the first challenge of the New Year from
and our sponsor is

I treated myself to a few(quite a few) goodies during the 
Holiday sales...
and managed to get all 4 sets of Tattered Lace Torn Edge Dies
...for the price of 1!!!!
 I knew I wanted to make a "Spring" fresh card
so raided my scrap box for some lovely green papers
to match the Anna Griffin base card I had decided to use.
 I had bought the super cute
which is an Easter image but I feel could be used all year round :D
*I likes bunnies*
The addition of a few punched flowers gems and stickles 
and I have a very happy hoppy little card :D

 Enjoy :D XXX

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