Thursday, 24 May 2012
Sir Stampalot I`ve coloured her with distress inks and added a bit of glossy accents to the fish and the water in the bucket to give a "wet" look ..... The angle she is sitting at and the fact that her fishing rod is bent, suggests she is pulling back on the rod with something heavy on the end and I didn`t have anything appropriate to hook onto her line...... so I came up with the Molly blooms bucket and fish...... the expression on the fishes face says it all " ha ha you got the bucket and I escaped"!!!! I thought it would add a bit of humour ! (but maybe that`s just me !!)...... I`ve also used Bo bunny papers and Nesties Circle and Scallop Circle dies...... The deck chair she is sitting on is Molly Blooms also which I paper pieced with a stripey bo bunny paper (although as it turns out, not much of it shows!) the grass is a Magnolia dohicky die........ Well it is actually warm and sunny here today ! a miracle for England! so I`m going to sit in the garden today and make the most of it. Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Sir Stampalot and I`d like to enter this into the new Tilda Town Challenge which started this week. The first theme is " Anything Goes " .................... This is Tilda with Magnolia branch, I`ve coloured her with distress inks and silly me forgot to give her something to sit on so I had to paint a background in which I`m not sure works ? at least the poor dear isn`t floating in mid-air !! The Nestie used for the shape is Labels three, I`ve also used doohicky dies - doily and tag, sizzix branch die and Magnolia paper - Magnolia tree from the Bon Voyage collection and a Magnolia flower. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts mixed sentiment clear set. This is my first attempt at a Blonde Tilda, I usually always make her a Brunette or Redhead ( like me !) so I was quite pleased with her blonde locks. ( probably why I forgot to give her something to sit on, I was having a blonde moment LOL !! although these days I seem to have more "senior" moments!! On that note I`d better get on with my day , got some housework and grocery shopping to do ( I`d rather be crafting !) thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Sir Stampalot using a background stamp from the new Magnolia Tilda range. This is the Japanese tree of Luck and to be honest I had a bit of trouble deciding how this should be coloured as I could find no reference to a Japanese tree of luck at all, the nearest I found was a Japanese maple which some Japanese people use as a symbol of luck but there is no official "tree of luck " as near as I can tell, so I don`t know what the designer had in mind with this one. I thought the little Tilda Geisha went really well with this one so I add her and coloured both images with distress inks and added a bit of Stickles - Diamond for added sparkle . The little butterfly is also from Magnolia.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Sir Stampalot this one is called "Chatting Whoots" I love these little owls, they are sooooo cute . I`ve coloured with distress inks and decoupaged their little feet so that they sit neatly on a branch . I used Maidenhair fern punch available from Sir Stampalot here to create the branch they are sitting on so they aren`t hanging in mid air !! The backing paper is Bo Bunny and I`ve cut a couple of the butterflies out of the paper ( from the bit behind where it doesn`t show ) and added them for a bit of dimension . The set comes with three sentiments to choose from, all featuring a " hoots " pun which is a lot of fun . It has non stop rained here for weeks now and although it gives me a good excuse to stay in and craft, I am getting a bit sick of it now ( the rain that is, not crafting ! LOL ! ) I did go to Boston this morning, managed to get in a quick bit of birthday shopping for a friend between bouts of rain ! now I`m off to put the finishing touches to her card and wrap her prezzies, thanks for lookin in, bye for now and happy crafting xx
Friday, 4 May 2012
Sir Stampalot the image is from an Art Impressions set called Birthday Whoots. It comes with three different sentiments to choose from. I`ve coloured with distress inks, used Nesties Circle and Scallop circle for the shape and the flowers are a mixture of prima and hobby house. The tree was a die borrowed from my friend Tina which I thought was a Cheery Lynn die but it turns out it was a memory box small tree die, but I thought it looked good as a bit of foliage round the image . Janice at Sir Stampalot gave me four of these "Whoots" sets to play with, they are all adorable and I had great fun using the little owls, they are so cute . I`ll post the other cards next . I`m off to Sir Stampalot today to deliver the samples as it`s a very wet and miserable day here so what better excuse to go to a craft shop LOL ! Bye for now and happy crafting xx