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Monday, January 23, 2017

A dirty mind...

A naughty birthday tag for a man with a dirty mind hahaha.

Image coloured with spun sugar, festive berries, gathered twigs and faded jeans distress markers, ribbon stained with faded jeans distress stain, edge inked with vintage photo distress ink and splattered with festive berries, fosselised amber and forest moss. Shadow around image is pumice stone distress ink painted with a waterbrush...

Thanks for stepping by :-)

Take care and keep your craft on!


Friday, January 20, 2017

Altered wooden block

My husband brought home a load of wooden blocks of various sizes a while back. We heat the house mainly with a wood burner, so they were initially for that purpose.

But some of them just whispered to me, they need to be altered :-)

So I started with one, got inspired, and will make more.

 I covered the block with patterned paper by Tim Holtz. The person I made this for is into movies, shows and theatre, so I made a block representing all that. I added some washi tape to create layers and die cut the letters from card board. I heat embossed them with hammered metal embossing powder by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. I loooove their specialty powders.
I added a little piece of the film strip also from Tim Holtz and stamped various tickets and either cut them to size or stamped them on ticket strip die cuts.

Here you see some of the tickets I stamped on the ticket strip die cuts, the Paris ticket is a vintage one I was given by a friend. It just needed to be added.
I coloured the tickets with distress inks and distressed them.

More ticket stubs on top of the block. The recipient of the name block, as I decided to call it, is a ticket collector so this is right up her alley.

I quite enjoyed making thise! I am planning to start a junk journal and will.make some to put in there :-)

Last but not least the final side of the block. Stay tuned for other versions ;-)

Keep your craft on and take care.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sympathy card

Always sad to make a sympathy card... I clear embossed the flourish on white linen cardstock and inked over it with blending tool and Hickory Smoke distress ink. Stamped sentiment in black archival ink and mounted on a very dark blue card blank.

Thank you for stepping by and have a wonderful day.