Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Poison boxes and mango monsters




So I took a nice pine box and made it look really old and scruffy. It's ironic how much time and effort I put into making this new box look like it had been on a dusty witch's shelf.


I painted it silver then crackle glazed it, then painted it white. I then printed out poison labels and pasted them on with Decoart Media matte medium as a transfer paste. So much fun! and it turned out how I have imagined it.
I am entering this into :
That's crafty challenge - anything but a card
Not Just cards -anything goes 
Altered Electics - anything goes

and now for the Mango monster...
My friend has had a baby recently and  I wanted to create a card for her first child as I think they often feel left out.

The card is tropical fruit colors, starting with lemon and lime, moving to Mango and then orange and finally the lovely purple of some dragon fruits (my favorite.) I am sending this image to cause havoc in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp -for a child
Less is more -Tropical Fruit
Sisterhood of snarky stampers- M is for mink

tootles
EE




Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Grunge


Greetings,

I have man flu so creating a grunge deaths head moth tomb stone was fitting today. I used visible image stamps,deaths head moth and grunge swirl on top of a that's crafty MDF monolith which I had painted with Tim Holtz metallic distress paint, copper, then used paper artsy crackle glaze and then old lace deco art paint.

I am entering this into the That's crafty challenge- grunge
Craft stamper challenge - anything goes
the male room - mixed media  (it was inspired by man flu...)

I was lucky enough to go the Summer exhibition on Monday here are some photos of some of the art displayed.





Tootles
EE

Monday, 17 July 2017

memories

 Greetings,

I created the background using a book page which I gessoed then used the oxide distress inks through a stencil by Andy Skinner. I am a bit obsessed with fossil shells and the golden ratio so I have a couple of stencils and numerous stamps! I was playing with my Visible image stamps and saw how well the time spiral fitted... there will be more of these to come! Finished it off with a Tim Holtz chit chat sticker.
 
 I am entering this into That's Crafty's anything goes challenge.

I was lucky enough to visit  Sissinghurst Castle in Kent recently, it is heavenly.






tootles
EE

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Time

Greetings,

I have been playing with my new Visible Image stamps a head of time. The images are so striking and as time is one of themes I keep returning to, I lusted after them as soon as I saw them. I have used white paint in the eye and then a black dot as think this gives it a touch of the sinister.

The current simply less is more challenge is to use a colored background this is a joint challenge with AAA Cards. It is a deadly One Layer Card challenge!

I have also been getting creative/messy with paint and here is the matching tag which I think looks a little Brett Weldele ish - love his art work and lust after his rubber stamps .The drips that he often uses became splatters with paint painted on with a credit card, the background he gives his central figures was created with a baby wipe.
I am entering this into the That's crafty challenge - anything goes.

Talking of time it is by birthday in a week, I feel a bit like this butterfly, fabulous if a little worn around the edges!
tootles
EE

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Here is the Mews

 Greetings,

On a beautiful summer Sunday, once again the Tim Holtz Hipster stamps have inspired a ton of puns. I don't know about you but at the moment I read news websites from behind a cushion! which is probably where this card idea comes from.


 the less is more challenge is national flag colors so here is the union jack colors.

Here is a further one I did of the same design in green.

Hope you are having a simple delicious weekend in the sun.

Tootles
EE




Thursday, 29 June 2017

Scraps


Greetings,

I am a tad obsessive over  my scraps of paper, I really like making these little collections. This one had a gorgeous old sticker added ( had to be glued on and held in place with pegs as kept falling off.) The congratulations stamp is a freebie from making cards magazine.

I am entering this little lovely into the following challenges.

That's crafty have a challenge running which is keep it simple
Simon says stamp - anything goes 
Crafty creation challenges - anything goes

tootles
EE

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Vincent

Greetings,

I love the paintings of Vincent Van Gough  adore a good pun and have recently bought the new Hipster stamps by Tim Holtz, I really enjoyed making these cards which combined all three.

The painting featured is my favorite,  Almond Blossom, if you get a chance go and see it in the Van Gough museum in Amsterdam, no photos can really capture the ranges of shade and color.


I am entering these into the following challenges:
Snarky stampers - A is for Arty
That's crafty  - keep it simple

Today I went to Lackford Lakes which was beautiful.




Tootles
EE