Sunday, December 30, 2012

Angel Tag

In my last DT kit from Wild About Scrap I was very fortunate to recieve TH Sizzix alterations die Layered Angel Wings. I am so in love with this die I had to make a quick tag.

Taking an 8in manila shipping tag I used the technique used by so many :) the one where you add the distress ink to your work mat then spritz some water to dilute the colours then wipe your tag through allowing the colours to blend. Using vintage photo distress ink and a blender I added a little colour to the edges, lastly using a TH christmas music sheet stamp I stamped the image with peeled feathers distress ink. Using my bigshot I cut out the Layered Angel Wings from white card and calico and using my distress inks coloured them and added a touch of glimmer with tattered angels dazzling diamonds glimmermist, using pop dots when assembling them for some added difinition. I finished off the tag with some vintage lace, bakers twine and a small resin rosebud at the bottom and at the top I tied some seam binding and gold tinsel ribbon and added a small chipboard snowflake which I gesso'd then used diamond stickles to add lots of sparkle. The image was downloaded and printed from the internet then cut out with scissors.

I really like playing with my distress inks and its a goal of mine to be able to blend them like so many are able to do. In 2013 I hope to be able to spend my time scrapping and I plan on starting a mixed media technique journal :) I made this awesome altered book in a class with the very talented Natalie over at Artability which I will share with you all very soon :)

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year and hope 2013 brings you much joy to your heart and warmth into your home and happiness in everything you do. xx



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wall Hanging

Getting into the Christmas festive theme I decided to make a timeless Wall Hanging which I can reuse each year :)

Firstly using everyday cardboard as the base and peeling the top layer to expose the corigated inner, I had fun grunging it up with my prima distress tool I then spread Jo Sonja's texture paste around the edges which I let dry (you could use a heat gun) then I inked with TH distress inks - Dusty Concord and Vintage Photo and added some metallic rub-ons finishing with a spritz of Marshmellow glimmermist giving it a snowlike shimmer all from my stash. I layered purple bazzill which again I used my distressing tool ( just looove this tool ) all around the edges before adding the top layer of gorgeous Graphic45 Nutcraker Sweet Collection paper. This too I distresses, inked, sanded and spritzed with the above mentioned TH distress inks and glimmermist! It's a little hard to see but it really has a beauiful shimmer to the paper :) I added a touch of vintage lace, glueing it around the edge.The flower spray consists of die cuts which I cut out using TH Festive Greenery die (love this die and don't use it nearly enough!), Prima Cartier Aquinna blossom and left over Prima spray off cuts, string of pearls and two handmade hat pins. Lastly adding some copper antique chain and a few charms and beads so I could hang it.

Thanks for popping by, I know I haven't been a good blogger of late but its one of my 2013 goals :)

Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe prosperous New Year!