Thursday, 29 August 2013

Crafty Individuals Open Theme August Challenge

Not a great photo I'm afraid the light isn't very good here today. Spotted an altered jumbo peg on pinterest this morning and needed to have a go lol, without the jumbo peg bit! So having raided my peg bag painted one of the old wooden ones that are probably older the Harry, with Fresco paint.  Then chopped in to a couple of toppers from a Miniatures People and Places pad choosing a Man on the beach, a sentiment and the Seagull. Then finished off by adding a few of the tiny heat proof sequins, which sadly don't show up too well on the photo.

Crafting in miniature by my standards lol. Elizabeth xxx

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sunday Stamper #272 Titanium

Well I think Hels chose this theme for me this week!!!!! I couldn't share this project until today as it was a Wedding Sampler made for yesterday.
A few years ago a few Friends and I went off on a crafty retreat in Manchester, where we made samplers using loads of tecniques including metalwork dying fabric, stamping and stencilling fabric etc Then earlier this year when my work was on show at Rhos on Sea a Lady spotted this frame and asked if I could make a Wedding Sampler for her Daughter's Wedding in the same colour scheme, but with names and dates embroidered on it.
So here it is, the original frame made from metal craft sheets embossed though the cuttlebug, paint wiped over and then clear embossing powder heated over the top for texture.
The fabric has been dyed with with a mixture of Stuart Gill fabric paints and when dried using the fabric paint again I used the Stampendous Peony all over it.

My very clever Friend added the names and dates for me, she has an embroidery machine, so it was much quicker than me doing it by hand.
Then came the sewing bit, French Knots, Swaroski Bicones, Chinese Coin Crystals and Hearts.

This took the longest as I needed  natural daylight for these tiny weeny crystals and knots even with my specs on!!
Happy Sunday Elizabeth xxx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Ali Craft Prima Doll Challenge

The challenge over at Ali Craft's blog this month is to use a Prima Doll. I was lucky enough to win last months challenge and scooped up some fab stamps including this little lady.
I used up all the odd die cuts that have been on my desk for ages by gluing them on to the canvas before painting it with acrylics. The mini tattered flowers and leaves were cut out of a sheet of TH Vintage Shabby paper, inked around the edges with Faded Jeans (guess what colour my fingers are today). The Prima Dolly was stamped on to white card and coloured in using Lyra Polycolour pencils and some paper piecing with the Vintage Shabby paper for the dress.
Elizabeth x 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Dragons Dream TIO Challenge #148 Nature, Time and Orange

Here we are again with another new challenge over at Dragons Dream TIO. The very creative May has chosen the theme of "Nature, Time and Orange" which certainly got my brain cells ticking!
The stamp plate I've used is from Chocolate Baroque and is crammed full of nature, bumble bee's galore, all coloured in using Lyra Polycolour pencils which are fab to work with.
The clock die is from Marianne and the label is from Spellbinders.
The base tag has been  made up of layers of Grunge Paste, Distress Paint, Gilding Wax and of course Black Soot Distress Ink.
It's been a busy few weeks for me here working at lots of County shows and the Eisteddfod, all good fun but I'm glad to say normal service is now resumed lol, I have crafty withdrawal symptoms and intend to have my fix over the next few days.
Use the link on my sidebar to check out what the rest of the DT have created, they are uber talented Ladies and a great inspiration, and of course you could always join in.
Elizabeth xxx

Also going to sneak this in to Hels Sunday Stampers challenge "Waterloo Sunset Time"

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Dragons Dream Challenge #147 Waste, Chipboard and Male

This time over at Dragons Dream TIO Silvia has chosen the theme of Waste/Rubbish, Chipboard and Male, a fab combination!
I'd bought myself a couple of new tops and the green sparkly one had a rather nice chipboard tag attached to it, just perfect for this challenge two out of three requirements!

 I played about with a mixture of paints, distress stains and gilding wax till I got an aged look and added my new Charlie Chaplin stamp, he always makes me think of my Grandpa as I would sit and watch the old films with him when I was little, and Charlie was his favourite!

The base tag is a box that the car spares arrived in and the rusty metal bits and bobs were found amongst the rocks on the beach a few weeks ago, makes a change from shells!
Hope you enjoy our challenge this time, just click on the link on my sidebar to take you over to the TIO challenge.
Elizabeth x