Thursday 29 September 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #172 Autumn Flowers

This week over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog we are being sponsored by Glitter Babe digi images, who have put up a fab prize for grabs!!
I chose the "Nature 1" set of digi images as I love both the flowers and the sentiment. I printed them off on to a piece of Graphicus patterned paper, and trimmed the side with the flower on, down to A5. The sentiment was cut out witha die and added on along with some ribbon. Very simple card to make!! Have to confess it took longer to print off the images than to make the card, LOL. Thankfully my printer has now been overhauled, and is in perfect (yer right) working order. Pop on over and join in the challenge via the link on my sidebar, and good luck. Elizabeth x

Wednesday 28 September 2011

TIO #98 These boots were made for walking - Nancy Sinatra

This week over at the DragonsDream TIO it's Silvia's choice of song with Nancy Sinatra's "These boots were made for walking". Have got to confess this one got me, I don't own a stamp with boots on at all, how have I managed that???? LOL. Inked up my tag with a mixture of faded jeans, black soot and dusty concord. I created the boots by inking over a peel off!!!  The swirl stamp is a HOTP one I've had for many years, and the saying has no name on it, and I can't remeber where it came from! Hope you pop over to join in this weeks challenge, just click on the link on my sidebar. Elizabeth x

Wednesday 21 September 2011

TIO #97 Pink Flloyd - Embroidery

This week at DragonsDream TIO Challenge it's AJ's choice of song, with Pink Flloyd and some embroidery along with your stamps somewhere on your tag.  I used K&Co paper for the background and inked around the edge with black soot distress ink. The faux stitches are a HOTP stamp and the tailors dummy and phrase were both cut out with cricut, from the home decor and more cartridge. The felt flower is one left over from making felted corsages, I decided to use long stitches for the centre, and add in some bugle beads for a little sparkle, not sure they show up though? Hope you enjoy the challenge this week and pop over via the link on my sidebar. Elizabeth xxx

Thursday 15 September 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #170 Christmas Sweet Treats

This week over Rainbow Lady's Challenge our theme is Christmas Sweet Treats. We are being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps who have put up some fab blog candy for grabs!!!
The hard choice I had to make was which one of there scrummy Christmas treats to chose from! I finally went for the cupcake, and orginally planned to do pink, but being a traditional kind of girl at heart, how could I not do red and green? I used a selection of promarkers to colour in my little cake, and then added some extra holly from a little Nitwit stamp free with Simply Homemade magazine. Thought it went well, and made a lovely border. The paper is DCWV and of course I had to have a little sparkle in the icing from Art Institute glitter! Hope you enjoy, and pop over to join in this week's challenge, the link is on my sidebar, good luck. Elizabeth x

Wednesday 14 September 2011

TIO #96 Dedicated Follower of Fashion!

This week it's Wanda's choice of song to dream along to over at the DragonsDream TIO, with "A Dedicated Follower of Fashion". Now I've been shopping on many occasions with that Lady, and she can shop!!!! (Love you Wanda xxx). All of the stamps that I've used on this weeks tag are from Kanban. I love the Coco Chanel saying at the top, and knew it had to be on there some where!. I stamped the dress form out on to some K&Co paper, and cut out the dress, inked around the edges, and overlayed on top of the black image on the tag. The pink card stock was inked up using tattered rose, black soot and worn lipstick distress inks. The finishing touches just had to be a classy black bow and a string of pearls, LOL. Hope you enjoy and pop on over to the DragonsDream TIO Challenge to join in. The link is on my sidebar. Love Elizabeth x

Dragons Web Birdcage Tag Swap

As you know the very talented Frankie over at Dragons Web held a Birdcage Tag Swap. We had a couple of weeks to create our tags and the get them in the post last Wednesday. The birdcage above is the one I made for Julia Dunnit over at WOYWW. I decided not to include any birds, but to use butterflies instead die cut from vellum. The bird cage was cut out from board and painted with acrylic paint, before adding sepia glossy accents on to it. The clock face was a free download of the internet, and also given the sepia glossy accents treatment, after a little black soot distressing around the edges. The TH flowers were cut out in shrink plastic, and over stamped with a Joanna Sheen Honeysuckle stamp. The were then shrunk, and yep you guessed it sepia glossy accents!! I finished my bird cage off with a key and a bell, wrapping the narrow ribbon up around the cage bars to make a loop at the top to hang it up with. Then I decided to add a touch of gold promarker around the edge of the clock face to fish it off.
As we all sent our swaps to different people, I received a beautiful work of art from Sam aka Hettiecraft. Sam has made me a gorgeous tag, with mica birdcages and birds flying around on a beautiful inky background (sorry Sam my piccie doesn't do it justice). all embellished with a golden shrunk plastic birdcage and my initial dangling from a chain and ribbon. Thank you again Sam it's gorgeous, and is on display in my workroom!
Count me in for the next one Frankie xxx

Wednesday 7 September 2011

TIO #95 Red Red Wine!

This week over at Frankie's Dragons Dream TIO Challenge, Helen is inspiring us to dream along to "Red Red Wine". Your tags this week must be predominately red!!! Aside from the obvious (I love a glass of the red stuff) I found myself dreaming of Paris and the fuss, frills and feathers of the CanCan Dancers! The BP is one from my HOTP Christmas stash  LOL. The stamps are a mixture of Sir Tims and Artemio, and stamped out in black soot, the feather, charm and lace are from my stash bag! I hope you come over and share your dreams with us this week, just click on the link on my sidebar and you will find the challenge waiting for you. Elizabeth x

Thursday 1 September 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #168 Lets Emboss it!

This week over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge we are being sponsored by Joanna Sheen, who as always has put up a fab prize for grabs! We would like you to show some embossing on your project this week, I chose to have a play with UTEE. I chose this frame as it has a nice wide, flat surface to emboss on to. I sanded and then painted it with acrylic paint. I then added two layers of my chosen colour of Cosmic Shimmer UTEE directly on to the frame with versamark ink. I had already melted a mixture of clear UTEE, gold and copper embossing powders and left them to set on a heat proof mat. I melted a section of the frame and added chunks of the pre heated embossing powder, melting it in to the frame as I worked around the edge. The finish is very organic and has a beautiful sheen to it. Hope you like, please pop on over to join in this weeks challenge via the link on my sidebar. Elizabeth x