Wednesday 19 September 2012

Dragons Dream TIO #125 "Misty Autumn Glaze"

 This time it's my turn to head up the team over at Dragons Dream TIO. I've chosen the theme "Misty Autumn Glaze" and would like to see you use Mica/Ink Mists, Autumn Colours, Glaze and at least one real stamp on your tag.
 I cut out a whole heap of the Mini Tattered Flowers fastened them together with brads and laid them on my craftsheet alongside of my tag. Then I gave the whole lot a spritz with water, followed by a mixture of colours of Mica. I love using the copper shades along with bright vibrant purples. I then scrunched up the flowers and left to dry. I used a heat tool to dry my tag, then used a leaf stamp from Craft Stamper and embossed with Wow powder, fantastic stuff!
The Autumn stamp is by Inkylicious, I like to have at least one word somewhere on my tag. Once the flowers were completely dry I arranged them on my tag and added some Glossy Accent rain drops and a heart paper clip which has been lurking on my desk for ages. I hope you enjoy our challenge this time, pop over via the link on my sidebar to check out my teamies fantastic artwork, and join in the fun, and please don't forget to use at least one real stamp on your tag. Elizabeth xxx

Sunday 16 September 2012

Nesser Al-Attiyar

This guy won a gold medal for shooting at the Olympics this year, the car flew past sideways,such amazing control.
My picnic table and seat for the day lol, the boots were not that clean later!
How beautiful is this, think there might be a couple of Tracey Dutton's Fairies hiding in there lol. Walked miles through the most beautiful woodland at Dyfnant.


Thursday was a beautiful warm sunny day for the vintage rally cars to visit Llandudno.
Most of these cars have been lovingly restored and are in pristine condition.
I've never seen so many switches accross a dashboard before!
Check out the Mad Hatter watching in the background. He's part of our new Alice in Wonderland trail.
This one took me right back as it lived not too far from where I grew up. A proper rally car!
And now for the Proffessionals of today most of them in their early 20's.

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Play Time

At last a chance to play with new toys! For a change I thought I'd make some Calendars for the Country Market, ideal as Christmas presents and I can charge more than I would for a card, like my thinking lol.

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Wales Rally GB

Yippee I've won a competition that Attractions North Wales held for tickets to go to the Wales Rally GB, which kicks off here in Llandudno on Thursday 13th September. So very windswept after doing the Artisan Craft Market this afternoon, I went to have my photo taken and collect the two gold passes, which get us in to the whole thing, Llandudno to Cardiff, can't wait!!! Very excited if you can't tell lol. xxx

Dragons Dream #124 In a Heartbeat

Firstly let me apologise for the rotten picture, no matter which way I looked the mica shone!!
This time at Dragons Dream TIO Trace has chosen the theme "In a heartbeat" with the ingredients of a beating heart, a weathered timepiece and a bit of grunge.
I cut my tag out of Kraftcard and inked up with Distress Ink, followed by a liberal spraying of copper mica powder. The stamp is from the Artistic Stamper and coloured in using chalk pencils.
Flowers and Spidersweb were added,both sprayed with Mica and my beating black heart embossed around the edge. Pop over to join in the challenge via the link on my sidebar and please don't forget to use at least one real stamp. Elizabeth x

Sunday 2 September 2012

Art Journalling at The Craft Barn

When I spotted this challenge over at The Craft Barn I just knew I had to join in. I found this old Minute Book at work that was heading towards the bin, no way was that going to happen, this was going to become my new journal!!!
This is a recycled, recycled book as it started life way back in 1933, and was re-used in 1992 to keep records of a friendship group at work.
Now in it's third phase of life, it's had pages glued together, lashings of acrylic paint added and my first two pages have now been completed.
"My garden misses my Mum as much as I do". We would work in the garden together and I have fallen so far behind with it all, it's a jungle out there at the moment, thanks to the rain and warm weather. Next weekend, no matter what the weather does, it's wellies on time!!!!! Elizabeth xxx

Sunday Stampers - Tulips from Amsterdam

Sunday Stampers are paying tribute to Max Bygraves who passed away yesterday.  Hels has chosen the song "Tulips from Amsterdam" which takes me back to being a little girl again.
I've taken the theme quite literally this week and used my Tulip stamp onto Kraftcard, coloured in using Polycolour pencils, which blend so easily, added a Graphicus sentiment and doodles around the edge, with a Sharpie pen. Nearly got away without Distress Ink, but just couldn't do it lol, it has to be there!!
Now to get that song out of my head a good dose of Fleetwood Mac is needed lol. Elizabeth xxx