A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Vanitas by Dee Adams

Hi every one!
 I wasn't sure I would get anything done this weekend


This Tag started out as a square and like all my pieces!!
it developed into something else.

 I have just purchased the Tim Holtz Apothecary stamp
 set so I wanted to play with it.

I sprayed the original square card with scattered straw Distress reinkers, 
mixed with a small amount of water in a mini mister bottle then I followed with 
iced spruce and a mix of mahogany and red brick

I stamped the skull image with versa fine and covered it with clear embossing powder,
which I then heat set.

I had the oriental poppy stamp from PSX, in my stash 
and did the same with this stamp.

I stamped the poppy onto white card twice, spayed them 
with the red brick mix, and cut out.

I the stamped the writing from the Tim 
Holts plate at  the bottom.

Finally I added the bling from my stash to finish off.

I hope you all like this piece. Thank you for taking the time to stop by,
  please feel free to leave a comment or two as I would love 
to hear what you all think of my art.
Happy stamping 

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Celtic Card

Hi everyone its been a long busy week
so just a quick one today

This was made with Fresco Finish paints, Paper artsy mini's numbers 
and part of a Tim Holtz stamp. An old Celtic stamp embossed up
and Verdi gris embossing powder applied. heat set and glue
 to a square of foam board.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Time Rules

Hi everyone how are you all I hope you are enjoying the sunshine
I have been busy with my proper job at the moment
so haven't had time to do much blogging. 

This piece is a mix of the lovely Tim Holtz stamps and some 
la blanche stamps.

I used distress inks in vintage photo scattered straw and
 stormy sky

I used the alterations cogs die to cut out the gears which I 
treated with a mix of embossing powders to create a 
eroded metal look.

A small piece of garden sacking underneath the cogs.

Metal cogs from my stash

The clock from stampers anonymous and the compass
layered on top of each other.

Two tags washed with vintage photo then areas highlighted
 with stormy sky distress inks

Burlap ribbon placed along the bottom. 

Film strip and small bingo fades brushed with treasure gold.

That's all from me! Thank you for taking the time to stop by, 
please feel free to leave you comments.
Happy stamping
See you soon 
Dee x

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Old Curiosity Shop Butterflies

Hi everyone I hope you are all well! Today my Second piece for
  The Artistic Stamper design team goes up on their blog
Pop over and see how I created this tag

Use the link on the side of my blog or go to 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

City View

Hi everyone I hope you are all well, today I have a card for you 

Fresco Finish paints London nights, mushroom & snowflake.

Lynne Perrella collection 012

plus Lynne Perrella collection 004.

 A Tim Holtz number stamp stamped onto craft paper, plate 
012 stamp again onto white paper and cut out.  
I hope you have enjoyed this post and
 please feel free to leave me a comment.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Clocks & Cogs

Hi everyone! I have another piece I would like to share with you tonight 

Card was cut out and Tim Holtz alterations on the edge Die
 was used to cut out the top and bottom.

Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, 
Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Broken China 
were blended onto the card.

Stampers Anonymous Papillon plate the script stamp 
was stamped randomly over the card
in various colours of distress ink.

I took a small white tag and coloured it with Scattered Straw and
 Vintage photo them I took a wet sponge and washed the tag
 so the colours blended. 

Once dried I used the sponge from the first tag to go around the edges
 to give a hint of green. 

Next I inked up Lablanche Thistle collage and one clocks and cogs with 
black archival ink.

On another piece of card that had been cut with the same die as the first,
 I stamped the flourish from Tim Holtz  plate in iced spruce distress ink. 
Then I gently sponged iced spruce and a small amount
 of scattered straw around the edges of the main card.
 I then blended iced spruce around the edges of 
where the small tag will go.

I got a small paint brush and rubbed it over the broken china ink pad 
then applied it to the inner of the clock faces.

Bingo texture fades numbers were coloured with brass rub on.
small cogs and flourishes were  attached.

Three Brads were fixed down the right hand side.

Thanks for popping by and taking the time to read my blog. 
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Really sorry to see this one go!!!

every now and again a piece will really get to you.

This is one of mine.

The colours and the texture really work for me.

Feel free to leave your comments 
Thanks for stopping by 
Happy stamping

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A Paper Artsy Fathers Day Card

Fresco finish paints, London nights, mushroom, and snowflake applied with a brush

A chipboard letter D painted in the same colours then stamped with clocks plate 3.

The Base card was stamped with Background plate 5

Black archival ink was used for all the stamping.

Thanks for stoping to take a look would love some feedback on what you think.

Cheers Dee x

Friday, 13 June 2014


Mix grunge paste through a stencil, fresco finish paints, Inigo blu stamps, torn book page and Tim Holtz on the edge die. thought this would make a good fathers day card.

Not for getting a touch of white fire treasure gold

I thought this would make a good fathers day card.

I hope you enjoyed this project, I hope you drop by again soon.