A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Sunday, 22 March 2015

A Colour Explosion!

Hi everyone I have a sneak peek at my latest project

Why not pop over & see the step by step on  how I achieved this.
Cheers Dee x

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Anything Tim

Hi Everyone! I would like to say a warm welcome to all my new followers
 and to say that I am very flattered to all of you who follow 
me old and new. I still find it all very humbling. 

I am still convalescing and not getting much sleep so doing a lot of 
blog hopping. I came across the challenge at A Vintage Journey  
and thought I would enter this piece.

I made my own little canvases by wrapping canvas paper round cardboard
and priming with gesso, then swiping with texture paste.

Once dry I sprayed with distress ink in frayed burlap and Iced spruce.
Next I stamped the boy from Tim's Stamp in black archival ink .

Where the texture paste hadn't dried fully you get a slight imprint,
I quite like this effect.

On the slightly bigger canvas I prepped it the same as the first
but put the texture paste through Tim's layering stencil.
Once dry I painted it with pumice stone distress paint
& brushed vintage photo and black soot across
the surface as  well.

The ruler was made using a wooden garden seed stick which I 
stamped with the Tim's Ruler stamp in versa fine black ink
and clear embossed it. I then  coloured it
vintage photo with distress ink.

A fuse wire, metal clip, die cut cogs, small clock, larger clock, crackle accents &
 a stamped ruler from my stash complete the top canvas 

Close ups


Finally a old bit of twisted wire from my stash complete
the picture.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Gear It Up

 Hi everyone! 
I am super excited to have been lucky enough to have been chosen to become 
a member of this amazing team so with that in mind I have for you
my first post for SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge.
Why not pop over there and join in with the Challenge,
this month it is Gear it up.

Well as I love cogs this one is easy I had some handmade paper and had 
already tried to create a piece that I wasn't that 
happy with.

The picture below is prior to spritzing it lightly with faded jeans, salty ocean  
distress inks and water to activate.

 I used Fresco Finish paints and a brayer then Tim's flourishes,
grunge paste through crafters workshop stencil. Not to
sure you need to do this bit now as I sprayed it all.

I used La Blanche stamps for the centre panel this was done onto 
recycled card board.

Tim's Embossing folder (small bingo card ) was used on black card 
and highlighted with treasure gold.

Clocks were from my stash I just collect clocks I am not sure where they are
all from.

The cogs are made from a memory box die that has been rusted up with
Deco Arts Multi media Paints.

I added cogs from my stash to enhance the die cut ones.

A close up of the clocks I used crackle accents on the clock faces.

I mounted the entire piece onto foam board to give it more dimension.

 I hope you all like my first piece for SanDee & Amelie's Steam punk challenge, & 
are now feeling inspired to pop over and play along with us. If you would 
like to know more or let me know what you think
just leave me a comment.
Cheers Dee x

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Deconstruction @ Paperartsy

Hi everyone hope you are all well! I have decided to join
@ Paper Artsy for their Challenge.

This is done using their fish Mini stamp.

Tim Holtz big ticket die. 

This is deconstructed as the fish below has been ripped apart.

Then restuck on the ticket in various places.

Clear texture gel through a stencil.

Hope you all like the results.

Let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

An Afternoon's Play

Hi everyone! Thanks for popping by I have been having 
a play today with distress inks. 

My favourite Tim Holtz stamp. 

The odd stencil.

Transparent texture paste.

Glass glitter.

Frantage embossing powders.

The odd flick of burnished brass Distress stain spray.


A few beads.

This is the results!!!
let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Monday, 9 March 2015

A Present For A Friend

Hi everyone! thank you for popping by today and I hope you are all well!
I am recovering from a recent op so am laid up at home.

So need to take my mind of the pain what is better than 
catching up on some crafting.

I made a similar plaque for the Artistic Stamper creative team
back in January and my son's girlfriend fell n love 
with it.

Her favourite colour is green so I decided to make one for her
so here it is in lettuce green.

Same technique as before just different colour wash as in previous post.

Lots of treasure gold and triple embossing.

Sequins galore!!!

I hope she likes it let me know what you think?
Cheers Dee x

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Golden Rain Of The Dragonfly & Butterfly

Hi everyone hope you are well.

Here for you today is a sneaky peek at my next project for 
The Artist Stamper creative team.

Why not pop over and see how I created this out of an old wooden
box from a boot sale.

Thanks for popping by, don't forget to let me know what you think of it.

Cheers Dee x