Thursday, 31 August 2017

feathers and stars


sorry about the photos they went a tad blurry. I got really inspired by the less is more challenge this week, use a real object. I loved an article in Mixed Up mag where feathers were painted and just changed into wonderful pieces of art. So I had a go at stamping on a feather I had picked up.... I am now totally addicted to it, may need a support group addicted!  I was collecting feathers on the way home, I say on the way I walked in the opposite direction to my house then looped back round.
Anyway give it a go, the results can be stunning.

Also entering this into That's crafty - only cards challenge.
Simon says stamp challenge -anything goes


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

zen garden


this card was inspired by two challenges:

Less is more perfect holiday- JAPAN!
Try it on Tuesday - in my garden.

I wish I had a zen garden, I have a more over grown graveyard style!
here are a few photos of Japan, visited far too long ago...


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Poison boxes and mango monsters

So I took a nice pine box and made it look really old and scruffy. It's ironic how much time and effort I put into making this new box look like it had been on a dusty witch's shelf.

I painted it silver then crackle glazed it, then painted it white. I then printed out poison labels and pasted them on with Decoart Media matte medium as a transfer paste. So much fun! and it turned out how I have imagined it.
I am entering this into :
That's crafty challenge - anything but a card
Not Just cards -anything goes 
Altered Electics - anything goes

and now for the Mango monster...
My friend has had a baby recently and  I wanted to create a card for her first child as I think they often feel left out.

The card is tropical fruit colors, starting with lemon and lime, moving to Mango and then orange and finally the lovely purple of some dragon fruits (my favorite.) I am sending this image to cause havoc in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp -for a child
Less is more -Tropical Fruit
Sisterhood of snarky stampers- M is for mink