Thursday, 19 April 2012

Birthday Card for hubby

It was my hubby's birthday yesterday and I made this card for him. He has a small yacht which is berthed up in Scotland and he likes nothing better than getting away from it all and taking her out in the Firth although he doesn't get up there as often as he would like.

I usually make him a card with a nautical theme and this year was no different and I used my new stamps from Creative Expressions to make it. The background was done with the distress stains I have just bought - resisted for a long time but after doing a workshop with Hels was totally sold!

On a sad note it would have been my Dad's birthday too - yes they shared the same birthday, but he passed away last year. Difficult time - celebrate one person's birthday and be sad that the other is no longer with us to  celebrate.

My Dad loved my cards and when we sorted through his belongings he had kept every card I had made him and I must admit I shuddered a bit at my early attempts, they seemed so primitive. I have come along way since then thank goodness but we all have to start somewhere I guess.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Nautical theme Card for a Man Use your newest stamp Male sports or Hobbies Anything Goes Distressing One for the Boys Watery theme

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Anything Goes ~65 Tick Tock Goes The Clock

Hello fellow bloggers, its been a while since my last blog but have been poorly and unable to meet my DT commitments but I am on the road to recovery and ready to start crafting again. I have had severe withdrawal symptoms and am raring to go now.

My daughter was home from uni last week and we had a couple of days just crafting, getting inky and generally having fun. What a tonic! This is what I produced which was for the Anything Goes challenge which this time is Tick Tock Goes the Clock - anything Time related or Steampunk.
So enjoyed making this canvas. I used stencil paste and That Something Special masks, clock and steampunk, to create a relief on the canvas and  gessoed the canvas and then gave it a wash of watery red acylic paint. Using DIs, stamps and various stencils and sequin waste I created the background

The rectangles are mountboard pieces that I had cut and each was coloured using distress inks and stamped using Creative Expressions, Paper Artsy and Stampers Anonymous stamps all available from the Craft Den. The die cuts are Tim Holtz alterations as are the ideology again all from the Craft Den.

Its nice to be back in blog land and I hope you like my latest project.

I am entering this into the following challenges: Anything Goes Always Anything Goes Anything Goes Distressing Freebie week - anything goes Earthtones Metal