Thursday, 30 December 2010

Playing with a new challenge blog

I followed a link from Jodi to Punky Scraps, they are brand new, only on challenge #2. Thought I'd play along :-)
Challenge #1 was a recipe -
White Cardstock

Challenge #2 had a prompt -
" What is so special about me?"

 I got out the Tattered Angels as always :-)

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New Kit with Glimmer Mists!

It's officially available here!
The January Cropaholics Kit at Shop & Crop includes instructions for 3 layouts designed by me, with a Tattered Angels Sand & Surf mist kit (that's 4 mini bottles!) and the divine new range from Pink Paislee, Parisian Anthology, with the resist patterns, hmmmm......

 and a couple of sneaky peeks :-)

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Glimmer on Glass

This months brief for Tattered Angels was 'glass'. I hadn't ever tried it before so it was a real eye-opener for me. I found Glimmer Glaze the best product for the job, it sticks well and can be made to look either transparent or opaque. My first project was a small glass jar which I have done up to hold chocs for a thank-you gift. I have used a TA tag and letter stickers, misted of course.

 Then I found an old Heidi Swapp mirror album. I stamped some swirls with Stazon then used these as a guide to paint Glimmer Glaze around the edge. I trimmed it with some yummy crepe ribbon (misted) and velvet ribbon, some Kaiser bling, Dymo, fabric alpha stickers and a lovely Girl's Paperie charm.
This is one of the inside pages, misted with several different colours and using a piece of Glimmer Glass as a mask.
 Thirdly, a layout. I have misted a tree Glimmer Screen then used it to 'stamp' onto transparency. I cut a grassy edge mask and misted under the tree. Lots of stunning colours make up the background, again with some Glimmer Glass used both as masks and embellishments. I painted the back with yellow to brighten the colour.

So those are my official projects but having had so much fun and explored so little I kept on playing. I tried misting/masking between sandwiched transparencies, it took a little while to dry but they are now firmly stuck together and ready for cutting out and adding to other projects.

Then I tried mists, a combination of Chalkboard and Glimmer Mists, to decorate some cheap acrylic goblets. They took overnight to dry and are now waiting for further attention. I think they'll make nice treasure containers once I seal the outside with a matt spray varnish and trim with some ribbons and bling :-)

I'm so impressed with how Tattered Angels paints and mists have come up on all these surfaces I have a few more things in the pipeline yet! OMG such fun!
Hope I have inspired you to have a go.
Thanks so much for dropping by :-)

Friday, 24 December 2010

Sending Christmas wishes to one and all, I hope it brings all you hope for and much love.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Scrap the Boys

december challenge....

Some October Afternoon, Basic Grey, Sassafrass Lass, and obligatory Tattered Angels and Dymo  :-)
Plus a little Girls Paperie charm.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

New Colours!

Hmmm, so yummy, the new Bahaman Cruise are a limited edition set so if you want them you'd better be quick. They are so rich and, with a mix of warm and cool colours, are perfect for Spring right through Summer. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on them!
Looky here

Monday, 6 December 2010

Arty Day :-D

With the Gutsy Girls Jilly & Ngai in Brissy in November. This was THE BEST weekend I've had in a long time, the day was amazing and I acquired so many new skills and ideas, I would highly recommend booking in if you are at all interested in dabbling in mixed media art or even if you just want something new to play with. The company, food, and brains to pick were all great. I'm definitely going back for more!


Dec challenge over here
I have used some Tattered Angels 'Cinder' and a template for the background masking, it has a lovely shimmer which goes beautifully with the bling :-)