Sonntag, 22. September 2013

Check - ers

A game of your choice plus vintage, buttons and lace is the new receipe at DragonsDream TIO #150 challenge. Well, there are a lot bingo player out there and i took my chance with playing checkers or draughts. How ever you call it. The real stamp part is done with my new Dali plate from Cherry Pie Art.

I started with stamping and clear embossing the Dali - face at the background

The quote is from the internet. Somehow i thought it also fits a master painter.

I hope this tag looks vintage eather way. The checkers board is drawn by hand, you'll also find lace and vintage buttons.
Have a nice start into a new week

Sonntag, 15. September 2013

Pink & Green

Happy sunday, dear crafters (:o) There started a new challenge at Octopode Factory with a pink and green theme and i've created a new page for my Octopode journal. They want to see any type of craft, as it's based to the theme and you don't need to use an Octopode image, but you go twice into the prize draw, if you do.
Well, using pink is always a bit out of my comfort zone, but the quote : See things through rose - coloured glasses came to my mind and that's what i used for my page.

I started my background with stamping, masking, colouring and clear embossing

I used speciality stamping paper and London themed stamps from Personal Impressions ( Traditional British Set 1) and from Docraft Papermania *Portobello Road*. I stamped with black archival, coloured my images with DI and H2O's and used a Perfect Medium Brush for the clear embossing part.

The next step was to colour the background with DI and i printed two images from the Octopode Queen Jubilee London Set and coloured them in also

My H2O green colour showed up very blu - ish with the pink, that's why i used Inka Gold ( green - gold) and some green stickles on top of some images. The Queen and her flag are sticked to the background with some pop - dots and i did the same with the quote.

Here you have my view to London through rose - coloured glasses (:o)
Maybe you use this inspiration and play with us?
Here you'll see the DT inspiration
Thanks for reading and leaving your appreciated comments
 Happy crafting!!

Freitag, 13. September 2013

Fasten your Bee - Belt!

Oh...time is running and i have a lot on one's plate but i managed to finish a project for Simon Monday Challenge Blog with an *embossed* theme for this week.
My project came to my mind at work, as i was unpacking some button - down shirts. There are always some kind of protective acetate sheets under the collar and as you can see, an upcycling idea hit me.

Supplies: DecoArt Traditions Acrylic Paint Burnt Umber, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Americana Duraclear Matt Varnish, Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Bubble & Honeycumb Set. Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black and a bee stamp.

I used two of these acetate sheets...

..and for the embossing part of this challenge, they went thru the cuttlebug with the honeycomb embossing folder

I painted the de - bossed side with burnt umber. I rubbed too much paint away with the first try, so i applyed a second layer...left it to dry for 5 minutes.... 

...and used a baby wipe to take off the excess. You need to do this carefully, otherwise you take off the paint out of the nooks and crannys, too.

I turned around the acetate and painted the embossed side with transparent yellow iron oxide

After drying i sealed the *yellow* side with a varnish

I stamped the bee's on the de - bossed side ....

...and used a gloss glaze on top for shine

I've also cut a flower shape from an old packaging and did the same embossing and paint treatment as shown above

I also stamped the bee on cardstock  and after a bit fuzzy cutting, i've glued the bee on top of a button into the flower shape. The old acetate packaging material was very sturdy and i bend the pedals with the heat gun.

Well,  i don't have a wasp waist. Honestly i've never had (:o)
But this belt is really wearable....i used a little trick we do at work also

I guess, your shopping with a different view now (:o)

Hope you enjoyed my bee - belt
Thanks for leaving your appreciated comments

Have a nice weekend

Donnerstag, 5. September 2013

TIO # 149 and Homework

DragonsDream Tag It On has a new receipe: Music, tissue tape / paper, blue and of course on real stamp.

Well, today is my day off for this week and i guess my planing was right with 27°C and sunshine today. I received my new LaBlanche stamps yesterday and had a go with them, for the new DragonsDream receipe.

I used a tag from the Prima Marketing Tag Pad by Julie Nutting. It's a giant size 9 x 21,5 cm

Here's the natural tag

I started spraying my lightest blue....

.. stamped music notes...

..and spraying more with my homemade mist made with DecoArt Acrylic paint and water

I don't wanted to cover up my stamped images, that's why i used the tissue tape around the edges
and thru the hole. I used three stamps, the one below *Decamp*, the big airship and a hotair balloon in the right corner above. I used a white pencil for some details, too.

Maybe some of you remember my chalk - paint obsessions. I also want to show you the finished cabinet.



I'm always using the leftover paint for some matching homedecor

Some image transfer

Well, that's all for now.
Back to gardening (:o)


Sonntag, 1. September 2013

Guest Design for Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog 

I'm very happy being the Guest Designer for this month challenge at Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge Blog. Theme for this month is

Doll's 'n Robot's

Well, i did my best to inspire you and i hope you give your own project a go

DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint Avocado Dip, Snow White, Cherry Red. Americana Multi Surface Satin Black tie. Traditions Acrylic Paint Burnt Umber, Carbon Black. Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium. Americana 3D Gloss Enamels, Americana Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
Fom my stash: Aluminium foil, tin, old robot parts, doll head, cardstock, eyelets, wood - sticks, plastic spools, two old forks, led - chain of lights, brads. metal embellishments, E 6000.

A little *How to do*

A dollhead, leg - parts from an old robot and a cardboard tin.

I've made a little steampunk hat from cardstock, glued the dollhead to the lid with E - 6000 and i used self - adhesive aluminium foil around the tin, which went thru the cuttlebug with a sizzix die.

A applyed a base layer of green acrylic paint to the foil, then painted all numbers and letters with red acrylic paint.

 I sanded  some foil off and painted the spots black

Here you see a (wood) stick and two plastic spools, i used for the third leg

Because the acrylic paint didn't hold on to the plastic spool...

..i used Americana Multi Surface Satin for a base coat and painted acrylic paint on top

I painted the head with titanium white first, applyed weathered wood crackle medium -  and a wash of burnt umber on top which i mostly wipped of. The goggles are cardstock and eyelets. Inside the main metal - embellishment at the hat, i used  3D Gloss Enamels and on top some tiny clock parts and Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

The arms are two old cake forks.
Inside the tin, you'll find a (battery) LED - chain of lights. Two little light bulbs are glued to the eye - opening with E - 6000
The tricky part was to get the chain of lights into the head, pushing thru a tiny little hole i've cut into the plastic lid.

I hope you like my little doll - robot.
I'm very excited to see what you make (:o)
Have fun!!
Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments