Sunday, 31 May 2015

Tim Holtz Tiles

Hi again,
back again with another project form the craft retreat - this time I decided to alter a couple of mdf tiles. These tiles are quite inexpensive but are so easy to work with.
The first one I used to demonstrate that it's not necessary to paint or prepare these tiles to make something lovely...
First we stamped the raised frame part using a brown ink, the centre panel was made using a piece of oyster contour card. First we clear embossed an image, then coloured the panel with distress ink, stamped with the same colour of ink, then flicked water at it for the splatter effect. The butterfly was also clear embossed and coloured in the same way then fussy-cut and attached over the die cut trellis

The second one was used to demonstrate a completely contrasting finish, lots of bright colours and a primed base...
The frame part of the tile was painted with a chalk effect paint for a matt finish. the background was clear embossed as before, but this time we used some nice bright colours to colour it and black archival ink to stamp a sentiment. The feathers were diecut and embossed the coloured with the same colours of distress ink, with bakers twine added to finish it off
Materials:

MDF Tiles
Gesso
Distress Paint: Antique Linen
Clear embossing powder
Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz  Perspective stamp set
Tim Holtz Paris Memoir stamp set
Mini Mister
Tim Holtz Trellis  die
Oyster Contour card
Kraft card
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Tim Holtz Feather Duo die and embossing folder set

Bakers Twine
Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate your comments 
Debz x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Thank you

Thank you all for the lovely comments I got welcoming me back to blogland, it's going to take me a wee while to get back into the swing of blogging, a lot of my online time is taken up with work social media stuff, but I'll do my best to allocate some time to my own blog and all of my lovely followers - thanks for your support :)
So I thought it might be an idea to catch up on some of the projects I did for the recent Spring Craft Retreat at The Papeterie in Aberdeen. In case you don't know, they hold a craft retreat twice a year in April and September - and one of the things that sets it apart from other retreats is that YOU can choose whether you go for 1, 2 or 3 days, YOU can choose to take the accommodation package or organise your own. AND YOU also have a choice of classes to pick from. 
Aberdeen might seem like a long way away for some of you, BUT we have a fantastic international airport here in Aberdeen with great links to most regional UK airports as well as regular flights to and from all over Europe and beyond.
Anyway, getting back to the projects - I taught 9 classes over the 3 days, hard work but great fun and very rewarding ...
This was the Promarker Notebook, this class ran twice...
Materials:
Spiral notebook
Oyster Contour card
Diamond White supersmooth card
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps
Tim Holtz Paris Memoirs stamps
Tim Holtz Random Quotes stamps
Memento Inkpads: Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Toffee Crunch, Desert Sand, Pistachio
Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs
Promarkers
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils
Clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz Tag & Tie die

Seam binding

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate your comments, 
Debz x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

I'm back!

GWell, I've given this a lot of thought and decided to come back to blogging. I thought blogging was dead, but I'm happy to say I was wrong. It seems there's still a place for blogging and it can go hand in hand with other social media. So I'm going to try to post regularly again :)
So I thought I'd share a card I was asked to make for one of Graham's colleagues to give to her mum. 
I used a Saturated Canary image that came on the cd with Creative Cardmaking magazine called Wine O'Clock and coloured her with pro markers and flex markers on Super Smooth Diamond White card from The Papeterie. And added a cheeky bit of glamour dust to her dress and wine glass stem.
I used the inner part of the Sue Wilson embroidered strip let die to cut the pattern from the image layer then mounted it onto glitter card.
Debs x

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