Wednesday 23 October 2019

A Very Tricksy Challenge!

Hello again! My poor blog has been missing a bit of loving lately. I've been too busy with other artsy ventures to have the time to pop in here!

Have you seen the new challenge at More Than Words? We have a choice this month - use the word Trick and/or Treat on your card, tag, ATC or postcard.

We don't do the Halloween thing where I live so I had to think outside the square for this one. At some stage the word "Tricksy" popped into my head and I knew I had to feature Gollum!

Here's my tag:

I really had a lot of fun making this. I took an old Kaisercraft packaging piece and trimmed it to size. I used my Gelli plate to make the background and could have stopped there, it was so gorgeous. I added gold stamping and some cool stencilling using two-toned metallic paint. I coated all my chippies with Tinby Designs Metallic Melts. These worked so well! I used different coloured paints underneath two different coloured Metallic Melts to get coordinating, but different, effects. The chippies are all from The Dusty Attic.

Would you believe the only difficult part of making this tag was cutting the photo! It took five attempts to get those stamp-edges straight - lol.

Will you be able to join in the challenge this month? You only have til the last day of the month so be quick. You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday 8 October 2019

Opening Doors at Kraft+

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Have you seen the new challenge over at Kraft+ yet? There is an awesome photo to be inspired by!

I made this:

I swiped metallic paint behind the photo with a serrated tool from Michelle Grant Designs. This highlighted the corrugated iron wall in the photo.

I added inks plus Tinby Designs Metallic Melts to the scroll under the photo for a rusty, aged look.

To make the shutters, I die-cut them then treated them the same as the chippie above to match the rusty shutters in the photo.

I layered flowers, gems and die-cut pieces.

Here's the image to inspire you at Kraft+. I hope you can join us! You can find more details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday 1 October 2019

Back in Black

Hullo again! The new challenge has just been revealed at More Than Words. You have to be inspired by the word COSTUME and create your project on a BLACK BACKGROUND. Do yourself a favour and check out the reveal post - the ladies have done such awesome work! You can find it here.

Here's my page:

I went with a movie-star theme on this one as my child was playing a part in a friend's movie and was wearing a borrowed costume.

I used gold and metallic blue/green paint on the spotted black background and added a few plain chippie pieces.

I ran a trail of stars across the page. The chippies are all from The Dusty Attic. I love the large vintage movie camera!

Ther are heaps of great prizes to win so I hope you can join us this month.

You can find more details about the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!