Tuesday, 21 December 2010

LOTV Nativity

Hi to All, I can't believe Christmas is nearly upon us. Luckily I have very little to do this year and was organised enough to buy all my gifts online and in time. It's just as well because like many parts of the country, Oxfordshire has taken a hit with the snow. The weekend was bedlam on the A34 with hours of tailbacks.
This week over at Everybody Art Challenge Blog the theme is "First Snow". I decided to keep this one simple because I wanted to post it easily so there is not much to say about it. I have used a very cute stamp from Lilly of the Valley. I coloured it with Copics and added glitter glue for sparkle, unfortunately the photo is so bad it is difficult to see any sparkle. I am not sure what the paper is (sorry). I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jenny

Saturday, 11 December 2010

As Time Goes By..................

It's Tuesday again and we have a new theme over at the Everybody Art Challenge Blog.
This week the challenge is to make a handmade gift.
I knew exactly what I was going to do having bought a couple of components to make a clock at the NEC craft fair in November and I am really pleased with the outcome.
To make the clock I used the following:
Square chipboard for the base
Brown Bazzill card used to cover the chipboard
Patterned paper from the Ella Blue GCD collection, ripped, inked and distressed
Music paper distressed with ink and edged with gold embossing powder
Brown paper crimped and distressed
To make the swirls and flowers I have used Grunge Paper and two Tim Holtz dies inked with distress inks and stamped with various stamps.
The leaves are a Spellbinders die that have been inked and covered with
Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals.
The numbers are white chipboard coloured with black ink and embossing crystals x 3. I have used the same technique on the word SMILE and coloured with Mica Powder.
Extra flowers have been added purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts, butterflies from my stash, swirl gems and a Tim Holtz button.
I hope you can join in this week.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tis the Season to be Jolly

Hi to all,
This is a short post to let you know that we have an excellent sketch to follow over at the Everybody Art Challenge Blog. Check out the DT for more beautiful inspiration.
Here is my take on the sketch.

The image is carol singers from LOTV coloured with Copics and stickles glue. It's so cute and very detailed, it did take me a little time to colour but was worth it in the end.

I have used Kraft corrugated card for the base, layered with paper from Basic Greys Eerie, Jovial and Wassail pads. I have distressed the papers using inks and scissors and a little sewing. The punched detail was made using red paper and a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is a digital image that I own, edged with stickles glue for sparkle. The flowers are also edged with stickles. Finally I added a pearl gem in each corner.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the week.