Friday 4 December 2020

'tis the Season

 It's time for the New Challenge over at
and since it is sooooooo close to Christmas
I thought I would make something easy -  a Tag. 

I started by stenciling my tag with Tim's Holiday Knit
with transparent matte texture paste then
spraying and wiping with his Broken China Oxide Spray
Added my die cut trees, hills and deer after they were
glammed up with Chunky White Enamel and Elizabeth Craft
Cool Diamonds.
Inked binding with the same spray and also
a touch of Nuvo Blue Blitz Powder heating it till it melted
and added some wire to the back.
Sentiment is from Tim's Great Outdoors Stamp Set.
Finished the front with a tiny star.
I like the look of two tags so went ahead and
stenciled the back one with the same stencil
and texture paste.
Think it just finished my tag off nicely.

Here's a few photos I took along the way.

Pop over and see what my Talented Team Mates created
and come join us this month. 
We are having January off which works out perfectly for me
as I recover from knee surgery
which by the way is when this goes live.
Thanks for leaving your lovely comments
throughout the year. I really love reading your thoughts
and are so encouraging.
Merry Christmas!
See you in the New Year.

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Happy Birthday 'Deer'

 Welcome to December and our New Challenges over at
Check out what my Team Mates created for the
Stencil Challenge and come join us this month.
Here is my Make!

I had intentions of making a Christmas Card
but the colours I inked up weren't suitable so
a Birthday Card came about instead.
You can never have too many eh!
Lots happening here...
Background was an array of Distress Oxide Inks
with the edges inked directly from the pad.
Experimenting with my 
I stenciled with oxide ink then added
Transparent Texture Paste thickly
and waited patiently for it to dry hoping
it would turn out - which it did!
While waiting for that to dry I played around
with more oxide inks and waxes to add dimension below the deer
with ARTplorations Placid and my
tearing the edges and inking.
The reindeer has also been waxed with
Art Alchemy Rich Copper and Fire Ruby.
Adhered to an orange frame to match the 
Crackling Campfire Ink
and on to coloured card base.

Here is a close up of the reindeer - 

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A CAS Merry Christmas Card for Mix It Up Challenge

 Did someone say Christmas?
Well it is nearly here and over at Mix It Up Challenge
our Anything Goes with the 
Optional Twist for December is CAS (Clean and Simple)
Just what we need  this month.

here's a close up - still hard to get a good photo
of the sparkle!

I was recently gifted the tree die I used above
so I decided it needed 'sparkle' and so it is.
The background was a mix of smooched Magical's
and Nuvo Powder.
Added a silver Christmas Die attaching to
white card base and my
CAS card is complete.

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and join in our Gallery.
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