Friday, 25 July 2014

Let's Get Shabby...Read and Craft ....

 

Over at
 
Let's get Shabby
For
It's all about
 A  Book Cover Picture Inspiration…..
Choose a book cover picture and be inspired by it!  
 We need two photos…. one of your book cover and one of your project – let us know how you were inspired .
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Here's what I created for my DT piece...
I've bought a few books this week, in preparation for my hospital stay next month...
The book I chose is to be inspired by is 'A Gift to remember' by Melissa Hill...
(Now.... I can't recommend the book, because I have not read it yet).
 
This book has inspired me to create a tag to decorate a present for a special friend. My main inspiration comes from the image of the Gift and the books title.
(Created with distress paints, inks and 'Butterfly Girl' Sam Poole stamp).
Now hop over to
Let's Get Shabby
..for the full deets ...and see what other wonderful inspiration the talented shabby girls have created for this Book Cover challenge and there's a fabulous  prize up for grabs for the challenge winner....
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x
 

 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pirates (and Angels) of the Caribbean .......


I’m playing along again this month with
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Tim's Summery July inspiration...
Tim has taken us on a trip to the beach with his lovely tag full of yummy texture & techniques 
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I had soooo much fun with this challenge....
I had to improvise a little as I didn't have the same dies, bubbles texture fades and some of the other ingredients...  but that shouldn't stop you...just gives you the excuse to experiment!! ;)
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Anyway.... this is my version, inspired by Tim's July tag.....
....all ready to be put together
I've used the swirls texture fades with my shrink plastic, to place over my distressed tag.
...then die-cut some seaweed using the foliage from the tattered pinecone die.
 
 I've given my chipboard elements the distress crackle treatment, I didn't have the distress crackle paint, so have used crackle glossy accents instead....and created my own sand-dollar .
and I couldn't resist adding the fab photo ( Idea-ology 'Found relatives' cards)- distressed at the edges
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and this is the end result.....

Pirates (and Angels) of the Caribbean .......
 

complete with sand!
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Looking forward to seeing what Tim inspires us with his August tag  now...
So until next time.....
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x

Friday, 18 July 2014

SOC Wk 6 .... Love is in the air......

Wow...we are now on the 6th and final week
of
Summer of Colour Challenge 4
Time goes soooooo fast when we are having fun!!
...and Kristin has definitely saved the best colour palette to last...
 
Raspberry & Tangerine
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Lemon

LOVE this colour combo

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So... I delved into my yarn stash...

in search of these yummy colours.

...and with all the gorgeous inspiration, talent and LOVE that has been shared throughout this challenge by a variety of different artists,  artwork and crafty mediums.....
I thought it would be perfect to end it with a couple of Lovebirds
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so with more clacking of knitting needles....
Meet Romeo & Juliet....
 knitted from a free pattern found on Ravelry
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I am sad that this is the last week of Summer of Colour, I've been having so much fun that I don't want it to end....Thanks again Kristin for some fabulous Summer of Colour inspiration and all the hard work you do to make this challenge so fabulous each year!
 
Hop over to .HERE to see what all the fun has been about!
 
 

 and here are a round up of my 6 weeks Summer of Colour birdies....
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Thanks for peeking!
Jan x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

SOC Wk 5 ....Chicken Royale ....


Wow...we are already on Week 5
of
Summer of Colour Challenge 4
Time goes so fast when we are having fun!!
and this weeks Bright and Breezy challenge colours are....

Red & Royal Blue
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Light Blue
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Now... I knew I had all these colours in my yarn stash...
although they are not my favourite of colours..
but a challenge is a challenge!!
so with more clacking of knitting needles....
Meet Blue....
 
My little free range chicken! 
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Thanks again Kristin for some fabulous colour inspiration!
Hop over to .HERE to see what all the fun is about!
 
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Challenge 6.... Altered Burlap Panel

Now....I'm a big fan of mini canvasses.
and....I'm a big fan of burlap too.....
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So....... when I saw
that over at Studio L3 
Challenge # 6
 is to Alter one of Tim's Burlap Panels !! 
(technique as shown on page 37 of Tim's book).
I knew I just had to have a play along with this...
I had so much fun..
I ended up altering two panels!!
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Anyway, here are the main ingredients for my canvasses....
Distress.... inks, paints and markers
assorted Idea-ology
chit-chat stickers
water pen
&
Found relatives cards (LOVE these)
Tim Holtz Burlap panels
(2 Bare minis) these are approx. 4in x 6in each,
Idea-ology Tissue wrap
and of course Tims...Compendium of Curiosities Volume III book.
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I prepared my burlap panels with the lovely idea-ology Tissue wrap.. this is a little thicker than usual tissue...so I found it was a lot easier to adhere to the canvas...
Then the fun begins altering these cute little canvasses
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and this is what  I created for this challenge.....
Meet Bertie and Lizzy !
Both images are cut from the 'Found relatives' cards
I've also added.... altered fractured doll,  watch keys, word-band, idea-ology emphera, string, beads,
vintage.... measure tape, buttons & buckles
...and Bertie has his altered pocket watch, watch key, gears, watch face and monocle.
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If you want to see what this challenge is all about....Hop over to Linda's Blog...
for the
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #6
...who along with her talented Curiosity crew...have some amazing canvas inspiration!
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You will also need a copy of Tim's
Compendium of Curiosities Volume III book.
...

and for this challenge.
The Funkie Junkie Boutique , Tim and Mario have very generously donated more fabulous prizes!

Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x



 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Challenge 5.... Distress watercoloring

Over at Studio L3
the lovely Linda Ledbetter is hosting challenge #5 of the 
Compendium of Curiosities Challenges
with her fabby Curiosity crew...
using the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Volume III book.
...and for this challenge, INSPIRATION EMPORIUM, and Tim and Mario have very generously donated more prizes!
 
Challenge 5
Challenge #5 is Distress watercolouring technique as shown on page 39 of Tim's book.
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Anyway, here are the main ingredients for my tag....
and this is the tag I made for this challenge.....
 
I've loved playing with the watercolour technique.
I've also added some remnant rubs, film strip, mini fasteners, hinge clip ,ribbon and buttons.
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 If you want to see what all the fun is about....Hop over to Linda's Blog...and for some amazing inspiration too!

Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x 


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

SOC WK 4 ...Pretty in Pink....

I can't believe how fast this challenge is flying by!!
(Maybe it's because I am knitting birdies LOL!! - Sorry!!)
... Wow...we are already on Week 4
of
Summer of Colour Challenge 4
and this weeks gorgeous summery challenge colours are....
Pink & Apple Green
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Dark Green
Yayyyyy! I had all these colours in my yarn stash
...and I knew what I wanted to knit straight away
There was a pattern for flamingos in a past issue of 'LGC Knit & Crochet' magazine
so with a clash of needles...
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Meet Felicity.....


Knitted in  Pink & Apple Green
with a  Pop of Dark Green

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Thanks again Kristin for some fabulous colour inspiration!
Hop over to .HERE to see what all the fun is about!
 
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x