Saturday, 29 October 2016

October 2016 : Tim's Remix Tag


A very way off piste rendering this month! 

As I am not really into Halloween I decided to use some of those lovely Dapper papers for a background and give my not used very often Umbrella Man die an outing.



As usual you can get all the details and the fabulous remix techniques HERE on Tim's blog.




I didn't have any of the mixed media crackle but good old Rock Candy Distress Crackle worked quite well!


Despite having to really think hard how to interpret his months tag in my own way, the two techniques were very enjoyable and are very effective. I particularly enjoyed the background collage technique and the addition of the crackle makes for a lovely subtle finish.

As usual I am scraping in at the end of the month but then on the upside there's not long to wait for next month's tag! 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Jennie x



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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

More Infusions Love ...



I just can't get enough of those PaperArtsy Infusions !! Today I am sharing a quick make over at Country View Projects using my current favourite colour A Little Jaded (however, it changes by the day!). 

Do hop on over if you would like to see more!

Jennie x


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Vintage Squares and Grids for PaperArtsy


It's my turn to share a project tonight over at PaperArtsy for our Squares and Grids Challenge. I have also been having tremendous fun with the fabulous new Infusions.

So do please join me if you want to see more!

Jennie x


Saturday, 15 October 2016

More Spookiness!

Well I hope you are ready for a little more spookiness! Today I am sharing a Halloween tag at Country View Challenges for our All Things Spooky Challenge and if you have hopped over from there - welcome!


This is yet another of my resist background experiments and if you want to see the technique then click the link HERE for the tutorial I shared on Country View Projects the other day.


The Distress Inks used were Rusty Hinge, Wilted Violet and Fossilised Amber .....


... overstamped with Wilted Violet.


I had some stamped die cut leaves left over from a previous project (details here) so used these to embellish the Tim Holtz Dress Form Die - one of my all time favourites.


The skirt was made from cutting back the Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die - another early purchase which I still use today and never tire of.  I am a little short on Halloween stamps but the Tim Holtz rub ons work wonderfully well.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you are enjoying this wonderful spooky month! and of course I hope you find time to join us in our challenge. Click the link here to get all the details.

Have a great weekend!

Jennie x


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Distress Glaze Resist




You will know that I have been a little hooked on Distress Glaze just lately, and if you want to see how I have been using it as a resist then do hop on over to Country View Projects where I am sharing how I made the background for this tag.

Hope to see you there!

Jennie x



Friday, 7 October 2016

More Spookiness ....


Hello and welcome to another "spooky" project! The very talented Anne is our host this month over at A Vintage Journey and it will come as no surprise that such a lover of all things Halloween the theme is .....


Make It Spooky!
As we approach All Hallows' Eve we want you to create a vintage, shabby, industrial steampunk or mixed media project to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween, don't limit yourself to black, orange and purple - just "make it spooky"!!


I decided to go for a mixed media journal page for this project having just got Tim Holtz's wonderful Halloween Ephemera Pack in the post. 




I started with a gessoed spread in my journal and used Fossilised Amber, Rusty Hinge and Wilted Violet Distress Spray Inks to get colour on the page. Unfortunately they didn't show up as strongly on the gessoed background. But you know me ... I love muted colours!

I used the same Distress Inks and layering stencils over the top and finally added some texture paste through a text stencil. No idea why I got the urge to stamp the grasses!



I then used the Ephemera pack to create little collages around the pages. I also had some leaves left over from a previous project.



Not your usual Halloween colouring !!



Again more Ephemera and that gorgeous gate die which I know I am going to love.



I do so hope you will be able to join us in our challenge this month. Country View Crafts are our sponsors and there is a £20 Voucher for one lucky winner and of course the chance to be chosen as a Pinworthy entry and to join us as a Guest Designer. So do hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see what spooky projects my fellow Creative Guides have created this month!


Happy spookings!

Have a great weekend.

Jennie x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Halloween Mail Art

Welcome to the first of October and brace yourselves for a host of Halloween projects over the next few weeks! 

We have a brand new challenge over at Country View Challenges - Corrie is our host and she has chosen the theme

All Things Spooky .......


I am always inspired by the Mail Art projects I see on Pinterest, so here's my Halloween version!


I actually had great fun creating this project - it is quite surprising how many mail/correspondence stamps I have!


Drips of red wax ..........


Gold Edging ........


And the back of the envelope got similar treatment.

 I do hope you find time to join in our "spooky" challenge! As always you can find all the details by clicking the link HERE and  have a look at the fabulous projects created by my Design Team buddies! You can't fail to be inspired!

Jennie x