Friday, 30 October 2015

Its a Tag Friday !

I always love it when we get an extra Friday in the month as at A Vintage Journey we get the chance to play and make a tag! 

I had an idea in my head of black and vintage brown with a single colour and this is how it came out. I am not so sure it was what I intended but I enjoyed the journey!

I cut two tags using the Wallflower Paper Stack and added texture paste and gesso before adding Rusty Hinge Distress Spray Stains along with a little Black Soot and Vintage Photo. I love the way the paint dries in the gaps between the texture paste.

I am loving the new Tattered Florals Punch. I was a little disappointed in the size when I first got it as it is smaller than the die cut … BUT … it is just a perfect size for tags and smaller items.

For this tag I sprayed three punched florals with Rusty Hinge Distress Spray Stain and made my rose. I then added some darker Rusty Hinge with a paint brush to highlight the edges and some of the creases. 

Thank you for joining me today and I do hope you will hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see some stunning tags from the other Creative Guides. 

Jennie x

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

12 Tags of 2015

Well I am not sure that this really qualifies for this month's tag as I really have "bent" the inspiration given I don't have (or even like!) the 3D Zombie die cuts or have the Halloween paper for the background. But Tim's technique for this month was based around paper piecing,  inking the individual colours using the wrinkle free distress technique. 

So my Halloween Time Traveller got a suit and top hat individually inked and stuck on in layers - and I think he looks rather suave!

Even his coat lapels got a silver touch!

If you want to see Tim's tag and the techniques he has used then click the link HERE. As you can see my tag bears absolutely no resemblance!

Thank you for joining me again today. There was just time to grab some computer time before holding workshops today and tomorrow making poinsettias! However did I find time to go to work!

Have a great day!

Jennie x 

From Me to You

Today I am sharing my second project of the month over at Country View Projects. Hop on over if you want to see more.

Jennie x

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Ocean Adventure

Today I am sharing my first project of the month over at Country View Crafts Project Blog

 Please hop on over if you want to see more.

Jennie x

Monday, 5 October 2015

At Terminal 1 for A Vintage Journey

It is down to me to start a new journey in our Destination Inspriation series over at A Vintage Journey. Do hop on over if you want to see what is in our travel bag this month!

Jennie x

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Our Beautiful Treasure

Well I am back pretty promptly for Country View Challenges this month with my second make where our theme is "add some texture". Our gorgeous granddaughter had her second birthday a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to create a layout to replace the one which sits in our sitting room following her first birthday. 

I wanted to create a background and embellishments which would not take anything away from the gorgeous photograph. I started with a piece of Maja Design paper which was quite "pink" and gave it a good layer of gesso and added some texture paste and tissue tape.

The ornate die cut was covered in Rock Candy Distress Glitter which gives a wonderful textured feel. I also decided to use some bought flowers which were gorgeously textured and kept the wires and added some pearl buttons (which I have gessoed) which are tiny gestures but all of which add more textures and interest.

The layout is machine stitched onto some matching cardstock and all the edges distressed. 

We don't get to see our grandchildren very often as they live on the Scottish Mainland, but having this layout on permanent display will certainly bring back lots of lovely memories.

Thank you for joining me and I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Jennie x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Art Journalling for A Vintage Journey

A huge welcome to everyone - new followers as well as old friends - on this the first Friday of the month and a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  This month our wonderfully talented Alison (aka Butterfly) has challenged us to 

Art Journalling - Tim Style

Your journal pages can be any size, format or type, but we want to see some Tim techniques, grunge or vintage style and of course any Tim products.

I am still quite new to art journalling but my style seems to be developing into a more mixed media scrapbook style and of course Tim products, dies and stamps are just perfect for this. I love making little collages of tickets, letters and tags and of course so many of the stamps from the Shabby  Chic and Correspondence stamp sets are just perfect.

I created a background using texture paste and as my Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain and Distress Ink Pad had literally just been delivered by the postman I decided to just dive in with them pairing the Wilted Violet with Ground Espresso for a vintage shabby look. I used tissue tape and the Harlequinn and Splatters layering stencils to create the texture and old shabby look. 

And "dare to dream" ……….. I am so glad I did as I have now been to all three destinations Pairs, New York and London and had the most amazing holidays. So where next ????

Thank you for joining me today and do hop on over to A Vintage Journey for some amazingly inspired art journal pages from my fellow Creative Guides.

And would YOU like to be considered as a Creative Guide ?? If so check out the link HERE as Brenda has put out a DT call for two new Creative Guides but you will have to be quick as the DT call closes on 5 October.

Happy Crafting!

Jennie x

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Halloween Horror

Well I don't know about "horror" but this is about as spooky as I like to do given I live in old Scottish Manse!

But Halloween Horror is our new challenge at Our Creative Corner. So forget cute cats and smiling pumpkins, we want …

Share with us some horror inspired creations that are sure to send shivers down our spines. Bring out your most grotesque stamps and embellishments … or perhaps find a way to transform a pretty stamp into something macabre. Can you scare us !

I am not necessarily a good example of what you COULD make for this challenge, but I have to admit I would not want to meet this chappie on the stairs in the middle of the night here!

And I am scared rigid if I see a spider!

But I am sure you can all do better! So let us see what you can create and do hop on over to the blog for some amazingly inspirational horror makes from my fellow teamies.

Nicerene Designs are our sponsor this month and one lucky winner will have a $20 dollar voucher to share in their store.


 Have a great time creating!

Jennie x

Add Some Texture

Hello friends and followers and welcome to another month of challenges and creations! To start the ball rolling this is my first post of today (sorry there will be another!) and I am here to share with you our new challenge at Country View Challenges which is

Add some texture !

I had great fun adding loads of different types of texture to this tag! I started with Tim's Woodgrain Layering Stencil and some Texture Paste which was then sprayed with Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stains.

I had the idea that I wanted to make a whopper of a flower. I used the Tim Holtz Layered Leaf die and embossing folder to make a whole load of coffee filter paper leaves which I then sprayed with varying colours of Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint. Then what to do with them? I went and had some lunch and when I came back I just happened to see that my lovely friend Astrid had posted a link to a video showing how to make Rolled Leaf Roses with real Maple Leaves. You can see the video HERE

It was great fun using the Maple Leaf technique with my coffee filter leaves and I was delighted with the resulting "flower". You never know where your inspiration will come from!

I added more texture to my tag by using wire and muslin and also some machine stitching around the edges. It really feels as though Autumn has arrived!

You have the whole month to share your "textured" creation with us at Country View Challenges with a randomly drawn winner receiving a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Shop and of course a chance for the DT chosen winners to return as Guest Designers. 

Keep a look out over the rest of the month too for a huge range of textured projects from me and the rest of my teamies.

See you again later!

Jennie x