Friday, 2 October 2020

Lightly Dance with Crackling Campfire!

 Hello and welcome!

Here we are already at the beginning of another month ....... despite all the restrictions and not being able to go anywhere, here at Tingwall House, we are both keeping very busy and enjoying our art and music, along with our creating either in the craft room or the wood workshop. 

Our new challenge at A Vintage Journey starts today hosted by the lovely Annie. 

She is challenging us to uses numbers as the focal point in our projects. Stencils, die cuts, fussy cuts or rub ons, rust them up, use texture paste or paint them, the decision is yours as long as the numbers are prominent.

We have loads of inspiration for you, so just hop on over to the challenge site HERE to see what else the Creative Guides have been making

The new Tim Holz Distress colour Crackling Campfire was just sitting on my desk waiting for an outing, so I decided to have a little experiment using the usual Distress techniques but combining it with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ........ a lovely combination!

The lighter tag has crackle paint smeared here and there too.

I decided to layer the tags to create a larger tag celebrating the number three. 

I am SO missing my usual catch ups with my two old school friends - we should have been in Crete in May and enjoying a long weekend in Essex around now. So ..... for when we can meet again this might make the cover of a holiday journal.

I really love the way these colours combine - the Crackling Campfire seems to be layers of orange and red. It looks as though I used two or three colours here but all one!

Sadly I creased one of the legs before getting it stuck down ....... the things you don't notice until you take a zoomed in photograph!

I used the Distress Spray Stain to colour cardstock before die cutting the embossed leaves and what a glorious colour that ribbon is.

A final touch was to isolate part of a quote from one of Alison Bomber's quote sets (Life and Living EAB19).

You can just see a little of the crackle medium behind the ladies.

A fun and colourful tag to brighten up these days of Autumn and a lovely reminder of happy times spent (and to spend!) with my two great friends.

As always thank you for joining me and I hope you find time to join us in our challenge. 

Have a great crafting weekend.
Jennie x


Annie said...

What a glorious tag that will make a wonderful journal cover. The Crackling Campfire looks fabulous all layered together. You will be missing your friends but hopefully it wont be too long till you are together again.

Take care and keep safe
Annie xx

butterfly said...

So great to see Crackling Campfire take on a gentler hue in your hands - fascinating to see what it's capable of. Love the Speckled Egg Oxide splotches too. Such a lovely tag celebrating friendship and light dancing!!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

A really lovely tag Jennie, - such a striking colour combo! Love all your special touches!! Let's hope one day all this will be over and friends can get together again...