Friday 30 October 2015

Christmas Tag for A Vintage Journey

I like months with five Fridays as it means we get a TAG FRIDAY over at A Vintage Journey. Here is my tag this month. I recently purchased Ground Expresso distress ink so had a good play with mixing the range of browns using the wrinkle free technique - I used tea dye, ground expresso and vintage photo inks here. 
I added some more ink to the based with stamping the snowflakes and to the top layer through a layering stencil.
 I die cut some stacked snowflakes and gave them a coat of paint before edging with a little archival ink. I punched and embossed a circle for my bauble.
 I might make this into a card for someone now.
I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the team have created over at A Vintage Journey - hope to see you there!

Monday 26 October 2015

Butterfly Wall Hanging

Hi everyone. It has been a quiet month at Addicted to Art in October - only 3 posts, good grief what have I been doing! Here is a wall hanging I made a few weeks ago but didnt get round to posting. Luckily it fits into 3 current challenges:

This is a 9 x 3 inch MDF panel - I used my brayer to to paint the base and then sponged some paint through a stencil. I die cut some hearts and used used a crackle medium to create the effect. The butterflies are die cut and embossed with Tim Holtz - Butterfly Duo and I added some treasure gold to them.

'Till next time...

Sunday 18 October 2015

Scibbly Christmas time

Time for a Richele Christensen inspired Christmas card using Tim Holtz new Scribbly Christmas stamps. There is a tutorial over on the Country View Crafts Project blog today.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Halloween for Try it on Tuesday

Hi everyone. Very pleased to be popping up over at Try in on Tuesday today as a Guest Designer. I used to be on the DT with this lovely group and what a great challenge blog and team of
crafters !
The theme is 'It's Frightening' so I made this Halloween card using a Tim Holtz layering stencil - 'Shatter' as my background. First I covered my card with wild honey and rusty hinge distress inks, I then added versamark through the stencil before adding thick, clear embossing powder. Once heat dried I added black soot distress ink over my card - but, of course, it only added colour to the non embossed areas.
A spider die cut, a chit chat sticker and my sentiment were added before a little ribbon and mounting on some embossed kraft core card.

I would like to enter:

Have great day.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Fresco chalk acrylic backgrounds

Today I am sharing over on the Country View Crafts project blog. I made these two cards from the same brayered piece of card using Paper Artsy Fresco Chalk paints.... I love this technique for easy textured backgrounds. Do hop over for the details.

I would like to enter:

Have a lovely