Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Nearly Halloween

With the onset of  Halloween tomorrow I can say goodbye to what has been probably the most unluckiest month I have had (and the most expensive) anything that could of gone wrong has gone wrong and the final straw was a blocked drain that could only be sorted by digging up my tiled, concrete kitchen floor. My catalogue of catastrophes are now sorted so I wont be sorry to see October end. With my luck I will probably turn into a pumpkin tomorrow. Needless to say all this upheval has impacted on my crafty time, which is normally quite limited to say the least. Anyway I have ended the month with a Halloween tag, which I am entering into the following challenges:-
crafts4eternity where the challenge is Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins
fashionable stamping challenges where the theme is Halloween or use Halloween colours and
 Try it on a Tuesday also with Halloween challenge

I have had this skull stamp for a while so thought it fit the theme.

All have been coloured using Dylusions sprays, I have then used a water brush to remove the colour from the teeth to make them stand out. Added some Tim Holtz bits, extra bits from my stash including the netting from a bag of oranges, and some faux spiders web

Have a wonderful Halloween
Amanda XX

Friday, 5 October 2012

Autumn is Here

Well it's a dreadful friday evening tonight, nothing new there then! So away to my craft room I went. I have recently bought the new Tim Holts"mini blue print" stamps so set about removing them from the packet and having a play. The set includes 4 Xmas, 4 Halloween and 4 autumn so with a couple of challenges currently set around leaves I thought I would have a play with the latter 4. The 2 challenges concerned, if you fancy making something with a leafy look are crafts 4 eternity where the theme is "lots of leaves" and simon says stamp and show where the theme is Leaf-spiration. I am entering this card into both challenges,

I firstly cut my jigsaw using the cuttlebug puzzle die, then holding it together with masking tape, stamped the 4 seperate mini blue print stamps with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then embossed the word autumn through the middle with a stamp from my collection. I then coloured over the top with a selection of distress inks using the resist technique so the stamped inage just popped out.All the jigsaw pieces were then seperated and I inked the edge of each individual puzzle piece with walnut stain to make each puzzle piece stand out, then matted it onto scrunched up Tim Holtz Glassine paper (it is suposed to replicate a drying leaf) then matted again on white card edged in walnutstain distress ink. I then mounted it all on a kraft card base and added a bit of garden twine, hey presto card done.
I am probably going to be busy with other things this weekend as last weekend I listed many items on Ebay, including some old crafty stash I have never used, and it all ends tomorrow and sunday, so I think my weekend will consist of parcel after parcel and sadly sending not recieving (the worst part of Ebaying).
Anyway hope that you all have a lovely, rain free, weekend.
See you soon
Amanda X