Love is not pink and frilly with lace
and bunnies as will be depicted come Valentines day; its raw and gritty
and takes effort and can sometimes be messy. but at the end of the day,
its worth it. whether it be parent love, partner love or friend love.
this little painted wooden block was deeply inspired by a video tutorial I watched by Robin Marie.... (here is a link) And as I made my own background with layers of papers, stamping. transparent paints and stencils, I am entering it in to the Wednesday challenge atSimon says stamp.
I have been finishing up my christmas card making today (after visiting a friend and having a die cutting swap day. I got to cut out lots of her lovely flourishes so i brought them home and made some cards. as Simon says stamp has a theme of "Flourishes" on their Monday Challenge, I am entering them in to that....
My new dies arrived from the sizix mega sale so i HAD to go cut stuff out and make something. (just because), and it had to be something that i could make for Christmas as its all home made gifts and cards this year... that fits in really well with Simon says stamp's Monday Challenge.
So i made this album.
Sizzix dies used were:
vintage cabinet card
mini cabinet card
I had a lady round to do a class with me today and among other things, we did a canvas... the technique did require a lot of natural drying time so we didnt finish them during the workshops 4 hours, but I went back to mine tonight and finished it off. this is how it was earlier.....
I suppose it would have done like that (some friends said to leave it), but I like more warmth and age in my pieces. I was not comfy with it as it was so i added more to it. I feel happier with it now.
It is funkie junkie day again and the inspiration I have taken from her tag is "holly" (with red glitter berries). And the funkie junkie has a beautiful online shop if you like to do some online shopping for cool craft supplies.
I think i am getting better at keeping up. this is the Funkie Junkie's 9th make of the 12 tags of christmas. mine is actually a large plaque. much bigger than a tag and can hang on the wall or something. If you want to do some online shopping, the funkie junkie boutique has a load of great stock.
I got some money for my birthday this week and it promptly got spent on a nice craft stash purchase.
I got some of Tim Holtz' stuff, including kraftcore paper and the Merriment collage paper stack. I have made a few more christmas cards to add to the slowly growing pile.
I have made a card instead of a tag today. I used the funkie junkies 7th tag as my inspiration but the idea i had in my head morphed a fair bit and ended up very dissimilar to the original idea and inspiration. So what elements did i use as my inspiration? I like the over all vintage theme of the original tag with the sepia, cream and hints of duck egg blue. this is actually one of my all time favourite colour schemes. so i stuck with the same scheme.
I decided to do three tabs with words instead of three tags (I dont have a small tag die or an alphabet die). i also included a snowflake and some brown glitter (coffee stickles in this instance).
I suspect a fair few of the items used are available from the Funkie Junkies beautiful online store which you can find by clicking HERE.
and while I am here, here are 3 more modern looking card i also made today (because i had to play with my new christmas baubles die) ...
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