Thursday, 25 June 2015

DecoArt and Tando Creative. A PIP collaboration.

Decoart have a few Partners in Crime (no thats not the term its ummm "Partners In Promotion") and we collaborate with them from time to time; you may remember we did a "Stampendous bog hop"?
well back in february we were asked to work together with Tando supplies, as part of the Decoart design team, to send samples off for tando to display at trade shows and such.
I selected this lovely folder to alter. there are more pages to it but I only had time to do a few before sending it off to Di.

Page 1 leaves and flourishes also Tando parts.

Page 2 and 3 Book plate also a Tando part
Page 4 and 5 Flourish also a Tando part.

Page 6 and 7
back cover

lots of yummy DecoArt supplies used here. Texture, paint, metallic lustres, crackle, stencils etc etc.
And by the skin of my teath I have made blogged it in time for the June challenge on "Our Creative Corner" as their sponsor is "Tando" and my Decoart supplies make me VERY happy making it fit well with the June theme.
Z x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Ocean Diorama for Calico Craft Parts.

Hi there folks!
I made a diorama for Calico Craft Parts 3 or 4 weeks ago. I am now sharing it over here. It's pretty much 100% craft parts apart from the box which came free with 4 pairs of socks inside at Christmas.
I painted my box, inside and out then added some bits of stick as platforms on the sides and bottoms to make it easier to layer the craft parts. (you can use that 3D foam sticky tape or pads if you prefer).
I used some decorative flourishes for waves and simply started to layer the different parts on to each other to build up a 3D scene.

Craft Parts used: (click on item for link to shop)

Flourishes (for waves)
Ships wheel
desert Island (Palm trees)
fancy corners

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Calico Craft Parts Day...

Hi folks.
It's my turn over on the "Calico Craft Parts" design team blog. I altered one of those beautiful little trinket boxes. (prefect size for a collection of ATC's, pack of playing cards, gypsy witch cards etc. but also a perfect size for my favourite hand made lavender soaps. please pop over and have a look (maybe leave a comment pretty please) click HERE 
Z x

Monday, 1 June 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: Guest (again :) )

Mixed Media Monthly have their Birthday this month. so they have invited guests from the last year to take part and make something using any of the monthly themes from the last 12 months theme choices.
I chose to use a couple of the themes. "Texture and stencils"  and "Birds of a Feather".
and I used them on a 12 x 12 piece of corrugated card.
the texture is from DecoArt modelling paste and it is also a DecoArt stencil. lots of Decoart paint and mediums including the FANTASTIC crackle paint that just does as it says it will. and my usual splashes of "Quinacridone Gold" for rusty blobs.
The bird is a bit amateur as I am beginning to TRY and do some of the painting myself and not rely on cut out images and stamps all the time. the nest is napkin decoupage using DecoArt decoupage medium. i used the one especially for napkins to reduce tearing.
as I had used a variety of DecoArt mediums I had some patches that had a Shin on the surface, some matt and some in between. i wanted consistency so I gave it all a coat of DecoArt Ultra matt medium. That takes away all shine and reflections (easier to get photos too when you have to use a flash).
I'm making a basic frame out of driftwood and jute string for this but its not ready yet.
Please go over and visit Mixed Media Monthly and maybe join in its for fun and creative self development. these blog challenges can help push you to try new things and gain confidence. develop your style and learn new styles. really worth having a go.
thanks for stopping by
Z x

Bobbin Queen... for Calico Craft Parts

It is my turn to post on the "Calico Craft Parts Design Team Blog".
I have altered one of their small shrine kits in a simple shabby chic inspired way. Please pop over to take a look and leave a comment (the comments keep me going ;) )
Z x