Friday 28 November 2014

Let's Face the Music with Delicious Doodles

Oh my - my blog has not seen a great deal of me in the last few weeks. Not because I haven't been making anything, just that I can't share ......yet. Either DT stuff of Christmas pressie making has been my workload of late.
I do however have a card made for the new Delicious Doodles challenge starting this week. The theme is "Let's face the music (and dance?)" So, anything to do with music/songs etc. My song choice, and another Christmas card that needed making.......... "The Holly and the Ivy"
Using images using Ivy Corner and Christmas Lantern on an 8x8" card.

All coloured with promarkers. There's 60 ivy leaves there - I counted them.
A BP from aTH paper stack. Some distress inks and a die cut Merry Christmas, some pearlised red paper to mat and a few gems. Took no time at all to assemble, once those leaves were coloured. Whatever possessed me? hahaha

Anyway, get those projects linked up to the challenge here at Delicious Doodles, we love to see them.

Saturday 1 November 2014

Take Time to................with RSD

The start of a new month. November heralds the start of the Christmas rush for many, but also when the weather really starts affecting me. The cold, gloomy, damp mornings are a struggle to get through for me as, I suspect, many of you out there. Wrap up warm and craft.
The 1st of November especially sees the beginning of a new Progressive Challenge over at the Sparkle & Glitter Blog of Rick St Dennis' EDT.
I made a clock face using Art on the Brain from the Etsy or Zibbet shops
 The greyboard base was first primed with gesso. Then the painting really started.
 Decoart paints in warm white, yellow oxide, quin. gold, and red oxide using imagination crafts stencils and stamps from Visible Image. Yes, you can use acrylic paint on your stamps - make sure they're well cleaned after though.
The image was coloured then printed onto copy paper and adhered with gel medium, left to dry before wetting the paper and rubbing off gently. The whole thing was then painted with clear crackle then sealed. (Americana decou-page)
The little skulls? these were made by making a mould of a bead then making 12 paper clay impressions. Then painted with the same paints as the clock face with just a touch of mica loaded paint.
The clock mechanism was shop bought.

OK - your turn to create. Something - Anything Goes for the first part - with an RSD image and enter into the challenge

I'd like to enter my clock into the challenge
Imaginations Crafts - Anything Goes

Baby, It's Cold Outside with Delicious Doodles

Cold?? We haven't seen the worst of it yet. There's been frost on my car a couple of mornings this week that I've had to scrape off and this is only October!! It's going to be a hard winter if the berries on the bushes are to be believed.
I digress
The purpose of this post is to show you the card I made for the new Delicious Doodles challenge that's just started. All about the cold, and a good excuse to get another "C" card done for the collection.

An easel card using "A Crofter's Winter"
 Bit more of a close-up on the main panel.
The main panel is Crafters' Companion with some added poinsettia diecuts
mats all different types of white card/paper.
The centre panel from the front was used for the greeting (Visible Image)
A bit of bling to finish and job done
Thanks for looking.
Hope to see you show us your "Cold" creations at the challenge at Delicious Doodles

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at
Outlawz -Twisted Thursday - Easel Cards