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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Family Memories

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight the theme is Friends and Family, so I decided to do another page in my Family Journal, and this time I've used a photo of my Mum and Dads wedding.

The background was given a coat of Gesso before using DecoArt Crackle paste through the TH Lace stencil.  I've used various watery washes of Antique Linen, Spun Sugar and edged with Tumbled Glass Distress crayon smudged with a baby wipe, before stamping with script and background stamps, using  Frayed Burlap. The words were computer generated.

The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am entering this at Art Journal Journey where Erika has chosen the theme of Vintage or Modern, this is definitely vintage.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day and I hope to do some catching up with you as soon as the washing's done!

Avril xx

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Resisting for Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and for this month the theme is 'Resist' - and we'd love to see some form of 'resist' stamping.

November gave me the wake up call to start some Christmas cards and for this one I've used  'the Gent' from Tim Holtz Deco Christmas.  He was stamped in Black Archival ink and embossed with Clear EP.  Next I stamped the greeting with VersaMark and again heat embossed with Silver EP.
The snowflakes were then stamped with VersaMark and embossed with White EP.

I masked off the bottom section and then blended Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks for the sky.  I then used a soft tissue to remove the ink from the embossed areas. before creating a little background scene with masking and stamping.

The rest of the Design team have some great inspiration for you so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.  We also have Ink Art Designs as our sponsor and one lucky random winner will receive a stamp from the online store.

I am entering this at
  Stamping Sensations - Get Ready for Christmas
  Cards4Guyz - Winter Blues

This is a schedule post as we're due back from holiday tomorrow and I'll catch up with you soon.
Have a great day, Avril xx

Monday, 5 November 2018

Flower vase tag


Hello and thanks for calling in, I've had another play with the Flower Vase set to create a tag for a special gift.
For the background I used Crackle paste with the Gothic stencil and then Distress Inks, but didn't like it, so a coat of Gesso and then some Antique linen DI shading - much better.  The sentiment was stamped over the embossing, what would we do without the stamp platform!  I added some vintage lace and then the flower jar.

This is a scheduled post as we're having a short break away in one of my favourite cities, Budapest. 
Some of you asked how the hedgehogs were getting on, before we came away they were still coming, although not often together.  I'm wondering if they might have hibernated by the time we get back, I'll let you know.

Avril xx