Saturday, 23 June 2018

Vintage Christmas tag

Good evening everyone

I wanted a change of crafting because as you've probably realised I've been painting and doing scenes quite a lot lol.

I just love Christmas and in the crafting world Christmas is basically here lol! 

So I decided to make quite a large vintage Christmas tag.  I've not done vintage for quite some time so it was fun to get back into it again. 
The card base is kraft card from Lynda Chapman.

I cut it into a tag shape and used a sharp knife to roughen up all the edges and then distress it with Tim holtz burlap distress ink.  I also used silver gilding wax around the edges. 
The robin, holly and poinsetta are pre cut die cuts from Anna Griffin range. 

The rest on the tag are all bits and bobs which I found by rummaging through my stash. 
The wooden letters at the bottom spells out "Vintage" and I distressed and used gilding wax on those too.  At the bottom of the letters I put some glue and dabbed on white flowersoft to make it look like snow.
The silver metallic gilding polish is from creative expressions.

Robin is matted onto a die cut called Eleganza from tattered lace. 
Ribbon and lace are from create and craft range.

Flowers are made using Dies from tattered lace and spellbinders. I used some glitter in some of them. 

Flourishes are from Joanna sheen

I distressed everything on there and roughened up edges to create a vintage look. 

It's a big tag with lovely dimensions and different mixed media. 
Thoroughly enjoyed making this one

Take care all and thanks so much for stopping by



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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Acrylic Painting

Good morning to you all

Just a quick post as wanted to put this on my blog quickly before bed

I've had some acrylic paints for a while now and was quite dubious about using them. 
Tonight I needed a distraction so looked up some tutorials for acrylic painting. 
As you've probably realised I love scenes and night scenes more than anything. 

I found a fabulous playlist of step by step video on YouTube called "painting with Jane". You can click here to check it out:
Acrylic Painting tutorials

She does fabulous tutorials on painting with acrylics so used it as inspiration for this painting

It's a night scene of a wooded area with stars peeking through the trees reflecting on the water. 

Considering this is my first ever painting I'm quite pleased with this one.  Not perfect but I put that down to not having the best quality paintbrishes  

I hope you like it. 
I know my blog is not just card crafting lately but I do like to try new things and give them a go.  
A fabulous distraction too 

Have a lovely day
Lots of love


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Sunday, 17 June 2018

3d scene bow front card

Good evening bloggers

For the past week I've seriously lost my inspiration for crafting. My mojo had definitely gone.  
Last night it just popped into my head that it would be a great idea to create a scene inside a acetate bow front card, so that's what I've been working on today 

You can find tutorial to a bow front card here:
Acetate bow front card tutorial
To create the scene inside I cut out two pieces of 2 inches width of black cardstock.
I then scored every 1/4 inch length ways and folded and scored on every line but as a concertina fold.

I then placed this on either side of inside of the card. Cut different sizes of 2 strips to go across length ways across to each side of the concertina folds. 
I just used different widths of each strips and placed different die cuts on each one making sure the strips bowed like the acetate will. 

I placed the birds on the back piece of the card which I got free as a download from tattered lace, you can download so much beautiful images and backgrounds for free here:
Tattered lace free downloads

I then arranged the die cuts on each strip and placed die cuts of trees on each side on each of the folds.

I then finished it off with acetate and decorated the front of the card. 
It wasn't that difficult. In real life the dimension is a lot more noticeable than it is in the photos 

Die cuts were all from tattered lace apart from just 2 from Joanna sheen. 
Background image from tattered lace and cardstock from Lynda Chapman

Hope you like and thank you so much for stopping by 

Lots of love 
Sharon Hudson 


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Friday, 15 June 2018

DT post - Canvas Painting

Good morning everyone

It's been one of those weeks where everything that can go wrong does go wrong lol

I'm late doing DT post for creative moments dye to my printer breaking, I managed to get it working but then it smudged black ink all over my image and printed in red ink! Felt like chucking it out the window! 

So I finally admitted defeat. 
The theme for creative moments challenge blog is sewing/stitching as an option or anything goes. 
You can hop on over and enter here:
Creative moments Challenge blog

I've had to follow the anything goes due to no image so did a painting on a canvas using sparkle pens and nuvo white drops for highlights and using white gel pen. 

Stamps are from Crafters companion

The photo below is what it looks like with a light shining through it

If I'm totally honest I'm not that keen on this, I've a serious crafters block at the moment .  I really tried but just couldn't get flowing as I usually do but at least I tried. 

Thanks for stopping by

Lots of crafty love 

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