Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Hallowe'n everyone :) Hope it's all in good fun and there's no goblins and ghouls around. Well there was just me and Emma dressed up as Day of the Dead women last night and I hope that's as scary as it will get! Altered Anne as I call her my very creative friend sent me a fabulous tag and it inspired me to make some halloween decorations. I used Tim Holtz paper and the skeletons were from the €2 shop. Bit of shimmer spray into glossy accents makes awesome blood, I had to stop myself from covering everything including Eli in it because it poured so beautifully, oozed you might say!
Have fun whatever you do :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday scrapping

Excuse the spelling typo's my hands are caked in gesso and won't wash off! 
I had been so safe with my scrapping lately and my hands were were itching to get dirty so I just went for it tonight. Eli's photo's of messy play he's had and some tasty crayons inspired me but so did this page, I'm a big fan!!
There is loads of texture on it that the camera didn't pick up, I gessoed a yellow piece of cardstock and then applied some pva and put book pages over it. Leave to dry for a few minutes then peel away the paper that didn't stick and even some that did for a transulcent print effect. 
I first did 1 lump, then another and realised they looked like boobs so had to add a third... you live and learn. I made then by scrunching a piece up and added glue to layer a circle over it, gesso and glued it down tight like I was making ravilloi. Really must get some modelling paste though, the one I have is very coarse and can do nothing with it so I just shoved ART into it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

PTI cards- Mehndi medallion and dotty

I've had my eye on this set since I saw it and using Stazon On in red and Vivid brown and gold I stamped it all over the card, cutting out a few and mounting them. The sentiments is from PTI as well and just mounted on red and foam dotted.

This is the Dotty stamp set, not too sure of the proper name and since this is the first time I sat down all day I'm not getting up to check! Sentiment is from an American crafts set I got in TkMax for €3 and such a great bargain because I use it all the time. Flower is stamped and cut out. 
All this was done in 10 minutes, I call it panic crafting as Eli watches Mickey Mouse I see what I can throw on paper!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oh Dymo where have you been all my life?

I got one over the weekend and nothing is safe, I've labelled my glass, all my herb press, Eli... the list goes on. But what I really wanted it for was journalling.

Paper I used was some Emma shared out (Thanks Emma :) ) I think it was Echo Park, love the grunged faded colours of it. And for the Little Steps LO I used Tim Hotlz Pack, don't ask which one because it's very early but I know I am struggling to find use for it not like the other ones where I only have scraps of them left. I have a PTI order on the way wooooo and can't wait to get my hands on it because I need a scrap lift! But Just afraid my scrap closet won't take much more being squeezed into it!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hold on Mama

Who knew a trip in a Tesco shopping trolley could be so terrifying? The grip he had on that trolley could have cracked walnuts! He loosened up a bit and then decided he was going to try to slide out the side of the trolley, this boy keeps me on my toes!