Thursday, 15 August 2019

Secrets of the Sea


Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing this mixed media Oceanic tag that I have created.


 I used a white cardstock tag and on to that I adhered grey paper. Next, I used Decoart modelling paste through a Tim Holtz bubble stencil. Once the paste was dry, I then used a combination of Tattered Angels Patina glimmer mist and Lindy's stamp gang, blue Hawaiian blue starburst spray (drying in between sprays with a heat tool) over the dry paste.
 Next I added some torn text tissue paper, using a glue stick, to certain parts of the tag.



Once the background was created, I then adhered a honeycomb die cut (in kraft cardstock) to the top left and bottom right hand corner of the tag. Next, I added some torn cardboard in certain places and I also adhered a beautiful Seahorse embellishment to the centre.




Finally, I adhered some cheesecloth, an M and C Boutique natural foliage diecut, burlap string, Xcut cog dies and an anchor embellishment to the corner of my tag. The foliage die has also been sprayed with the same Lindy's and Tattered Angels spray mists.
I have also used Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint and vintage photo distress ink to highlight certain areas on my tag. I had lots of fun making this!

Thanks for stopping by, see you on the next one!

Hugs,
Zowie xx 

I would like to enter my tag in to the following challenges:






Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Nature of the Beach - DT creation for Artsystampers











Hello lovelies, hope you are well! today I am sharing my DT creation for Artsystamper
I just love Beverly's digital stamps and this wonderful Sea Turtle is one of my very favourites! I have used the 'Nature of the beach' digital stamp set to create my mixed media art tag. 






To create my tag, I took a piece of Kraft card stock measured at 5 Inches x 3 Inches and adhered this wonderful paper from the Cherry Blossoms digital paper pack. Next, I used the Tim Holtz Curiosity definition rubber stamp along with Black soot distress ink 





Once the ink was dry, I then adhered a honeycomb die cut and torn pieces of corrugated cardboard to my tag. I then added the Sea Turtle digital stamp from the kit. Finally, I adhered an M&C Boutique foliage die cut from corrugated cardboard also. Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your lovely comments. Hugs, Zowie xx 

Artystampers Digitals Blog

The Artsystamper Shop {Etsy}

BZ Cole mixed media {YouTube}


Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Arty Divas Challenge - Sweet Suzie





Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for Arty Divas There's a brand new challenge, please click the link for more details. Our sponsor is Leann's world 101.






I have used the Sweet Suzie digital stamp to create my shabby chic tag, which I coloured with Faber Castel pencils. 




Here I have used these beautiful papers from my own stash which have been adhered on to a piece of white cardstock measured to tag size. 





I have also fussy cut two roses from the Bella Rose garden digital junk journal kit and added them to opposite corners of my tag.





Finally, I printed out a sassy quote and adhered it to my tag. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs, Zowie xx

Day at the beach



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! There is a brand new challenge over at TTCRD  our sponsor this week is also TTCRD  The winner will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. 

For my DT creation I have made a vintage beach theme ATC using this wonderful image from Gecko Galz





I have also used a mixture of digital papers which I adhered onto Kraft card stock, measured at 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches. I distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz paper distressing tool and Ground espresso distress oxide. Finally, I added some cheese cloth and a black and white clipart Starfish. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post. Hugs Zowie xx 



Wednesday, 31 July 2019

And wishing you were here




Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for Artsy Stamper I love Mermaids, so I was delighted to create a tag using this stunning Mermaid digital stamp.














Thanks so much for stopping by, Hugs Zowie xx 

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Arty Divas Design Team creation

Hello lovelies, hope you are well! I am so excited to announce a brand new challenge blog called Arty Divas Please click on the link for more details on how to enter their craft challenges.

Here is my Design Team creation for their very first challenge:

Our proud sponsor is Leann's world 101
















Thanks for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs, Zowie xx 











Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Vintage ATC's - DT creation for Artsystamper



 Hello lovelies, hope you are well! I have some exciting news to share with you! I am so honoured and thrilled to be a part of the Artsystamper Design Team. Here is my first DT creation that I have made for Artsystamper








I have created two vintage ATC's using these adorable photos of these little cheeky chaps! I have used the pre-coloured water lily stamps from the beautiful Digital koi stamp set 






This wonderful Rusty bucket ATC set that I have used is from Gecko Galz and really complimented the digital stamps and vintage photos. 






Thanks so much for stopping by, please do visit Artsystampers to see more designs created by the fabulous Design Team. Hugs Zowie xx 


I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart

Double  Trouble

Use your stuff

Crafty Creations Challenge

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

So beautiful






Hello lovelies, hope you are well! today there is a brand new challenge over at TTCRD. This week our fab sponsor is We are 3 and the winner will receive a great prize! 




For my DT creation I have made an ATC using these beautiful papers and pre-coloured digital Bee stamp  




Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs Zowie xx 



Monday, 8 July 2019

Vintage book page tags






Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creations using the stunning Youthful Yellow digital journal kit by Linda Israel.  








Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Zowie xx 

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Without the dark, we'd never see the stars








Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for TTCRD
There's a new challenge and the sponsor is Small and round Jeremiah Ketner Fine Art

Here is a little more info about them:


Jeremiah Ketner paints a world to which fairytales belong. His paintings often depict richly colored environments inhabited by a cast of pensive, dreamy young women and whimsical sprites. Each character presents a unique brand of beauty. Renowned throughout the US and internationally, Ketner attributes his influence to Art Nouveau, Japanese Aesthetics and Anime. He resides and creates from his studio in Tokyo, Japan.

Coloring pages: http://etsy.com/shop/smallandround
Coloring group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jeremiahketnercoloring/members
Visit my shop: http://smallandround.com/
View my portfolio: http://jeremiahketner.com/

Prize: 5 images (winners choice) and 30% off coupon for any coloring pages on my Etsy store










Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post. Hugs, Zowie xx 



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Contemplating the Sunflowers!



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for TTCRD There's a fabulous challenge over on their blog and a fabulous prize to be won too! Our sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs and the lucky winner will receive three images of their choice. Here is some more info on them:




Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours.
I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.
I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.
I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby,
Welcome to my world 






I decided to make an ATC for my DT creation and have used the Sunflower digital stamp from Sheepski Designs.



  





I have used these wonderful papers from the distressed wood collection and the antique script paper collection. I then adhered them to a piece of kraft card stock measuring 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches using double sided tape. 



Next, I adhered this wonderful image of Van Gogh and coloured the sunflowers using Faber Castel pencils. 




Finally, I printed out a Van Gogh quote and adhered it to my ATC. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs, Zowie xx