Thursday 16 August 2018

Go where you feel most alive

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

I am so thrilled and honoured to be a Guest Designer this Month over on the
Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog 
  Our hostess, Sara Emily has chosen the following as this Months theme:

“Having just returned from our annual trek to the mountains of West Virginia where we observed so much natural beauty on our hikes, I couldn't help but make my challenge nature themed. You can make anything you like, from a card or tag to altered art, just be sure to include a natural element in your vintage or shabby chic project. Think real twigs, leaves, shells, pebbles. Or you could include a die cut or a stamped or stenciled  image representing a natural object.”

I wanted to create a real feel of nature for this tag, so I have used neutral tones. I have used a variety of papers from Maja design and Lemon craft and this delightful bird image. I distressed all layers with Walnut stain distress ink. 

Here I have used a Tim Holtz Bingo embossing folder on the top layer of paper, I also tore the edges, the paper was quite thin, which made the fibres break down a little, but the end result gave more of an old and worn distressed look, which I was happy with!  

To complete the final look, I used a grunge background stamp along with Black soot distress ink, which I applied on to the main image. I have also used the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set to use as a natural element and I printed out the words 'go where you feel most alive' and adhered those to the 
bottom of the tag.

Hope you like my nature inspired tag!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Zowie xx 

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Enjoy life!

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing a tag that I have made for the August challenge over on the Crafts Dreamy challenge blog. Don't you just love the colour purple! This Months Mood Board features this beautiful colour. The lucky winner will a 15 gift card (provided by myself) to spend at Crafteezee and will also earn the chance of becoming our Guest Designer. Please click on the link above for more details on how to enter; the Design Team and I look forward to you sharing your 
creations with us!

For this Months challenge I have made a vintage tag.

To make my tag, I have used Craft and You 'I love vintage' paper collection. I have also used Walnut stain distress ink on all layers. 

Here is a Scrapiniec Royal window chipboard piece that I layered over some wood design wallpaper.

I have used a Tim Holtz French script stamp and Black soot distress ink which I applied over the chipboard piece.

Here I have adhered two fussy cut vintage birds and a honeycomb die cut. The card I used along with the die is DCWV the Corrugate stack. 
 I have also used a Tim Holtz brick mixed media die and Deco art modelling paste to create the brickwork around the chipboard window frame. I lightly ribbed Walnut stain distress ink over the top once dry. Finally I added a sentiment. 

You can follow Crafts Dreamy over on Facebook where you are most welcome to share your designs. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it , see you on the next post.

Zowie xx