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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Mixed Media

I am currently on holiday in Australia
and am trying to catch up with anything I can do on my laptop at odd times...

I realised I hadn't blogged this August page of my mixed media calendar - so before it is September here we are:


I started this calendar in January  - you may have seen each month's 'page'...but these are the details of the back plate if you haven't...



I started with a piece of plywood 'burned' with electricity
 as detailed here in my blog in November.
I painted around the edge with black gesso.

I added square cards using rings at the top.
These cards will flip over for successive months.
I added a calendar pad at the bottom on layers


 of red card and DP from Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale.

August's card features this delightful frog
 that I obtained from Scrappers Delights Facebook group
but it is also available here Ta Da Frog


The background is part of a photo I took of the allotment pond, printed on some card and trimmed to size. I just used scraps of red and yellow card to mat and layer and the Inkadinkado August stamp.



Now I have to start thinking about September!!



I will link this to More Mixed Media Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Bright Colours.

Happy Crafting!


Friday, 26 August 2016

Wicked Wednesday #224

The new Wicked Wednesday Challenge has the theme Summer Camp.
What to do?
Well I thought this Song Title might be appropriate...



A scrap of maroon card followed by a snippet of canvas paper splashed with distress ink - then a few embellishments all found in my stash... and the title printed on the computer...



I will link this to Wicked Wednesday #224
I also haven't been over to Pixie's Crafty Playground for ages so will link this there too

Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ike's world Challenges #70


Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#70) is "Travel/Holidays"...and this is my midway post...


For today's make I have used many of the elements from Ike's The Beach Gnomes Set to make a Pocket Letter - basically 9 ATCs!





I used various papers from ImagineThat Digistamps Beach Combing Papers
as background to the images and coloured them with Promarkers.


I added an assortment of embellishments:






I then placed them in a pocket folder! 





Happy Crafting!



Saturday, 20 August 2016

LOC Challenge #144

Challenge #142 starts today at LOC  "You've got a friend in me"


Our sponsor is Sheep Ski Designs




and I have used Flump n Tic on an ATC.

First I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out.



The base is a scrap of green card matted with some green embossed cobweb paper. 
I added a spider embellishment.

My ATC was inspired by the Children's song I used to act out with Preschoolers:
This is the version I used to sing...starting off on my own being an elephant and bringing in one child at a time until there were five...each child joins on and we move round in a circle...



One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
He had such tremendous fun,
He called for another elephant to come…

Two elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day. 
They had such tremendous fun,
They called for another elephant to come…

Three elephants…

Four elephants…

Five elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
They had such tremendous fun
Until all of a sudden...the web was GONE!

At this point all 'elephants' fall to the floor!




I will link this to Wicked Wednesday 223

 Looking forward to seeing your makes in the LOC challenge!

Happy Crafting!