Monday, July 29, 2013

Tag It On #146

Oh, this was fun!  Over at Dragons Dream Tag It On, Helen has set the recipe and has chosen to go with Mask/Stencil, Paint and Ribbon.


I used several puzzle pieces as a mask on a black tag and grabbed my gold paint.  I had based this idea solely on the sentiment stamp, it just had to be done, lol.  The stamped image was done on natural cardstock, cut out and popped up on foam.  I also stamped my ribbon with a puzzle background stamp that I have had forever but have not used for such a long time.

Thanks for popping in to take a look at this fortnight’s entry – why not have a go yourself?

Cheers, Esther  xoxo

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dragons Dream TIO #145

Vintage, Texture & Flowers – Right up my alley!  Pop on over to Dragons Dream Tag It On to see the fabulous tags from the design team and leave a link to your own.
I started with a black tag and stamped text using Vintage Photo Distress Paint. I then ran the dried tag through the cuttlebug for my texture element.  Then I added a very light layer of metallic rub to really show off the texture.  I sprayed white flowers with Espresso Colourwash and Vintage Photo ink spray, each with gold mica added for a bit of sparkle.  The picture is from a Graphic 45 paper pad, popped up on foam. Black and Kraft Twine finish it all off.
Thanks so much popping in to take a look and for all the fabulous comments you leave for me.  I really do appreciate it.
Cheers, Esther  xoxo

Friday, July 12, 2013

Vintage Stamping

This fortnight the challenge over at The Craftroom has been set by Julia.  She says “I would like to see any vintage stamping project, but just for this challenge  no cute please.  Cute is great but for this challenge we just want to see vintage images that have been rubber stamped.”
I wanted to make something other than a card or a tag so out with my trusty Cameo to look for a for a cutting file.  I found a cute gift bag file in my Library and decided it would be just perfect.
I did some random, partial stamping with various stamps in my collection.  I have no idea what brand they are as I don’t keep the packaging.  I used Archival ink in Sepia and sprayed a white flower and some seam binding with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I also found the perfect length of vintage lace to pop around the bottom of the bag.
Cheers, Esther   xoxo

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Body Double

I wish!!!!  

My friend Anna discovered some body parts hidden away in the pool shed when she moved in with her new partner – No, not real ones silly!!  Mannequin parts and display torsos.



We decided to alter one of the wall torsos each as a first attempt.  I gessoed and covered  two torsos with muslin with another layer of gesso over top.  They looked almost like plaster at this stage.


Anna chose a vintage look for hers …….


I chose some brighter colours for mine, spraying the base with Adirondack Colourwash Sprays.


To cut a long blog post short, here are the finished art works:



What do you think??  Pretty awesome, huh???

Cheers, Esther  xoxo