Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Southern Girls Challenge - Layers

I have recently been involved in a tag swap with Lilian at Mystical Touch. We had to make three tags showcasing our current styles. Since I am playing around with various styles at the moment I decided to do one of each. Here are the three I sent to Lilian. These work well for the challenge at Southern Girls as each tag has multiple layers.  Pop over to the. Southern Girls blog and see what the rest of the design team have come up with.

These are the gorgeous tags I got back from Lilian.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Imagine If - Wish

Here is another quick project for Imagine If. This project uses some Christmas chipboard and a few diecuts to make a plaque.

For the base of the plaque I used a recycled placemat.

I glued tissue paper to the top of the placemat and then glued the Imagine If chipboard over the top. I added a couple of diecut flourishes to fill the gaps, a couple of the Tim Holtz deer and some  chipboard letters.
It looks pretty rough at this stage but I then gave it a coat of black gesso.  Once the gesso had dried I painted it with  two shades of blue paint and let it dry.  I rubbed Viva  Silver and a little bit of white gesso over the top to complete the project.

Christmas flourish  SKU: 2124

Christmas Candles and holly SKU: 2106
Viva Ink Gold silver colour

I am not sure if I will use this as an album cover for a Christmas junk journal or if I will put a hanger on it so it can be hung like a canvas, but I am pretty happy with how this turned out and it was so much fun to do I am sure that I will be playing with this technique for a while.