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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Out of a Hat Creations Challenge 2

This is the second Challenge from "Out of a Hat Creations" Do check out the challenge and we would love you to join in. The challenge picks a theme from a hat every week which is great fun you never know what might come along next. This time it is to decorate a box always a fun thing to do and the world is your oyster in terms of decoration. I have painted a box in Crafty Notions "Peacock" paint what a beautiful colour this has been rubbed back in places to reveal a blue which was the undercoat. It has also been rubbed with metallic silver. I then stamped it with a swirl in white. Heat embossed the cage with WOW white and painted the bird in the peacock and the wing white. With the addition of some bling, song paper, lace etc it was done. I love decorating boxes as there is so much you can do with them. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comments. Hugs Sandra XXX

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mrs Gimble's Hat Sale

Well its been a surprising few days. I was an avid fan of a challenge blog "Just for Fun" which has just closed and along with Chrissie, Florence and Janet (we all missed the JFF blog it had such a friendliness about it) another blog has emerged
 "Out of the Hat Creations" the name because Chrissie (well her Vic really) will pull a weekly challenge out of the hat. Chrissie has worked hard getting the blog up and running with a bit of support for theme ideas from everyone else. I am sure you will be welcome to join in if you would like to.
This week we have had a test challenge "Hat" I chose to do a stitched mixed media hanging piece. The background piece is a used tumble dry sheet sponged with blue paint and spayed with cosmic shimmer, I then layered with muslin, lace and scraps of text fabric and dotty fabric. It has all been machine stitched together overlayed with the wooden torso and topped with an image of a lovely lady in a magnificent hat. The little hats are from a CI stamp set and stamped onto a spare piece of the used tumble dry sheet. to finish beading along the bottom and 2 blue bows. Thanks for stopping by my blog and do drop by  Out of the Hat Creations  Hugs All Sandra XXX

Monday, 12 March 2012

GC 141 Granny's Photo Album

The Gingersnaps chestnut theme challenge this month is "Granny's Photo Album (do take a look at the DT and other participant entries they really are fab). I really love vintage style so couldn't resist making a tag for the challenge. I have coloured the tag with DI antique linen and worn lipstick it's given a nice pinkish faded tinge, the edges are rubbed with inka gold. I stamped with text and a CI flower swirl. I used a small piece of corrugated again rubbed with inka gold and the DIs and attached the cut out image. The circles are sprayed with cosmic shimmer copper (they are cut out of a colour catcher sheet) and the flowers mounted onto them. The lace is from my vintage collection and really gives the vintage feel.
Thanks for looking. Hugs Sandra XOXO 

Friday, 9 March 2012

Craft Room Challenge - Vintage Shabby

The Craft Room Challenge for this fortnight is "Vintage Shabby" (my favourite)  for this I have made a fabric collage. I used the vintage image of a girl and transferred this to calico fabric I also stamped onto the fabric and attached this to some jute I used blue and orange fibre to embellish and made a crown from grunge paper inked with spice marmalade and added the pearls. Added a little bird which I had stamped,cut out and covered in glossy accent. I then added a metal heart and hand stitched around the edge in blue. The Diamond made me a wire hanger for it (Thank you). Thanks for looking. hugs Sandra X

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tag Tuesday - BIRDS

The Tag Tuesday team have a weekly challenge which this week is BIRDS. I coloured a tag with DI antique linen, dried marigold and dry brushed a bit of turquoise acrylic here and there, a spray of cosmic shimmer copper.  I back stamped with eggs and added gold leaf. The bird stamp is from Crafty Individuals which I mounted onto a piece of sacking fabric which I made into a tag shape with a stitched edge. I have also used brown jute a measure stamp and buttons.  Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs Sandra XXX

Friday, 2 March 2012

GC140 2 Colour Challenge

The Gingersnaps have a colour challenge we are to choose 2 colours. I just love red and cream so I went for a collage piece I rubbed the red card with tea dye DI and then stamped a swirl, I mounted the lace doily and the felt heart and felt swirl (cut out with the big shot) added a little metal heart. The tag is washed with cream acrylic paint and then rubbed in tea dye DI. This gorgeous stamp is new from Crafty Individuals (isn't she gorgeous) I used red glitter glue to highlight the heart and beads. Added a little cream butterfly and a seam binding bow. Thanks for dropping by, hugs Sandra XXX