I’ve gotten involved in a Tag Swap. The subject for January is Cats – Well I don’t have any domestic cat stamps etc, so I went with this. I hope it is ok to make it a BIG cat…. Painted the tag, then distress inks on the background, added pic and then used my Crafters Workshop stencils and masked the White Tigers face while stenciling. Painted a lighter grey underneath the tiger to ground him. I hope my swap partner likes it.
Hopefully this year will be filled with craft instead of nothing. I looked at my blog and the last post was March, I think, last year. Tells you that I haven’t been crafting much. Well I’ve cleaned up my craft room. I have 3 more weeks of holidays, so I hope to get inspired and do something this year. How do you find inspiration when you haven’t crafted for a long time?
Well I finally got around to making this today. Hopefully the next one will not take me as long. I struggle with written instructions when putting ANYTHING together!
Anyway, not going to be a long post. Here is the card and also one of it flat ready for mailing.
The file was from cardmakingparadise.com
Stamps Clubscrap and Tim Holtz
Thanks for looking :)
Hi again, been a bit slack with the posting lately! I did an art journal page/s for a challenge. The challenge was to do anything, ATC, AJ etc including a song. My daughter used to love this song so I thought, why not..
I used lots of Dyan’s ink sprays, stencils etc and loved getting messy making it.
Oh one last thing. I enrolled in CJ 2013 and it is awesome. It is free and the techniques being taught are fantastic. Even if you know some of the techniques, it just gives you inspiration to start off your crafting year and as the title depicts… Jumpstart. I have loved it so far and we have a while to go until the end of the month!
And a big shout out to Blitsy! I received my new pink ATG gun today. What a bargain, even with postage to Australia it was an awesome price. No-one needs to know the probs I have had with the red ATG gun when it first came out and I am hoping this new one is all that the other promised to be. If you don’t know about Blitsy please look them up. The bargains are fantastic even for us Aussies…. Here is the link
So it seems all are quiet. I am working on a new art journal page. It has been a work in progress for a few days and tonight I got home and thought Hmmm something random. So took out the Dylusions spray and just spritzed. I think I should do that more. It looks pretty cool. I will post a pic of the finished pages when I am done.
I’m also trying to do the take a picture everyday for the whole year. I am already failing. I forgot the 2nd day of the year LOL.. Is anyone else doing something similar? I found that the pics I have taken so far have all been my daughter and I think I need to refocus and take some of other parts of my life….. Please share if you are doing this. Would love to see links to your pics etc
Wow, it’s the new year already!
What have you all got planned for the coming year. Or are you a fly by the seat of your pants kinda person? I’m a kind of take it as it comes kind of girl, so I’m looking forward to what 2013 will throw at me. Hopefully all good things, this year!
My mantra for this year (I saw this saying on the net somewhere but can’t remember where!) is
Take me as I am OR watch me as I go !
Look forward to sharing some more art/craft/stamping/journalling with you this year. Oh forgot to mention I got the new Dylusions Art Journal for myself for Xmas and started work on a couple of pages in it and I love it. The pages are holding up to everything I have thrown ON it so far!!