Sunday, 30 June 2013

Raw Art


Two blog posts from me in the same day, Wozza.

I finally had time to finish off a project yesterday that has been hanging around for a while, we all have them don't we!

When I am in a funk I revert back to Paper blocking, its like my safety net.

I absolutely adore Tim Holtz Destination papers, they make me smile and remember past holidays.  I really wanted a washed out background to not compete with the centre display.  I have had the Alpha cards from when they were released a few CHA's ago, but have never used them, so I set to put that right.  I am really happy with how this project worked out.

Thanks for stopping by, until the next time

Take Care

Sue. x
Products used

Tim Holtz Destinations papers
Tim Holtz Alpha cards
Tim Holtz Label letters
Tim Holtz label holder
Tim Holtz Rub Ons
Distress Ink Pine Needle, Brushed Cordroy 
Wendy Vecchi Blossom Bucket wooden heart
Cosmic Shimmer glue
Paper Flowers
Metal leaves, clock, corners
Sizziix leaves
Golden Modeling paste
Gold embossing powder

Birthday cards that are not cards!!!!


Again Life has been getting in the way of my crafting and posting to be honest.  But I have managed a few little nuggets........

First up

One of my very good friends is Katy Fox, some of you may know that she is the Editor of Craft Stamper.  Well I always find it very hard to make Katy a Birthday card for obvious reasons and I refuse to buy one.  So I set about making her a card with a difference.  I took a paper Substrate hanging thingy from Paper Artsy and this is what I made. I have to say I loved it, definately a different type of card for sure!

Products used

Distress paints- Broken China, Salty Ocean,Picket Fence, Mowed Lawn, Spun Sugar
Distress Inks - Chipped Saphire
 Tim Holtz 0 Rub ons
Tim Holts - Mixed Media and Uban TapersStdio
490 Embossing paste
Wendy Vecchi flower stencil
Button - Blossom Bucket
Paper Artsy paper Substrate
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Treasure Gold

Up Next

I was still  in the different Birthday card mood so up next was an Art Part Frame  for my sisters birthday.
This time I decided to stamp into Embossing Paste as per Wendy's technique I saw on You Tube. 

I really liked the stamping into Embossing paste technique and will definately will use this again.

Products used

Wendy Vecchi Art Part frame
490 Studio Embossing Paste White
Dylusions spray inks  Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime
Tim Holtz rub ons
Texture Mat
Pitch Black Paint Dabber
Brushed Condroy Distress Ink

Script Stamp
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Metal Corners
Metal Flowers

Thanks for stopping by Tuck Towers

Until the next time take care

Sue x

Monday, 10 June 2013

and she is only 9 years old................


I just had to share the following with you all.

Every now and again I have my husbands second cousins daughter  over for a craft session. We have completed projects using paper blocking, melt art and collage.  This time she wanted to make a card and a present for her Teacher who is leaving the school in July.

Now I could have made my life a lot simpler as I was suffering on Saturday by getting her to make a very easy card  and have speeded up the whole session, but she has such a drive and passion for learning that I just could not do that to her.   Under my tution she created an amazing couple of projects and yes she did all but the fussy cutting her self.

 Please remember she is only 9 YEARS OLD.................

Well here are the two master pieces, what do you think?

Thank for looking, until the next time.

Sue x

Products Ranger
Dylusions spray inks - Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise, Sunshine yellow 
Dylusions stamp - Curious Corrin
Dylusions stencil
Perfect Pearls - Perfect pearls mist

Tim Holtz Buttefly stamp
Tim Holtz - Simple Sayings Stamps
Distress Paints - Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Pickled Raspberry, Black Soot
Wendy Vecchi Flower stencil
Wendy Vechhi Embossing paste

Products Non ranger
Paperartsy hanging thingy
Dictionary paper
Cosmic Shimmer Glue