Friday, 12 September 2014

Tiny (Rubber) Dancer

Want to know how to make this little fellow, step-by-step? Check the Rubber Dance blog!!!!

Katy x

Thursday, 11 September 2014

CC3C - Challenge 10 - Assemblage Clock

Apologies for the very dodgy photo but it's late and just realised that tomorrow is the deadline for the latest Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.

I chose the theme 'Secret Garden' for my clock - the door at the back is ajar, inviting the curious to step inside....

I altered the outside of the clock with tissue decoupage and Distress Paints, finished with Treasure Gold. I was going for a kind of aged copper look. Here is an 'in progress' pic of the side.

The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponsor Challenge 10, and lovely owner Linda Coughlin has a fabulous $25 shopping spree to one very lucky CC3Cer! Plus the chosen art gets goodies from Tim and Mario!

Hope you like my take on the challenge :)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tando Monthly Challenge - Letters and Numbers

It's time for this month's Tando Challenge and the theme is Letters and Numbers

When I saw this latest challenge theme from Tando, my mind immediately went to the gorgeous alterable clocks that Di does.

I chose this Andy Skinner clock and, as his sample is very masculine, deliberately went for a very shabby chic and feminine look to mine.

I used the Tim Holtz Wallflower papers - which include sheets of 3x3 designs. These were the perfect size for the clock segments! Other than the paper my clock is fairly simple. I edged each segment with grey ink and Treasure Gold, before gluing in place and sealing with Mod Podge Shimmer, which adds a lovely warm glow.

This will look lovely in my spare room which is decorated in vintage tones.

Check out what everyone else made over on the Tando Challenge Blog - there are prizes up for grabs too!

Hope you like!

Thanks for visiting,
Katy x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Rubber Dance Colour Challenge!

Today sees the launch of the very first Rubber Dance Colour Challenge. An amazing grab bag of their absolutely gorgeous stamps worth 25 Euro is up for grabs, so don't miss your opportunity!

This challenge is all about classic autumnal colours, based on the palette below.

I used Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door Distress Inks for my make and also added a dusting of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls to give my tag a lovely shimmer (sadly you can't really see this in the photo). I added a few stamped seeds too. The tag is matted onto kraft card and finished simply with twine. I coloured the letters (Tim Holtz) with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint so they tone beautifully with the warm autumnal colours.

For this tag I used these Rubber Dance sets. The gorgeous bird plate is brand new! You'll see more of that later this month.
NP2-M: Maple Leaves

B2-L Vintage Birds
CO3-6E: Love Musical
All the above stamps are available from Rubber Dance (UK shipping available)

Make sure you play along at the Rubber Dance blog!

Katy x 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Exciting news!!!!!!!!! I made the Tando Creative DT!!!!!!!

Sooooooooooooooo excited to be able to finally announce that I made it onto the Tando Design Team. You can see my intro over on their blog.

A HUGE bundle of goodies came last week and I've made one creation already and planned quite a few more! Watch this space, as they say ;).

Thursday, 21 August 2014

(Rubber) Dance with Me!

The summer holiday season may nearly be over but I am still feeling in the holiday mood (probably because I haven't managed to have one this year!).

So for this week's make I am harking back to a lovely holiday in Lanzarote. You may not know about me that my other love is gemstones and I adore making real gemstone jewellery. So imagine my joy when I discovered that the gem Peridot is all over the beaches in Lanzarote, contained within the lava rock!

I created this little box to keep my precious salvaged Peridot in a special place.

I stamped the box all over with the gorgeous sea mesh and created a topper for the lid using a collage of different stamps from the Retro Beach set. I coloured the top with Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage and Salty Ocean inks then stamped parts of various images to make my own collage. The bookplate is treated with Distress Paint and Treasure Gold to give it a faux patina.

Inside the box are my keepsakes and memories.

The inside top has a tiny little mini book with the story behind my keepsakes written inside.

The inside bottom of the box has my collected treasures!

Hope this got you in the holiday mood!

Here are the stunning stamps I used:

Until next time,
Katy x

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Tim's Tags - August

My entry for Tim's tags this month. I didn't follow the tag closely but I did use the fabulous Tissue Tape Resist technique that he demoed. Will definitely use this again - it makes the words pop really nicely.

This beautiful face stamp and the sentiment are Stampers Anonymous. I teamed them with an awesome set of flower stamps from Rubber Dance called Bold and Beautiful.

I finished the tag simply with some Idea-ology and dyed seam binding.

Am also entering my tag for Country View Challenges Word Play, as a big part of my design is this gorgeous sentiment.

See you soon!
Katy x