My Craft Blog

Hi there, my name is Marcia, I am happy to meet you and share my craft makes and ideas with you. I hope you enjoy looking. Please feel free to join my blog and leave me comments, especially if they are helpful ones! I love to learn new craft techniques and am more than happy to share the ones I have found. Thank you for looking.....

Friday, 15 May 2015

Birdhouse Heaven!

 I have been having such a ball !!  Who would have thought that something as plain as this.....

 could turn out like this, wth just a bit of ink, glue and paper?
I have enjoyed decorating this so much,  I bought another five!!  So watch this space as there will be more to come!

Here are a few close ups!
 I covered the whole wooden house first with Gesso, then mixed some acrylic paint until I got the right matching colour for the base. I then used the First Edition Paper Roses pad which I absolutely love! Cutting the paper round the windows and perch at the front was a bit of a mission and took up rather too much time I think, so for next time, I will have to come up wth something else! I've put some more pics below, I just wish this stupid blog would let me put the pics side by side, sorry they do take up so much space!

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Tag Inspired by Helen Allen

 I watch a lot of videos about crafting and using different techniques and one of the people that inspires me is Helen Allen. Helen follows the Guru that is Tim Holtz. Tim produces a tag every month for each year i.e. Twelve Tags of 2015 and Helen makes her own slant on these.  I have had a go at making one myself as I was so inspired by Helen's April tag. I used mount board at the base, which was great as it's very sturdy!  The iris stamp is one of Sheena Douglass' great creations and I love it.  I used Tim Holtz distress inkpads and Wink Of Stella before putting on a topcoat of Glossy Accents.

Here are a few closeups - I do hope you can see that lovely shimmer from the Wink of Stella!

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you have gained some inspiration!

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

 Well, its been ages since I blogged! I have just been so busy with one thing and another, just life I guess!!  Anyway, here are a few cards I have made with a view to putting them in a shop.  But, I have been so busy, I haven't had time to pursue this avenue - yet!

I did enjoy making these and using a new technique for me,
which is "Ink Splattering"

 Then there has to be the obligatory Man Card!
 These two were decorated just by inking through a stencil, you can see by the pink one, I got quite carried away!

But then, isn't that what crafting is
 all about?!!!

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