Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tags made using the Fighting Back collection by Moxxie

Hi Friends

Here are some Tags made using the Fighting Back collection by Moxxie !October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Moxxie created a faboulous collection of Papers, cardstock stickers and rub-ons. You can view the amazing projects on the Moxxie blog.. I was lucky enough to win this awesome collection and used it to create some tags. 

I have used Kraft card for the base, homemade gesso and gauze on the base, the gorgeous papers and some rub-ons from the collection. I had this rhinestone sticker of a pair of sunglasses received as a RAK from Deb which I shaped into a bra to be used on the cardstock sticker. I'm sure Deb would be happy as the breast cancer cause is very dear to her and she created some awesome projects around this theme. The deep pink Ric rac is also from the pack Deb sent to me which I toned down with some gesso to match the pink of the Moxxie collection.

 for this tag , I used the negative of one sticker with the Rub-on in the center and used some tiny pearls,  and washi tape .

Hope you all like it ....

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A S-troll down memory lane

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This post is especially for my lovely blends ( blogger friends) Deb Ochs-LaGrone of a  A Look through my eye and for Mary Ellen Smith of  Free dearie dolls digi stamps for Deb's FB challenge Troll Bridge Challenge.

let me tell you that I had no information on the troll dolls but Deb explained it and her memories associated with the troll dolls, hence the title 'A S-troll down memory lane'. Mary was so sweet to draw a troll doll especially for me and send me a digital image, thank you so much Mary Ellen Smith !!

I hand drew the Troll bridge, added some texture paste, used water color pencils, acrylic colors and fine tip black marker. colored the digi with water color pencils, fussy cut and used foam tape to add dimension, Mary had drawn the digi image with a watering can in hand which I changed to a handbag. added some punched flowers and leafs and the sentiment is computer generated. (Psssst, Deb, do you recognize that S in stroll.....). Mounted on a textured brown handmade paper, the finished size is 20x20cm. I plan to use this for the cover page of a story book for my son's school project.

This is for the first time I tried something like this and only for both these awesome ladies, Deb and Mary !!! Hope you'll be kind in your in need of some serious reassurance !!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

A Guest Post for LESSology

Hi Friends

I am so happy and excited to do a guest post for one of my favourite blogs LESSology ( the beauty and artistry of using less )  for their Raid the Kitchen Challenge.  For this challenge one has to create projects using something from your kitchen incorporating at least one recycled item.

I have made two projects for the Raid Your Kitchen challenge. Upcycled some old stainless steel containers and a wafer box  for this challenge. There have been few things I wanted to try for some time and that is using crackle effects and decoupage. I have used locally made inexpensive products for both these techniques.

I started with lightly sanding the steel containers so that the paint can adhere better.I used bronze,copper, blue and aqua green metallic acrylic colors as a base coat and left it overnight to dry. 

next used Fevicryl Hobby Ideas crackle medium all over. Wait for about 5-10 minutes and then painted over with a bit of rust mixed with white acrylic colors As I had applied a thick coat of crackle medium, the resultant cracks started appearing soon and are quite defined and big to show the various layers of mixed colors underneath.

 I have added some wood and mirror embellishments on the lid, the second one had some pink stones so I painted over with matching colors. Have kept it simple as did not want to take away from the beautiful crackle effect. Finished with two coats of clear varnish. 

For the chocolate wafer box decoupage  ( box image from the net as forgot to click a picture)  ......

I first painted the tin container with white acrylic color.  Adhered this nice green net effect and wine glass print napkin with home made mod podge ( diluted fevicol MR with water in a 1:1 ratio), left to dry overnight and then coated with another layer of fevicol mix. 

The different laces are from the super cheap scrap basket of a local lace and button store. for the lid I have used the gorgeous off white flower and the green foam flowers which I received from Tone-Hill all the way from Norway, the glittery leaves are hand cut from the lace. 

I do hope you would like these altered projects. It is such a pleasure and an honor to be a guest on LESSology to share my work with all of you. Many many thanks to the sweetest and extremely talented Yvonne oDo More with less and LESSology  and all my friends in blogland for their love and support !! I really appreciate it .............. 

If you like to decoupage, pl have a look at Selena's blog which has a whole lot of amazing projects and tutorials.

I am really thankful for your comments, please do share your thoughts. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !! 

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