Saturday, 15 February 2014

Valentines Day 25 years on

I am still in shock that it is 25 years since I sent Ian a Valentines Day card. Due to the post he did not receive it until 15.02.1989. It took a further 8 weeks to get the message that I thought he was gorgeous!!!!

I wanted to make some a bit special and something different.

I took a  7 x 5 card blank and inked and embossed hearts around the edges as I did not want any white to show. I sprayed water onto brown paper and scrunched it. The background of the tag is made by using Sir Tim's distress stains and his fab new heart stencil. It is lush. The hearts were also heat embossed to give them a bit of a shine. Once the paper was dry I faffed around with distress inks and 'stuff'.  I painted a black mdf heart and embossed with black utee. The ribbon was coloured with distress ink. The 25 was a bingo number coloured with ink.

The card was put together using my famous heat gun.

Ian thought the card was 'pretty darn good'!!!!

Lots of love Bev xx

and another...

canvas creation. I used heart stencil, textured paste, rub ons and a utee flower.  This time I had no accidents with the melt pot which is more than can be said for when I used the glue gun. The moral of the tale is - never sneeze when holding a glue gun as it makes your nose very, very sore and you get no sympathy!!!!

Lots of love Bev xx

Monday, 10 February 2014

More creations

What happened to January, it seems a bit of a blur.  I am  enjoying faffing in my craft room and today I managed to use my melt pot and glue gun without incident!! Although at the weekend I did try and change the carpet with red paint!! A small amount goes a very long way!!! My gorgeous man helped me clean up the mess and I promised not to moan about him for a month!!! Its hard!!!!

I have done a couple of canvas's for raffle prizes. The first one is a technique I learnt on a workshop, tissue paper, paint and then gold paint. I used my melt pot for the hears and the rest is courtesy of kellogs, other cereals are available!!! The second one is paint, textured paste and rub ons.

I guess I am like most crafters as I am not certain whether they are any good!! What are we like.

The second canvas will not load on this post. Any ideas as to why??

Lots of love

Bev xx