Friday, 31 May 2013

This is Not a Tag

Hi Nomad followers and friends.  Hurrah, it's Friday.  Again.  Already.  And the last day of May.  Where does the time go.  Well it's a lovely here again today.  Warm but not too hot.  Well, not too hot for me but the rabbits are all lying around trying to be cool.  It's great fun in the evening when it cools off and then it's like wacky races in the rabbit garden.   It was lovely to sit outside and tangle the frame of this project I was working on for the blue, white, purple challenge over at Tando Creative Challenge Blog.  What a great colour combination and the DT have come up with some amazing inspiration.  

I have used three of the Tando Creative Karen Frames Gothic Arch which I painted with blue acrylic.  The images are PaperArtsy LPC001 stamped in DI Dusty Concord.  The background is DI Chipped Sapphire and the Tando Creative Distorted Harlequin mask onto white card.

I added some of the beaded ribbon trim from the haberdashery.  I had to go and buy some more of this before I left the UK because I liked it so much.  Then I finished with a dark blue frame with I tangled using a blue American Crafts Galaxy Marker.  I haven't done any tangles for a while and it was lovely sitting outside working with this pattern.  Very relaxing.

Joining in the fun at
Tando Creative Challenges - Purple, Blue and White
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Have a great day everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Mermaids Don't Wear Shoes

Greetings Nomad followers and friends.  So glad you could join me.  The end of the month is nigh and there are a few challenges I have been working on.  Had to take a little trip to the old country to wish Nan a Happy 90th Birthday but now I am returned and just need to add some finishing touches.  We hope. 

Spent most of today out in the garden.  Let out all 31 baby rabbits.  Yep, 31.  Don't ask.  It's been a very good year for rabbits.  And now the weeds are finally appearing it was all stations go and amazing how much those little eating machines can get through in a day.  They are all finally old enough to be free rangers so now I just have to be careful not to step on them.  They go so fast and that's a lot of rabbits zipping around.   I spent way too much time watching them exploring.  Will try and remember to take out the camera and get a photo of the gang. 

Over at Altered Pages the challenge this month is shoes.  I have some G45 Old Curiosity Shoppe papers and have made a tag.  Sorry, still feeling taggy.  It is a bit different than my normal though so hope you like it as much as I do. 

I cut a 8 x 15cm tag from pale yellow card and added some pale blue lacy stuff I bought at the haberdashery.  It gives a lovely crackle effect.  I laid it on the black background as well so you can see it a bit better.  The lady and the boot are from G45 and the wings are Altered Pages Collage sheet 1008D.  I printed these on glossy paper and the colours are beautiful.  The picture doesn't really do it justice.  The lady is holding a silver metal shoe from Korthobby.  I have used sticky pads behind the wing tips and her head to give it a bit more dimension.  The tag tie is some ripped cotton fabric. 

Joining in the fun at
Altered Pages Challenges - Shoes

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you again soon. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Great Little City

Hi.  Again!!  Welcome everyone.  This morning the postman came with happy mail and I just couldn't resist having another play with my new LP stamps!!  Even though I have a really early call tomorrow.  Make that later!!  OK, quick post.  Lovely sunny day.  Had a fab time with my sister in Wells.  A lovely city.  Especially on a sunny day.  The horse chestnut trees in front of the Bishops Palace were glorious.  And there was ice cream.  Perfect.  

This tag is also one I embossed and inked before the trip.  I said I was feeling taggy this week......

I should have got a picture of the tag before I put the LP images on but it's just too much fun.  The tag was embossed with Sizzix Rays embossing folder and coloured with my most favourtest ink DI Dusty Concord.  The LP images are from LPC022, again!  I haven't edged my images in black as suggested by Carol Quance, although I was going to because it's a great tip.  Since I am still using the American Craft Memory Marker, which are drying a bit quick and giving this sort of faded effect that I am starting to really like, I thought a really strong edge would be a bit much.  I love this new LP set.  It was a heads/tails between this one and LPC024 (love the girl with the fish) but I decided this set was such a great mix of traditional and modern images that I would start with this one.    I added a bow, tied by me from a technique I learnt here.  Thanks Ginny.  I have used a triple loop with purple satin ribbon.  

Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy inspired by Carol Quance
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Favorite Ink
Art Impressions Stamps - Show us your bow
Stamping Sensations - Embossing 

Glad you could join me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day. 

Whilst Travelling in the Desert

Greetings Nomad fans.  The holiday away from home continues.  Nanny is 90 years young on Monday.  I am returned for a visit on such a special occasion.   I took a few supplies with me in the hope that there would be time to craft.  I realise that maybe my choices were not totally wise.  Using my Desert Nomad analogy, usually I am in my oasis, all I need and the crafty stash.  At the moment I am crossing the desert.  Plenty food and drink and a canvas to sleep under but very lacking those little things that make life so easy.  Like my knives and scissors!!  And a black ink pad!!  

I posed a question on my last post, "if you were stranded on a desert island what 5 craft things would you want with you?".  The only taker so far has been Kay Wallace, so thanks for that Kay.  Tonight I realise my list would probably read 1) a good sharp knife, 2) a black ink pad, 3) a tube of UHU, so versatile that I think it should be in every Man Friday Desert Island Kit,  4) a block of patterned paper, tonight I'm leaning heavily towards DCWV Far East Stack because that's a very recent addition and I love it, but tomorrow is another day so........, 5) hmmmmm, Lynne Perrella stamps, can I take them all?, no, oh OK then it will have to be LPC022, new at PaperArtsy, brand new to me.  Love 'em.  I think I could get something going with these five and some desert island found items.  Kay and I are very interested to hear what you think are the 5 most essential crafty items so if you have time and inclination, we are all ears.....

I prepared the base of this tag before my travels, one of my wiser choices.  It has been painted with acrylic in shades of blue and then I used white texture paste and Tando Ink Splatters mask.  I stamped some of the small stamps from PaperArtsy LPC022 in black and purple.  

I stamped one of the images on to a page from DCWV Far East stack.  As implied earlier I don't have a black ink pad with me but yesterday I did acquire some American Crafts Memory Markers and Galaxy Markers.  For your edification and delight next time you find yourself on the back of a camel, the Memory Markers are OK to ink a stamp although I would suggest a small image as they dry fast.  The Galaxy Markers were a bad idea!!  They dried too fast and it was difficult to clean the stamp after with only soap and water.  The memory markers washed away easily.  I think it's always nice to share our little experiments.........

OK so my main image is stamped.  The DCWV stack is textured, which is quite obvious, and I decided I liked it.  I was going to colour a bit but decided it was lovely without.  The bead trim was bought special today for this project from the local haberdashery.  What a great word that is.  Haberdashery.  I folded it in half to hide the stitching on the back of the ribbon but also because I fancied lots of dangles.  I cut it slightly too long so clipped a single bead string off.  This fitted perfectly as a hair ornament for my Asian girl.  A bit of ripped cotton and a metal staple and voilĂ ....

Joining the fun over at
PaperArtsy I've been inspired this week by Carol Quance
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
Craft-room Challenge - Stamp your own background 

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend. 

Friday, 24 May 2013

... and a Partridge in a Pear Tree...

Greetings Nomad followers and friends.  Well here we are, far from home, and therefore far from my stash!!  How will I survive??  Well enough I imagine.  I shall just have to do some improvising in the circumstances.  If you were stranded on a desert island what three craft things would you take along?  OK, lets be generous, what 5 things?  

I am a long way from a desert island and did manage to snap a picture of the Christmas card I made for the Creative Craft Challenge.  Suddenly realised that today is the last day to get this months submission in so here it is.  Only one this month, but every little helps......

I don't have any details on the background paper but isn't it lovely?    Perfect for a bit of reindeer dancing.  I have added some black peel off snowflake stickers and a Merry Christmas.  The reindeer is Sizzix Reindeer with embossing folder which was cut from green card and highlighted with black ink, a snowflake on the shoulder and mounted on sticky pads.  Only the one this week but I think that gives me a running total of 13 so that still means I'm ahead of the Christmas rush!  Hurrah.  

Joining the fun at
Creative Craft World - Beat the Christmas Rush
Stamping Sensations - May Challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - May 

Thanks for dropping byI may make a few more of these when I have a bit more time because it's a very lovely and quite a quick and simple make.  Nanny is 90 on Monday so home to visit.  Hoping to take some day trips and sample some cream teas.    

Monday, 20 May 2013

Glamour and Fashion

Greetings Nomad followers and friends.  Spring arrived with a bang a couple of days ago with the temperature suddenly into the high 20's!!  Full speed ahead in the garden, in a slow, it's too hot to do anything, kind of way!  A bit cooler today and rainy so took advantage to do a bit of craft.  In between potting up the tomato plants and a few other things.  

Korthobby want us to copy one of their designers.  I was feeling in a taggy sort of mood so decided to have a go at Merete's tag.   I had some very similar stamps and liked the look.  

I started by inking my white tag with VersaMagic Pink Petunia, Perfect Plumeria and Eggplant.  Then I added a bit of Brilliance Galaxy Gold for a bit of bling.  I wasn't totally happy so I dry brushed some white acrylic to bring it all together.  Loverly.  

I used stamps from Crafty Individuals French Corsets set.  I stamped the hat and the shop sign on the tag and the dressmakers dummy onto vellum which I then cut out and added a hint of pink.  I ripped a piece of text and stuck it accross the card, added the vellum and the steampunk dragonfly charm from Korthobby.  The flower on the corset is also from Korthobby.  These come as three together but I wanted a single flower so I trimmed it.  The lace along the bottom was coloured with DI Walnut Stain and the tag tie is a piece of cotton coloured with DI Dusty Concord.  Initially I went around the tag with Walnut Stain but didn't like it.  Then I noticed Merete had distressed the edge of her tag.  Perfect.  

Joining the fun at
Korthobby - Lift en av designerne
Ett Trykk Alt annet enn kort
Kort o Mania Utfordring 86 - Bingo blonder/blomster/metal
Papirdokkene Utfordring 47 - Metal
Craft-room Challenge - Stamp your own background

Thanks for dropping by.  Take care.  Craft on.......

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Ship in a Bottle

Hello Nomad followers and friends and  an extra welcome to my new followers.  Our little band is growing slowly.  Thank you all for your support.   

Over at PaperArtsy the new guest designer this week is  France Papillon.  Now at first this ATC may not look anything like France's projects, but after all it is inspired by, so I have used a bit of this, and a bit of that, and a bit of what I got.  

I actually started out with a tag, and it was looking pretty good, but then it had a little accident and ended up seriously distressed.  I may reinvent it as something totally different at a later date.  So I found an ATC in my working pile that I had painted with white acrylic.  Really thickly painted, which is where this quite lovely texture came from.  Then I used my Tando Distorted Harlequin mask and DI Ocean Spray to cover the whole ATC.  Then when it had dried I filled in the white with DI Picked Rasberry using a makeup sponge.  When will I learn?  The Ocean Spray got all mixed up with the Picked Raspberry and I ended up with this rather nice shade of purple.   Ahh, the day is not complete without a happy accident, or two.  So I got the Harlequin mask and used VersaMagic Aegean Blue on one side.  It kind of took away the DI but I was quite happy with the result so that's OK.  I stamped the bottle from PaperArtsy LPC001 in black.  

OK, so the ship isn't actually in the bottle.  I was feeling a bit nautical so I stamped the lady with the ship on her head from LPC001 and cut out just the ship.  Coloured with DI and mounted on sticky pads.  I've used white pen around the harlequin design to give more depth, as suggested by France.  I went around the edge with VersaMagic Ocean Depth and wrapped some funky wool around the end.  Then I stamped the shell x3 from LPC001 onto shrink plastic and mounted them on the wool.  I only had clear shrink plastic so I painted the backs with white, but I think this is better than using white because the design is under a nice glossy layer.   Looks a bit like a glazed tile.  A very small glazed tile.  

Joining in the fun at
Stampotique Designers Challenge 100 - Anything Goes 
Ett Trykk - Anything but a card 

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a great day.  Wishing you sunshine.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Ding Dong Ding Dong

Good morning to you all.  I hope that you are having a great Sunday.  Here the sun is shinning, the birds are singing and the bunnies are hopping.  Even the tiny little three weekers are out looking at the big wide world today.  I'll have to get a picture of them for you as well but they are quite difficult to photograph because they move so fast.  They are a bit like snooker balls.  They wizz around and if they run into a sibling then that one shoots off as well.  Hilarious.

I am still being inspired over at PaperArtsy.   Sue used a number of techniques this week and I have kind of mixed and matched on this card.  I liked her arch and the used of corrugated card and texture paste so I have cut some card using Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Die

I cut an aperture and exposed some of the corrugations and then painted it. 

I used DI inks Chipped Sapphire and Broken China on white card and then added some texture paste, a nice white one this time through Tando Splats mask.

Then I stamped all over using the feather from PaperArtsy LPC001 set.

Then I put it all together.  Added a DI with Splats Ding Dong Bird from SIDD05, a bow, and a metal clock embelishment.  The piece around the clock is part of Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst Doily and there is a Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterfly coloured with alcohol inks.

Joining in the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Lots of Layers
Papirdokkene #47 - Metal
Simon Says Stamps Things With Wings

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you have a fun, relaxing, crafty day.  Whatever takes your fancy.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Finding Time

Good evening everyone.  I hope the weekend is going well so far.  It's a bit grey and drizzly again but I am out in the garden a bit doing some jobs.  Got to get the broad bean plants in the ground.  Last year they were in in March but everything is so late here due to the weather.  Things are looking a little greener here now but it's so slow.  Still waiting to see if trees and bushes have survived the long winter and the bunnies are waiting for the dandelions to put in an appearance.  Having to make do with broccoli whilst we wait......

 These little munchers are 7 weeks old now.  Cute or what??....

It's all fun over at PaperArtsy again this week.  There are a whole lot of new guest designers and they have started with Sue Carrington.  So feeling inspired by Sue I have been working on a canvas.  I really wanted to be summery so went with yellow as my main colour.  Not a colour I work with so much but quite pleased with the result.  

Sue has been working with texture pastes and also cardboard bits which I thought looked very interesting.  I started by putting some texture paste through my That Special Touch Basket Weave Mask and then adding some free style to some other areas.  Oops, nearly forgot my cardboards....

I have had the PpaerArtsy Hardware #1 die for a while and when I did a trial cut I really thought the one cut looked like two paintbrush heads joined together.  I know it's designed as a hinge but......   So I cut it out of thin corrugated card, the type books get delivered in, which only has a flat covering on one side.  Then I cut some brush handles and stuck them down.  Then I painted everything white, and then yellow.  

OK, now we go to uncharted territory.  I wanted to try the bump technique but didn't have a suitable mask.  I did have the negative cut from when I was cutting out some Sizzix Alpha Bubble letters so I thought that might be fun to use.  I used DI Pine Needles and the moved the mask a bit and used Mowed Lawn.  Nah, it wasn't brilliant.  Oh, I liked the green circles but obviously have to practice my bumping.  And now I'm thinking why did I use DI which is water reactive.   I let it dry and then coated everything again with the yellow acrylic, which luckily was translucent so my circle still show and are nicely blended in.  The DI stayed in place as well.  Phew!

Then I did some highlights with Brilliance Tiramisu ink pad.  I started with the palest colour which is very shimmery.  Then I added the darker brown to the areas of texture paste.  I also used this colour to stamp the feather from LPC001 over the flat areas of the canvas.  

I stamped Ding Dong bird from PaperArtsy SIDD05 onto old book paper.  I drew his legs on because the stamp wouldn't work on this texture but less said about Gail's drawing the better!!   Very sad legs.  I also added some silver pen and glossy accents to the paint brushes. 

Joining in the fun at
Art Impressions - Negative Space
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Inspired By
Simon Says Stamps - Things With Wings
Stampotique Designers Challenge 99 - Summertime
Ett Trykk - Alt Annet Enn Kort 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 

I am not sure this is finished.  I wanted a sentiment but couldn't decide.  Maybe it just needs a nice frame.  Ding Dong looks a bit like he is waiting for something.  Hopefully inspiration will strike.  It usually does, sooner or later. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Off to get the beans in the ground.   Have a great evening. 

Welcome to the New Century

Hello hello Nomad followers and friends.  A special welcome to my new followers who have joined our merry band.   Gosh, this is a bit of a milestone because this is my 100th post!  It is not so long ago I was contemplating venturing out into blogland.  100 already!  Amazing.  Thank you all for your support, kind comments and inspiration. 

This is my post for The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge and we are on the letter A.  For those of you who are unaware of this fabulous challenge we are doing a letter every fortnight for the whole year based on a dictionary, although we aren't all altering a book.  The letters aren't coming in order, just to keep it interesting.  It's nice to see that the number of entries remains high.  I am visiting and commenting on as many fellow Challegees as I can but there just never seems enough hours in the day.   I know comments are important as they are so helpful and encouraging and I really appreciate the time you take to visit, read and comment on my ramblings.    For me A is for Albatross

I have used a 15cm square piece of My Minds Eye cardstock.  I liberally covered it with DI Salty Ocean and spritzed with water.  And spritzed, and spritzed, and spritzed and.......   Wow, that paper just sucks up the moisture.   But no movement with the DI, so I used some VersaMagic chalk ink in Aegean Blue and Ocean Depth to give some shades of blue.  I was going to have my albatross flying over the ocean, like they do, so I used my embossing ink pen to make some squiggles and added WOW white puff embossing powder, but as already said this paper is super absorbent and the ink dried so fast as to be useless.  So it's albatross in the sky.  The bird is a photocopy.  I intended to cut him out of nice white paper and colour his feet and beak with a little pink and shade the feathers but when I had cut this out and placed him against the background to check the size I actually really liked the grainy colour effect.  He does seem to stand out from the paper a bit so I went with it.  Added the definition and my die cut letters and another page is done. 

These are turning into quite simple pages because I set myself so many limits at the start.  Never mind, I have started so I will finish.  It can't all be high art I suppose.  We do try now and again.  Planning to publish a photo of the pages so far soon, as Elaine did a few weeks ago.

Entering this for
The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Me and Lambchop

Good evening Blogland.  Hope you all had a lovely sunny weekend.  Did anyone have fun with National Scrapbook Day.  I must admit I am not really a scrapper but I have been gently venturing into some sketch challenges and I have decided to take the plunge.  Look, not even a profile picture and here I am putting myself in a LO.  Wonders never cease.  

My grandmother, gosh that's posh, usually she is just Nan, is 90 in a few weeks.  Wow, good going Nan.  So I will be taking a little trip to the UK for a visit.  I already have a couple of cards, well you know last minute change of mind, and I decided I would try and do a LO for her.  With yours truly in the frame, of course.  I have chosen a passingly fair photo of me taken last year in the garden with The Lamb.  No, his name wasn't really Lambchop, squeamish folk look away.  Luckily it wouldn't fit on the LO so I went with Sibbe, which was his name.  Except I called him Lamb most of the time.  And he called me Maaaaaaaaaammmmm.  

So here we are, me and my lamb.  Hi.  I am fairly sure he not so interested in me, more in that milk left in the flask.  This is probably about this time last year.  I can tell you the garden doesn't look anything like this this year!!  The grass is still mostly brown, no leaves on the trees, no sun, no lamb......

I have used a lovely sketch from over at Creative Craft World.  They wanted 4 photos but I was inspired by the LO from Sarah where she had cut her photo into 4.  I did slightly more irregular cuts but am quite pleased with the result.  I could get to like this scrapbooking lark!!  I have also combined the game of tic tac toe over at S.W.A.T.  I have used the diagonal 3 buttons, ribbon and chipboard.  

So I cut my photo and backed it with some pale green card.  The background sheet and the polka dot circle are both from DCWV Pet Stack.  I used a rectangle of music printed vellum behind.  Top right two chipboard leaves from Tando Mini Leaves 2 and a double tied bow.  

Him again.  Bottom right two more chipboard leaves and three wooden buttons.  I left the chipboards uncoloured, in fact tried to find the sooty ones!! and used wood buttons because I wanted to maintain a natural feel to the colours.  The date and title are cut from black card using Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower Box dies.  

Joining the fun over at
Creative Craft World Scrap Map Challenge - May
SWAT Drill 7 -Tic Tac Toe
Simon Says Stamp - What Are U Working On
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Inspired by 
Simon Says Stamps - Happy Mail if this doesn't make Nanny happy I'll eat my sheep.  Oh oops!  Sorry, couldn't resist.  Got to be wicked now and then. 

Hey, anybody out there got tips about sticking down vellum so the glue doesn't show??  Thanks for dropping by.  Stay safe, be crafty.....

Saturday, 4 May 2013

ATC Cutie

Good day followers and friends.  Despite the cold, grey, rainy day, or maybe that is due to, I have been feeling a little inspired.  After getting out Panduro's Pojkar stamp set yesterday I have been having a play with some of the other stamps.  You can see BBQ boy in yesterdays post.  Today I have been playing with boy and his toy ship.  This was supposed to be a birthday card but it has ended life as an ATC.  Say la doo da.....

Here's where I started with a stamp on some plain white card.  Usually when I am paper piecing I use dies, which do make life a bit easier, but as I say to people who don't have one of those machines, knives and scissors existed first and the Victorians were renowned for paper clipping.  This is a nice simple stamp so I have gone totally old fashioned and clipped him out, the new term for that being fussy cut.  I'm feeling old fashioned so I'm clipping.....

How cute is that?!!  I raided the scraps box, hurrah, so I don't have names for the papers except I know his trousers are Basic Grey Curio Cabriole cur-3035, cos some of that was still desk from last night.  And I managed to find it beneath the mountains of other stuff on my desk.  I had decided I would spend some time putting away when I got into May but here we are and well.....  I digress.  I used a copper scrap for the bottom of the boat.  Bling.  I cut Basic Grey Curiosity COL-394 using Tim Holtz ATC die.  No corners this time.  I have edged with Versamagic Night Sky, which is also the ink I used for all the stamping.   

I am sharing this at
Ett Trykk Jubileumsutfordringer Uke 5 - Paper Piecing 
Basic Grey Challenges - Mix and Match
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Passport to Fun

Hope you are all having a fun weekend so far.  Thanks for dropping by. 

Friday, 3 May 2013

Hurrah for the Weekend

Hi Nomad Friends.  Another week over.  Have you got an action packed weekend planned??  I am really hoping to get out in the garden but they are forecasting cold and wet, wet, wet.  A bit like today.  Big sigh.  Bunnies and chickens really don't like this weather.  Little bunnies sit and gaze wistfully from the hutch.  It's such a drag having to dry all that fur.  Again.  Must get a picture for you.  They are just so cute.

I was looking to join the challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges where they are looking for a masculine theme.  Always a challenge.   I also had my eye on a couple of sites with a CAS theme so I have parred down my man card to the bare essentials, in this case barbeque......

I stamped this happy little BBQ guy from Panduro's Pojkar set on Basis Grey Curio Cabriole cur-3035.  I used the plainer side of this paper but it's got some lovely highlights.  Then I cut him out and mounted him on a base card which has fibers in it.  No name but it gives a nice mottled effect.  Probably recycled clothes again.  ROTFL.  The sentiment is a Crafty Individuals stamp 'Dream a Little Dream'.  When I grow up I want to be........ 

Joining the fun over at

BasicGrey Challenges - 92 Masculine
Ett Trykk Jubileumsutfordringer Uke 5/3 - CAS
Artful Times - CAS   
Simon Says Stamps - Happy Mail

Hope you have a chance to BBQ this weekend.  Ours would have more chance as a boat for the rabbits.  Laugh.  Thanks for dropping by.  Your comments are little rays of sunshine on a grey day. 

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Happy Birdie One Two

Greetings Nomad friends and followers.  Happy May Day to you all.  Wow, so that was April.  Just when I thought spring was here.  Tonight it's frosty again.  I think we may be in line to skip spring and go straight to summer. 

Over at Altered Pages we are playing with birds.  Now, I did fancy doing an ATC on eco-board because it's so nice and chunky to work with but I decided to make a hangy thing with some eco-board inchies from Altered Pages.

I used two postage stamp style stamps with birds on them.  The owl is from Crafty Individuals and the other is from Clearsnap.  I painted two inchies with purple acrylic paint, stamped them with the bird heads then covered with glossy accents.  Then I stamped the same stamps on glossy card, tinted with DI Dusty Concord, cut them out and stuck the inchies over the images.  I arranged them collage style and added some flowers and a bird from Altered Pages collage sheet 708D.  The frame is recycled from an old cardboard box.  I ripped some of the top layer to expose the corregations, painted with acrylic paint and some DI.   The words are from Crafty Secrets Angelic booklet. 

Entering this to
Altered Pages Challenge 8 - Birds
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Recycle
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope Spring has found you, wherever you are.