A Village

Wow, it is so long since I wrote a blog post! Not that I haven’t been creating, just not blogging about it… I thought I’d share with you my latest love, creating mini houses with the Tim Holtz Village dies. These dies come with the base buildings – the Dwelling and the Brownstone; then you can…

Art This Year

I can’t believe it has been so long since last time I blogged! I’ve been busy this year doing some online art classes – Wanderlust from Everything Art and Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey. So I thought I would share a few of the projects I’ve been working on. I was really pleased with this…

March 2015 Tag

Just a quick post about my March Tag inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2015 for March. This was fun tag to do, starting with Tissue Tape and then Distress Paints as the background.  I stamped and embossed two flowers, then created masks for them before using Faber Castell Whipped Spackle through Cargo Layering Stencil…

Mini Sewing Cupboard

Welcome back to another Imagine If… Design Team project, this week I have a mini Sewing Cupboard for you. I started with the  MDF Armoir (waredrobe) from Imagine If… gesso first (of course).  The furniture in my studio is painted a turquoise with stenciled pink flowers on it, and I thought I would paint this…

Inspiration Wednesday

This year I have signed up for Donna Downey’s Inspiration Wednesday Online Workshop. I had purchased an Inspiration Journal when I did classes with Donna in Timaru, and I hadn’t used it – this was the perfect opportunity. I created a second signature, and my book was ready. The first week was a lovely introductory…

Last four Christmas Tags for 2014

  Here are the last four tags from my 12 Tags of Christmas inspired by Tim Holtz 2011 12 Tags of Christmas, I finished the off on Christmas Eve – it was great to spend a hot afternoon, in my cool studio!   Tag number 9 uses a faux enamel technique with Distress Ink and heat embossing,…

12 Tags of Christmas – Tags 1 and 2

As promised, here are the first two tags from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 that I’m doing over December this year.   I love Tag number 1, all the gorgeous greenery and the pinecones with the glitter above! I reduced the wintery look a bit with a swirl embossing folder rather than snowflakes, and…

12 Tags of 2014 – September to November

    I’m not very good at doing the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 tag in the right month, but at least I get them done! This weekend I caught up with the September, October and November tag.   It was nice to spend an afternoon playing in my studio, trying out new techniques…