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Tag & ATC Swap

Published February 4, 2015 by isisimaginings

In an attempt to wake up my crafting mojo after Christmas I agreed to take part in a swap with a few crafting friends. The theme was ‘faces’ & somehow, I managed to get these made…………..

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There are no before photos, because when I uploaded them, every one was blurred. For the tags I used Gelatos, followed by stencilling & stamping. The face is from a Dylusions set called ‘Strength’ & I found the quotes on Pinterest.

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The background on the ATCs is Brusho colours first, then stencils & stamps. Most of which got covered by gesso in the end.

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And yes, I did draw the faces. The second one turned out quite childlike I think.

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Thanks for visiting, see you next time.

K.

Inspiration through Imagination

Published May 29, 2013 by isisimaginings

Hello, happy Wednesday.  I’m working on assorted – and unfinished – projects at the moment, but I wanted to show you a tag I made while waiting for stuff to dry on Monday.

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It started out as a tag I used to mope up left over paint.  When I’d finished the coasters I had some black paint on my craft sheet, so I applied it through a stencil & when it was dry painted Fresco Bora Bora on top.

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This is one of the few times where I didn’t spend an age thinking about what I wanted to do.  I stamped the PA Mini 22 in a few places, then mixed a little PA Grunge Paste & copper acrylic paint together & applied that through another stencil.  While that was drying I added the white highlighting.

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While I was painting the PA Mini 83 head with distress inks, I got the idea of a head in a jar, so I stamped the Artistic Stamper Inspiration Jars stamp with Stazon onto acetate & the lid onto PA metal card, put them together & added the wire.

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The words were taken from the Artistic Stamper Journaling Mini Words stamp, I cut them out & used Old Paper & Black Soot distress inks to age them.  A couple of TH mini gears, a little Spanish Topaz TG around the edges & on the gears & the tag was finished.

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I like how it turned out, it makes me smile.  And I think I shall enter it into the Artistic Stamper May Challenge.  The theme is ‘Words’ & I did have another idea, but I couldn’t make it work.  As I’ve used AS stamps on this tag, maybe they’ll accept it.

The plan is to be back tomorrow or Friday with another PaperArtsy inspired piece, so until then, thanks for visiting & leaving comments.

Love & light.

Manic Monday

Published December 7, 2009 by isisimaginings




Apparently, today was the day when millions of people go online to do their Christmas shopping, I was not one of them. I can’t seem to get my head around the fact that Christmas is in just over two weeks. Having said that, I did go into Maidstone on Saturday & managed to buy some gifts before it got too busy, I also ordered a few things online. I have made no cards for family or friends & that really has to be sorted by the end of the week. It’s stupid to make excuses, but I’m convinced the rotten weather has a lot to do with my lethargy & procrastination; it’s so depressing & has gone on for too long! Last year I thought about getting a lightbox, but didn’t, this year I think it would be a very good idea.

The best part of being in town on Saturday was listening to the Salvation Army brass band play carols outside M&S, all that was needed was some snow to make the scene perfect. In an attempt to get into the Christmas spirit I’m reading Jostein Gaarder’s ‘The Christmas Mystery’; the story of a boy & his adventures with an advent calendar. I first read it years ago & I highly recommend it to young & old.

The pics of the cards I have managed to make are still in my camera. I hereby promise myself that I will upload them this week. I also promise myself that I will make at least four cards tomorrow. It’s crazy wasting time like this, especially when I have so many ideas in my head. I’ve been looking at Tim Holtz’ blog, where he is doing twelve days of Christmas tags; they are gorgeous & his work is always so inspirational.

I think my cardmaking is going to be changing; I’m becoming much more interested in vintage images & distressing techniques. I also have some ideas for creating my own images – not something I ever thought would be possible a few years ago! It must have something to do with all the art exhibitions I’ve been seeing recently. So, as someone once said, watch this space!

Until next time, love & light.