' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: June 2023

Sunday 18 June 2023

A glass half full

Today I have a CAS card from my Gin and wine series made as a gift. 

This one uses the Stamp set Keep Your Gin Up and the wood grain stencil from the mini stencil set 10 by Tim Holtz.
I used masks to layer the stamping and stencil the background and coloured the bottle and lemons with pencils.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the Lost Coast Designs and We Love Stamping

Friday 9 June 2023

Paper Doll and Snippet tag

I am back for my last Vintage inspiration piece for our Country View Challenge, where the theme, Vintage, is one I favour.  Today's project is a tag: 

The base is a heavyweight cardstock cut into a tag. I collaged a piece of an old book (top left) and a piece of Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper. 

I coloured the tag with several layers of Distress Oxides inks spritzed with water on the mat. 

The focal point is a paper doll and elements from the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Ephemera Field Notes Snippets popped up on foam pads and a piece of muslin. 

I hope you have enjoyed all my Vintage makes and are inspired to join in our Country View Challenge! Remember there is a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop to be won....

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield     I am entering the SSS Monday challenge and Allsorts challenge

Saturday 3 June 2023

Desk Tidy with Stamperia

I am back for more inspiration for our Country View Challenge, which I have the pleasure of hosting this month.  Today's project if off the page and on a piece of useful storage that I aged with Stamperia images and crackle paste. 

As is usual in Ikea, I bought on a whim what they call a desk organiser (Tjena series), without an exact idea of how I was going to use it. Because there is a lot of space to decorate (all the boxes side by side measure  18 x 17 cms) I chose to use rice paper collage instead of painting several coats of primer, paints and varnish as that takes a lot of time. 

I always pick up a few sheets of rice paper from the Stamperia collections, again without a project in mind,  just because I like the look of them. (not helping with the overflowing stash situation!!!)
Anyway, perfect time to actually use them! 

Once cut to size I applied DecoArt Decou-Page Matte to the boxes, laid the paper on top and applied another coat of the glue on top, After drying I used a knife to spread a thin coat of Ranger Crackle Paste (transparent). I let the paste dry naturally as the crackle is supposed to more pronounced that way. Then it's a matter of painting a glaze (I used DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Raw Umber) over the whole project, a bit at a time, and wiping the excess off to show off the crackles.

Finally to protect the finish I applied 2 coats of varnish (DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish).

Your turn to create a Vintage inspired make and link up to the Country View Challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop. I can't wait to see what you will make!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield     I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge

Thursday 1 June 2023

Inspired by Tim Holtz

June Vintage 1 st post

Welcome to June and a new Country View Challenge, which I have the pleasure of hosting! 
Regular followers will know I have a thing about Vintage so, yes, this is my choice of theme for this month. 

And today I have not one but TWO inspiration makes for you, both with lots of Tim Holtz products since he is very much a master of the genre! 

Here's the first: 

I started with a blank piece of 7"x5" cardstock and stamped the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Exquisite Stamp Set (CMS453) in a light sand colour. 

I used pencils to colour the image and stencilled the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz mini stencil set 10 (MST010) with green ink. 

I then aged my page with Distress inks in a combination of Walnut Stain and Antique Linen. 

I stamped bits of the text (also CMS453 stamp set) in the background.

The embellishment cluster is composed of several items from the Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ - Ephemera Field Notes Snippets (TH94049), a paper doll, bits of paper ribbon lace (Lakeland) and a frame highlighted with metallic waxes.

My second make is much brighter but the imagery is still very  much Vintage:

The tag base is a sturdy piece of white Mixed Media cardstock onto which I collaged pieces of Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ Botanical Collage Paper (TH93705).

I stencilled some Ranger Texture paste (transparent matte) through a bit of die-cut cardstock (I used an old Memory Box die).
I sprayed the tag with a combination of Distress and Distress Oxides sprays and sprinkled some Brushos as well.

When dry, I added colour with Distress crayons to the leaves and flower and darkened the edges with Walnut Stain ink.

Finally the focal point is made of the TH/Idea-ology Ephemera Field Notes Snippets (TH94049), a paper doll and die-cuts from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK Wildflower Stems #2.

A spattering of white acrylic paint, some Nuvo drops pearls and voila.. 

Your turn to create a make with a Vintage feel, photos and stamps from olden times, Victoriana, steampunk... pretty much anything pre 1900's will do, and link up your project to the Country View Challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield     I am entering the tag in the Allsorts challenge and both makes in                                                                 the  SSS Wednesday challenge