' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: February 2024

Thursday 29 February 2024

Love tag

Hello crafters!
Today I have a second piece of inspiration for our Country View Crafts Facebook group for the February challenge, where the theme is "All About Love".

On a gessoed tag, I built the background using Distress Oxides sprays in Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry, stamping partial areas of Stamperia images from the set Lady by Antonis Tzanidakis (WTKAT09). 

When all of this had dried, I added stencilling with transparent texture paste (Ranger/Tim Holtz) to which I added drops of re-inker (Worn Lipstick, Prize Ribbon and Salvaged Patina). The stencil is Lavinia Leaf Trails ST0017.

I put together a cluster on top of a doily cut with 665587 - Sizzix Thinlits Die - Heart Mandala by Eileen Hull.

I used a Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Paper Doll (TH94235) and some Field notes Snippets (TH94049)

The sentiment is in the form of 2 die-cut words (from the TH /Sizzix Thinlits words 660218 Love) and a Wooden heart from my bag of bits is the final touch.

That's all for this month of inspiration at Country View Craft group ... if you want to be in with a chance to win one of the latest Sizzix/Tim Holtz die sets, you'd better hurry and enter our challenge as it closes at 12 GMT today! 

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Love Struck

Today I am featuring over the Country View Crafts Facebook group for the first of my inspiration post for the February challenge, where the theme is "All About Love". 
Inspired by Tim Holtz release of the "Vault" I dug out some of my most ancient Sizzix dies for my make. 

Along with the old Sizzix Bigz Love Struck (657484) I used the more recent Thinlit Heart Mandala by Eileen Hull (665587).

To finish I added the sentiment from a Tim Holtz Sticker sheet.

All in all pretty simple, although I did have a job die-cutting the Mandala, which, being very intricate, needed lots of passes in my machine.

I will be back for a second make later in the month, meanwhile why don't you join the Country View Craft group and enter our challenge for the chance to win one of the latest Sizzix/Tim Holtz die sets....

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the Allsorts and SSS Wednesday challenges

Sunday 4 February 2024

Love Round

Is it that time already?! Yes, Valentine's day is coming up rather soon so I unearthed all things hearts to make a card for my man.  

The focal image is Crafty Individual "A Walk in the Park" stamp (CI-439) and the sentiment is from the set CI-402 "Just Be My Friend". 

I coloured the couple with pencils and added a background around them with Distress inks. 

I matted my image on glitter cardstock as it was the only red cardstock I happened to have! A bit too bright but it's Valentine and I needed red to balance the pink of the paper (a freebie from a magazine). 
Finally, a small die-cut of entwined hearts finishes the card. 

Is it TOO pink for a man? I do hope he likes it anyway! 

Thanks for coming by, 

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday
                                                        We Love Stamping and Lost Coast Designs challenges