Sunday, 31 January 2016

Every Pawn is a Potential Queen

A quick one for The Craft Barn dictionary challenge.  I've had this stamp set quite a while and this was the perfect opportunity to use it...even if queen is somewhat predictable.

Do pop over to The Craft Barn blog to see what everyone else has come up with too.

Materials used:
Chocolate Baroque: the art of chess
Tando stencil: letters, distorted harlequin
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint: snowflake, chalk, Irish cream, mud splat, elephant
multi medium matte
Archival Ink: jet black
Distress Ink: vintage photo, walnut stain
Gelatos: iced chai, chocolate
Stabilo All pencil
Montana paint marker

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Meow Meow

I love this stamp set, Mister Meow Meow & Tweets McGee.  You can expect to see it crop up in more projects!

Materials used:
Stampers Anonymous: Mister Meow Meow & Tweets McGee, slight alterations
Katzelkraft: so special
Impression Obsession: solar system
Clarity: framer shape circle
Tando stencil: letters 
Distress Ink: twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, black soot
Archival Ink: jet black

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

B is for binoculars

As birdwatching has been such a big part of my life I had to pick binoculars for The Craft Barn dictionary challenge - letter B.

Materials used:
Impression Obsession: solar system
Katzelkraft: KTZ118
PaperArtsy: EDY09, EDY10, EDY11
Papermania Urban Stamp: looking glasses
Stampers Anonymous: handwritten thoughts
Taylored Expressions: discover your wings
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish: snowflake, cheesecake, 
guacamole, hey pesto, chocolate pudding 
DecoArt: glorious gold
Archival Ink: jet black, coffee
and some other stuff...

Friday, 8 January 2016

Looking back to look forward

Today I finally got around to taking my completed 2015 Craft Barn Challenge calendar in to work.  The pages are standing in a folded back CD case on my desk.  It was really fun to do and at times took me out of my comfort zone with colours or themes I wouldn't usually choose.  One of the best aspects was looking at what other people did with the prompts and just how varied and wonderful all of the ideas were.

Why not take a look at all of the completed calendars using this link?

And finally one last showing of the pages I pulled together over the year, with the promise of enjoying them one by one in 2016.