Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Dream a little dream!

Well I had a chance to get inky tonight! I wanted to try out a technique I had seen in the latest Craft Stamper.  It was using an old drinks can and up cycling to make pretty jewellery.  I didn't really want to make an item of jewellery so I made an embellishment for a tag instead!

This is my finished tag.  I cut some tattered florals from an old drinks can then inked with alcohol inks and stamped with archival.  I then layered them up to create the big floral embellishment.  I cut the bottom of a #10 ranger tag and embossed the top with a T!m Holtz frame.  It was Inked with seedless preserve, broken china and chipped sapphire.  I brushed some perfect pearls over the tag.  The small stampers anonymous butterflies were stamped randomly (I incorporated butterflies so I could enter this into Hels Sheridan's Sunday stamper - things that fly!!).
I added some ideology, some docrafts vintage ribbon (love love love!) and some vintage buttons.  I stamped on a canvas tag and distressed it to add to the top!  I linked the two pieces of card with large jump rings. And voila!

I hope you enjoy this, I'm kinda proud of it!

Happy inking

Beth xxx

Saturday, 5 January 2013


Well, it was the first demo day of the year at the Crafty Bunch today. It would have been rude if I hadn't of attended! I was keen to see the new docrafts release 'Chronology' as it is steampunk inspired and quite grungy.  I have to say I am impressed! The range is good value for money, not as grungy as T!m's products, but none the less, very useable and nice products.  The vintage collection is also very pretty and shabby chic.

I was full of ideas when I got home from the demo day and thought I would have a stab with some of the stash this evening! I decided to start with the Chronology range.  A canvas was the way forward!

This is my finished creation!  I added a piece of chronology paper and then edged with Tim Holtz tissue tape.  I added a strip of chronology and embossed the edges with the cogs triboss embossing folder, distressed with old paper and sanded. I then added a distressed chronology die cut and clear embossed the die cut hot air ballon.  Some Tim Holtz gears were added and then some cogs and clock faces with a book plate.  I finished with some ideology and some of the vintage ribbon distressed with rusty hinge.

I will be trying out the vintage range tomorrow! And hopefully blogging agin tomorrow night!

Happy inking!

Beth xxx

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Well it's the first post of 2013 and the first post for a while! I have been an awful blogger for the past few months, far too many distractions!

Well I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year!  I have made a New Years resolution.  I am going to attempt to enter Tim's 12 tags of 2013 EVERY month! Yes, every month!

I have started well! I have completed to month's already and it's only 3rd January! It's all good at the moment!

So here's my entry for this month.

There may be some exciting things to come so stay connected and I will update!!!

Happy inking!!

Beth xxx