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Saturday, 28 August 2010

So I say.........


........... thankyou for the Inspiration........ Tim Holtz, whos creativeness has inpired me beyond belief :D This is a necklace I have made from grungeboard shapes for this weeks Simon says stamp and show challenge :D

I painted the grunge with a gold metallic acrylic paint to begin with, then stamped the wings with a Basic Grey stamp in black arcgival ink
I tinted the images with promarkers then coated the whole thing with Claudine Hellmuths matte medium.
When dry I gave them a light brush with pearl coloured perfect pearls.
I inked the heart with salmon pink and ginger alcohol ink, then stamped a prima stamp in a brown promarker then with black archival ink, then coated in Ranger sepia accents.I added some prima lace to the heart then punched holes to add the charms and other embellies - mostly from cheap jewellery.
I coated a grungeboard keyhole in a thick coat of bronze croco paint and blasted with my heat gun, then highlighted the texture with Viva decor inka gold, added some brads and used the glossy accents to glue on to the heart.

The crown is a Melissa Frances applique which I highlighted with the inka gold then dropped on some ginger alcohol ink and left to dry.
I then attached it to the heart with glossy accents.I punched a hole on both wings and set eyelets, then threaded through some vintage lace.
And Voila, one very Tim-esque choker/necklace :D
Heres a few close ups :D
If you lurvvvvee Timmys style why not visit Simon says stamp and show and enter their weekly challenge :D

Thanks for looking :D

Hugs'n'snogs,

J xx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Friendship frame




This weeks Bubbly Scrumptious project is an altered frame :D
To see how its done click HERE :D

heres a few close up shots not on the BS blog to wet your appetiteD


Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Adventures with Alice


This is my piece for Bubbly Funk this week using a maya road crown.
For details please visit their blog HERE :D

I also thought this was pefect for the Simon says stamp and show challenge, which this week is to create something vintage in the style of Wendy Vecchi - Studio 409.
See here for details of how to play and the chance of winning a fabby prize :D

Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

More blog candy!!!!

Linda has a $50 voucher for Simon says stamp up for grabs here!!!!

I want to share something with you which is totally awesome!!! I love anything miniature and can't believe how amazing this art is!!!
I'm lucky if i can manage a point LOL :D

Hugs'n'snogs everyone :D
J xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Fabulous Blog Candy!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

and it ends tomorrow!!!!!
Quick - go and click the picture on the right to be taken to Kellies amazing give away :D
Julie xx

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Oooo a cute little award :D

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Thank you Sarah :D
So here are some rules I need to follow:-

* Thank the person who gave it to you. **TICK**

* Tell seven things about yourself. Let's see:

  1. I turned 40 at the start of the year :D
  2. I can't swim!!!!
  3. I will have been married 15 years in October !!!! :-O
  4. I had a phobia of dogs until we got our first dog Sam 16 years ago -RIP my lovely boy. We now own our second Golden retriever that we got from the North West Retriever rescue centre - and our beautiful cheeky boy appeared in their calendar this year :D
  5. I frowned on scrapbooking when I was a cardmaker and actually said whenwatching QVC shows "I just don't get it, its so expensive!!!!" LMAO - ok I was right, it is expensive, but mainly because I am a shopaholic LOL :D
  6. I am addicted to anything that bares the name Prima!!! enough said!!! LOL (see No.5)
  7. I collect bears, in particular Steiff bears :D yeah I have expensive tatse too LOL :D

* Pass this award to five other bloggers who you think are fantastic -
Ok, I know a few peeps who already have received this so here goes...

Zuzu
Paula
Ginger
Gillian
Carmen
Hannah
LindaE

:D **TICK**

8. I can't count!!!! LOL :D

Have fun guys,
Julie xx

Sunday, 8 August 2010

I've been busy....


... making domino pendant samples for the Pink Booby 5 crop I am teaching at :D

I have been playing with different colouring techniques so that the croppers aren't scared of my grungey style LOL :D

I use a fibrey paper as my base which can give interesting effects :D

This is promarkers layered over each other - I blasted with my heatgun to dry in between each :D
Then used a swirl stamp which I highlighted with Sakura starlight pens and gems















this is the same as above with ultra fine glitter sprinkled over the first layer of glossy accents



















I coloured this stamp with crayons and blasted with my heatgun. The wax sinks in to the paper :D















wax crayons - as above



















This one was using my distress inkpads with the colour picked up on a brush.



















And this one was also my distress inkpads but sponged and stamped on.















I'm so excited to be meeting everybody and teaching my class :D
Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Another i-pod cover :D


Helloooooo :D
I got this gorgeous Scrolls work stamp from Moira at Happy Daze :D She truly is a little doll isn't she :D
I decided to use her on another i-touch cover as I bought five lovely blank white ones from ebay :DI covered it in white gesso first and when dry I inked it with Victorian Velvet, Broken China and Pumice Stone distress ink pads
I stamped the image with Archival black ink then coloured with a water pen and the distress ink.

I chose some patterened papers and used Claudines transfer technique on some small scraps of sticky backed canvas then glued these dow.
I did a little bit of stamping and added some vinatge lace.I then coated it with clear versamark ink and covered it clear UTEE which I then melted with my heatgun.
While hot I sprinkled in more UTEE and heated again until I had a nice thick smooth coat.
I added some distress stickles and discovered that when you heat them on top of the UTEE they seem to melt in to it like inclusions in amber :D

Hope you like her :D
Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

edited to add ..... I found a fabulous blog candy!!!
head over HERE for the chance to win .....
Wow!!!how good does that look!!!!
J xx

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Whats your tipple??


I picked up these cute china decanter labels from a chairty shop that have a litle floral deisgn around the edge and the spirits name in the middle.
I did think of leaving gin on one then I could just hold it up at the bar when I wear it :D but then thought that might look quite bad LOL :D
I coated them with clear gesso all over so that the flowers were still visible, then covered over the wording with white gesso.
When dry I inked them with my distress ink pads and stamped images in black archival ink.

I smothered them with versamark and gave them a coat of utee which I heated with my heat gun. While hot I sprinkled in more utee then sprinkled in Tim Holtz distress powders and cosmic shimmer embossing powder.
On the "Exist" one I stamped a butterfly stamp in to the hot utee to leave a de-bossed image, then highlighted it with a light dusting of perfect pearls.

I coated my metal embellies in versamark ink then dipped them in to my TH distress powders and heated.
Last but not least I added some bling and buttons to finish the pendants :D


I hope you like my altered items as much as I do, now do I sell or keep??? LOL :D

Hugs'n'snogs,
J xx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Croco scrumptious!!!

Helloooooooooooooo :D
I'm still in love with my Croco paint :D
If you want to see what I did with it for Bubbly Scrumptious head over HERE:D
and heres a little sneaky peek to get you on your way .....
Can you tell what it is????
LOL :D

Hugs'n'snogs
J xx

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Fabby blog candy

Check out the fabby giveaway on the Retro Art Cafe blog :D

And even better you have three chances to enter :D
So make sure you pop on over and enter :D
Julie xx

Monday, 2 August 2010

a load of old Croco....


Viva Decor style LOL :D

I bought a jar of this paint last week and was pleasantly surprised at the size of the jar :D
I decided to have a bit of a play this afternoon to see what it does :D

I put a generous coat on to a chipboard square and blasted it with my heatgun resulting in huge croco-type scales with lovely cracks in the gaps.
This is bronze paint with pearl and plum alcohol ink on top and copper foil around the edges
Pretty cool huh :D
Imagine the platinum one with alcohol inks on it ...... Oooooooo :D

Thats defo my next purchase LOL :D

I then added Prima lace, flowers from earrings, buttons, a drogonfly charm enbellished with distress stickles, rock candy sticklesand beads :D

Thanks for looking,
J xx

Sunday, 1 August 2010

A little bit of sugar....

.... perfectly framed for August at Vanilla Sugar :D
I can't believe its August already :-O !!!!

Here's my project made from two canvases joined together and using Claudines image transfer technique :D

And heres a few close ups for you :DFor details of the tando decorated chippies please visit this post :D

Why not pop over to Vanilla Sugar and see all the beautiful creations the design team have made :D
Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx