Just found them and I just ADORE these Sherri Baldy digital images -'Besties'. They even have a challenge blog which I just had to join in with. There challenge over at Besties Challenge this week is to use your favourite Bestie with diecuts. so here is my favourite .. Frilly Lilly Messy Bessy (for now anyway lol). She has been coloured in with Copic pens and she was such a delight to colour in. I have used my new Spellbinders Ornate Oval to diecut round the coloured image, some Marianne Flourish diecuts, some lilac ribbon, a little flower and here it is......................
I decided to decorate one of the lovely MDF door hangers that The Hobby House sell. The background is Prima paper and I have added a fence diecut to it. Then I snipped away some very thin triangles on 2 pieces of green cardstock to create grass adhering one to the base. I cut out one of the lovely Mo Manning toppers Strawberry Wishes adhered her to the hanger with 3d pads and then added the second piece of grass cardstock. Added some little flowers and butterflies, created a little bunty and here it is....
I hope you will pop over to The Hobby House blog and see what my creative DT buddies have made and join in with us
Its that time again for a new challenge over at Stampotique and this weeks theme of 'incorporating an envelope' has been set by the very talented Valerie - here is what Valerie has to say about her challenge.
I love the idea of using every day objects for art. I would
like us to try creating an art project that incorporates an envelope - any shape
or size, new or used. You can flip, fold, score, tear, ink, paint, stamp,
doodle, embellish or keep it clean and simple - just have fun!
I decided to use an old A3 envelope that I found at work - I made a tag and envelope which I inked up with Picked Raspberry and Cut grass then inked again through a flower stencil. I stamped Abstract Foliage (3031) around all the edges, stamped Enjoy today (7319) on the tag and stamped Vintage Postcard (8114) on the envelope front. Added a matching ribbon and here it is....
Do pop over to the Stampotique blog and see what my creative DT buddies have made and join in with us
Oooh time for another challenge over at Stampotique and this weeks theme has been chosen by the incredibly talented Sarinda - this is what Sarinda has to say about her theme.
Sarinda here and I am hosting. I love using text in my work it is a fun way to
get texture without a whole lot of work. With that I have a background tutorial
for you to try. Click over to my blog Aggregate
Memories. Wishing you a very creative and inspiring day. I decided to use Shoot for the Moon (7114) and Great Moon (3044) - I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed over some glossy cardstock, spritzed with water, then used the same inks through some sequin waste and a flower mask. It was then cut out in the shape of a large star. The Great Moon was stamped on some old text paper, cut out and adhered to the star and outlined with pencil. Cut out some little stars, adhered and again outlined. I then added lines and dots to the edges of the star with black pen, added the quote stamp Shoot for the Moon, added a little star to the bottom of the moon with black cotton and here it is....
Do pop over to Stampotique and see all the amazing designs the Design Team have created
yeayyyyyyyyy how fantastic is this!!! I have been invited to join a fabulous design team for The Hobby House. Please pop over to the Hobby House to meet all the other super talented Design Team! The Hobby House Challenge blog will be starting very soon so do hope you will join in with the upcoming challenges.
Over at Mo Manning challenge blog there theme for this weeks challenge is Red, White and Blue and because I love this newly purchased adorable image Odette decided to play along. So armed with my newly acquired Copic Pens (thanks Kate :O - really enjoying playing with them) and greyboard, cardstock, stamps and inks I set to. I created the background by simply stamping the jumbo stamp by Stampendous - Peony with Salty Ocean distress ink. The frame was embossed with a cuttlebug script folder. Red cardstock was used for the pennant shapes by Spellbinders along with matching papers that I've had for some time now and don't remember who they are by (sorry). Pearls and roses from The Hobby House were added to the banner, the Dance quote was computer generated and here it is....
This is what'ss been keeping me quiet for a few days - I've had this idea in my head for decorating a wooden spoon in a 'ballet' theme for some time now and I finally had the time to put it into action. The decorating of the spoon was easy enough - practising with Copic pens was quite relaxing but the frame - eeks!! And it still didn't come out quite like I wanted it to so I think another attempt is required - just a few tweaks here and there I think :O)
I've coloured in Odetta by Mo Manning with Copic pens, the wooden spoon was painted cream and then pink ribbon, pearls and flowers were used to decorate it. The frame is constructed from large lengths of cream cardstock with matching corner flourishes and here it is.....
Hello, I'm Polly.
I love altered art, cardmaking, ATC's, in fact anything that needs gluing, stamping, inking or cutting is just my idea of heaven!!!!
I am pleased to say that my husband of 7 years is extremely tolerant of my crafts, especially as I tend to spread from one room to another,well aren't all we all a little messy when we're being creative!!
I like to incorporate all kinds of embellishments in my work especially lace, ribbon, butterflies, angels, hearts etc in fact anything pretty and girly. I soooo love pretty and quirky pieces of art. I was lucky enough to see Tim Holtz in the flesh recently - seeing him was just fantastic. It was only a one hour demonstration but its amazing how much inspiration you come away with.
I hope you enjoy my blog