Well considering I've been on half term holiday I haven't devoted much time to crafting. The Holiday has gone way too quick! Anyway here is my offering for this weeks Studio L3 Grungey Monday Challenge Valentines day Tim Holtz Style! I've Just finished it.This week there is a prize for the challenge donated by the lovely people at Simon Says Stamp. I've used several Tim products and have used two of the techniques featured on this months Twelve Tags of 2012 challenge. I'm really looking forward to seeing what good ideas Tim has in store for us.
For this card I've used Tim's 'resist' technique with Snow Cap paint dabber and the script from Stampers Anonymous Papillon set. I've used Antique linen Distress Ink with a light dusting of Black Soot around the edges to create a vintage look. The die cut heart has been embellished with trimming similar to Tims, that I bought at my local market I also bought the lace that it's mounted on from the same market. The frame has been stamped with a Crafty Individuals flourish stamp and embellished with stick on pearls. I added the 'Love' ticket with an Ideaology Memo Pin, as a final embellishment, I'm stuck on these at the moment! all in all I'm quite pleased with the results.
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.