Well it's not been a good week for crafty pursuits as I am afraid the day job just got in the way. I was determined to have a little session today as I've been looking at all the brilliant Halloween projects out there and was starting to feel left out. So here's a tag I've made using several 'rust' techniques. The background has been embossed and coloured with Dylusions Sprays. I then gave it the Tim Holtz enamelled rust treatment using Walnut Stain and Black Soot DI's. The crown has been rusted with a mixture of Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo and Stampendous Frantage Aged Gold embossing enamel. The trimming was treated in the same way. The key has been rusted with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder. The skull was downloaded from The Graphics Fairy website. I printed it in black and white and coloured it with various distress inks. So now I am going to enter this into The Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Rustification Challenge' I think it might just about do for The Fashionable StampingChallenges 'Fall Challenge' The stamped pocket watch just about qualifies x
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.