I couldn't resist joining in with The Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight as their challenge is 'Tag Time' and if there's one thing I like making it's a tag! For this one I've gone for some good old stamping and masking. The tiger, bird and spider stamps are from a set that I bought from a museum in Madrid. They had an exhibition of work by Gauguin and there was also a fabulous painting by Henri Rousseau, with exotic plants and creatures peeking through the leaves. So this is my homage to Henri. The leaf stamp is by Clarity Stamps and has been stamped in various shades of green Distress Inks. the whole tag has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I use this technique quite often when I make cards as I like the depth it gives to the colours. That's it for now hope you're all having a crafty time during this rather dismal British Summer ....so far. 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.