Saturday, 15 August 2015

Precious Metals- My take on this months IndigoBlu Blog Challenge

Hello there, thanks so much for stopping by!

For the last couple of weeks I have been having several technical issues and I now believe we have come to an understanding!(fingers crossed)!
Firstly it was Word and Excel on my computer, then my iPhone went on the blink and lost all photos of the steps I took to complete this challenge. I wasn't happy!
Anyway, now on to the fun part.

This time round I thought I would create something fun and when I saw this little Owl I knew just what I would do! 

                             From This                                  To This
So my entry into this months IndigoBlu Challenge  is this funny/cute altered Owl! What do you think?
To start off with I painted the wooden owl with white Gess-Sso-good and whilst that was drying I pulled out several stamp sets.  I used the small feather from the 'Plume' set along with FlitterGlu and 
Mega Flakes in Gin & Tonic and Morris Dance onto Vellum, then cut out them out for the wing feathers. I used Pinflair glue to layer the feather to give them a little extra lift!
I then stamped onto tissue paper with Black StaZon ink using the Love is Dinky stamp and glued the image onto the stomach area with Slap It On, then went on to stamp the image twice onto white card with a Green StaZon Ink for the eyes.
 I went around the outside edge of the eyes with white opal liquid pearls and added a pair of false eyelashes! 
The pupils were coloured in with a black sharpie pen which unfortunately bled a little when I added crystal effects to make the eyes shine.

Onto the back of the owl. I stamped onto a circle of card with a sentiment from the stamp set Discover your Passion, then to add some more texture, especially on its back and feet I used some stencils and paste and once dry I painted it over Goldfinger & Copper metallic paint to give the Owl that precious metal look.  
I has some white flowers in my stash, so they were also given the paint treatment and glued around the bottom part of the owl. 
I went onto paint some Alter Ego's with a few different colours of the English Cottage  & Metallic paints and added body details to these with tiny, tiny beads.

I wasn't that happy with the front of the Owl so decided to cover the heart with Mega Flakes for more of a precious metal look and added a metal embellishment from my stash, after I gave it a bit of a makeover with the metallic paints and liquid pearls!
My daughter came home at this stage and she thought the Owl was 'sooooo cute'! 

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you here again soon.
Happy Crafting, Sue xx 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

One for the Chaps- Waterfall Greeting Card.

Hello there,
Tonight I have a card to share with you, one that I think would suit most men as it is an interactive card and in my experience men love these sorts of cards!
To show the working of the card I have filmed a short video to show you!

I made up an Easel base for this card then attached the Waterfall workings sideways to make this card a little different!

The waterfall itself was made of circles with a silver boarder that I hoped looked like portholes.
For the cards pull tab, I tied knots into some thick Bakers Twine to keep to the Nautical theme!

Side View of the Easel Style Card. I drew faux stitching around the boarders of the card as well as the circles for the stay!

The stay for the card was made from crafters clay. The shell and Anchor were painted with an acrylic paint then mounted onto card circles and a pearl was added to complete the look.
I hope this gives you some inspiration for a male themed card as I know we crafters sometimes find it difficult to make male cards.
Happy Crafting xx