Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Dreamscape Card


I have to say i am very very enchanted by Lost Coast Stamps. So much so that i found  an outlet in the UK where i could order them and have done so.  introducing me to these beauties..... Thank you  I just want to thank Altered Pages for partnering another awesome company.:) I am a happy girl.

Now onto my project. I decided this time and unusually for me, to make a card. I wanted one that could be used for any occasion for male or female so here it is.

List of products used

Lost coast  buildings stamp
Cardstock - black and white
Corrugated card 
Water colour paints
Black ink 
Tissue paper
Glue to adhere tissue paper
Double sided tape
Foam mounts
Wink of stella pen
decoupage glue
White pen
heart stamp and reality stamp are old ones from my stash.



I began by soaking the white card in water spray then added various, pinks, oranges and red water colour paints with a brush and merging together for a background. I dried with heat gun and then stamped the Lost Coast stamp onto a white piece of tissue (i usually save it from gift wrapping and recycle )  with black ink.
I painted a coat of decoupage glue on the surface of the painted card stock then placed  the tissue carefully on to the surface and smoothed out. I left to dry then trimmed off the excess tissue. I added another layer of decoupage as a coating to the top and dried again.







I  mounted the stamped piece onto black card pre cut to fit. Added the sentiment and hearts with the black ink then added white dots with white pen. Its hard to see but i also added twinkle to the buildings with the Wink of Stella brush. I used foam mounts for mounting it onto coloured corrugated card then added to the front of a white card.  I hope you like it. I love the stamp and know i will use it often. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week.
June Macfarlane


Monday, 24 July 2017

Grunge bird

Over at That's Crafty they have a grunge challenge .... well of course i could  not resist I am entering this one with Lost Coast stamp from That's Crafty online store
I justadore  this bird and it was a lot of fun grunging everything up :) 



Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Todays journal page

Getting plenty of art done lately due to the fact that I am confined to the house. Its lovely to be able to play so much. Here is a journal page for today. Mixed media collage page. The hearts were free drawn and then filled with torn paper mosaic style, then cut out and glued onto journal. I also added Viva Rusty Patina, Pens, Acrylics, torn page from my colouring  book that I did a while back and some junk mail. Also I blended a lot with one of my fave mediums which is Inscribe Pastels.



Monday, 10 July 2017

Art Deco journal page


I was so excited that Altered Pages  are partnering Lost Coast designs this month. I was a bit upset as I have been in bed most of this last month due to spinal problems and was afraid I wouldn't get to do a project with them but I found a way to do the project without the need for paints etc and could just use a little table on my bed. This is the result and I am very happy with this journal page using the fabulous Lost coast stamp 'Art Deco face'.




The products used 
Lost coast stamp
White tissue paper  (I recycled )
White pen (from my stash ) 
Scraps of recycled wallpaper and scrap paper
die cut steampunk gears (from my stash )

I began by stamping the gorgeous image on to white tissue paper and I have to say it stamped perfectly first time. 




Next I needed to colour the journal page. I used inks this time and pens rather than paint but either would work. 


The next step was a to place something to fill a little space at the top as I wanted to place the image further down. I used recycled papers and layered up and distressed and glued down with tacky glue.

Next  wrote some text  to the rest of the page in white, I wanted this to show under the tissue image. 



Now I was ready to place the Lost coast Stamped image I added glue stick to the surface of the page and NOT to the image as it was too delicate. After smoothing over and leaving to dry, I got some old gear die cuts I had in my stash and I painted them with copper and dark brown for rusty kind  of effect. I glued once more with tacky glue and left to dry. A fab and fun project thanks to Altered Pages and Lost Coast designs. 







Friday, 30 June 2017

Little wooden hanger

I loved creating this little hanging wooden shape. I used a couple of different techniques but it was very simple to do. Firstly I did think of covering the house in paint but I quite liked the look of the wood itself. So first of all I used some brown ink on a sponge around the edges of the house. I  had a scrap of lace for the bottom of this but decided to use it as a mask/stemcil instead of  as it was, I taped it to the wood and then sponged the brown ink over the lace for the effect you see on it. I think it turned out nice with a kind of distressed stenciled look. 

I tied some plain twine in  a loop through the hole in the top of the house.  I then wanted to finish off the tag with something eye-catching so I  used a plain flower and inked it in light teal then covered it in holographic embossing powder for the sparkle although glitter would also work. I also embossed the brad with the brown ink and clear embossing powder. The orange spots were finally added using orange stickles for a fun look and dried. That was it, easy peasy. 

Products 

wooden shape tag

scrap of lace or other stencil 

one flower

one large brad

brown ink

clear embossing powder (from my stash but powders also can be found here )

holographic sparkle embossing powder

stickles glitter glue

twine

http://alteredpages.com/products?keywords=twine



This month Altered Pages have been working with Foundations décor 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Little did i know ...

Hi all, I am sorry to not be here too much at the moment. I am trying but my health has been causing me problems. Like my blog title says,  Little did I know that when  I made this blog last year with the name 57Beyond , that I would get to the 'beyond bit' (now aged 58 ) and be in a lot worse physical health. However I am working on things and am hoping that my physiotherapy appointment will arrive soon and I will be able to learn how to keep these awful back spasms at bay. At the moment, I have tried, doing less, not bending, not stretching, not lifting and also gentle walking as they say that helps too but after a day or two of doing normal things, on come the spasms again. Today is typical. all I have done is some pottering around at home and now I am in pain again and unable to walk again until it gets  better .....lol I am not low or down just raring to go get this sorted out, I hate being out of action ... 'Ouch'

Anyway,  just wanted to update you and let you know I will keep posting and blogging as often as I can ... wish me luck with the physio


Have a great week,
June x



Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Wooden Heart


My project this time for Altered Pages is a wooden shape.I chose a  heart The wooden heart has a hole in the top for hanging. .I chose an image and cut around it to fit the heart The image was one of my own I used Mod Podge to adhere the image and then dried it. I then took the heart and blended ink around the sides so it blended in with the image. I then chose some flowers from flower stash and some leaves and arranged them around one side of the heart. When I was happy I adhered each one with hot glue to ensure they stayed.
On the reverse side I simply added another floral arrangement with hot glue. To finish I added some course twine.




Altered Pages are partnering Foundations Décor products! This month and wow there are some amazing  design team makes to really  inspire you. Check out the Altered Pages Blog every day to see much much more