Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Tuesday Taggers week 10 - swirls and curls

Dont ask me why but Ive really been head scratching over this one and only produced this last night! Its a small calendar. Ive not yet decided whether it will be a hanging one or not lol.
Its a piece of mountboard 6" x 4" coloured with distress inks antique linen, tea dye, frayed bulap then spiced marmalade. Its taken me a while to understand the layering with these inks but the colour is so intense when they are layered together. Ive then overstamped with frayed burlap using an inkadinkadoo stamp - this doesnt show up that well but ive then followed the swirls with cinnamon stickles dots. The flowers are the curls bit - my fellow teamie Michelle showed me a neat way of making these using a quilling tool. When I told my daughter I was stuck for ideas she suggested quilling for the curls bit - me and quilling have never really got on lol so this was a compromise! The leaves are just cut freehand and coloured with shabby shutters and the edges with frayed burlap before curling the edges with my scissors as you would curling ribbon. If you fancy investing in the distress inks (I love mine) any of the TT sponsors sell them check them out by clicking the buttons in my sidebar.

Me update - The doc says I can drive hurrah! I celebrated by going to ikea to pick up some mirrors for craft club tomorrow! We are having a go at our own version of a craft stamper project making little coloured and stamped tiles to add to the mirror - tomorrow we will be starting the project - cutting the tiles and colouring and stamping - hope everyone is up to it - some of my ladies are a little afraid of stamps lol.
Am off to spend the day crafting at my local craft shop and meet up with the lovely ladies there - it seems ages since I saw some of them it will be good to catch up! Ive got another calendar project I want to try so may have pics later to show :0) Hope your day is filled with fun too!


  1. Love the calendar Janet, and your quilling looks great to me!

    Good news on the driving, be nice to be mobile again I expect.

    All the best

    Jan xx

  2. Stunning craetion, love it!
    Erin x

  3. love it, as the Americans would say. Bee and Dee

  4. Hi Janet. Brill news about the driving, it will make such a difference for you.



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