Tuesday, 28 July 2009

week 11 a tutorial

Hop on over to Tuesday Taggers
where Emma and Michelle have shot a brilliant tutorial for our theme of "wall hanging" The Dt have come up with some fabulous entries too so do check them out!
And theres more - The Craft Barn
are also offering a fab £15 voucher for their online store as a prize for the lucky winner picked at random this week.
Heres my take on it - you may recognise the postcard bit!

Yes Im still feeling Christmassy! I decided to play about with some boxes covered with handmade paper that some craft supplies came in. Ive used a paint dabber and distress inks to cover the box then over stamped with Archival library green ink using a fir stamp. The postcard I had made for the distress week seemed perfect to add to the box. The lamp post is made of grunge paper and is a Tim Holtz stamp which I have embossed in gold then inked to colour it. It was then cut out and the edges inked some more before adding to the box. Ribbon and snowflake from stash. the snowflake was white but I used alcohol inks to make the colour blend in with all the others. The red glass dots were added for berries and are patties pretties by Kirsty Wiseman.

I havent added wire or ribbon yet but intend to do so. I like it so much I will def keep it for myself and once I decide where its to go I will add ribbon or wire then.

Hope the tutorial has got you fired up to use re cycled products too - the corrugated card was fabulous to use! My Fellow DT chums are soooo talented!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a fun day x


  1. Oh this is just lovely love what you've done with Tim's Stamps :)

  2. Morning Janet, I really loved this when I saw you put it together at Claxby, Your colour combinations always work so well. I so love your style.

    I've done another 12 x 12 canvas for this week's challenge,although it didn't start out that way...lol...does it ever...I had intended the hessian to be the background but then felt it needed something else.

    Bee xx

  3. Love the box Janet!! The A/Inks make it have a very vintage look fab!! Will pop on to have a look at the tutorial xx Have a l lovely day too XXX

  4. This is great Janet. I love how you have re-used your postcard. Not surprised you will be keeping it for yourself.


  5. Gorgeous Janet, I really love this. If it were mine I'd keep it for myself too!

    Pat xx

  6. Beautiful card...... come over to my blog.... i've left you a little surprise


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