Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dragonfly Tag

Hi Everyone: Talk about last minute!! I actually made the dragonfly right away, then got side tracked by a couple of other projects. When I live in Colorado one of the things I noticed in the summer was the colorful dragonflies. They are turquoise,a shimmering green, with iridescent wings. So I created my version of a colorful dragonfly. Like a lot of you I'm on pinterest a lot; there this artist Jan Hobbins who's art I just love. She did this tag with blue and yellow it caught my eye so I tried to figure out which colors of distress ink she used. I don't think I have it yet! I used salty ocean and mustard seed distress stain on my tag. for the greenery I used Alterations spring greenery die cut with a green paper I had in my stash. Instead of making sand like Tim did on his tag I tried to make moss. I mixed glossy accents, peeled paint distress powder, a little black soot distress glitter, a lot of vintage photo distress glitter, and for the dew effect I used picked fence and walnut stain stickles. to top it off I made a little idea - ology flower, and a idea - ology word band with twine. Hope you like it!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Painted Industrial Lamp

Hi all: So this is for CC3C #7 Painted Industrial. Last week I was wondering around the local thrift shop, and I spotted these lamp parts and thought I'd try to alter them. I grabbed a couple of other pieces to alter later and home i went. I ran the idea past my husband and got one of those looks, you know the whatever looks. went upstairs and got to work. first up get out the vagabond and off I went. I used foil tape from my hubby's supplies.I also used Black distress paint, glossy accents, and a couple of idea- ology gears. You can get these at Inspiration Emporium . So here are a couple of different pictures hope you like it. I still want to do something with the base. Any ideas would be welcome!!! I also realize I have to do something with the cord.