Monday, 9 February 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags 2015 February

 Well, for once I am I am not "last minute Lottie" as I have managed to make and actually post my finished tag at the beginning of the month instead of at the end or even not at all!!
I followed Tim's detailed tutorial which you can check out  here but used Madam Payraud's 8x8 paper stack for my collaged background, love these papers. I also used a piece of  Docrafts adhesive fabric 'Sew Lovely' Tape Measure paper roll which has got lost under the frame and heart. I stamped the word Love on a ticket from the ticket strip die as I didn't have any of the Holiday Flash Cards and also added a strip of Sketchbook tissue tape.

I made my felt heart by first sticking felt to some card and die cut using the M+S heart die, then die cut another felt heart without the card backing, and also cut another heart from some light weight wadding. I trimmed down the heart wadding a little and used a small amount of  glue to stick it to the felted card then made a sandwich, card/felt, wadding, felt heart. I then sewed round the whole thing on my sewing machine which was a bit fiddly and not as evenly stitched as I would have liked, but I could almost hear Tim in my head saying "embrace the imperfections"  so I did ! lol 
I decided to add some seed beads for texture and to give a quilted look which also doesn't show up very well in the photo's.

To finish off I added one of the corners from the industrious stickers, a couple of heart brads slightly inked with a litlle Black soot DI to the word band (it is a Valentine tag after all) a snippet of lace to the bottom and  some crinkle ribbon to the top, coloured with a Marvy Brush Marker which matched the colour of my felt heart perfectly.

I enjoyed making Tim's February Tag and am happy with how it turned out though I think I might add more of the Black Soot DI next time to give better shadows around the collaged pieces. I panicked and smudged more off than I left (Tim didn't offer up any encouragement during that part) lol. So I'm off to link up over at Mr H's place and take a look at some of the great tags and leave a little love.
Thanks for stopping by have a great week
Happy Art Making
Hugs Lottie x

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

WOYWW #296

It's Wednesday and that means it's WOYWW  which stands for .......
'What's On Your Work desk Wednesday'.
If you too would like to join in the fun then, take a picture of your work desk, table, etc. and share it with lots of other like minded people.
Hop on over to Julia's blog   Stamping Ground  for more info. Hope to see you there

Hello fellow desk hoppers, hope you are well and keeping as warm as you can on these wintery days. Here in West Yorkshire we have had some sun today (which always gives you a lift) though it is very cold.  Anyway down to business.

The Desk
Or to be more precise the new area for my finished DI storage units and shelving at the end of my desk (thank you Jim) Perfectly sized or so I thought until Mr TH announced 12 new DI colours to be released over the next 12 months. Hmmm maybe with a slight modification.................
 "Jim! have you got a minute"? 
 I don't know why but those six little words seem to cause a glazed look and a nervous tick to affect Mr B within a nano second of me uttering them.
The only problem was the sun hits my desk at this end so I needed a front to stop the inks drying up.
"Jim! have you got a minute"
It is held in place with magnetic tape and works well, I just remove the front when I use the Inks.
All I need to do now is decide on how to decorate it.

After faffing round deciding what to put on my little shelves Rufus decided to make use of the newly de cluttered desk space and claim it as his own, cheeky boy. 
Hope you have a happy desk hopping Wednesday and thank you for stopping by.
Oh! wait a minute I just realized when looking at this last pic that I need a front for the other side, what can I say I neeeed symmetry in my life.................... 
"Jim!  have you got a minute"
Happy Art Making
Hugs Lottie x