Tuesday 1 January 2013

Just playing

Well I've spent a couple of hours just playing about, I started to make a tag with my new sizzix rounded tags that I got for Christmas, then it looked a bit lost so made a background for it from a piece of the back of 2012 calender. Had a few problems down the line, I used some ancient gold embossing powder on the frame and it didn't come out gold and boy did it smell horrible,so thats gone in the bin, luckily I had some more which I used on the background. My cosmic shimmer sprays don't work anymore so I got out my mini misters and I don't know when I last used them but they were full of pongy liquids too ! it was probably only water and mica but I guess the water had gone
stagnant, they have been duly well washed now and put away empty and clean! Then I tried to use my viva Inka gold and it has dried out even though its in a pot with the lid screwed on tight, don't know if there is anyway of reviving it, I'm very miffed as I've hardly used it, ended up using some treasure gold in aquamarine ( I now have aquamarine rims on my finger nails !) The stamp is a Kaisercraft which I got at Port Sunlight and never used until now,background  stamp is Justrite Newsprinttbackground. I don't know whether to make it into a hanging or use it as a norebook cover,will decide later!

Sunday Stamper    .. Writing
Try It On Tuesday - New Stash- sizzix dies and stamp
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes


  1. yep, I have some mouldy looking waterbrushes... serves me right for being slatternly lol Love your creation, tres gorgeous... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... Happy New Year! x

  2. Oh I like what you came up with!

  3. Hello Joan
    Happy New Year to you I hope it's going to be a good one.
    Playing around seems to suit you because you've come up with a beautiful project.
    I think you should use it for a notebook, it has such an inviting feel to it.
    I am afraid to look in my inks and paints drawer because there are quite a few things I have not used for a while as well, so I may have some pudgy smelly stuff sitting in there!
    Smiles :-)

  4. Well, I guess it is out with the old for you Joan and in with the new - perfect for New Year! Your piece is gorgeous, whatever you decide to do with it. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Joan....man, you went through alot to come out with such a lovely piece! I love your Kaiser stamp! That is so pretty and I really love how you've showcased it inside of the arched frame. Love all of the texture and the soft, muted colors! It's really a beautiful piece of work! Whether you make it into a book cover or a wall hanging, it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Have a wonderful 2013! <3 Candy

  6. It was sure worth all the work to get the colours. Fantastic project Joan, I think it will make a beautiful hanging. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne x

  7. I am so glad that you kept going the result is stunning! thank you for sharing it with us at TIOT.EE

  8. Holy cow, if this is just playing, I can't wait to see what you make when you're serious! ;) LOVE all the inky goodness of this gorgeous piece! The heat embossing and the colors look fabulous together! I hope that you can come and play along this week at Inkspirational and this month at Technique Tuesday! We've got prizes, giveaways, and a DT call going on! :)

  9. Hey there Joan what a fabulous looking piece of art wowzerss loving the colors and the background is just great wowwzerssss Thank you for sharing with the DT from SSSS Hugs Terry

  10. Absolutely gorgeous colours, Joan! Love your use of them! Thanks for playing along with us at TioT!

    Claudia x

  11. Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  12. Hi Joan,
    This is absolutely gorgeous, such a rich background. Love the shape of your new tag die, makes a beautiful frame.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at TioT.
    Avril xx

  13. Beautiful creation, you really had some bad luck, hehe..
    Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  14. I love the outcome of this project and your write up made me laugh out loud! Keep sharing it with us at TioT! x


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