Sunday, 19 November 2017

Song Challenge

Song Challenge

Happy Sunday!

This seems like an oxymoron
given the song I have chosen: 

Paint It Black

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors any more, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by, dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby, it just happens every day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door I must have it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors any more, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by, dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

The song was written by those veterans of Rock;
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
and performed by
The Rolling Stones

My underlying thoughts were for
the challenge to be anything you like
 but in monochrome (black and white),
however, as other colours are mentioned,
 perhaps incorporating just one of them
would make for a striking piece of work...

Here's another of Karen Gist's
beautiful coasters to give you
some inspiration:

As always, you can enter as many times
as you like via the link. 

The link will close at midnight on 
10th December

If the link isn't working, then please
email a picture of your work to me
and I will be glad to post it for you

Good luck and I look forward to
seeing your work

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Crafty Emotions

Crafty Emotions


Have you got all your weekend
chores done? Good for you!

Now it is time to sit back and
relax and what better place to
start than with Jane Castle's
Thank You card........

"At this time of year it's so easy to concentrate
 solely on Christmas but it's probably a good
 idea to have a couple of cards ready made
 and 'In the Bank' as to speak for those 
special thank-you's. 

Not only for a fabulous gift but dinner parties, 
drinks gatherings with neighbours 
and then there's 'New Year' parties. 

Today I'd like to share with you a card that
 can easily be adapted using different colours
 if it's for a male or depending on what
 you might have in your 'crafting stash'.

I started by preparing my outer frame, for this I painted 
a piece of smooth white card with Mud Splat paint. 
Once dry it was then given a coat of Weathered Wood, 
left to dry again and then a final coat of Blush

This was then put to one side as I wasn't sure 
at this stage how large I would need
 to make my aperture.

Using the following stamp set and inks I proceeded
 to build up the layers of my wild flowers.

The first to be stamped was the cow parsley, 
this was heat embossed with white EP.

Then I gradually filled in the bunch using 2 other 
stamps from the same set. 

Finally I added a few hand drawn stems using a
 Distress Marker. 

After trimming to size I punched 2 holes, 
1 each side of the stems, threaded some
ribbon through and tied a bow.

After cutting my frame to size I then decided to
 add some narrow lace to the inside of the aperture. 
This was attached using narrow double sided tape.

A die cut tag was then stamped with my sentiment 
and this was attached using a dragonfly brad.

Using a different sentiment on the tag this could be 
adapted for many different occassions, so one could 
make a couple of cards and add the tag when needed!"

Items Used

Lace from sewing stash

What a lovely card Jane;
thank you.

Just goes to show you don't need
a load of stamps and supplies
to make a stunning card

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Friday, 17 November 2017

Crafty Emotions

Crafty Emotions

Hi There!

We have an anniversary card
from Hazel Harler today and
again, not a hint of you know
when in sight!

So sit back and prepare to

"Hi everyone, today I have an Anniversary 
card to share with you.

I used this lovely Crafty Emotions bird stamp set.

I stamped the two birds onto white card
 using black Archival ink.

I used watercolour paints to colour the background.

The birds were masked before I used a stencil
 and picked raspberry distress ink 
on the background.

 I used some watercolour paint on the edges
 and let it run a little then I added some 
blue splatters.

I removed the masks and coloured the birds 
with the watercolour paints.

The front of a card blank was stencilled with 
picked raspberry distress ink

I stamped, painted and cut out the
 Honey Doo flowers and flourish.

I glued the topper to the card blank and
 added some ribbon, the flowers and 
some blue gems to the centre of the flowers."

Beautiful card Hazel, thank you
very much

The flowers give the card that
little bit of a lift from ordinary
to interesting, don't you think?

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx