Friday, March 31, 2017

Create Art...

Hi folks...I'm one of those folks who is more comfortable standing up when I'm crafting so the old body was in danger of seizing up completely after a couple of days sitting down stitching and they do say...a change is as good as a rest so I decided to take some time out and head back to the cubbyhole to have some fun...inspired by Shari Carroll's gorgeous Mixed Medium project for Simon Says can check out Shari's project and step by step videos HERE.
I had a whole load of fun putting my own spin on decorating one of Tim's fabulous Etcetera Tags with Tissue Paper, Cheesecloth, Ranger Opague Crackle Texture Paste and regular Texture Paste applied through the Speckles Layering Stencil to create layers of texture on the background...

love the crackle effect on the Tattered Poinsettia die-cuts
I added torn pieces of Prima Salvage District papers
Idea-ology Textile Surfaces Linen to a chipboard panel and decorated it with Design Tape and a Watch Cameo...
finishing off with Quote Chips and Prima Art Stones
I love the simplicity of this project and it will be hanging in my "watching TV/family room/chill out" space very soon. In the meantime...the Friday girls and I are off on a "procuring stitching bits and pieces" shopping expedition today...they don't know yet but I'm today's designated driver and lunch payment person so if they don't want to go hungry or be left at the nearest bus stop...I'm sure they'll be happy to comply with my "it's my way or the highway" powers of persuasion.
Have a great weekend whatever you are planning and I'll see you all on Monday with my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Kath, beautifully designed and fabulous muted colours. Love it xxx

  2. That's beautiful Kath, enjoy your day,
    Chris xx

  3. A beautiful classy tag packed full of techniques.

  4. Love,love,love this soooooo much, gorgeousness....
    Have a great weekend Kath, who knows we may even see some

  5. Stunning work of art Kath - I absolutely Love It!!! Enjoy your day out with the Friday girls & have a lovely weekend. Hugs Ann xxx

  6. I do love Shari's work and saw her project, it is beautiful. Your tag is a real stunner, I love the soft neutral tones and the poinsettia is gorgeous!! LOVE yours!!!

    It is so lovely that you ladies get out and about each week, I am sure they will all love looking at fabrics with you too! Hope you have a great day and a lovely weekend! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. What a stunning creation Kath.
    Have a great weekend.
    Toni xx

  8. This is gorgeous, Kath! I love your take on Shari's mixed media project and all the fabulous textures.

    Cathie ♥

  9. WOW Kath this is stunning! Loving the textures and wonderful layout! I hope you and the Friday girls have had a good day and you got what you went shopping for. Have a great weekend.
    Linda xxx


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