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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Yes I am still here!

Wow! No post since friday!!! And no actual crafting either, so today I have this project for you :D
At the weekend I went with my bestest friend to a craft fair. We met Nancy Watts and Nigel May from Create and Craft, and they really were as lovely in real life as they are on tv :D
My friend bought some of those little artist easel cards that are perfect for displaying small projects for photos, and she gave me one to play with......

I coloured the "canvas" with assorted Tim Holtz distress inks(I like to mix em up a bit), then stamped and embossed the gothic doorway(by Crafty Individuals CI 249) with Debbi Moore's Dark Brown powder. I also embossed and around the edges with Personal Impressions Verdi Gris powder.
Next I added more Tim Holtz Distress inks to age it up a bit.......

I bought these fabulous brass and gunmetal poppers/tacks/brad things at the fair....

some of which I have added to my piece, along with this superb image of "man in hat" from La Blanche, again aged using TH inks :D

Challenges I would like to enter are;


  1. this is really neat. i like this!

    i'm with you.... that was my 1st thought too when i saw that black toilet paper! wtf????? LOL.

    hugs :)

  2. Great work Gina, the easel really works as a platform to display your fantastic work. The door stamp looks very versatile. :-) xx

  3. Great vintage creation, love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. Wow this is fab. love the door image & those brads are GORGEOUS
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  5. Gorgeous love the images on the card and the colour scheme!

  6. Wow,loving this.... the poppers are an ideal touch, thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday, luv Georginax

  7. what's all of this talk about black toilet paper?

    i'm thinking this will not catch on - black toilet paper.

    I do like your card, and those little easels seem cute and handy.

    i'm just tired and quite distracted by your sidebar.
    what is this burtonesque doll challenge? i'll follow that and see.

    i need tea because i'm G.R.O.G.G.Y..

  8. Great work Gina. I love the background you created with the gate stamp and the man and butons look fabulous on top.
    Thanks for sharing this with the Stamp Man for our 'Anything T!m' challenge.
    Have a great day.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. What a fabby canvass and love the metal poppers/button things ;0)

  10. Nice!

    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

  11. Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog. Love your project. And good luck. Hugs Terry xxxx

  12. Love what you did with your little canvas, and the poppers make such a great accent. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)