Sunday, 29 April 2012

April 12 Tags of 2012

Here is my April tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 Challenger press here for the link to it if you want to join in the fun.

Had great fun with the embossing folders/dies, they had not been out for a while. I now understand how to stamp on the folder and it end up on tag, I used Tim Holtz's world map instead of words. 
We also cut the flowers and ladybird (ladybug to those of you in the USA)
Glossy accented the detail in the leaves and embossed the ladybird (responsible adult did that bit, thanks mum).  Printed the word off on the computer.

Hope you like, thanks for visiting my tag.


Snow Art

We had great fun skiing this Easter Holiday in Finland.  
Part of every ski holiday is the making of snow bears.

This year we started off planning the whole of

the Peanuts gang.  But only managed a few of the characters.

Snow conditions were almost perfect for snow character building.

The snow can be to cold to stick together in Finland, but Dad is an expert in degrading it enough to mould. 

This year we didn't have too it was straight into the fun.

Very expensive modelling tools were used, dinner knife came in handy.
(not too sharp have to remember the safety issue - thanks mum for the reminder!)


More expensive tools used, the dust pan.  Schroder in the making.

Then it snowed

and snowed some more.

Then some more, Woodstocks nose almost reached the ground.

Over the holiday there was many different bunnies 

Then it rained and rained.

Needing a few repairs.  Snow not good for building new characters.

We lost Woodstock and Schroder they were under the drips of the balcony.

Time to say good bye to Snoopy

Mum let the back door shut, had to exit via the slide route.
Another game played how many places can I find to slide.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Woof Woof

An afternoon's artwork
Starting with a blank gessoed canvas.
First I sketched the picture.
Then I painted the sky in blue.

 Then played with mixing colours to get the different shades of brown. Above are the colours I have used so far.

Then I added two shades of green, light and dark to make the grass.
Yellow for the sun.

Hope you like it , I learned a lot about making shades using different colours.

We are off skiing to Finland tomorrow so have a great Easter, I will check back in 10 days.


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Sit Back in Amazement

The advantage of being the content manager is that you can capture that moment of surprise.
Tally having been asking for days when the Tim Holtz April challenge will be out, we managed to co-ordinate her to go and look yesterday. 
We skimmed down the technique to carry on reading.
(I having been pre-warned had camera at hand).
This is the reaction to the news her tag had been chosen by Tim Holtz
We waited the couple of days to tell her as she was having a computer for her birthday, so she could e-mail Tim and Mario from it.

Tally gives a huge thank you to both Tim and everyone who has visited to take a look at her blog.

Happy crafting.

Tally and Dorrie.