Thursday 19 September 2013

ICAD swap and Layers at CVC

Remember I received two gorgeous ICADS (or Skinnys as we used to call them) as part of Astrid’s swap, well today I am showing you the two I made with envelopes to go with them as my DT contributions to the Country View Crafts’ Challenge which is Layers.

I love making collage pieces and super-inspired by Finnabair I set to work.

A masked background, a TH stamped steampunk image and embellishments for the Skinny.
Then some collage papers with wooden and metal embellishments for the front of the envelope which was made with a strip of 12 cm wide paper from a 12 x 12 TH paper stash.
My favourite glue to have beside me is Evo-Stik wood adhesive and it adhered these heavy embellishments together perfectly.
Some of these were bits I had rusted, others were painted and brushed with Onyxite treasure gold.
I also added some tea, Finnabair style.
On the back I made another collage and added a simple closure.

A distress paint and stamped background, again with embellishments and die-cuts adhered collage style.
This envelope was more simple in style but I wanted this acetate clock face to be the focus.
I adhered it to a painted wooden cog to give it more height and dimension.
The insides of the envelopes are the patterned side of fab Tim Holtz papers.
More papers collaged and another simple brad enclosure.

Well I hope you like all my layers on these projects and most of them are made from papers from my bits box – a great way to use up leftovers. The two recipients of these have now received them so I an show them knowing they are in safe hands again.

Let’s see what layered projects you are making this month. Don’t forget they can be layers of paints and inks or layers of paper, card and embellishments. Hop on over to Country View Challenges where the winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend in the on-line shop.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Craft Room - use some wood - The first ICAD envelope has two wooden cogs, painted to look as though they are rusted metal.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp on anything but plain paper. - Mine is Tim Holtz paper stash covered with gesso before stamping over it.


Shirley said...

Love everything Brenda especially the Tim Holtz papers plus the clock acetate and the embellies ... just in love with it all lol

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, what glorious makes!! I really would be unable to decide which ones are my favourites.... I can see all the workshop inspiration coming through, but in the end it is your talent and eye for composition that have made these the fantastic little treasures that they are! Lucky, lucky recipients, love them!!!

Ann said...

Love, Love,Love all your projects Brenda - fabulous art work!! Hugs Ann xxx

Redanne said...

Brenda, these are wonderful creations, so much detail, so many gorgeous embellishments. Lucky recipients, I would say! Beautiful work, as ever. Hugs, Anne x

Von said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work Brenda and excellent rusting !
Von ♥

Rossella said...

These are gorgeous, Brenda. Such beautiful attention to detail
Rosie x

Daniele said...

wow you have been busy, lots of wonderful creations, love the acetate clock

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic projects again Brenda, you never fail with your imaginative creativity. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room and for getting the right link! sorry about that I think I did it to 2 of your challenges! XOXO Zoe

Glennis F said...

Amazing projects Brenda - I don't know how you come up with all these lovely ideas. TFS

nefertiti said...

Wow wow!!!! Fabulous work Brenda! I don't know where is my preference!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very creative, these are fabulous creations.

Elly said...

Both creations are absolutly stunning and i'm really happy to say, that i'm the owner of one. Thanks sooooo much, Brenda (:o) ♥

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous! Love the bird's eye!

Lucy x

Juls said...

Such fabulous creations!! Hugs Juls

Candy C said...

Wow Brenda! I can certainly see Finnabair's influence in these pieces yet they are also your own unique vintage style! Love them. Love all of the layering of papers and the gorgeous stamping. Beautifully done, as always. I also love your color and pattern combos and the embellishments you've added to each piece. They are perfectly done...not overbearing and allowing the stamping and design to work together beautifully. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous projects, love looking at all the amazing details.

Anonymous said...

Brenda there is just so much of interest that I could sit for a while and study all over again!

Gram's Treasures said...

Wonderful creativity, Brenda! Beautiful colours for fall too. Looks like your weather is much like ours...hope it stays that way. I'm over there next week!
Joyce xx

Words and Pictures said...

Fantastic makes, Brenda - so detailed and beautifully designed. The folders are exceptionally gorgeous - wonderful, wonderful creations - and some very happy recipients, I'm sure!
Alison xx

Karin said...

Wow beautiful cards, love all the details on it!
Have a great weekendgroetjes karin

Paper Profusion said...

Extraordinary detailing and artistry Brenda! Your head must be in such a fabulous buzz as you create away. Lucky recipients! Happy Weekend to you! Nicola x

Netty said...

Loving all of your terrific makes Brenda, have a fab weekend, Annette x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a stunning collection you've made here! I am so impressed by your stamping creativity and the layers of beauty blew me away! The colors are gorgeous and I adored the images and elements you chose. What a great artistic eye you have! Thank you most sincerely for sharing your skills with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

Cocofolies said...

Two fabulous Skynnis Brenda... How beautiful they are both !!! Have a great we, Coco x

Mervi said...

Fabulous creations Brenda, beautiful items!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Jane said...

Hi Brenda what fabulous layered makes both are gorgeous but my favourite is the second. How lucky your swap partner is. . The envelopes are also little works of art. Your recent classes have really fired the mojo. Looking forward to seeing more inspiring work , hugs xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Steampunk!
Hugs Lynn

Debi said...

Brenda, what a collection of awesome creations- love all the steampunk details, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, gorgeous pieces! Love all the layers and the great embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous projects with us at Craft-Room Challenge, I love them.
xxx Hazel.

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Marjie Kemper said...

I've viewed this post so many times and been interrupted each time - it is breathtaking with all the layering, and I just adore that bird with his funky eyes. Off to catch up on your busy week...everything looks gorgeous!