Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm A Guest Designer At The Stamping Bazaar!!

Hi there bloggers, guess what?  Well I am a guest designer at The Stamping Bazaar this week, yipeee and what fun I've had.   I must say it was a honor to be asked to make a special guest appearance and to work with such a cute image (thanks Marina).  Seeing as it is coming close to Valentine's Day I thought that I would make a cute little sweeties box for that special someone (in this case its my daughter Lily!) and I could not resist using the "Marvin with Candy Apple" image available here.  Isn't he just adorable!!

To make this box I just used a chocolate box (now empty, hehe) that I had received for Christmas and cut a circle out of the top of the box, as I wanted to be able to provide a little sneak peek of the goodies inside.  I then got two larger pieces of chipboard and drew a heart design on the first before cutting it our and tracing it onto the second piece.  I placed the box lid on the underside of one of the hearts and once I was happy with the position I traced the circle for where the hole needed to be cut out and cut it out using a stanley knife.  Before adhering the box lid to the chipboard I made sure that I cut a piece of acetate or the like (I like using presentation folder covers that you can get from a stationers) and positioned it over the hole.  I covered the whole box using various minds eye papers as well as cutting out hearts and a smaller heart out of chipboard to be the base of my image.  

I coloured Marvin using copics ciao markers W1,W3,W5,W7, R22, E31,E33,E35,YG02 & G06.  I mounted him on the chipboard heart after covering it (I also made a detailed thatched boarder around the heart using a white "uniball" gel pen) with 3D tape adhesive.  It then went to town decorating the box with any little embellishment I could find, including a rub on in the centre of the see through plastic peep hole.  For more ideas and inspiration make sure that you check out The Stamping Bazaar's blog.  Also be sure to join them every Friday for a new and fun challenge for which you stand to win some digi's of your choice.

For more cute images especially for Valentine's Day (and other occasions), check out The Stamping Bazaar's Shop for their newly released valentine's digi's available in a three pack at a special discounted price for a limited time only.  They are all so cute and sure not to disappoint.  That's it for me, so thanks again to everyone at The Stamping Bazaar for this fabulous invitation, to Marina for her wonderful images and to you for stopping by to see my work.  Until next time, happy stamping/scrapping.


Tash Daly

This project is also featured at the following sites:
Passionately Artisitc - Linking Party "Valentine Inspired"
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog - Challenge 54 "Valentines"

"Missed It By That Much!"

Hi there bloggers, I am back once again with another challenge entry.  This time for two challenges. The first is for The Greeting Farm's CHA relay which required us to complete a blog hop and collect a series of elements from each designers blog which had to be incorporated into our design (you have until noon 2 Feb to enter if you are interested).  The second challenge was for Oh! Alice's "Hello/Goodbye" challenge.  Unfortunately silly me did not read the entire blog post and as a result I had not realised that their blog had moved and therefore the challenge was not the most current one! Uhh Duhh!  As a result I have missed out.  But it was fun making this tag (my first) anyway.  I have been wanting to do a tag for some time now and thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. So anyway here it is:


I really wanted it to be a whole mix of "Alice in Wonderland" elements which did not necessarily make sense.  The rabbit and small clock button were stamped onto shrink plastic, coloured and then heated of course.  I am really pleased with the result.  I think it looks fun. Anyway, feel free to leave any comments, suggestions or constructive criticism as they are always welcome.  I always like to hear others suggestions for how I can improve me work.  Till next time happy stamping/scrapping.

Tash Daly

Its Saturday Sketch Time

Hi there bloggers.  I am back with another challenge entry, this time for The Greeting Farms Club Anya Saturday Sketch.  This  week we are attempting a sketch created by the very talented Jennifer Shults. I was going to combine this card with a "Golden Birthday" challenge set by Sarah Schwerin at Inkurable Stampers.  Unfortunately, I was not able to finalise the card in time but I did have fun experimenting with different embossing methods to achieve a very golden and glossy look and in the end thought it would be a perfect card to enter into the Southern Girls Challenge blog whose theme this week is "Dry Embossing".  So without further ado, here is my latest card.  

For this card, I started off by inking up a piece of white cardstock using distress ink "Antique Linen".  I then dry embossed the piece using "Rays" textured fade by Tim Holtz.  I then ran a clear embossing ink stamp pad over the raised areas of my piece and sprinkled it with a gold embossing powder before heat setting it.  Lastly I distressed the edges using "Walnut Stain".  I stamped my image (I used what I call Cheeky Angel from the Greeting Farm's Naughty or Nice set) on X-press it cardstock using Memento ink in "Rich Cocoa".  I coloured cheeky using copic ciao pens (see colours as listed below).  For the background paper I stamped the music notes on a white piece of cardstock using Kaisercrafts "Music Notes" clear acrylic stamp with the "Rich Cocoa" Memento Ink before once again inking using "Antique Linen" distress ink.  I then distressed the edge with "Worn Lipstick and Walnut Stain" and a distressing tool.  The same was applied to the paper within the frame behind the image.  I hope you like this card.

Until next time, happy stamping/scrapping.

Tash Daly

Paper: Bazzil Cardstock (White), X-press It paper
Image: The Greeting Farm "Naughty or Nice" set, "Anya Says"
Inks: Memento "Rich Cocoa", Distress Inks "Antique Linen", "Worn Lipstick", "Walnut Stain".
Copics: E50,E51,E53,E43,W1,W3,W5,BG10,B00,R02,R22,YR00,E31,E33,E35.
Misc: Bizzy Becs black ticket stub digi, Magnolia Doohickey "Tilda's Lace", Tim Holtz Texture Fades "Rays", Frame created using cricut and "Cindy Loo" cricut cartridge, ribbon is from my stash, Kindy Glitz "Crystalina" and "Aztec Gold", Kaisercraft pearls.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Its Another Mystery Monday

Hi there bloggers!  Its been a long day starts back tomorrow after summer vacation here in OZ, so I have spent the day buying last minute school stuff, labeling items, covering some books etc.  Don't you just love it!  As a side note, it dawned on me that I have a little one going into year 2!  YEAR 2...I can't believe it...where does the time go?

Anyhow, it is now 2:30 am and I have been sitting here all evening watching movies "The Young Victoria (so beautiful) and White Chicks (so funny) whilst catching up on some cardmaking for upcoming challenges.  That being the case seeing that it is Monday tomorrow, I figured I would start with a Mystery Monday challenge at The Greeting Farm.  This week they are asking us to case a card made by Claudine.  This sketch was really easy to work with and was quick and fun to make. As usual this is my version of the sketch:

I recently watched a you tube tutorial by Suzanne J Dean on using copics to achieve the look of distress inks.  Since I love the look so much I thought I would try it out for this challenge.  I still think it needs some more work but its better than my last attempt. What do you think?  I think it may need to be darker around the edges. Here's a closer look:

Well bloggers, that's it for me for tonight, I am off to bed since I have to start back doing the school run tomorrow, yay school. Thanks for stopping by, until next time, happy scrapping/stamping. :-)

Tash Daly

For this card I used the following:
Paper: Kaisercraft's Devonshire Collection "Aurora" (both sides). Bazzil Cardstock.
Stamps: "Cheeky Beauty" from The Greeting Farm, Kaisercrafts "Musical Notes" clear stamp.
Copics: E50, E51, E53, E43, W5, W7, W3, R02, R20, R22, G21, G94, G97, E31, E33, E35 and E37.
Miscellaneous: Ribbon: Martha Stewart, Chipboard Button: from my stash, Distressing: Walnut, Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Yet Another Sneak Peek

Hi there bloggers.  I am back again with another sneak peek of yet another project which has had me busy this past few days, this one again was a lot of fun to make and the image is sooooo cute!  Piqued your interest yet? If you would like to see what this is all about, check back here on the 2 February for full details. In the meantime, thanks for dropping by and have a lovely day.


Tash Daly
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