Archive for the ‘Mixed Media Monday’ Category

Mixed Media Monday- Paris, and awards!!
April 7, 2008

This is my contribution to this week’s challenge on Mixed Media Monday, where the theme is Paris. One of my favourite themes again, been a great couple of weeks on the challenges for themes. Thought I’d try something different- this is the first time I’ve decorated a mask, this was just a plain paper mache mask bought for a pound or two and decorated in the style of some of the Moulin Rouge dancers…….got lots of inspiration for this on google images. Also couldn’t have a Paris themed creation without an Eiffel Tower in….hence the charm….lol


Also was very pleased this week to receive the Arte Y Pico award from Carrie, Jo and Fatma, three of my most favourite bloggers ever!!

Here are the conditions of accepting the award….

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.4. The Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte Y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.5. To show these conditions.

Now I see the award is on lots of blogs already, including those I was going to nominate- but I am going to choose 5 to carry the award on, as I think it’s nice to be recognised by fellow bloggers that you are doing ok. So my five are…..

Audrey Barrett I love Audrey’s blog as it’s so diverse, everything from photo shoots to mixed media to soldering- love that and Audrey is ok too…… 😉

Jillian Just cos I love her work, I like the way she uses collage and I love looking to see anything new (and her latest ATCs are gorgeous!!)

Audrey Hernandez  Well no one ever gives her awards do they? lol She’s obviously very talented and inspirational bla bla bla yadda yadda yadda…….whatever……

Deb Freeman One of the things I love about Deb is she seems to be able to do any style, clean, messy, arty, scrappy, and she does it all well. I love her art and also she has some fab backgrounds to download (the trees one is GORGEOUS!!)

and last but by no means least, Michelle Ward’s fantastic Green Pepper Press blog (as Michelle’s own blog is closed for maintenence atm). This is a blog I go on regularly, but it’s above me art-wise so I don’t always join in- but the art is fantastic and I have learned loads from it- but I love that Michelle is into music as much as she is…and the type of music too……she’s going to see MCR soon and I am SSOOOOOOOO jealous I can’t tell you….lol (I’ve only seen them three times, it’s SO not enough) -I love HIM as well so her header and her digital collages etc are just brilliant, and inspired me to make my own headers on here and on my diary blog (that one’s a yummy Gee header too, fab even if I do say so myself…lol) I could prattle on here forever, which is why I nominated Michelle…

I hope you all pass this on, like I said I love recieving these things and knowing I’m doing something right or pleasing someone.

Kaz xx


Moo, TGIF, MMM and stuff….
April 1, 2008

Well it seems I work more under stress- I’ll leave it to you to decide if I work better or not….lol Waiting to here about a house application so hopefully soon, and we’ll get settled eventually! In the meantime I seem to never be away from the craft table, helps that it’s now in the lounge ready to be packed along with everything else (but LAST of course!!!) So this is what I’ve been doing…..

First, my Moos, for Nellie’s challenge, Make A Moo or Two. The theme set on Friday was “text” and this is what I’ve made- these are going to Deb as we organised a swap forever ago….lol


And still on the subject of Deb….that swap also included a triangle, you know way back when they were fashionable….lol so here is mine. It’s a 4×4 piece of card cut into a triangle, so a little big, but a good size to work with.


Now onto TGIF– another Friday challenge, this time the theme, set by Rosie, is “Tags” so I had to do this one, as I love doing tags anyway. So I made a big tag and wasn’t 100% happy with it, so made a little one…..and here they are….




Moving on, this is my very first entry for Mixed Media Monday– a site I always look at, the samples are always gorgeous as are the entries that go on. The theme this week is “Believe” and I was making this Zutter 6×6 box for my friend Carrie and it happens to fit the bill! I wanted to make a Zutter box since seeing Hermine’s a while back, (click HERE for the actual post)- the stamping on hers is just stunning though….I went for a more mixed media look I think, takes away from the fact I’m nowhere near that stage of stamping!! lol Also Carol made a gorgeous Zutter Box recently and that was on the front page of Craft Stamper!!! Famous friends I have you know……lol




That’s the challenges over, so moving on to stuff I’ve made just to make it………if you know what I mean…….lol

Spring MWO- this is a Monthly WorkOut we do on our forum, and the theme was spring, and this was my make for that……..before my darling daughter Sophie got to it with a bottle of Fully Purple glimmer mists……..tsk


Case in point- Sophie in distress, namely Broken China and Faded Jeans…….


Since this wasn’t a go-er, I started making something else, but wasn’t in time to send it or enter the challenge……only just finished it yesterday….lol



then, inspired by the spring colours I’d been using, I did a little 6×4 canvas……the main image was a stamp given to me by a very good friend, and it’s one of my all time favourites, I just love it.


Then I decided to have a play with my soldering kit- Carrie does FAB soldering on her charms and recently sent me one. And I had bought a great kit a long while ago and never used it…….so this is my first attempt ever at soldering, and I know the actual soldering leaves a lot to be desired, but I got there!! (thanks to loads of advice from Carrie and Audrey) and I really loved doing this, will definately make more of these very soon.



Loving the jewellery connection, I had this kit for a necklace and bracelet lying for ages too, so made this for my Mum, and the photos in it are my three kids. She is a brilliant Gran and I knew she’d love this.


This one was an experiment, as I always use images of people in my work, I thought I’d have a go at doing something with no people in……mmmmmm had to be trees though (no birds though Gillian…..hehe). I’m thinking I may stick an image of a person over this at some point……lol. Had loads of fun doing the chipboard swirl though, as I mixed Fired Brick distress re inker with gold Perfect Pearls, and spritzed it on, did a few at the one time though, and it was very very messy and fab!!



Now last but by no means least………Joanne’s monthly Inchie Swap- love love love making little inchies, and the theme chosen this month by guest artist and “master stamper” (according to Stampington no less!!! lol) – Jo Capper-Sandon – is “Children”- you can see her sample on Joanne’s or on her own blog, and it’s stunning.  Once again with my inchies I have to apologise for the poor pic, I just cannot get a good pic of inchies ever. I’m terrible for it…..any tips shout up……lol


Edited to add this, as I took Joanne’s advice and took the pic from further away and cropped it……


I’d like to finish by thanking every single one of you who looks at my blog, and leave lovely comments for me- it means a lot to have other people who like the same things say that you’re doing ok. So thank you all.

xx Kaz xx

Saturday Stampers- Multi tasking
November 23, 2007

This is my contribution to my challenge blog, where I’ve set the challenge this week of Multi Tasking…….

For this week’s challenge, and I think it really is a challenge……I’d like you to make one piece that will cover all of the following challenges……..themes only, no size restrictions, you can still make whatever you want, card, atc, skinny page, whatever you like, but you must incorporate ALL themes below……..good luck!!
Gothic Arch Challenge……………….theme is………………”Friendship”
Mixed Media Monday………………..theme is………… “Buttons”
Fluffy Fatbottom’s Twisted Tuesday………..theme is…………..”Button Wisdom”
Wednesday Stamper………………..theme is………………..”Diamonds”
Theme Thursday…………………..theme is……………….”Chalk”



Friendship is the quote, for Gothic Arches (and obviously the shape lol)Diamonds are for Wednesday StamperButtons are for Mixed Media Monday
the image inside is chalked, for Theme Thursdaythe quote inside is “cute as a button” for Fluffy Fatbottom’s Twisted Tuesday