Sunday, 2 February 2014

ATC and Tag

Sunday again--this week has just flown by. 
Thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts, it is always nice to know people are popping in.

Last night I had to sleep with earplugs in my ears as the wind was rattling something in our guttering. Vic said he never heard it--I am coming as a man next time as they don't seem to hear anything once they are asleep.

The theme this time at Moo Mania is to use embossing powder and Rosie added a wonderful video to show a technique I had never tried before. It involved stamping into the melted embossing powder

I made this ATC as you don't have to make a Moo or even include one. I had hoped to include one but it hid the embossing so I had to make it smaller.

At Tag Along this week we are invited to show our favourite technique

When ever I see this theme for a challenge I immediately think of egg shells. I just love this technique and the way no pieces are ever the same. There is a great tutorial here though I didn't use alcohol inks this time I used Dylusion Sprays and some Gold Glimmer mist.

I started with a circle and covered it in glue then added crushed eggshells to cover it over. Then I laid it onto a piece of paper and sprayed. Next I used the paper with the colours that were outside the circle and I covered part of a tag with that. This meant there was a white round shape where the eggshell circle had been so I offset that to look like a shadow. It looks quite sparkly in real life but not on this photograph unfortunately.

Have a great day everyone

Love Chrissie x


Trillian said...

Two wonderful techniques.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You made so many stunning pieces during the last few days!
I am thrilled!
Sorry for not visiting.. I was a little bit busy with prepairing the new challenge and household grrrr!

Happy Sunday dear Chrissie!


Catherine said...

These are gorgeous Chrissie ! The texture on your tag looks terrific ! And I totally agree with you about men ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

butterfly said...

Wow - love that shimmering melted stamping - so cool, and your eggshells look brilliant (still haven't tried that!).
Have a lovely Sunday, Chrissie.
Alison xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work as always, Chrissie! Hugs, Valerie

sam21ski said...

Great makes, love the stamping into the melted powders and love your egg shells.

Sam xxx

Craftychris said...

These are both fabulous! So much texture on both - love them! xx

Meggymay said...

Great pieces, your eggshell technique looks fantastic.

Von said...

I'm quite egghausted after reading your post lol great makes Chrissie
Von ♥

Marianne said...

You always surprise me, Chrissie. The eggshell piece is quite impressive.

Hope your day is wonderful,
Marianne xo

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Gorgeous pieces, Chrissie.

Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & More

hazel said...

Two fabulous pieces Chrissie, I still haven't tried the eggshell technique yet.
xxx Hazel.

Buttons said...

Hats off to you for stepping outside your comfort zone and playing with these techniques. Love the stamping background and I must try eggshells. Jenny x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These both look great! I especially like the tag. Thanks for sharing the link to the technique of how to do it. (I added the link to my blog for my own future reference.)