Saturday, January 03, 2009

Journey into 2009!

I am not one for making resolutions,as they are so easy to break, more that I will try new things, and keep my sanity intact!
I plan to keep my crafty stuff in order. Not an easy task, as I have "stuff" everywhere in piles, and in unmarked boxes and drawers, and in at least 2 rooms! I have been crafting ever since I can remember, from patchwork to jewellery to collecting beads ( I have several boxes of antique beads) to making candles! Now I stamp, and have drawers full of stamps from when I first started 16 plus years ago. If you ever need anything I am absolutely sure that I have it...somewhere!
One of the main things that I plan to do this year is try to blog almost everyday, hopefully with a piece of artwork or a free download (if I can work that out), and also to do a couple of technique videos too. At The Artistic Stamper we have some fab new ideas for you coming in the Spring, with, of course, new stamps, and all the new products that should be available throughout the year.
Over at the Objet D'art Challenge  we have a tag challenge at the moment, and with this in mind, I made a tag today. I used our large white chipboard tag, distress inks, a Tim Holtz stamp, and some of his fabulous trinkets to decorate.The background was distressed in blue and yellows, and then I stamped the words. Using a mask over them I stamped the backgorund using the harlequin texture mat. I cut out some words from a newspaper and glued them onto a fragment charm with Claudine Hellmuth's new Studio Multi-Medium. The numbers were distress crackle painted, but sadly did not idea why, could be that the numbers are metal....all answers on a postcard please.
I guess this tag represents what I must do in 2009, and poignantly the little trinket pin has the word "stuff"" on it, I liked that idea!
Please do take a look at the Objet D'art challenge, so easy to do, and there is a piece of blog candy to be won too.
Finally for those of you who like to shop in the comfort of your own home, we have a 10% discount off at the shop until Friday this week.


Ann said...

I really love this - great reminder for the year.

Ann xxx

Moni said...

Lovely! Hugs, Moni

crafty creations said...

It's fantastic Jenny love all the bits you've added

* Shaz * said...

stunning tag Jennie xx

Claireabelle said...

Fab tag Jennie

June said...

Hi Jennie, this is lovely, a realy nice new year tag.
BTW love your new pic and look on your blog
Hugs J x

Minx said...

Fan-Tag-Tastic Jennie, love it :O)

Hels said...

Cool tag Jennie, loving all the bits on it... and the newspaper words...fab! As for the cracklepaint, could be cos the metal is not absorbent???? Dunno otherwise!! Hels x

Jane said...

I really love this tag. I've collected ephemera and vintage 'stuff' for years and have mountains of it! Can't get to it 'cos it's all packed away for the time being but seeing this tag really makes me want to go madly 'furtling' through the boxes!


manicstamper said...

Jennie.......thank you so much for the stamp which arrived yesterday.
As soon as I use it I'll let you see what I did with it.

Linda said...

Hi Jennie great pic of you, had to look twice thought I had got the wrong blog lol. Love the tag and the embelishments.
Linda xx

me said...

Nice work !! very stylish

Linniepink said...

ooo i love it fabby work