Sunday, 18 February 2018

Time Out for Crafting

I have a lot of hobbies but of them all, crafting takes up the majority of my time.  One of the reasons, of course, is the weather which we experience in this area.  With a good 5 months of winter (sometimes more), the temperatures outside make working inside a real pleasure.  Papercrafting, wirecrafting and painting are among my favourties. 

I created a one-layer card to show off some of these hobbies.  The container of paint brushes could easily belong to my papercrafting or to my painting hobbies.  The scissors, well when don't we use scissors?

After creating a subtle background of Distress Oxide spotches, I stamped the container of brushes and then, after masking the container, stamped the scissors.  I used a combination of alcohol inks and metallic pens to colour everything.  Finally I added a bit of dimension with a "grungy" stamp and also the pencilled-in end to the work table.

I've created this card for the Time Out Challenge #103 which is all about Hobbies.  I chose to do their optional twist of a one-layer card.


  1. wow that is a lot of Winter. This card has so much detail for a one layer card-it is fabulous. Love the grungy addition and the blotches for the background. Great masking and colouring. Superb card. Thanks for taking Time Out and playing along with us, great to see you x

  2. Wow that red really grabbed my eye. Love the subtle splotches of DI though too. So realistic for an artist's workspace ;)

  3. What an absolutely wonderful card, and PERFECT interpretation of our challenge at Time Out, Heidi! Fantastic combination of images, mediums and colors. I LOVE everything about it. Thanks for playing with us!

  4. Crafting forever would be a fabulous motto for so many of us! Your coloring is absolutely fabulous!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out!


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