Monday, 16 January 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring 7DotStudios 'Dreamer' Collection

Hi you snazzy folks!
Minxy here {or my real name Nicky} I answer to both!
So here I am, Officially the newbie to the team, 
So...A little about me: 
I was born and bred in London but I moved to the west country in 2000. I live with my partner of 7 years in a quiet little town in the middle of nowhere. I am currently changing jobs due to health issues.
I have crafted since the age of about 4 but the obsession only really took over when I moved into my 1st proper home 11 years ago. It started with card making, then I got my internet connection!! I joined some forums, swapped some ATC's, then I discovered Tim Holtz and things were never the same again!! 
I would say my style is very eclectic,  I love mixed media, collage, stamps, inks, paint, mediums as well as fabrics, felt and lace.
My most used crafty item has to be my Distress Inks, I use them on pretty much everything I make!
I would say I am a jack of all crafts, Master of none!! gotta try everything at least once don't ya! 
If I had to name a favorite style it would be a toss up between Grungy and Shabby Chic. But really anything  goes!
I have previously been on 1 other DT and I hope to get myself published some time this year!
Right that's enough waffle from me.. now on to the art!

For my first project I want to share this awesome papier-mache letter that Snazzy's provided me with to show off 'my style'. 
They have a whole range in the shop so you can make words and phrases like ART and CREATE.
I started by covering the whole letter with pages from an old dictionary, I used a piece of the 7DotStudio Dreamer collection paper entitled 'Night's Fever' to cover just the front.
Then I got busy with the Tim Holtz stamps.
I used black and sepia archival ink and snowcap acrylic dabber to stamp with.
 Next I had a route about in my stash and found some mesh which I layered in the corners and topped with idea-ology trinkets.
A few alteration die cuts later and just a smidge of lace and it was complete.
 So as you can see there is a bit of everything chucked on for good measure.
Bit of steampunk, bit of swirlage & lace and plenty of grungy'ness!
 I hope you have enjoyed my first offering, I'll be back again tomorrow with my next piece, 
Hope to see you then xx
Stay Inky