Friday, 30 January 2009

Photo Tagged !!!!!

I've been tagged by Ali, Beryl, and Rosie....and they all want me to find the 6th photo in the 6th file of my here it is....
This was taken at a friends farm where we quite often pitch a tent and chill out would have to be a bit warmer than it is now though !
I have to pass this on to 6 others....who also have to pass it on...
Well I'll add to this post tomorrow when I've had time to look might be you.......! Lol x

Here goes then....I am passing this on to....Indybev,Kathy,Pascale,Kelly,Sue and Buffy.....I hope you all join in and have fun guys! No pressure though....remember this is just for fun so if for any reason you aren't able, to then thats ok...!

4x4 for "Theme Thursday"

Here is my 4x4 for this weeks challenge at "Theme Thurday".
With Valentines day approaching, and love in the air, I have based this on the theme "The Key To My Heart"
I hope you like it !

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

"Gesso Transfer " for "SaWo"

The challenge this week at Saturday Workout is to do a gesso transfer. I didnt have a clue what that was but not to worry as Hermine has given us a wonderful tutorial on how to do it. It was so easy to understand that I even managed it !
So here's what I've done...and I think I am going to be hooked on this !

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Altered Canvas -- ABAA / Frame --- Lots To Do

Here is a canvas I altered which fits two challenges this week.
Awfully Big Art Adventure --"Alter a Canvas"
and...Lots To Do---"Frame"...
I have turned over a canvas and used the back which I've covered with aged tissue...then PVA embossed it and added some embellishments.
I've put an old challenge piece in the frame but the colours of the frame were chosen to go with a lovely photo of my mum which I will put in after the challenge is over.
Thanks for dropping by x

an "ATC " for "Arty Girlz"

Great challenge this week at Arty Girls which is to make an ATC ..... I love making these little pieces.
First I stamped on card using a set of Rubbadubbadoo stamps called "Testamentum"... I used versamark and then chalked over it....I masked the words so that they went at different angles
....when I'd done that I tore it up.... matted and layered...added brads and a sentiment....and is my ATC !

Sunday, 25 January 2009

"Winter Sports" for...."Gothic Arch"

I've had a go at something new for this one.
I found a picture and put gesso on it to make it look like snow.
I've chalked the couples clothing to make it stand out a bit.....and I mixed some gesso with powdered chalk and added some touches of colour here and there.
I dont seem to have much craft stuff to do with winter sports but I wanted to join in here it is ....!!!
A big thank-you to "The Graphics Fairy" for the image.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

"Numbers" for "Tag You're It "

#1 Here's my tag(on the right) for this weeks challenge at "Tag You're It" ...."Numbers"
I have cut a 1 out of card and added paper, ribbons and mini round tags with the sentiments. The paper and ribbons are "Brenda Pinnick "
All I need to do now is find a soon-to-be one year old !

#2 My first tag was so like the lovely DT member Dawn's that I have made another one (on the left). I know how everyone feels about copying and although it was pure co-incidence (even the number !) I hope I have redeemed myself !

Friday, 23 January 2009

"Lace" for "Wednesday Stamper"

Here's page two of my coffee filter book for the challenge "lace" at "Wednesday Stamper"
I hope you like it !

(Page one was posted on here at the end of last year ....and it's still an ongoing project ! )

"Peel Offs" for "Rainbow Lady" !

Here is my card for "Rainbow Lady's" challenge this week which is "Peel offs"
I've made a landscape A6 card using plain white card and pink glitter paper....a peel off sentiment (best friend) ...and peel off leaves....which I am pretty sure are Dawn Bibby's ones...well they came from QVC for definite !
I have punched some strips and also made some punched flowers.... I ran the leaf peel offs over the bottom edge and trimmed the card with a deckle cutter.
I hope you like it !
Thank you to Hazel who is the guest designer for this weeks challenge. You certainly picked a good one Hazel !

Thursday, 22 January 2009

2"x 4" for Theme Thursday

This is a new size for us to try for the challenge on "Theme Thursday" this week.
It was nice to try something a bit different so I enjoyed it.
I think I may be doing a few more of these !
(I tore up strips of paper and overlaid them, then stamped over that and then put on the image and embellishments.)

"Gypsy" Gothic Arch

Here is my Gothic Arch for this weeks challenge which is "Gypsies"
The image is from Art-E-Zine/Gypsy Purses by Lilla LeVine.
The background has a few touches of gesso (to make small patches of resist) and it's then scuffed with inks and brayered.
I added a little chalk to highlight the image.
Hope you like it !

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Arty Girlz challenge

When I read that Fabrizio had set the challenge "Transparent" I knew I had to have a go.
The hardest part was taking the photo!
The card I've made is 6"x 2.5" (6"x5" before folding )and made from thick acetate.
I have put a smaller version of the front image on the inside of the card,.... plus a strip of white paper to write on.
Hope you like it !

"Fashion" for "Rainbow Lady" challenge...

Here's an ATC I've made for "Rainbow Lady's" challenge.
I haven't made an ATC for ages so I enjoyed doing a small piece. The stamps are from a set of hero arts "Quatres"
I hope you like it !

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Altered Tin for "SaWo" and "Objet D'art"

Here is a band-aid tin I've altered for the challenges on "Saturday's Workout" and "Objet D'art"
I sanded the tin and then painted it with 2 coats of gesso. When it was dry I put versamark ink on it and embossed it with an assortment of powders....then I added the embellishments.
I hope you like it !
(It is just right for holding ATC's !)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Sugar Candy Kisses ! .....TYI

Here is my "Sugar Candy Kisses" tag for "Tag You're It "
Sorry the pics not good ...the tag's a lot paler in real life...but I hope you like it anyway !

(The hearts say..."sugar"..."honey"..."sweet"...!)

Friday, 16 January 2009

Grunge ....?

I've no idea if this is "grunge" or not, as I'm not too sure what you are supposed to do....but here is my version for "Gothic Arches" where it's this weeks theme.
I hope you like it anyway !
(The background is a mix of inks and gesso and the stamps are Paper Artsy.

Edit....I've been looking at all the other entries(which are amazing!)and I'm relieved to find out I sort of got it right...!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Rainbow Lady....and... Tag You're It !

Here is my piece for "Rainbow Lady"...which is "Black and Green" ...
and "Tag You're It"....which is "stripey".
I tore strips of green and black core paper and stuck them to the tag....then I ran the tag through a cuttlebug folder. I put gloss highlights on the black card (but wish I hadn't done that now!) I then added the rose,sentiment and ribbon. I guess adding the rose is stretching it a bit for Cynthia's challenge so I hope its ok Cynthia!
I hope you like it !!

Here is my piece for the challenge at "Created By Hand" which has the theme "Love" We have been asked to make a piece using the word "love" on it.....
I hope you like it !

First BIA Book !

Well I've finally got my BIA out of it's box and had a play.....just something simple to start with so I could get the hang of it ....
here it is then...a 4"x 3" little book in a sort of vintage style !
....hope you like !