Wednesday, 29 April 2009

"On The Beach" for Mixed Media monday

I'm afraid crafting is a bit slow and erratic at the moment as I've done my back in, so I've been spending most of my time feeling sorry for myself, and cuddling a hot water bottle....!
I've managed to finish a 4x4 for Rosie's "Beach" theme at MixedMediaMonday and hopefully I can get some more things finished soon.
The "sand" is silicone glue covered with gold dauber. The "waves" are strips of scalloped card, edged with ink and layered. And the image, which I tinted with ink, is from the Bill Blanton archives.
I was hoping to think up a witty caption for this but nope I think my brain has gone the same way as my back...Lol!
Thanks for popping by x

Friday, 17 April 2009

"Glamour Girls" for Theme Thursday

Here is my "Glamour Girl" for this week's challenge at Theme Thursday which is "glamour girls"
My girl was courtesy of Art-e-zine
The background was made with paisley stamps...stamped in black and gold on a "stone" backing which was scuffed with silver.
The scary thing is I remember using this make-up....but it never made me look like that!
Catch up with you all on Sunday...have a good weekend x

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

"Numbers" and "Altered Postcard Back"

Here's my "Altered Postcard Back" for Wednesday Stamper
...and my "Numbers" piece for Lots To Do
I finally got to play with my TH clock mask for this one !
DH and I walked for miles last Sunday and woke up on Monday feeling like "death warmed up" so it wasn't long before we were wishing we were a bit younger and could put the clock back....heres my take on going back to the past....!
I used distress inks, gold dauber and "Paper Artsy" stamps.
I triple stamped (using sepia, mahogany and gold) on the words.... and double stamped (using mahogany and gold) on the numbers.
I hope you like what I've made....!
Many thanks to The Feathered Nest for the shared "postcard" download.

Friday, 10 April 2009

"Fossil Stone Technique" for SaWo

Cleo is our GD at SaWo this week and has asked us to make a piece using the "Fossil Stone" technique.
There's a brilliant tutorial on Cleos blog showing us how its done so I thought I'd give it a try.
Heres what I came up with...I hope you like it !

I hope everyone's having a lovely Easter weekend x
...We're going to have a couple of days away so I'll catch up with you all on Monday when I get back home x

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Crazy Background for SaWo and Tim Holtz for Crazy Amigos

Heres an ATC for the challenge at SaWo which is "Crazy Background" and also for the challenge at Crazy Amigos which is "Tim Holtz"
I thought it would be fun to use an invoice from The Artistic Stamper to put my background on so I scrunched it up and scuffed it with Rangers Distress ink and then sprayed it with water. I added some drops of gold alchohol ink and then ironed the paper flat. (one of Tim Holtz techniques on his DVD)
I cut a piece of my paper for the ATC and put it onto cardstock and edged it with gold dabber. As the invoice had been for T.H. ideology masks I used one of the masks to make borders with a gold dabber.
The invoice printing (The Artistic Stamper) was showing through so I thought I'd do some stamping and colour it.
Thanks for looking !

Saturday, 4 April 2009

"Art" for Lots to Do

The challenge at Lots To Do this week is "Art"
....Well I'm not sure if this is art but I did enjoy doing it and there's been a lot of splodging around while I tried out different things !
... so here's another double-page of my altered bird book. This is double-page 4 so I'm slowly getting there. (The others are quite a few posts back...17th march-ish!)
I used dabbers, acrylic paints,sequin waste, stamps, pearlised glue and gold paint to build up the background.
I hope you like it...and thank you Sam for the challenge x

Friday, 3 April 2009

"Felt " for ABAA

Well the last couple of days have been manic after getting a phone call to say our caravan had sprung a leak from the mains water pipe! As its down in Cornwall it was a mad dash to try to sort it out especially as we're hoping to go there for Easter. Fortunately its all sorted now so I'm glad to get back ....and get stuck into a challenge !
Heres my "Felt" pincushion for ABAA this week.
Basically its a square of felt, folded into a triangle, stuffed and stitched ...and the "ears" tied with ribbon. The flowers are stamped on felt and cut out....and then fabric-glued to the cushion. (Stamp is a "Home and Heart" one and ink was Rangers Distress in Aged Mahogany) A piece of lace and a few pretty coloured dressmakers pins for decoration, and there you have it !
This could also be made to hold lavender or pot pourri I guess.....anyway...I hope you like it !