Sunday, 31 May 2009
The theme for the week starting June 1 is Layers. I made a 4 x 4, it has about 6 different layers, though that is hard to see. I started to collage with some scraps of an antiques womans magazine. Then I went over it with texture paste, Gesso and acrylic paint. Then I used some back ground stamps and finally added ephemera, an image and some metal embellishments. I've called it "Angels Looking After Me"
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:43
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The theme at Wednesday Stamper is to create something using purple and green. Not a colour combo I would naturally choose, but hey, nothing like a good challenge...
I chose the image because of it's colouring, felt that the lady looked rather like a greek goddess, so that's what prompted the words. I covered it all in UTEEH to give it a glass like appearance. When cold I cracked it and then rubbed vintage photo distress into the cracks. Not very successful. The background stamp I think is a Tim Holtz but I can't quite remember.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 16:16
Monday, 25 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
A whole week has passed already and I have not blogged once so I thought I have to take part in at least one challenge this week, - so once again, Gothic Arches is the one...
The background of my arch was created with a spellbinder stencil which I embossed with the help of my cuttlebug on dark cardstock. The rest was collaged and then some detail added with hand drawing.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 13:06
Sunday, 17 May 2009
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Monday, 4 May 2009
The theme at TMTA is peacocks. I used a stamp which I had not used for years, - coloured it with twinkling H2Os and mounted it on some fabric which I then embellished. Unfortunately the scan does not do it justice at all. The fabric actually shimmers.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 11:33
Sunday, 3 May 2009
The theme at Gothic Arches is Vinatge Women, well what can I say, one of my favourite themes for sure. Decided to use my sewing machine and some of my new Bosskut swirl dies, I think they are great as they work very well on the cuttlebug. A bit tricky to get out as they are so intricate, but the great thing is that I am sure you can use the card thats left as a stencil...
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 14:07