Monday, 29 June 2009

Think Monday Think ATC "Look into a face"


The theme at TMTA is "Look into a face". Great theme and I just had to do something....
Made the background using distress inks, overstamped with some background stamps then stamped the main image and text with black versa mark. I have had the stamp for ages and can't quite remember where it came from, perhaps Crafty Individuals, or maybe Paper Artsy...Finally finished it off with some doodling with the white inkesentials pen from Ranger

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Gothic Arch "Wings"


The theme ar Gothic Arches is wings. I decided to to use only distress inks and stamps for my background, just as a little extra challenge to myself.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Saturday's workout "Matchboxes"


The theme at SaWo is to alter a matchbox.
I was given a match box with extra large matches last Christmas, so altered that. Unfortunately my camera's battery is not working right now so I had to scan the box. This has made it look really flat and not like a matchbox at all. Sorry about that.

Friday, 26 June 2009

TGIF "The Alphabet"


The theme at TGIF is the Alphabet. I made a 4 x 4, did my background digitally, printed it our and then did the rest by hand. The image is one of the images that Art Creations Friday made available some time ago.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Three Muses "Wild Things"


"Wild Things" is the theme at the three Ms. This week I decided to give digital a miss, I still feel largely out of my depth with it,particularly in comparison with some of the amazing digital artists that post for this challnege. So it was back to the old craft table. I made a collaged atc. I love the image of this woman, I feel she shows such abandonement, that's why I felt she fitted the theme. I have called in "Wild Woman"

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Saturdays Workout "Emboss resist"


The theme at SaWo is emboss resist, this is one of my favoutite techinques. In my piece both the outer and inner frame have been made using this technique, even though it is quite hard to see.

Friday, 19 June 2009

TGIF 90 "Secrets"


The theme at TGIF is Secets. Last year I bought an antique postcard in France which had just the right image. (You can find it in my flickr under freebees). I decided to make a kind of scrap card with background paper from K&CO. I added various other collage bits and then finally embellished with some flowers.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

The Three Muses "Doors"


This week the theme at "The Three Muses" is doors.
I created mine digitally, something I am still not very good at, I just stand in amazement about what some people manage to do...

Monday, 15 June 2009

Mixed Media Monday "Numbers"


The theme at MMM is numbers. Here is my contribution

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Gothic Arch "Black and Yellow"


The theme at GA is black and yellow, not my colours really, but hey, nothing like a challenge. In the end it turned out more dark brown and yellow...
It is a combo of digi and paper in that I did the background paper digitally, printed it out and then took it from there.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Altered Mona 2


The theme at the new callenge blog "The Three Muses" was "altered Mona" last week. Like many others I made a digital creation. I am a complete novice and can stand only in awe for what some people manage to produce digitally. In my own work for me the missing bit in digital creations is the hands on getting your hands dirty and textural bit. Therefore I decided to print out my altered mona and alter her further by adding embellishments etc. I used real stamps, crackle glaze, Utee and ink to give Mona some texture.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The three Muses Chalenge 1


Three very creative ladies have just started a new challenge blog. I thought I was not going to manage to take part this week, but then I couldn't resist. My entry comes a bit late and is a bit hurried, but here it is anyway.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Think Monday Think ATC "Magical"


The theme at TMTA is "magical.
I created a little elf in his cosy mushroom house. The background is an image from Gail Smith at Shabby Cottage studio

Mixed Media Monday "Lace"


The theme at MMM is lace. Here is my contribution:

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Sunday Postcard "Bathing Beauties


The theme at Sunday Postcard is "Bathing Beauties". I made a piece with lots of texture, the idea being the feel of a sandy/rocky beach. The texture was created with PVA glue and tissue, embosing powder and texture paste. It was coloured with |Steward Gill Alchemy and Byzanthium paints and a bit of additional drawing with water colour crayons. The lovely bit of lace I received as an "extra" with a recent swap.

Friday, 5 June 2009

TGIF "Dreams"


The theme at Thank God it's Friday is Dreams, one of my all time favourites. I combined digital and stamps. I made a digital collage, printed it out, overstamped with real stamps and added embellishments.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Altered tin




Here is an altered tin I made for my monthly swap with Ann. It is an old tobacco tin. The image is from Paper whimsy

Wednesday Stamper Fairies


The theme at Wednesday Stamper is fairies. All I had time for was a little bookmark.
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