The theme at theme Thursday is Vintage. Just made a lot of vintage Christmas cards, this is one of them
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Wednesday stamper has a free theme this week. I decided to enter with a mixed media piece which i have titled "Friendly Witch". It is strongly influenced by Suzi Blu's techniques. It is mostly hand painted but contains various background stamps, even though in the scan these are hard to see.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:25
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The theme at Wednesday stamper is to alter your favourite object. I love altering, but up until now i have never put any of my altered things on my blog. Mainly because i am a hopeless photographer and up until now, was unable to get things from my camera onto my computer. However, tonight with my OH lovingly hanging over me I decided it was time to get over my technophobia. So here is my altered object, a tobacco tin formerly belonging to said OH.
The stamping happened mainly on the polymer clay surround, but also a little on the tin itself.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:18
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Saturday, 18 October 2008
The theme at Saturday's workout is actually a wonderful German proverb, that I know works in dutch too, but I have never actually come across in English, namely, broken glass or any chards really, bring luck! What a wonderful thought and a great comfort after you have, say, just broken your most favourite plate, glass or whatever. Anyway, the idea is to create a piece of art with "broken glass" in it. Decided to use the fake method of using Utee. I've had this happen to me a few times when I did not really want it to happen, so it was very satisfying, to do it purposely for once.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 10:52
Friday, 17 October 2008
The theme at TGIF is "favourite stamp". Great theme, but I did find it hard as I have quite a number of "favourite stamps" (and loads and loads that I hardly ever use at all....)
As I have been busy starting on my christmas cards, i decided to choose one of my favourite Christmas stamps and use that. Obviously a vintage collage stamp, so no surprises there....
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 16:30
Monday, 13 October 2008
The theme at MMM is Purples and Blues. The example by Rosie is just stunnings. Blues and purples always seem to evoke a kind of mystical feel. I decided to stick with Blues rather than purples, mainly because I have no decent purple colour at the moment. I've given my contribution the title "Feeling Blue"
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 11:46
The theme at TMTA this week is Ophelia. In a way I like this theme, as it will be interesting to see what people come up with, what essencially is the use of a particular stamp, at least I guess so. On the other hand, if you don't own that stamp, what can you do? Well, it will be interesting to see... I do own the stamp used in the example on the site. I did this ATC quite a while back and swapped it with a friend.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 11:20
Sunday, 12 October 2008
The theme at Gothic arches this week is "Haute Couture".
I probably did not actually meet the theme completely, but I had this gorgeous new digi collage sheet from Digital Collages who have just got a new website (it's great, check it out!). I really wanted to use some elements of that sheet, so used them for this arch.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 15:32
The theme at Sunday Postcard is "Men". My main image is a stamp from Oxford Impressions. The frame was a golden cardboard frame which I first covered in one coat of clear Utee. That gave it the kind of mottled effect that in this case I wanted. I then coloured it with perfect pearls to create a kind of faux metal effect. The background was then stamped with various background stamps and coloured with dstress inks
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 11:54