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"
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.
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.
Sunday 17 May 2009
Monday 11 May 2009
Sunday 10 May 2009
Saturday 9 May 2009
Friday 8 May 2009
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.
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...