Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Gothic Arches "Orange and Black"
The theme at GA is Orange and Black to go with Halloween.
Here is my "Samhain Greetings" (Samhain is the old celtic word for Halloween which seemed suitable as I am in Scotland:o)arch.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 09:55 24 comments:
Saturday, 24 October 2009
SaWo "Make your own jewellery"
Here is a watch strap and chunky bracelet that I made out of grungeboard. I saw this while wantching a programme on Create and Craft of all places. Not often they use Tim Holtz products there... I just had to try this one and it worked really easily. There is a video on You Tube on how to do it too.Fun if you like chunky jewellery...
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 09:53 16 comments:
Friday, 23 October 2009
Today I felt like doing something totally different for a change. I made a textured background by setting Tyvek and crumpled tissue paper onto grungeboard, using PVA, Golden Matte Medium and Gesso. I also added some salt while the gesso was still wet to add further texture. When it was dry more or less I painted it with a mix of Stewart Gill and Lumiere paints. Finally I added the Ginko leave which is made from Utee poured into a mould and then coloured with Perfect Pearls from Ranger. Finally I finished it by embellishing with some beads.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:07 5 comments:
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The three Muses "Long ago and far away"
Long ago and far away is the theme at the 3 Muses. The perfect theme of course for something vintage, which is my favourite style. I created a 6 x 6 page which eventually I will use as a book cover. The image is from a cabinet card I bought at an antique's fair. The lace is also genuinely antiques. The other embellishments are mainly grungeboard, painted ad distressed with Lumiere paints, Perfect Pearls and Stazon ink. Unfortunately the photo turned out a lot bluer than the original.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 19:33 24 comments:
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Gothic Arches "Risque"
The theme at GA is Risque. I had so many ideas as I really liked the challenge of this theme. Unfortunately by the time I had finished with my creation the end result was not very risque at all but just my usual sort of slightly vintage, romantic kind of thing that I always seem to do.....:o(
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 10:11 17 comments:
Saturday, 17 October 2009
SaWo "Recycle it"
Recycling something is the theme at SaWo. Well I am in the process of creating a minibook out of beer mats so decided to show some pages for this challenge, as no doubt if I had no picked up these beer mats in a pub the other day, they would have landed in the bin.
More pages can be seen in my flickr album.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 08:38 11 comments:
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Art Creations Friday
ACF provided such a lovely image this week, I just had to play.
I made a digital 4 x 4 as that was all I had time for...
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 23:27 21 comments:
TGIF "Pointy Hats"
The theme at TGIF is pointy hats.
Here is my ATC. Image as most people will recognize is from Paper Whimsey, hat and spiderweb etc. are hand drawn as I have very few Halloween stamps.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:24 17 comments:
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Mixed Media Monday "Pink"
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:02 26 comments:
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Gothic Arches "Twilight"
Twilight is the theme at Gothic Arches. I loved the idea of this theme but when I tried to start to create my arch inspiration kind of left me. After staring at my empty arch for a while I decided to hand paint a kind of twilight scene. I am not sure about the result. I used a mix of |Ranger dye inks, distress inks and Derwent colour soft pencils. The background paper I created a while back in Photoshop elements.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:46 14 comments:
Friday, 9 October 2009
TGIF "It's Raining"
The theme at TGIF is "It's Raining". Well it certainly rain's enough in Scotland at this time of year. Decided to do something totally different for a change, so here is my scrap card
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 08:20 12 comments:
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
The Three Muses "Numerology"
Haven't found the time to partake in this challenge blog for ages, but at last I managed again to do at least something. 7 is defenitely my lucky number.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:11 23 comments:
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Mixed Media Monday "Maps"
The theme at MMM is Maps. The background of my 4 x 4 is an old map (I created it with a photoshop brush set from Brusheasy. The image is from Itkupilli
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 19:42 13 comments:
Friday, 2 October 2009
TGIF "The colour White
The theme at TGIF is the colour white.
I used images from "Digital Collage's White sheet for this beeswax collage. Though it is not completely white, white was defenitely the main colour... I called it Vintage Bride
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 16:06 17 comments:
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