Sunday, December 23, 2007
Not posted for a while, and am just recovering from a rotten cold so feeling a little more festive now.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Here is a pic of my offering for a swap I hosted on UK Stampers Forum this month. We had eleven entries, all very different with some stunning colourways and festive themes across the range.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Yet another recently completed 7 inch x 5 inch canvas. This time in very muted and dream like colours. I have used a lot of gesso in making this to ensure all colours were very pastel and not 'in your face'. The decorated tags are done to represent (from left to right), the greens of garden and country, the blues of sea and shore and finally the pinks of romance.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Inspired by Carrie on her Scrapwest Blog (where you can find instructions and a downloadable template). I decided to make one of the books on a more general theme of Frienship and Nature. Used printed papers, embellishments & Stamping to accomplish the piece. The covers are made of mountboard and I have used my beloved Starburst Stains as a base and then overstamped with Chalk Ink and a flourish stamp and finished with fine glitter glue, white gellyroll pen and gold dimensional paint.
TOP Down View
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Just by way of breaking the silence I have done this little collage in celebration of Autumn this year. The colours of the leaves on our trees have been breathtaking and astounding.......more so than usual !!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
It is, indeed, nothing new and Spin Art has been around for a very long time. Some of us old enough to remember have practiced our art on machines situated in stores and at fairgrounds where we have dribbled various coloured paints from a plastic squeezy bottle onto a card attached to a revolving turntable and produced one-of-a-kind multi-coloured creations which were then placed in a mask or frame for display.
We will need some supplies and more importantly a machine to enable the spinning to take place. There are both mechanical and electrical variations available and there are even downloadable plans available online to make your own enclosure. But assuming that you are not that adept at woodwork and electricals you will probably want to buy some type of machine to work with. Prices vary enormously so it is quite important to get the whole buying thing into perspective. It really depends on whether you will be using it a lot and I would suggest that most of us will only want to use it occasionally for home use and therefore will not want to invest a lot of money on the machine. This means that price will be our main buying criteria, with functionality coming a close second.
Ranger Alcohol Inks (including silver, gold, copper and opal mixatives)
Ranger Blending solution or other solvent (isopropanol)
Thinned down acrylic paints (Lumiere etc.)
Dye Inks (re-inkers)
White and Black Glossy Card, Silver & Gold Mirri CardThis list is not exhaustive and you will not need all of them to get started, of course, and the choice is yours. I am sure that many other colouring materials are available which will give other effects - so experiment. I will try to give you examples of using most of them when the class continues in Part 2.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
This ATC was made using a base of dark purple cardstock and a printed vellum oval panel depicting an Indian deity. I adhered the panel and glazed the whole front surface with mat Mod Podge before applying some pink pearly doodles dimensional paint around the oval in small dots. Finally I edged the card with gold Krylon and a painted a design in each of two opposite corners with a gold brush pen.Pin It
Monday, August 06, 2007
I stamped 'Believe in your dreams...' on the same green cardstock, trimmed to size, then matted this with plain pink cardstock, edging both layers with black Stazon before applying to the card at an angle.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Here's another ATC using Sizzix diecuts of dragonflies which have been spray coloured on card with iridescent inks in blue and pink and applied to the background with foam pads. The background is hand-wash coloured with a range of Twinkling H2O's and blue punched out mini fleur-de-lys have been adhered with glossy accents. The word stamp 'DESTINATION' is from Making Memories and was stamped in purple Stazon on gold card.Pin It
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
This is a CJ insert I did for a UK Stampers Forum originated by Fairy (Clare). The theme was 'Flights of Fancy' and one stipulation was that each entry should feature Wings of one form or another.
The inserts are designed to go into a small but gorgeously decorated metal Lunchpack Tin. The finished CJ looks very impressive and is now on its way back to it's owner. Pin It
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Top View without ribbon
Open Front Panels
Open Back Panels
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
This little book was done as a Stambord Challenge with TalkCrafts Forum members. The challenge was to produce something using Stambord. I decided to use two pieces of 2 inch square Stambord as my base and went for an Egyptian theme.