Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Whilst trying to make the ATC on the right I also by accident made the one on the left. I used a cream card base and stamped the Ephemeral Background from Artistic Outpost on it with distress ink. As we all know distress ink stays wet for quite a while and when I went to stamp the persepective image and sprinkle it with embossing powder, a lot of the powder stuck to the distress ink. So I just brushed it all off and decided to start again. But I liked the faintly stamped image of the perspective columns and used it to create this ATC. The design I actually wanted to achieve is the one on the right, I let the distress ink background dry for ages and that time the embossing powder didnt stick to it.
I really love both these atc's as i love that column stamp. But the accidental atc is my favourite. I may have to try use that design to make a card with it, I'm just in love with it!
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
These are both very easy to make, I especially like the contrast of the b/w stamping on the one on the right, very striking yet so simple.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
It is so easy to create a really personal gift like this, and a useful gift too. I'm gonna send this to my mum. And I think I just created a new obsession, printing old photos on sticky back canvas. Uhoh! Loads more notepads to come I think!
Monday, 21 March 2011
By the way, the grungeboard cage has also been coloured with distress stain, I think my new favourite thing is to colour grungeboard, the liquid distress makes it sooooo much easier than colouring it with a blending tool.
So this is being entered into the Simon says Stamp and Show Challenge as well as the Artistic Outpost Referral Program.
Friday, 18 March 2011
I made a third one, but it's still drying so I'll share that later.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
I am just loving Artistic Outpost stamps at the moment, I created this card using the Happiness stamps of theirs.
It's just one of many Mothers Day cards I've been making today, some turned out great, others not so, but it's a question of taste I guess.
I am entering this into the Stampman Challenge - Mothers Day & Floral Theme as well as The Artistic Stamper - Spring has Sprung Challenge.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
So for the last entry I have made a little grungeboard bracelet. I just embossed and die-cut the ends of some grungeboard and painted them, then sanded and inked over.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
The flower was made from silver metal with a flower stamped on, cut out and made into a rose type flower (with my added extra bits in the centre). Check out the Paper Artsy videos on You Tube, there is a great tutorial for making your own.
The little shadow box frame has just been coloured with Viva Inka-Gold Paste, I love that stuff.
This is being entered into a few challenges. First of all there is The Stampsmith Challenge where the challenge is to use something new. And as it's my first proper metal project I reckon it qualifies. Also the Simon says Stamp and Show Challenge where the theme is Metal. And last but not least Happy Daze have started a challenge on their facebook page. It's a fab shop I have been ordering a fair few stamps from recently and they also stock the metal and Viva products I used on this projects.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
So as Mothers Day is approaching fast I got making on some cards. Inspiration for this actually came from the Stampin Up gallery on flickr. I love browsing all the galleries there for a nice card idea.
I am entering this into the Artistic Stamper Challenge where the theme is Spring this month. Can't say it feels like spring outside, still soooooo cold. But hey, I'm off to work now and I certainly don't see much daylight in my job.
Monday, 7 March 2011
So I finally had a full day crafting today and I managed to catch up on a lot of things like my magazine contributions and Alter it monthly. And got a chance to play with some metal (more of that later in the week) and also had a little play with the new art parts pocket watch, when I first saw it I knew I had to have them! It's amazing. I used an Artistic Outpost image here and filled the whole thing with UTEE afterwards and sprinkled some beads on top. I really like these, but still not quite sure how to display them. Any great suggestions please leave a comment. Maybe stick a few on a canvas and display them on the wall?
I also managed to bring my Flickr Gallery up to date and got to put all new pictures on my Website next. Still keeping busy and plenty more overtime hours at work to come but at least I feel like I'm on top of things again. Yeah!!!
Also really wanting to do more workshops this year, maybe artsy crafts or something to do with art journalling. I'll have to do my research and get planning!!
Friday, 4 March 2011
So I got the super chunky fragment out for this one and stamped onto it the 3 men, I laid some aged music paper behind them to give it a little contrast from the dictionary paper. I added some filmstrip ribbon here and old stamps and a theatre ticket from Tim's sticker sheets. Where the dictionary paper reads " Affirmative" I coloured it on top of the fragment with alcohol ink. Works like a marker pen, just spread some ink and then wipe away til you just got left what you want highlighted. The hand is stamped in acetate and glued onto music paper.
I like this collage technique, I should do it more really. Plenty of fragments waiting to be transformed.
I am also entering this into the Ephemera challenge at Simon says Stamp and Show.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
It's a particular favourite of mine and I have many ideas and thoughts on that theme but just not enough time to craft......
So I decided to make a clock, very fitting I thought. I used Terra texture paste for this and stamped into it. I dried it with a heatgun, quite closely so it bubbles up and gives an extra bit of texture and bumps. I then painted it quite roughly with Precious metal paints. I then rubbed over some silver Viva Gold paste, so I basically used all Viva products. I just love them, they are fab.
Come and join in this month's challenge with a chance of winning a great prize too!!!