Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
This is a little 4' x 4' flat canvas for another recent swap. The swap theme was texture. I have used impasto and lace together underneath, then gessoed both. I then layered some ochre coloured paints to help give depth in colour. The main image is from a serviette with lots of doors glued on with modge podge and worked into the texture. I love the colours, the rustic Tuscany look of these. I then angel mist sprayed to re-wet and make sure the serviettes contoured to the texture. I then stamped the sentiment on a scrap part of the serviettes. This was then mounted on a bit of rectangle chipboard. Both the canvas and sentiment edges were then sanded and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. A painted "Collections" bracket, a photo turn and high mounting the sentiment and it's done.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
If you do not know who Tim Holtz is you must follow this link. Make sure you do look at the Christmas Tags, down the left hand column is the link.
In my opinion he is one of the most inspirational paper artists and creators of products around. I was lucky enough to do some classes with him at the last SDU in Brisbane.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Aren't I good - new posts 2 days in a row :)
Here are some recent ATC's I have done for some yahoo group swaps. Top left is called "Free Spirit" and was done for the theme People of the Sea,, I have used horse bandage and real sand on it. Top right is called "Talking to the Raven Spirits" and was for the theme Gothic Silver and Black. I have used air conditioning duct tape on this one. I have 2 spare, so if you would like one please leave a comment. Bottom left is called "Where is he?" and was for a Medieval Landscape themed swap. I have one of these left over, so once again, leave me a comment and it can be yours. Bottom right is called "London Gentleman". It won't take too many guesses for the theme for this one - Vintage Male.
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Here are a few cards I have made over the last few months. My lovely niece Maddison turned 6 earlier in the year and I had to go girly and pink - not my normal style!
The anniversary card is one of my favs. How can you go wrong with basic grey papers, browns, stitching and the beautiful bird stamp?
The other 2 cards have been made as secret sister cards. The theme for the first one was stitching and animals. I have stitched the grass, hills and bush on the sewing machine. This technique is something I would like to explore and play with some more. The next one was using using a sketch layout. Had to get stitching on there somewhere too!
Friday, 7 May 2010
Here are some ATC's made in the last few months for a group I am. I have been running them trying to get some inspiration and swapping going. The themes in order of viewing are Christmas, Industria Technique, Fave Colour, Floral and Around the World. Please ask questions if you want to know what I used in making a particular one.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
These photos are all taken around Port Vila. The first one is off the back lagoon and Erakor Island. The colours of the lagoons changed daily and just blew me away. The 2nd one is on Hideaway Island, a short 10 mins outside Port Vila. The 3rd one is of Irikiki Resort across the main harbour/lagoon from Port Vila esplanade.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Here are a few cards I have made in the last couple of months all for a monthly Secret Sister Group I am in. Still not as much time as I would like for stamping and art, but you take what you can get. I did have an awesome time a couple of weeks ago at a scrapbooking retreat with my sister. We try to do it every year and it is a nice relaxing time well spent together. I will photograph some of the pages and get them up here at some time.