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!