2 ways to display
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
2 ways to display
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Had a little fun with these, used white card for them both, one was a daisy with Santa's face as the flowers centre, the other I used red and green ink, stenciled small circles, alternated the colours, allowing some to overlap, I love dots, once I start dipping a stylus into paint its hard to stop! Finally added flowers in red with a tiny white brad centre.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Have posted a link for the "Ten Two Studios"
Every day between December 1st and December 25th 2010, they will reveal a new page of printable image sheets.
Please visit the site link just above my picture trail link at the top of this page,also on the site you can find out how you can use these images.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
My Christmas cards swap 2010.
I used aperture cards. Paper napkins were glued with Modge Podge onto “Aida” cross stitch fabric. Once dry I cut out part of the design, allowing it to come out over the aperture edges, I floated gold paint to highlight and embellished with a clear 3D writer. Finally added gold & green ribbon and attached a seasonal peel off. All 3 cards will be sent to USA.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
The base of this calender page for August is a beautiful cornfield photo - found on the internet, have permission to use it too.....added a printed grid, poppy napkins, green fabric, bright green ribbon, hand painted corn stalks, also used, brown, buttermilk, black, copper & gold acrylic paint, clear 3D paint & distress inks
So looking forward to recieving 11 different pages from my swap group.
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Our BADFA Convention is in 3 weeks time, we are exhibiting and auctioning decorated bras for "Breast Cancer" this is my attempt on a bra, have another new bra waiting to be done for a swap not sure yet what to do on that one - the sheep heads are part of my own design - "Shorn Sheep" This is off to Coventry later this morning, 1st class Royal Mail.
Friday, 24 September 2010
Travelled to Exeter for the Westpoint Craft Exhibition, had a ball looking and spending, I made the decision to only buy what I knew I'd use, its too easy to buy things you like and never ever use them! I wonder how many of us have done that.
I bought a butterfly punch - lots of fat quarters absolutely gorgeous fabric - a steam punk stamp set - Distress Inks - a book on how to make books and journals - musical peel offs - archival ink - self adhesive gems - and finally a big carton of card.
Today have re vamped my domino book - am now very pleased with it, used fabric & napkins to make embellishments, distress ink in Dusky Pink & Old Paper and gold paint.
Love the distress ink on the napkins - looks like stone - will use this again and again for backgrounds.
A productive learning day.
Monday, 20 September 2010
At last my Domino Book is finished – the dominoes I found are small, my artist flair isn’t very good with something this small….but all good for that important learning curve of what suits you best.
I have realized that I need to start thinking smaller, when collecting or making embellishments etc.
I started by covering the dominoes with white paper serviettes, giving a slightly rough texture, then painted them with gold acrylic paint – I found a bracelet which had metal elements, suitable for a fastening, it has 2 sets of holes, I threaded gold elastic through these holes, to fasten the book keeping it closed these loops can be pulled over the ends. A small pink butterfly is part of this fastener. I attached it to the front cover domino with Jo Sonja’s texture paste, it took a while to dry and it is rock hard and securely attached.
I cut the pages from a sturdy paper, cut them the width + double the height of the dominoes, folded each in half. Found some pink ribbon, which matched the butterfly, glued the ribbon inside each folded page leaving a little bit showing between each for a hinge this worked extremely well, without too much bulk, I left spare ribbon at each end to attach to domino covers. The pages lie nice and flat.
I covered these pages with gold luster fabric and scrapbook paper of small stenciled roses, I tried unsuccessfully to stamp on the fabric, it rubbed off, a mistake not to be repeated, but as a newbie that’s the best way for me to learn! So I used patches of white paper printed with the words “LIVE “LAUGH” & “LOVE”. Finally I attached the ribbon ends to the inside of both Domino covers, using a grey paper that I have embossed a gold butterfly onto, this butterfly is a tab that lifts up, underneath are the details of this swap.
My book is a very simple and easy design. I hope my swap partner likes it. I have enjoyed the challenge of making this wee book, am happy with the outcome. My best critics – my children – both say it is very nice – high praise indeed as they are rather too honest at times!
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Have kept it simple, learnt a huge amount on what I can't do!!!! LOL I need to add permanent inks to my stash, have wasted several items, but I'm the gal to learn the hard way - will remember - waiting for camera battery to charge.......
Saturday, 4 September 2010
Theme "BLACK, BROWN & CREAM"
The idea for this card is inspired by a Kaiser papercraft design.
Materials I used :-
A cream folded card + oddments of black and dark brown card, handmade paper in cream with brown fibers, coffee brown fabric with black writing, pearly cream beads & cream & black 3D writer pens.
I layered the middle section, started with the handmade paper, then black card and a strip of fabric, glued this to the base. The branches are narrow strips of brown, leaves are black, brown, faric and handmade paper, the bird shapes - main body is black, the wing/tail is brown, and the top of wing is handmade paper, all layered and glued on. Attached pearly cream beads on the branches with glue, I outlined the leaves and bird with black 3 D writing pen, used cream 3 D writing pen to outline the fabric strip and the birds eye. The frame was roughly cut from brown and glued on over the top, used the cream 3D writer pen around the inside edge. Finally added a few words on medium brown card "LAUGH as much as you breathe and LOVE as long as you LIVE, dotted the edges with black & cream 3D writer pens.
OH BUMMER!!!!!!!! when I turned my card over, I had a black smudge oh dear a "BOO BOO", mmmmmmmm thinking cap on.............stripes in Black & Brown, found the masking tape, tore off the currect length, stuck it onto my clothes to get rid of the stickiness, put on the card, did 2 stripes one black, the other brown, peeled back the masking tape - OH BUMMER!!!!!!!!!! BOO BOO No 2, it pulled off part of the card surface GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (more unprintable words really!!!!) where is that darned thinking cap? mmmmmmmmmm Ok, I'll make more rough areas - a new technique for texture!!!!!!!!!!, sponged brown all over remaining cream card, hope my swap partner likes this "TEXTURE TECHNIQUE"
Happy now - and funnily me thinks I'll use this again, rough to smooth, it will come in handy for other things. :-)
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Here is my ideas of "I Hear A Symphony" using paper napkins. the background on both is napkins. 1st ATC - I stamped with music, added a little info about the London Philharmonic Orchestra and 3 Saxophones cut from fabric, added a few music notes in gold peel offs.
2nd ATC stamped music on a strip of white napkin, placed diagonally then a little info about Beethoven, printed a pic of Beethoven, layered it on white card, cut it out to look like a postage stamp placed a music motif in the corner, used the same gold peel off notes and clef to finish the design.
Friday, 27 August 2010
Back cover - Printed a "tea" design on to white card, added my details to the centre panel, carefully cut out and glued to the back.
I punched holes in each page 1/2 inch from top and bottom, bought some gold elastic, tied securely to make a band, poked the elastic through the holes back to front and placed the ends of a wooden skewer through the loops, made a neat and simple binding. Sent this my first altered book to Tracey M from Liverpool here in the UK.
page 5 - background is textured wallpaper, randomly sponge painted with shades of pink. The cherry tree branch was painted brown with silver & gold highlights the flowers are stamped on the same wall paper, cut out and shaded in varying shades of pink, I added a little bling gold to the centres, and white 3D paint to the topmost flowers.
page6 - background is sponge painted using pinks and white, the fans are stamped onto card, coloured in with gold, white and pink. Added a pink ribbon, then stamped Chinese characters on base and ribbon, finished the design with 3 white fabric butterflies.
page 7 - back ground is a mottled mixture of green, gold & black paint, with gold edging using a Woodcraft Marker Pen. The panda (inspired by an embroidery design) was painted onto thin canvas, edged again with the gold pen, stamped an asian symbol in the corner & added 3 small buttons to finish the page.
page 8 - back ground is black fabric with chinese writing, I painted the bamboo with green paint, edged the stems and leaves with gold glitter 3D paint, added a few sequins for a little extra bling.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
My first tags, with the theme "Natures Beauty".
(1) Living near the sea, I have good memories of shell hunting with the children, they make good sandcastle windows and decoration, I handpainted the shell onto thin canvas, used a swirly stamp, gold glitter glue, gold and blue sequins and extra dimension with gold 3D paint
(2) The most beautiful bird in the world in my opion is the peacock.
Once again I used thin canvas, painted gold with a simple stamped border. The peacock is coloured in with nail varnish in various metallic colours. finally used 3D gold dots and 3 blue sequins.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Paint the Roses Red.
Blue card for Alice's dress, gold edging for her gold/blonde hair.
Playing cards - Queen of Hearts - the Clubs who tried to paint the roses red.
Paper serviette roses, modge podged on to card, cut out then outlined with white 3D paint
After scanning ATC's, I changed the size to 2" x 2" square - known as a twinchie. This square I then cut into 4 equal squares, used them on this layered card, the photo shows as black card, but it is gold shiny card. The experiment is basic, but am pleased with the overall effect.
Oh what to do, where to look, where to start..........
simple designs of asain blossoms, a design in a book, scanned and cropped to get the look I like. Gold paint for background, simply painted in pinks & dk burgundy, embellished with clear & gold 3D paint.