Saturday, 28 August 2010

Buzzing Ideas.........

Ideas to think about for a Card of the Month - theme - Black, Brown & Cream.........
mmmmmmmmm watch this space, but till then, am working tonight, and tomorrow, so it'll have to wait untill Monday.
Happy Crafting one & all.

ATC's "I Hear A Symphony"

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

Tags - using Bleach Techniques

So enjoyed creating these tags. Tag 1 - made with card & fabric, the card was stamped using bleach instead of ink or paint with a large foam shell stamp, the fabric with footsteps in the sand was glued down with a gold ribbon to cover the join. The square embellishments and fish were stamped onto brown card, added bleach, which turned the card to a dusky pink colour. I love the beach, and I could not resist buying the fabric!

Tag 2 - The lady tag is stamped onto lilac card, then used the bleach to lighten bits here & there, my border stamp didn't quite meet up, so i used the Sharpie pen I use for zentangles and drew in the bits that were missing, then used the bleach again to lighten the outside edges, and then used acrylic gold paint to give a bit of bling. These have been recieved by Ruth W

Asian Book - made from Index Cards

Front cover - background, sponged with brown, black and gold. Stamped and embossed 3 Asian symbols, the gold corners and the vertical ASIAN letters, added a gold ribbon, then attached the 3 symbols on top.
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.

pages 1 & 2

page 1 - Inspired by the design on a paper napkin and my nieces holiday in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), she visited the Elephant Orphanage. I used golds and reds. Included 2 tags one of a banknote and the other a little info about the orphanage, with the Sri Lanka flag on the other side.

page 2 - background is gold and red fabric, made embossed tiles with gold card, the Chinese flag on red card, layered on embossed gold card with 2 small pockets for little tags, these tags made with black card with good luck symbols.

pages 3 & 4

pages 3 & 4 - background is opaque black paint - oriental design is by June Varey, painted using gold & copper metallic paints plus white.

pages 5 & 6

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.

pages 7 & 8

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.

Dots, Dots, Dots ATC's

Dots Dots Dots ATC's, using embossing somewhere in the design, now I didn't quite get my head around this theme, I think they are a bit niave - just sometimes the idea in the head dosen't come out quite as well as you think it ought to! Or maybe I tried too hard! Either way a good learning curve. These were sent to Elle (although the butterfly is slightly different cos I forgot to scan) felt a little guilty when I recieved and saw others designs.

Used gold embossing powder on both designs.
I used a cotton bud for the dotty flowers & leaves on the heart design.
The butterfly is blue sequins and dots of 3D paint with clear 3D wings

In No Particular Order!!!!!!

These projects have all been created since joining the "Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo Group".
Not in any particular order, but will try to be good!!!and do it properly after today.

My very first Art Doll, made with templates from The Enchanted
I chose black & white musical theme, used card, decopatch paper, and clear 3D paint on the boots, black piano keys and her hair.