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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Rainbow Lady's challenge - Script

I have thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon, doing Cynthia's challenge over at her Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog - Script. She wanted to see some calligraphy and I was in my element with this collage. I used an A5 piece of cream coloured card and distressed it with old paper, tattered rose (new and I LOVE it!!!) and brushed corduroy, using a piece of cut n' dry. I used field of sky and cloudy moon, from Stamp Addicts, to add dots and watermarks etc. I then stamped with my new set, Paris Voyage from Curious by Design, in versafine black onyx and old paper, for some calligraphy. I just kept layering stamps and also used a wash of my new blues distress inks. Then I put some clear ep over it and it took in damp places, causing the pitting you can see... UMount plates completed the piece... Hope she likes it!! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

TIO #11 Passion - The Heart Song

This is my tag for DragonsDream TIO #11 Passion - The Heart Song, this week. It is inspired by my continuing love affair with Fred, a wonderful man, who loves and cares for me... We have not known each other long, as many of you who know my story will already understand. But it seems like we have always known each other, perhaps in some other life. I wrote a poem about this and you can read it here, if you are interested.

My tag is full of Passion, colour, texture and depth, and was not easy to scan. I might try a photo later... I used shiny card and distress inks, plus Adirondak red pepper and swirled red, gold and bronze pearly doodles on to my heat sheet. This created the different tones and the texture. I overstamped with red hearts, and clear ep, as well as field of sky and stars, from Stamp Addicts by Judikins, in black stazon and clear ep. The flower was a piece of board and I smothered it in various purple eps, then stamped into the hot mixture to get the texture. The middle has a piece of sparkly ribbon, rouched into it. The whole heart is stamped from a sheet by Elusive Images, on to a piece of 3"x3" acrylic and embossed in clear and purple eps, on the reverse side. The finishing touch was the little back beads, which outline the heart. I really enjoyed this one!! Thanks for looking...