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Saturday, 7 March 2009


This piece is made to fit 2 challenges this week. The first inspiration was Arty Girlz, blue and yellow, and the form was dictated by the Tag You're It theme of wings. I have used Glimmer mists in lemon zest, sea grass and denim blue, to colour the tag and embellishment. I coloured the image of the dragonflies, with inktense pencils. The stamps are from Aspects of Design (from the StampMan) designed by Kay Carley - I have all 4 Japanese sets and they are great favs. I added some texture using chalk eyes and stamps from UMount butterflies, and finished off with yellow and blue ribbons from my stash. I think this will make a good card topper.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

A Circular Tour of My Arch.

Lots of stamping again for this piece, which was made for 2 challenges. The first inspiration was the colour scheme at Gothic Arches, pink and brown. The form was decided by the circles challenge at Daring Cardmakers. The 3 different agapanthus stamps are from Stampendous and the 2 circular stamps are from Hero Arts.
I stamped the images using versacolour brown, blending blox in shades of brown, worn lipstick distress ink and the pinky end of the happy birthday Big n Juicy. I used a favourite ep all through which is Moonglow 2 tone - Kaiser Rudolf russet, which comes out as a pink/gold, and changes over the brown versacolour pigment ink. The background was filled in by spraying latte and bubblegum pink Glimmer mists, which made it more sparkly and gorgeous... I think I will make a card from this, adding a couple of flowers, perhaps, placed strategically - however, I don't have any at the moment, so it might be a time!!!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Fine Feathers

Here is my piece for two challenges this week. The first inspiration was feathers for TGIF, and the second was Make it Monday, turquoise. I began by making the backing paper, from a thin card, sprayed with several colours of Glimmer mists, such as turquoise, latte, sea glass and sea foam. When it was very wet, I did my old trick of covering it with bubble-wrap until it dried. This gave a wonderfully textured surface upon which I stamped the background feathers from the Elusive Images peacock plate. I covered them with clear ep, so they shine a little.

With the same colours of mists, I sprayed on to my heat sheet and placed another piece of thin card over to soak up the mixture for a smooth look, then I used my alcohol inks, in stream, butterscotch, bottle and latte, to make a wonderfully deep set of colours on top. I stamped the two square images with black stazon and used clear ep to make the image stand out. Several different feathers, from the plate, were stamped on to the smooth colour card, cut out and placed strategically on the sheet. The whole piece is displayed on a vintage cash sheet from The Graphics Fairy. This is all so much more colourful and shimmery in real life, than on the scan. I can see it will make into a card eventually. Thanks for looking - I was so tickled with the result!!! lol

Audrey Hepburn - a Lovely Lady ATC

This little ATC is for Think Monday Think ATC and their challenge Audrey Hepburn. It is almost wholey made in My Craft Studio, with a coulple of embellies from my stash. . She made most of her best work in the Sixites. She was a very beautiful lady who died at my age of 63!! Sobering thought...