Friday, 30 April 2010
1. Crafty Ann's Challenge, the challenge is to use
up to 3 colours, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon and a digital image.
2. Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Alice in Wonderland
The digital image of the white rabbit is from the public domain, enlarged,sealed and given a good coating of matt gel.
The blue background was made using acrylic paints, white undercoat then pva glue and top coat of pale blue. As the top coat dries quicker than the pva glue it causes distress marks and cracks in the surface. The image was applied with more matt gel and a ribbon added.
The base card is graphite grey and the three flowers were made with a punch and sequins.
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Thursday, 29 April 2010
Come on, join in the fun!
I have used two stamps on this tag, a small flourish by Clarity and the large rose corner by The StampMan.
On pinky beige card I stamped the rose corner in Walnut Stain DI and then stamped the flourishes with Tattered Rose DI and versamark and embossed in clear. I then painted the rose with DI reinkers and sponged inks onto the tag to tone. The edges of the tag were very roughly embossed with gold ep. I then took a deep breath and sprayed the whole tag with Irridescent Gold Glimmer mist and watched the colours bleed.
I am very pleased with the result although you cannot see from the picture the lovely sheen it has from the glimmer mist.
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Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
For the main image I used an Elusive Images tree from the Snowy Trees plate and stamped it twice and embossed it in shades of pink embossing powders. I then stamped and embossed the tree again in black to give the image some depth and sponged the background.
I matted this onto the next size nestie die after having stamped the pink card with the tree again in black and embossing the edges with sparkly embossing powder.
Silver fabric snowflakes and pink foliage and flower finish the card.
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Saturday, 24 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Trees are a real favourite of mine and I do enjoy making pictures!
This tranquil scene is made from one Oyster stamp oak tree and a Hobby Art sheep stamp. I first completed the background, direct to paper method and then thumped the tree stamp with various greens and browns and stamped it twice. I linked up the wooden fence with a brown marker and then added the sheep and coloured them white with a Sakura Souffle pen.
The base card was stamped with a small tree trio by Elusive Images and then sponged with Memento New Sprout green.
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010
My friends suggest this may also be suitable for Bah! Humbug - Tags and Labels challenge.
Background is brayered in London Fog for sky and Bordering Blue for landscape. Church stamp is from Stampendous and the trees from a variety of sources, the moon from Clarity. I sponged over the brayering to create hills and give depth to the landscape.
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Sunday, 11 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Sunshine means yellow to me, so to start I brayered shiny card with yellow and then with yellow, orange and red brayered over the top to about halfway. The sunrise image is by I Brake For Stamps and was stamped in black Stazon.
I layered the finished image onto gold, yellow and finally black card and then onto the yellow base card. The sentiment is computer generated.
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Friday, 9 April 2010
Cuttlebug Fleur de Lis folder, embossed design sanded and then overinked with black and on the gold piece black and red.
Dragons (Stampin USA) embossed in Halo Gold and cut out.
All mounted on gold card onto a black base.
Hope you like it! All comments gratefully received.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
The seaweeds are stamped and embossed and then pearls and sequins added for bubbles. All these stamps are from Elusive Images.
The waves and little fishes is a rollerwheel from Stampin' Up and is a real favourite of mine.
I hugely enjoyed making this card and hope you like it too. Please feel free to leave a comment.
My tag represents Manchester. A city I used to know extremely well. Red Victorian industrial brick, railway viaducts and canal tunnels.
The chandelier is for the sparkling nightlife and grand hotels and casinos. A city of contrasts.
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Sunday, 4 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
As I had no window templates and knowing I am lethal with a craft knife (having been despatched by the sword in a previous life!) I decided to stick to something safe!
My image is one from Joanna Sheen's Childhood plate. It is coloured with pencils and blended with OMS. I wanted to give the impression it was a picture on the wall of a living room so I used the Spellbinders Classic Frame, created a dado rail and Cuttlebugged embossed paper below.
The soft green embossed dots paper used for the 'wallpaper' was part of the prize for being lucky enough to win Crafty Anns challenge last week!
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