Created for the Gothic Arch Challenge. The background uses alcohol inks in Raisin, Butterscotch & Eggplant. A gold flourish was embossed over the top, and collage image applied. The whole thing was matted onto black cardstock and a German Scrap border added to embellish.
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Created for the Lots To Do Challenge. The theme is Crafty Individuals. The background is Adirondack Lettuce, Butterscotch & Meadow. The Crafty Individuals image was stamped first and masked. A numbers background was stamped over in coordinating inks, and a text stamp in black. Other stamps by PaperArtsy.
Posted by Rachel at 13:49
Created for Saturday's Workout Challenge. The theme is Chalks. I stamped the Pierrot image in black, then masked him off. I used a Pierrot text stamp for the background, stamping in Versamark, then colouring over with Chalk pastels. Finally, I stamped the Clowning Around text in black. Stamps by Invoke Arts & PaperArtsy.
Posted by Rachel at 09:32
Created for the Small World of Inchies Challenge. The theme is white. I painted an old book page with dilute white gesso, then applied tiny collage images. Each inchie was then embellished with a piece of German Scrap border, painted with white acrylic and a tiny flower.
Posted by Rachel at 08:07
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Created for the Skinny Saturday Challenge. The background uses the Adirondack Stained Glass ink pad, brayed onto glossy card, then spritzed with water. Main image stamped in black. Background text stamped uses the Stained Glass ink. Text is computer generated.
Posted by Rachel at 22:22
Created for the In My House Challenge. The theme is Butterflies. The background was created using a mixture of Distress ink in Frayed Burlap and Sticky Fingers Colour Wash Spray in Delphinium. This was stamped over with the main image & text in Black, and the smaller butterflies in Frayed Burlap. The edges were sponged with Broken China, then the metal letters and German Scrap border were added after being coloured with Expresso Alcohol Ink.
Posted by Rachel at 19:15
Created for the Tag You're It Challenge. The theme is Pretty & Feminine. The background uses chalk inks in Thatched Straw, Pink Petunia & Malted Mauve. Script background stamped in Malted Mauve. Main image, text & Flourish stamped in Versafine Black. Prima flowers and fibres added to finish.
Posted by Rachel at 12:30
This is a 5x5 page created as part of a friends birthday book. Focal images were stamped and masked, then background sponged with Adirondack inks in butterscotch & Raisin. Background was stamped in coordinating colours. Stamps by Simple Expressions, PaperArtsy & Judikins.
Posted by Rachel at 09:38
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Created for Theme Thursday where the theme is Girls. The background was made using distress inks in Dusty Concord, Dried Marigold & Worn Lipstick. This was stamped over with a ledger background in Dusty Concord, and then a Floursih was stamped around the edges in Archival Grape. A PaperWhimsy collage picture was added to the centre. Stamps by PaperArtsy & Tuscan Rose.
Posted by Rachel at 21:38
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Created for the Wednesday Stamper Challenge. This week the theme is art, and the challenge to create a piece that iincludes this word on it somewhere. The background uses Adirondack inks in Lettuce & Pesto. Background Art text was also stamped in Pesto. Main images stamped in black. Stamp by Cherry Pie, Hero Arts & Invoke Arts.
Posted by Rachel at 20:28
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Created for the Created By Hand Challenge. The theme is fabric. (It also fits this week's Mixed Media Monday theme, transparencies) I decided to use a piece of canvas fabric. I coloured it with Adirondack Colour Wash Sprays in Eggplant & Butterscotch, then bleached out some of the colouring in the centre where the image was to go. I stamped a post mark around the edges in StazOn Black, sewed a transparency image in place, and added to grungeboard hinges to finish. These were painted with acrylics in gold & black, then had perfect pearls added in interference violet and antique gold.
Posted by Rachel at 22:45
Created for the Crazy Amigos Challenge. The main image was stamped in black Versafine, then masked. Adirondack inks were sponged around the image in Butterscotch, Denim & Rust, then a Cherish definition was stamped over using the same colours. Once the mask was removed, a light covering of butterscotch was sponged over, and keys were atamped around the edges in black.
Posted by Rachel at 20:40
Monday, 12 May 2008
Created for Mixed Media Monday. The theme is Transparencies. The background is tea Dye Distress ink, stamped with a French script in Vintage Photo, and edged also with Vintage Photo. The transparency was heated at the edges with a heat gun to make them curl and weather. It was attached to a piece of muslim cloth that was dyed with tea dye ink, and stamped with the same script as the background. Two tiny gold brads hold the image in place. The cloth was also attached to a piece of white card to provide stability. A german scrrap border and letter stickers were added to embellish.
Posted by Rachel at 06:16
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Created for the Gothic Arch challenge. The theme this week is Viva La France. The background was made using Distress inks in Spiced Marmalade & Shabby Shutters. This was stamped over using several stamps, and then highlighted with a white uni ball pen. Distress ink was sponged through sequin mesh to finish. Stamps by Tim Holtz, Oxford Impressions, Crafty Individuals & Lost Aussie Designs.
Posted by Rachel at 15:06
Created for the Snday Stampers Challenge. The theme is Cats. I stamped the cat, then masked it off before stamping the floor. With masks still in place, I then sponged distress inks around the images in Antique Linen, Tea Dye & Dusty Concord. Then I removed the masks and lightly sponged over the images in Antique Linen to soften the whiteness. Finally stamped the cutain & streamer effect. Stamps by Lost Coast designs, Cherry Pie & Zettiology.
Posted by Rachel at 11:38
Created for the Layers of Colour Challenge. The theme is embossing. I started out with a 4x4 piece of glossy card, and stamped a flourish using Versamark. This was heat dried, then I added more flourishes over the top and embossed them in white detail powder. Next I sponged Adirondack inks over the Versamark & embossed images. The colours used were Denim, Lettuce and Bottle. A Paperwhimsy collage image was applied, then text was stamped onto plain paper. This was coloured with lettuce ink, edged with Denim, cut up and attached to card. Stamps by Tuscan Rose & Tim Holtz.
Posted by Rachel at 09:22
Saturday, 10 May 2008
Created for the Saturday Workout Challenge. The theme is Faux Linen. The effect is created by sanding a piece of glossy cardstock with sandpaper both horizontally and vertically. I applied Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to the sanded card, and then Adirondack Eggplant around the edges. The images were stamped in Archival Grape. Stamps by Tuscan Rose and Lost Coast Designs.
Posted by Rachel at 22:41
Created for the Skinny Saturday Challenge. The theme is When We Were Young. A piece of semi gloss card was brayered with a rainbow ink pad. Main images were stamped in black. Thsee were then masked and a crackle background stamped over the entire card in Pink Grapefruit Chalk Ink. Numbers were stamped using StazOn Royal Purple, and text created using a Dymo machine. Stamps by Tuscan Rose, PaperArtsy & Crafty Individuals.
Posted by Rachel at 20:54
Created for the In My House Challenge. The theme is Little Girls. I started with gloss card, lightly brayered on some gesso, then sponged on Adirondack inks in Lettuce, Bottle & Eggplant. A script was then stamped over and collage image applied. Finished with text and postage stamps in black.
Posted by Rachel at 20:46