Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Circles

Created for the Wednesday Stamper Challenge. The theme is circles. The background was made using Distress ink in Tea Dye, overstamping with a French Script in Walnut stain. The circles were generated inking up the base of a bottle and twisting it on the card. Ink splatter stamp added and collage image from Paper Whimsy. Stamps by Stampin Up & Cherry Pie.
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Tuesday, 26 August 2008


A few ATCs from recent swaps

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Bird Tag

Created for the Crazy Amigos Challenge. This week's theme is tags. The background was made using colour wash sprays in Olive, Raspberry & Gold. The stamps are by Simple Expressions.
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Monday, 25 August 2008

TMTA - Watches

Created for this weeks TMTA challenge. The theme is watches. Stamps by Lost Coast Designs and Cherry Pie. Inks Adirondack Butterscotch & Denim.
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Gothis Arch - Black, White & Red

Created for this weeks Gothic Arch Challenge. The theme is Black & White with a hint of Red. The background was made using gloss card and Black Soot Distress ink. A french Script (Stampin Up) was then stamped and embossed in white. A black and white collage was added and German Scrap corner embellishments which were coloured with Cranberry Alcohol ink.
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Friday, 22 August 2008

In My House...

Created for the Dans Ma Maison challenge. This week the theme is to feature "Orange". Main image stamped and masked, surrounding areas sponged with Adirondack inks in Denim, Butterscotch & Rust. Overstamping in Rust and Black. Stamps By Invoke Arts, PaperArtsy & Hero Arts.
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Stampbord Box & Pendant

Created for a Stampbord swap. The box was first primed with gesso, then sprays with colourwash sprays. Images were stamped onto tissue paper and attached to decorate. For the top of the box, I coloured some cheesecloth with colour wash, and created the stampbord piece using chalk inks, and triple embossed it with clear UTEE. The pendant with made in a similar way.

Creative Wednesday - Children

This is a Twinchie (2 x 2" art) made for the Creative Wednesday challenge. The background is gloss card stock coloured DTP with Adirondack ink, then smooched with a random layer of gesso. This was overstamped in Adirondack currant ink, collage image added and text. Stamps by PaperArtsy and Oxford Impressions.
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Monday, 18 August 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Numbers

For the Mixed Media Monday Challenge. This is an ATC created for a recent swap. The background was created using Distress inks. Stamps by Tuscan Rose, PaperArtsy, Invoke Arts & Oxford Impressions.
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Sunday, 17 August 2008

Gothic Arch - Renaisance

Created for the Gothic Arch Challenge Blog. The background was created with Distress inks. Main image stamped in black then masked. Background text (Time To Stamp) was stamped using Vintage Photo Distress ink. Metal embellishments added to finish.
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Sunday Postcard - Children

The background was created on glossy card stock which was randonly swiped with gesso, then inked with Distress inks in Pine Needles & Dusty Concord. It was then stamped with a Hero Arts text stamp. An old book page was coloured with the same inks, and added as a platform for the girls to stand on. Collage image attached, and finished with metal corner embellishments.
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Saturday, 16 August 2008

4 x 4 Friday - Statues

Created using the shining stones technique. The colours used wer Adirondack Winter Sky and Gold Perfect Pearls. The image was taken from a holiday brochure and the quote is from a poem called the Lifeless Statue.
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Friday, 15 August 2008

In my House....

For this week's Dans Ma Maison challenge. The theme is stars. I started by sticking a background paper to my house, plus the angel image. Next I added random speckles of Opals EP in Blue Gum & Dove Lake, highlighting this with some StazOn ink in Azure around the edges of the whole house. Blue star brads were added and computer generated text, again edged in StazOn Azure.
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Board Book Project

I was inspired to do this by Trish Bee's project on the Next Generation Stampers Yahoo group. The steps can be seen on both there, and on her art blog.

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