Sunday 25 November 2007


Created for the Wednesday Stamper Challenge. This weeks theme is diamonds. The background was made using scrunched paper & starburst stains, with Fired Brick distress ink over the top of the wrinkles. The diamond background and slide mount were inked with Dried Marigold Distress ink. Stamps by Stampin Up & Cherry Pie.
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Faux postage ATC

Created for a faux postage swap on the Creative Cards Swap Group. The inks are Adirondack butterscotch and Raisin. Stamps by Non-Sequitor, PaperArtsy and crafty Individuals.
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Monday 19 November 2007

Houses ATC

Created for the Think Monday, Think ATC Challenge. This week's challenge is houses. The background was made using alcohol inks. The stamp is by Zettiology.
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Created for Mixed media Monday. I used a buttons printed backing paper and added stamping in StazOn Timber Brown. The stamps are by PaperArtsy and Hero Arts. The piece was finished by embellishing with some buttons, and a gold mini safety pin.
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Sunday 18 November 2007

Gothic Arch - Friends

Created for the Gothic Arch weekly challenge. This week's theme is Firends. The background was made using Starburst Stains, which was stamped over with a friendship text. The main image is also stamped onto a Starburst Stain background. All stamps by Paperbag Studios.
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Hollywood ATC's

Produced for a Hollywood swap. Old book pages were sprayed with Raisin Colorwash & Royal Amethyst Glitz Spritz. Collage images applied, edged with gold Krylon, and matted onto black cardstock.
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Saturday 17 November 2007


Created for the Skinny Saturday Challenge. The theme is Diptych. I used cream card stock, sponged with Versa Magic Pretty Petunia, then over stamped with the same colour to create a background, then over stamped with Perfect Plumeria. All stamps by Oxford Impressions.
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Created for the Saturday Stampers Challenge. This week's theme is tone on tone. Background paper was sponged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, a collage image added in similar colours, and a torn edge paper was also coloured with the Distress ink. Whole thing mounted onto Bazill Card stock. Stamp by Stampers Anonymous.
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4 x 4 Friday - Tree Challenge

Backgrounds created using Posh Impressions Inks in Butterscotch, Eggplant & Denim. Stamps by Paperbag Studios & PaperArtsy.
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Theme Thursday - Boys

Created for the Theme Thursday Challenge. This week's theme was boys. The background was created using distrass inks in Tea Dye & Broken China. The stamps are by PaperArtsy & Lost coast Designs.
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Black, red & White Themed ATC

Created for a colour challenge using only black, red & white. Images by Cherry Pie.
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Wednesday 14 November 2007

WS Chairs Challenge

Created for the Wednesday Stampers challenge. This weeks them is Chairs. This is a 4 x 4" page. The background was made by sponging Adirondack inks in Butterscotch & Eggplant onto white cardstock, then using sequin mesh as a stencil to sponge on more ink in the same colours. The chair stamp is by Paperbag Studios.

Sunday 11 November 2007

Gothic Arch Challenge #2

This is my second challenge piece for Gothic Arch Sunday. I started by swiping gesso over white card stock with an old credit card. Next, I applied Dusty Concord Distress ink and over stamped with a text background (stampin Up). I layered an old book page on top of this that was painted with a layer of dilute gesso, and then inked with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress inks. Text by stamped at the based (Limited Edition) and a slide mount added in matching colours. Image inside the slide is by Zettiology.
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Gothic Arch

Created for Gothic Arch Sunday, text challenge. Arch uses cream cardstock, sponged with Versa Magic Chalk inks in Pink Grapefruit and Red Brick. PaperArtsy alphabet texts were then stamped onto the background using the same colours. The black stamped images are by Oxford Impressions.

Slide Mount Book

Made for a swap on CC group. Each slide mount was inked with Versamagic chalk inks in Pretty Petunia & Purple Hydrangea, then overstamped with a script (Stampin Up) in Royal Purple StazOn. The images are from the Tuscan Rose CDs and were printed onto transparency paper.

SS Tag

Gesso applied randomly to a manilla tag. Cahlk inks applied in mango madness and Pink grapefruit. background stamped in the same colours, then overstamped with black images. Stamps by PaperArtsy and Zettiology.
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Faux Cloisonne Pendants

Coat a tag shape in 3 layers of black UTEE, when cool, apply Perfect Pearls or Peral Ex to the surface, reheat until colours melt in, then stamp over in gold ink - I used Brilliance Galazy Gold.
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Winter Mini ATC's

A set of mini ATC's measuring 1.5" x 2.5" for a swap on CC group. I started with canvas paper, and added a thick layer of gesso to the centre. This was painted over with H2o's and Pearl Ex Palette paints. The edges of the raided gesso was highlighted with gold krylon, and snowflakes stamped onto them. The snowflake embellishments were made from air drying clay, painted with Lumieres.
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Hand Made beads

Made for a bead swap on CC group. Made from polymer clay to create a faux stone look.
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Formica Pendant

Formica tag textured with gesso, then painted with black acrylic, and then a layer of Iron Oxide. Perfect Pearls added to the top, and edged with gold Krylon. The pattern centre piece was made black from polymer clay which was stamped into, then coloured with perfect pearls. and attached with gold beading wire.
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ATC Swap

24 ATC's made for an open theme swap. Most use collage images from Tuscan Rose CD's or Paper Whimsy collage sheets.

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Sunday 4 November 2007


Another card using the challenge image. The image was tinted sepia and printed onto a tranparency. The background was made using glossy card. A stamp of spots / snow was stamped using VersaMark, then distress inks were applied to a craft mat (tea dye, vintage photo & a little Walnut Stain). These were spritzed with water and the VersaMarked card laid onto it face down. This was then dried off with a heat gun, and Antique linen was applied DTP over the whole thing. The text was created from stickers.

Image Challenge

This ATC was created for the November image challenge on Next generation Stampers. The background is Lumieres painted onto a paper towel, this was stamped onto in black using a flourish stamp from TTS. The text (by Limited Edition) is stamped onto clear shrink plastic, and edged in gold.
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