Monday 15 December 2008


Created by sponging inks (Raisin , Terracotta, Butterscotch) onto plain card. Overstamping with scratches stamp in black. Layering with a dilute gesso wash, then responging with inks. Clock and script stamped in white. Lamp and birds stamped in black, torn paper and collage image applied, and flourishes stamped in black, overstamped in white.

Sunday 14 December 2008


Created for the Simply Skinny Challenge blog. The theme is party. Inks aer Adirondack Butterscotch and Eggplant. Stamps by Lost Coast Designs & Cherry Pie.

Mixed Media Monday - Gold

Created for the Mixed Media Monday Challenge. The arch was first sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then , overstamped in Walnut Stain. A dilute gesso wash was painted over the top of this. The shrine was stamped onto tea coloured card and cut out. The collage image is by Paperwhimsy. A gold crown, wings, and border were added. Stamps by Stampers Anonymous, Invoke Arts & Lost Coast Designs.

Pink Arch

Created for the Sunday Stampers challenge where the theme is pink. I used Versamagic chalk inks for the DTP background in Pretty Petunia and Thatched straw. This was overstamped in Pretty Petunia using a text stamp by Stampin' Up. Collage image aplied (Tuscan Rose), lace and Prima flowers to finish.

Sunday Postcard - Bright Colours

Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge. The theme is briht colours. The postcard was created by making a cling & scrunch background with colour wash sprays in buttercup, poppy and bluebell. Stamps by Cherry Pie, Invoke Arts and Stampers Anonymous. Highlighted with white gel pen.

Saturday 13 December 2008

Painted Canvas

This canvas was made quite a while ago, but never finished off until today. The canvas was painted with acrylic paints and gesso. Stamps by PaperArtsy, Crafty Individuals, and an alphabet set by PSX. I added the text, number and key embellishments to finish it at last.

Tuesday 28 October 2008

School house

School House created for a House swap. Background inks are Adirondack in Rasin, Egglant and Bottle. Stamps by PaperArtsy & Oxford Impressions. Collage images by paper Whimsy.
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Green & Blue Skinny page

Created for a Green & Blue Skinny Page swap. The background was made using glossy card, which was gessoed randomly, then inked with Distress Ink in Faded jeans & Peeled Paint. This was then stamped over with a text background (Stampin' Up). Main images stamped in matching inks. Stamps by "Art by Moonlight".
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Created for a circlies swap with a Faces theme. These 2" circles were sponged with various Adirondack inks, and stamped with a script stamp (Katy's Corner) in black. The face images are by Lost Coast Designs. These were cut out and laid over the top of the script circles.
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Shrink plastic ATCs

Created for a shrink plastic themed swap. The inks used are Adirondack Butterscotch and Raisin. Background stamps by paperArtsy. Shrink plastic stamps by Lost Coast Designs.
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Image Transfer Card

Created for an image transfer swap. The image used was an ink jet tranparency, tranferred onto a background paper using Gel medium. The background papers are from Crafty Individuals.
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Puzzle Piece ATC

Created for an Altered Puzzle piece ATC swap.
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Da Vinci ATC's

Created for a Da Vinci themed ATC swap. Stamp from Lost Coast Designs. The background inks are Distress Inks, and stamped images use Archival inks.
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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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