Thursday, March 29, 2007

wednesday stamper - colouring

These 4 ATC are for a swap with the theme The Elements.
I decided to combine the challenge with this weeks wednesday stamper and show how changing the colour can change the whole feeling of a piece.

I used several colouring media. The stamped fairies were coloured with pencils, each one in colours to suit their element, the wings were then given a quick coat of twinkling H2O.
and they were cut out (unfortunately they lost there antennae at this stage!!)
The base is canvas on chipboard, painted with a solid colour of acrylic paint and while the paint was still wet given a dusting of perfect pearls on the edges.
The backgrounds were then painted in acrylic paint according to their theme.

so here they are:
The Elemental Fairies

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something a bit mad!

this weeks tag swap theme is black and white.
I've had this idea for a while that I'd like to have a go at a stamped "doll" like the fanciful whimseys from stampington. when I first saw them. my first thought honestly was "yuk" followed by "what's the point? its the kind of thing you can do yourself with a bit of masking and imagination."
so out to prove my point I thought I'd have a go for this weeks tag.

I now know that it's a lot harder than that. This took me ages , this was attempt number 4 and even this has smudges!!!

I won't be doing it again!!!

so whoever gets this in the swap, first I hope you don't think I've lost the plot completely!!! but at least you know it's a one off unique piece!! lol

oh, and I know the thimbles on the feet look like hooves, which is a bit scary, but hey ho!!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

J is for

Jumping the gun!
yes I know I haven't done H or I yet, but I just got these new stamps from paperartsy and I was playing with grid stamping. which I was inspired to do after reading Is's book

so J for japan just sort of happened!
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

tag notebook

I've been neglecting my blog for a couple of weeks, real life has been taking over a bit, but things are settling so I should be back posting normally.

I made this notebook for deb as part of a tag swap.

thank you deb for taking the photograph.
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it all sort of came about from the art tag I made a little while ago. It occurred to me the "chipboard" base would make excellent notebook covers, so I made a tag shaped notebook from scratch. it contains a load of plain white paper cut to the same shape.
I then used paperartsy stamps and adirondack ink for the colour

Saturday, March 17, 2007

G is for.......

well I thought and thought about this one. I was going to do glamour, right from the start, then I decided I liked G is for girl and I was going to use a pretty vintage picture of a little girl, then I thought I'd done that with the tag book and wanted something "different" so in the bath I was mulling over the girl theme when I started humming "just a girl" by no doubt (humming because I can't sing) which gave me the title, so then I wanted to show what just a girl could do. originally I thought of the women working in the factories during the war, then this idea came to me.

our world can be changed by "just a girl"

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

art tag

this week's tag theme is Art. I used it as an excuse to try out these new flourish foam stamps. I decided to make a really thick tag, so I used the back of a loose leaf pad, so it's basically the same as the chipboard shapes you can buy, and I glued canvas to the front. it produces a nice "weight"
then I just used acrylic paints and stazon.
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Monday, March 12, 2007

sailor ATC

I'm still in a sea mood after the inchie, so when I needed to do an ATC for a stamping swap. I decided to use this sailor stamp. which just makes me want to sing:
"A sailor went to sea, sea, sea. To see what he could see, see, see......."
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Saturday, March 10, 2007

sea inchie

another inchie for another swap.

this time the theme is the sea. I've been looking for an excuse to use this sea horse stamp for ages.

there! I can finally justify buying it!

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

E and F

gosh, it's a while since I posted. I have been creating, but you know when you just think your stuff isn't good enough to show the world, well I've been a bit like that.

These aren't any better, but I thought since I'd started with the alphabet, i'd better keep it going.

so we have E for elegance, and F for friends.
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