Friday, 31 August 2012

Artful Times Challenge 12

Neet has the reins for the next two weeks at Artful Tmes with her theme of inchies they may be small but you can think as BIG as you like, just use more of them lol
I have made a bag charm/keyring, I cut 2 inchies out of mount board and covered the surface with egg shells then coloured with alcohol inks, after sticking the 2 together I made the hole with a crop a dile and coated with glossy accents
Come and join us and we will be only to pleased to visit you and if you have followed the rules you could be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher from Oyster Stamps

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Out of the hat

Those lovely ladies at Out of the Hat want to see some black white and one other thought I think mine is more white black and one other in the guise of Acrhivals magenta hue

Sunday, 19 August 2012

DT call for Creative Expressions

Creative Expression are having a DT call until Friday 31st August so thought I'd give it a shot .
The  brief is to make anything you like but must include texture and stamping so I looked to some of my favourite challenges for inspiration The Craft Barn would like you to use one of the colouring techniques from the blog and I choose Neils which was to use distress markers, the stamp I choose from Lost Coast Designs lent it's self perfectly.
Sir Stampalot's theme is take flight well I have the bird so now I have used the butterfly embossing folder from Craft Concepts for my texture, a touch of distress inks to make the butterflies pop and some black soot around the edge, the background I made a while ago with gesso and watercolour crayons. Other stamps used are Tim Holtz and Woodware
Wish me luck and thanks for taking the time to pop by :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

Acetate and Challenge 11 at Artful Times

Thank you all for your fab Mona works of art it sure was fun using her again :)
Well this fortnight  at Artful Times, Sam has set us a really challenge of using acetate as a layer so thought long and hard over this Embossing seem to me  the obvious thing to do how ever you could stamp,  print or heat emboss onto it .
For my card I have recycled some packaging and embossed it with a cuttlebug folder and coloured with alcohol ink, made a background with distress stains and attached both layers with some washi tape topped off with a Timmy style butterflies (mine is lager as I used a spellbinders die)  .
Please come along and check out what Neet and Sam have made at Artful Times and you could be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher from Oyster Stamps
I'm on my hols at the moment and will be back sometime today and will catch up with you all tomorrow :)
Von x♥x

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Thank you card

A thank you card for 2 challenges Less is More want to see blue and green and Out of the Hat would like to see lines
Kaleidacolor inks Rivera
Stripe stamp Anna Griffin
Text Creative Expression
Flower Dawn Bibby
Broken china distress stickles
Thanks for popping by :)

Friday, 3 August 2012

Mona Lisa at Artful Times Challenge 10

At Artful Times Challenge I'm  taking you back a few years to when Mona Lisa was one of the most popular images, but she hardly gets an outing these days so thought it would be nice to bring her back into the spotlight. You can make anything you like. be it stamped or collaged
Just for a change I have gone all T!m Holtz, my hanging is made on glossy card using one of the techniques we learnt on the chemistry 101 course, the top is cut with an on the edge die and the  bottom thing cut in grunge board and embossed with a mixture of gold and verdigris and to hang it I have used some staples reclaimed from a packing case
You mght be thinking I don't reconise that stamp ! well here she is :)
The background stamp (papillon) is inked with archival inks (Oyster Stamps have a lovely selection of colours) then distress inked before carfully inking the part of the stamp I wanted to use again with archival, love the way it didn't come out perfect  she seems to look happier to me with the flower in her hair which appeared in my hand after fiddleing with a bit of scrap die cut waste
So come on folks blow the cobwebs off Mona and let her come out to play again and you could be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher from Oyster stamps as long as you follow the rules