Saturday 20 June 2009

Curiouser and Curiouser

Here is my entry to this weeks (this is where I get my piece of paper out so that I do my link correctly) Saturday Workout challenge, which this week is Embossing Resist. I really like this technique, but my Versamark pad is sooooo filthy I really must get another one.
There is a great tutorial posted on the SaWo site, I am going to try the one with Brasso - Yes that's right, the cleaning stuff and Yes I will have to buy some first :o)
I've coloured my mountboard with lime green dye ink, then given it a quick blast to dry it off completely. Then I've stamped my Cherry Pie Alice in Wonderland stamps. (That damned Chubby Brown song keeps going through my head - you know the one
'Who the .... is Alice. Thankfully I can remember Smoky's original so I'm telling myself to think of that instead - 24 years eh....)
Ah yeah, stamped the Alice stamps with dirty Versamark, then embossed in clear embossing powder. I've brayered a Big and Juicy pad over the top, and gone round the edge in a deep blue.
Thanks for looking, and have a fab Sunday. xx

Sunday 14 June 2009

6th of the 6th

Sally has set me a challenge, which is to open the 6th folder in my photographs, take the 6th photo and tell it's story.
My photo is my Christmas name on Craftswap forum, which I joined a couple of years ago.
It's a very friendly place for crafter to chat about anything, and I've 'met' some lovely people over there.
Luckily it wasn't the 5th of the 5th as that is a picture of Molton Brown hand cream that I sold on e-bay years ago!
So in the words of Noddy Merry Christmas!!

If Happy Little Bluebirds Fly...

Here is my entry to this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, which is 'Over The Rainbow' My poor little caged bird is longing to be free and fly away over the rainbow.
The bird and cage are from Cherry Pie, and the tree and flying bird are by Tim Holtz.
The background has been watercoloured on watercolour paper, so is a bit bumpy, then embossed with sparkly embossing powder.
This was my first attempt at using a stamp positioner (to get the bird in the cage). This makes perfect sense in theory but a lot of caged birds ended up in the bin lol.
Thanks very much for looking x

Thursday 11 June 2009

Theme Thursday - Flourishes

Here is my entry to the lovely challenge at Theme Thursday which is 'flourishes'
The sea stamp is by My Sentiments Exactly, together with the seahorse which I have used for the shrink plastic dangly.
The large flourish is by Creative Expressions, and the smaller stamps used are by Basic Grey.
The core'dinations card has been cuttlebugged and sanded, then very lightly brayered with the same big and juicy inkpad that the main image had been stamped in.
I think this is the first time that I've made a card from this stamp. It's a lovely stamp but I've never been able to transfer it to a card. I think that the Cuttlebug will solve this type of problem, and I really like the way it works with core'dination's.
Thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Alice's Complete Makeover

I received my new Alice In Wonderland stamp plate today from Cherry Pie, and I had to have a play straight away. The challenge at Wednesday Stampers is Fashion, which made me think of those Complete Makeover programmes. I always wondered what would happen if they looked into the mirror and though Ugh! I recon this is what Alice is thinking as she looks into her mirror, although I think that shade of blue looks rather fetching.
The mirror is from Google Images, and the background is dye inks. The blotches are where I have drizzled glue and then wiped away. How inventive I hear you say - no I spilt the glue I reply, so I had to keep going lol.
A little bit of German Scrap, and the words are from a label maker.
I really enjoyed my little play, and thanks for looking x

Sunday 7 June 2009

Whirlpool of Passion!!

Ooo er Missus - not the sort of think I would read you understand (contact me later and I'll tell you how it ends) but this is what my bathing beauty is interested in. She's my entry to this weeks Sunday Postcard (bathing beauties) and Lots to Do (charms) challenges.
My background has been gesso'd so it's nice and textured, and stamped with the Prima newspaper stamp. This has been coloured with various distress inks and white acrylic. The beauties image is from the Crafty Image Emporium CD, which I've water coloured. Her parasol is from the same CD.
The hatpin started off as romantic red, but I wanted it to be blue so I coloured it with a peel off pen. Altogether now red and blue make PURPLE.
The rub ons are from Creative Imaginations - these are my favouritist rub-ons ever, and I thought she looked like a bit of a heartbreaker so I've given her the key to some poor fools heart!
My mum found a couple of peacock feathers and gave 'em to me bless her. She says they are unlucky and she may be right 'cos that's all she found of the peacock.
The romantic fiction is curtesy of Messrs Mills & Boon, it says in my Claudia book (you may have heard me mention it) that this is a great place to look for quotes. Boy was she right - there was some real doosies lol.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend - or do what I'm going to do and iron till the early hours !
Thanks very much for looking x

Friday 5 June 2009

Just Dreamy....

This is my entry to this weeks Thank God It's Friday challenge which is 'Dreams'. Every time I think about dreams, this beautiful Cherry Pie lady comes to mind. She has such a wistful expression, I don't know if she's happy or sad.
The canvas background has been painted with lots of acrylics, and over stamped with the swirly Stamp Camp stamp. I had inked it up in black, but the stamp actually removed the paint from the canvas and showed up what had been painted on underneath. I think this looks quite nice so I am claiming it as my own brilliant idea lol.
The sentiment is from Elusive Images and has been printed on tissue paper.
My lady has been coloured in with ProMarkers.
The smaller grungy stamps are also Cherry Pie and have been painted with Ranger dabbers.
Thanks very much for looking and have a fab (and hopefully sunny) weekend x

Monday 1 June 2009

TMTA Egypt

Here is my entry to this weeks TMTA challenge which is Egypt.
The background is a mixture of red and bronze inks which has been embossed with transparent embossing powder.
The peel off has been covered in deco balls which have been in my stash for evvvvver.
My Egyptian cat has been stamped and embossed, and the scarab beetles have been dipped in verdigris embossing powder.
This is the first time I've used a peel off in months - I don't really like them, but like every newby crafter I bought literally hundreds of sheets :o) and I don't have anything else in an Egyptian theme.
Thanks very much for looking x