Thursday, 13 December 2007
in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. So basically, if you comment and you’re on, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make!
Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work. I will check my blog daily to see who the first three sign ups are, and if they've joined this Pay It Forward exchange, they will be the recipients from me.
Make sure to leave your blog address with your message, so I can check your blog. I will also need your email address so I can contact you for details of where to send them.
Monday, 10 December 2007
Thursday, 6 December 2007
The background was made using a mixture of Sticky Fingers lustre sprays, available from Carol and Aileen's Outside the Margins Sprays. This was stamped with the Klimt images in silver shadow ink. The mountboard was sprayed with the same colours and stamped with Brilliance Lightening Black. The words were printed from my computer onto vellum and I added a small metal embellishment.
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Monday, 26 November 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
The theme for the Tip-in swap this month was polka dots. I had fun with this once I had come up with an idea.
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
We also have a 3 way ATC swap going. The one this week was children. Here's mine.
Friday, 19 October 2007
Bren's ATC swap for October is nature, and this is my take on it. Stamped and daubed with clear gesso on glossy card. When it was dry , using cosmetic sponges, I covered it with Vivid Dye Inks and buffed with tissue. I didn't like how the stamped images
( Oxford Impressions) looked so I toned them down by putting a little white gesso on them and rubbing it off.
The tag was stamped( Invoke) on glossy and coloured using the same Vivid ink pads.
Used the computer to produce the words, printed onto hand made paper coloured with the same inks.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Here are the ones I made. I have never done these before and I had great fun making the bigger one, which is doodled. The small one was hard for me to fix together, being as hamfisted as I am lol, but I did get there in the end.
We both enjoyed the day, and hope to meet up on a regular basis, and actually are taking a small trip together on Saturday morning......chasing new supplies? well maybe!
Domino Magnets using alcohol inks, shrink plastic , paper clay and beads for embellishments
Felt inners filled with pot pourri , mulberry paper stamped and trimmed for the outer cover. Embossed leaves and a paper rose tucked under the ribbon of each stack.
Monday, 1 October 2007
Here is what I have done so far:
My book was made from water colour paper put together with my comb binding machine.
I used some ready mixed quick drying Interior Filler on the left side of the page, and a plastic grid (don't know where it came from) randomly to get the pattern. When it was dry I sprayed with Sticky Fingers Liquid Lustre colour washes (available from my friend Carol) in Aubergine, Green and Aqua , with a touch of blue. What will become of this page I have no idea as yet.
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Sunday, 2 September 2007
I started off by dividing my ATC card into 8 by the use of curving lines and then I just mindlessly filled each segment with patterns. I then sprayed with Aileen's spray in Tahoe Turquoise and added a blast of Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, Iridescent Gold. I stuck a jewel where the lines meet. I took the plunge re making another 9 the same or as near as I could. I traced the dividing lines, but all the rest was freehand.
This one was done in the same way, and yes I made 10 of them lol. The colouring was done using Lumiere
Metallic Olive, daubed on with a wet baby wipe. I added Opalite Cypress Frost in the same way and then a quick spray of Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist , Iridescent Gold. I rubbed some gold glimmer chalk around the edges. I am not sure about the colour of this one, although it is better in real life.
I am not sure if either of these will make it to the swap, I might just have to feed the addiction and do some more!
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
I have had prepared backgrounds for my pages for some time, but have only just got round to doing a couple of pages and a cover.
Cover Cardboard covered in tinfoil and
pearlescent acrylic inks.
I love Page
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
These are fun to do, and don't take very long.
The first one was made from scraps of an alcohol ink background
found in my 'I will use these bits sometime' box, covered in Clear Opals embossing powder. I stamped with A Time to Stamp background stamp and embossed with silver, and again covered with clear opals.It doesn't show up too clearly on the scan. The decorative piece is made from Friendly Plastic and a Krafty Lady Mold.
The cord was made with embroidery thread and the attachment is part of an old earring.
The second one is again made from scraps of a background, irresistible gesso. After deciding on the shape and embossing with the Clear Opals I stamped with an unknown stamp and embossed in gold, and again used the Clear Opals(Available from After Midnight). I used friendly plastic again for the embellishment , heating it and stamping with the same stamp. I rubbed a little gold leaf Rub 'n Buff on it. The ribbon is some sari ribbon onto which I threaded the beads (again Rub 'n Buff was used on these). I stuck the ribbon in place and made the hanging loop. I even stitched it lol! Then I placed the embellishment.
I think I will be making lots more of these , such fun.
Monday, 20 August 2007
Bren is hosting a series of 10 for 9 ATC swaps. Each month there is a different theme, this month being black and white.
The background for this was made by using black gesso , allowing it to dry and then spraying with Aileen's colour mists sprays in Zirconium White and Tungston Carbide. I did two sheets and whilst wet with the sprays I sort of smooshed them together.*Smooshed I think is a Trish Bayley word :)
The stamp I used was from Hearts in Touch and I downloaded the font from the net, printed it on white and attached it to black ribbon. To finish I added the pearls and the jewel for the ring.
Monday, 6 August 2007
Sunday, 5 August 2007
Monday, 23 July 2007
The first one was made using Adrindack in Rueberry and the second using Posh Inks, green, orange and yellow.
Second one was stamped in Vivid plum , and I used Posh Inks in blue, green and eggplant.
This was made with a thick coating of black gesso, stamped into whilst wet with a foam stamp and I also used a plastic picnic fork. When it was dry I coloured it with Sticky Fingers Liquid Lustre in green and orange, but this is what I got!