Saturday, 16 June 2007

Open Sesame

This is an ATC done for a swap. The ATC had to open in some way.
The background for this is a 'silver foil' plumber's tape stuck onto card, embossed and coloured with alcohol inks, black and rust. The words were printed out on my Dymo machine and coloured with gold rub 'n buff. Inside left is an acetate cut and edged. Inside right is stamped acetate, coloured with a mix of gum arabic and pearl-ex powders, mounted on double sided sticky paper and edged with krylon. The 'hinges' were made with th plumber's tape.I hope my swap partner will like this, I enjoyed making it.

Thursday, 14 June 2007


Ah inchies! Seems we have all got a bit addicted to these little lovelies. One of the girls on the swap group I belong to has come up with Cicrclies...1" circles but I haven't tried them yet. Don't suppose it will be long as I'm sure there will be a swap soon.Anyway these have been made for a swap, 36 of them, 6 of each design. Well some of them aren't the same, but the general theme is followed for each group of 6. The overall theme is earth tones-ochres siennas browns burnt orange and brick, to include stamping , a background ,a word ,a paper layer or an embellishement. Not necessarily all of them but stamping is a must.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007


I belong to a photography group, which meets about once a month. None of us are experts, but we set subjects and show and discuss the photographs taken, it's good fun. Here are a couple of pictures that I took at Slimbridge Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust, a great day out and brilliant for photographers.

This one was was taken in the Tropical House, I wasn't quick enough to get photographs of the birds, so took this instead.

I love water reflections and took a lot of photographs of the flamingoes.

This one was taken at Sissinghurst Castle, which has a beautiful garden created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicolson. It is the roof of the visitors centre. I took this in black and white mode and cropped it in Adobe.