Monday, 23 July 2007

Da Vinci Woman

These are the ATC's I made for the shabby gesso swap. The images are courtesy of Trish coloured with a little Distress teadye. Edged with Krylon and the sequins were in my stash.

Playing with Gesso

Yesterday I played a lot with Gesso. Adrienne is running a swap using a Shabby Chic Gesso background and gave us several ideas, so here goes.

Shabby Gesso.

The first one was made using Adrindack in Rueberry and the second using Posh Inks, green, orange and yellow.

Irresistable Gesso.

The first one was stamped in Versafine Sepia (stamp by Crafty Individuals) and I used Posh Inks, yellow , terracotta and butterscotch with clear gesso.
Second one was stamped in Vivid plum , and I used Posh Inks in blue, green and eggplant.

Textured Gesso.

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!

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Abstract ATC

I have been making some ATC's for a swap, the theme of which is abstact. Here's what I did and how I did it.

I was browsing Bernie Berlin's book Artist Trading Card Workshop and thought I'd have a go at one of her techniques - Glass-Like Resin, for the background.

I started off with dry-brushed acrylic on card stock.
I then covered in embossing ink and added some thick embossing powder
and heated. I did this again and stamped with Brilliance thyme ink whilst it was warm.

As a twist I decided to add some Glimmer Mist in Walnut Gold , dried this off and added another layer of embossing powder. When it was dry I cracked it.
I then trimmed it, added some brads and mounted on antique distressed gold mirror card. At this stage I got a little stuck and asked for some advice from my friends on a group I belong to.

I made an embellishment from 'biscuits' wooden shapes that are used in wood-making. You can get them in a big bag from do it yourself stores quite cheaply. I sanded it down a little, added ultra thick embossing powder and stamped into it when still warm with the same stamp and ink used for the background.

To finish it off I coloured some edging stickers with a green rub on and gold rub 'n buff.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Teesha Again.

A few more of my pages.

Teesha Pages

I have been very busy of late creating 60 pages for a 'Teesha Moore' style swap. I decided to make my pages all different and severely underestimated the time it would take me! However I have got them all done and they are on their way to the swap hostess, one Miss Pea :) Here's a few of them.

This is something completely new for me,I did enjoy the learning curve, though I'm not sure I have got the style quite right. Saying that this is my OWN style. :)

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Adrienne...go see her blog:

So 7 things about me:

1. My best friend Valerie and I have been friends since infant school.
2. I collect Goss crested china jugs.
3. I once danced with Darth Vader (before he was famous)
4. I have a certificate for the 'Most innovative way to ski down a mountain'!
5. I am a good cook.
6. I love red wine
7. I only learnt to swim when I was 30.

Bloggers I have tagged: