Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone, hope you have a good one.  Like many people, I don't usually 'do' Halloween, but I seem to have got caught up in it all.....personally I blame Lord T!m, he produces such fantastic stamps.  Here's my journal page

Used a variety of images, Stampotique, Octopode, Tangie, Lisa's Altered Art, T!m Holtz.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Finished Canvas

I've managed to finished my canvas

It is actually canvas board, made 9 panels out of TSS metal in copper which have been embossed, painted with acrylic paints, then spritzed with inks, mounted onto mount board and then onto the canvas, finished off with some embellishments, including TSS hearts, faux porcelain flower, fragment charms with some 7 Gypsies paper underneath.

Here's one by one of the "Ladies" partially done but in red metal, which I think looks fantastic.

I am entering my canvas into the Sunday Stampers Challenge which this week is green, as my canvas and spritzing is in green.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Ladies Who Lunch Club

Today a few of us who 'do' lunch on a regular basis met at mine for a play day of crafting.  I know that everyone enjoyed the project and here are a couple of photos of what we did.  I will blog my complete project tomorrow, all being well, and I'm sure the others will blog their's when they are completed.  

We used TSS metal, acrylic paints, spray inks, etc.  Everyone turned out differently, some beautiful colour combos were achieved.

I thought we'd get it completed in a couple of hours, but we spent so much time chatting, having a leisurely lunch, more chatting, laughing, more chatting, and not enough crafting, lol.  Still that's what it's all about.

Sooooo tired now, good on tee vee tonight, Waterloo Road, and of course, ta da, The Apprentice, my all time fav, although I think this lot are a load of *****.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Trick or Treat

Off to my daughters for a week, can't wait to see my two darling granddaughters and have made them a trick or treat bag each.  I'd already made some for my friends grandchildren and was getting a bit fed up, so they had to be made very quickly and easily.

As well as the usual stamping, I made some charms by stamping a few of T!m's halloween stamps onto shrink plastic.  Not sure they show up too well on the photos though.

Won't be creating or blogging for a week, but will be able to see what you've all been up to.

Monday, 18 October 2010

What planet do you think you're on?

"I don't know what planet you're on" was what my parents were always saying to me when I was a teenager, I was a bit of a wild child...before that term had been invented, lol.  So...I've done a journal page about it..

Used acrylic paints, Dylusion inks, the image is made up of downloads from Collage annonymous.

My parents despaired of me at times, but I'm sure I'm really not so different from the rest of you, bet you've all a tale to tell!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Mini Canvass No. 2

I decided not to alter the other mini canvas, so have made another one.  I just love these little 4" x 4" canvasses, so quick and easy to create with.

My inspiration was Wendy Vecchi, she had used this stuff called 'clearly for art', which I don't think you can get in this country, but I'd bought something similar from The Artistic Stamper called Duralar.  This is a product which looks like a very thick acetate, you heat it up with a heat gun then mould it to the shape you want.  It doesn't show up very well on the photo, but believe me it looks pretty good IRL.

Gessoed the canvass, then covered with butterscotch and sail boat blue acrylic paints, stamped around the edges with Archival sepia, put some circles and lines on in sail boat blue, pushed some gesso through some sequin waste.  The butterfly is grunge paper, coloured with DI's, then the butterfly is stamped onto the duralar using Stazon, then heated and shaped.  I used one of T!m's buttons in the centre, the sentiment is Wendy's, stamped in sepia.

I've not been too well for the last few weeks, that's my excuse for the stamping not being straight, and why I've not been blogging so much, but hopefully have got back into the mood again.

Hope you're all having a good day and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Quick card

Here's a quick and easy card which I've made for a friend whose birthday it is today.

Two different toning papers for the background, hand stitched around one of the pieces, stamped a Crafty Individual flower in Adirondak raspberry, made the flower out of pink tissue paper with a Nestability, edged with raspberry, put a green button in the middle, added some ribbon, I then edged the card in raspberry.

Friday, 1 October 2010

365 Art Calendar

Well that time of the month again, I've finished September on time, a first me thinks, mind you not done anything about October, but I have my ideas.

I just lurve those Crafty Individual stamps and have used them so many times already.  Why not take a look over on Kates blog to see what it's all about.