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Friday, 29 October 2010

SCD Colour Challenge: Blue and Burgundy

Halloween is nearly upon us so I just had to use these images again before they may not be so appropriate. What a shame. Does this mean they have to go away again for nearly a year? Anyhow this is the last week of the colour challenge with us at SCD and as the title says the colours are Blue and Burgundy. I created this background with acrylic paints and then ran it through a Tim Holtz embossing folder. Highlighted the embossed sections with black ink. So really should I say downlighted? Then I cut the post from another Tim Holtz product, the Hanging Sign die. Covered it with Ferro Gold Iron Viva paint, when dry fixed the sign with jump rings and chain. Loads of fun.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Forgotten to post with Gingersnaps

Mona Mona

Here is a post I quite forgot to post. It is for a current Gingersnap Challenge for the use of Versamark. This is another technique from the Master out of his book, Compendium of Curiosities. It uses 2 contrasting acrylic paint colours and between the layers clear embossing. For more detailed instructions take a look at the book. It is a technique that is new to me and I was keen to do something that was, so I tried some contrasting colours to see how they compared.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Yellow and Green with SCD

The colour theme this week over on SCD is yellow and green. I have used an Artistic Outpost stamp which I haven't used for ages. I love the way the yellow is shining through the branches. It feels simple yet evocative.
Pop over and take a look at all the other great creations the design team have produced.
It has been fantastic to have so many players this month. Love seeing what you all create.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Arches with Gingersnaps


I hope you can see the arch in the background! I think this is a delightful image and I felt it depicted Togetherness perfectly. It is stamped onto glossy card which has had the tartan effect alcohol ink background technique applied first. Courtesy of Tim Holtz from his book Compendium of Curiosities.

I was going to use a different arch but another team member had already used it, so i thought I would use this instead.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Orange and Black with SCD

Another colour challenge over on SCD and this week the colours are Orange and black. Well I had to, didn't I, use halloween images! If I don't use them now when will I? The right time of year and so fun. I love these mini halloween images from the Master! The size seems to allow for more to be used. Sounds good to me.

I have loved visiting all your creations and look forward to this week. Oh, by the way you don't have to do halloween, just in case I gave that impression. Create anything you like as long it is orange and black!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

All Dressed Up with The Stampsmith

For me there was no other image that could portray this theme better! This is such a classic image and there is no doubt about it Marilyn is all dressed up! This is my entry for The Stampsmith Challenge.

Monday, 11 October 2010

How to stamp onto Lumpy Bumpy Surfaces

If you don't know how and want to know the process for stamping on lumpy bumpy surfaces there is a tutorial over on the Gingersnap blog. Here I have used the technique to decorate a frame but it could be used for many different items and also for canvases.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Purple and Green with SCD

I went away for a few days and I forgot to post this before I left. I am home now so am catching up with what I should have done earlier.
SCD have a colour challenge going on this month where you can make anything you like in the colours set for the week. This week the colours are purple and green, which I think is rather a fab combo. I decided to make a card and play with this little fellow. I decided to add buttons to the bubbles I had printed on the card.
We had lots of players last week, which was fantastic. Thank you everyone and I hope we have a good number this week. There are some beautiful creations already both with the design team and crafters joining the challenge. I hope you may join in too!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Melon, Green and White with PDCC 50

Wow I have just had one of those days that is a bit magical, and this is the result. I started the day by collecting dark red acer leaves. I then proceeded to hammer them onto fabric to give these truly beautiful acer leaf prints. Isn't it just something special? I then made a quilt sandwich and free machine stitched around it. The frame is a Cuttlebug die which I call wonky frames. I have several; squares, rectangles and circles and they are all rather wonky, which I love. Much better than boring straight. This has been stitched into place so that the quilting piece is fairly dimensional. The image above is a close up. The finished item is below. I have submitted it for The Play Date Cafe Challenge 50.

The leaves are punched out and a backing of green glimmer ,isted paper mounted behind. The words are some great ones from Creshendho. Available from The Stamp Attic in the UK. These have been stamped onto some inked paper that includes green and melon colours, scrunched for texture and ironed. 
Here are the challenge colours.

Altered with The Stampman

This is my altered piece for The Stampman Altered Challenge. It is an altered paint sample card that has been turned into a "Scrapling" A Scrapling is a small card that is 1.5 inch x 4.25 inch card. (1.5 x 8.5) It opens like a card and I have become addicted to making them. They make such charming note cards and so fun to make. Recently Gingersnaps had a art swap of these little things, but this swap is now closed. However a new swap of 4 x 4 inch wintered themed images is now open to join in.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Gothic Elements with Gingersnaps

The current theme over on Gingersnaps is Gothic Elements. There are some fantastic creations over on the blog so hop over and take a look. I certainly had fun with this one and of course it lent itself to theose stamps I am rather partial to. Stampotique.

The background image is one of Itkupilli available to download from her site. She has lots of amazing images many very suitable for this time of year. Well worth having a look. 

The frame was textured and stamps applied. The Stampotique batwoman was layered so she looks as if she is walking out of the frame. An Alterations die has been used inside the frame. Stamps have been applied onto the frame and some Of Tim's dies added. The Stampotique stamps are available in the UK from The Stamp Attic.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Step out of the Box with PDCC 49

Step out of the Box is my contribution to this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge 49 already. The time flies.
As you can see from the inspiration image below the colours were rusty orange, hot pink, turquoise, and chocolate brown. Colours I enjoy to work with. Mind you there are few colours I do not mind playing with. So here I have used a Tim Holtz Ledger stamp for the background after colouring the paper with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge distress inks.. A Paperbag Studios sandal stamp, which I love, stamped with chocolate ink over paper distressed with Broken china and Tumbled Glass.  A Paperbag Studios spiral bound notebook stamp around the edges over a border cut from a die, also from Mr Holtz.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Colour Combo Month at SCD

Colour combo month at SCD. My friend Gez has chosen these fab autumn colours to start us off. I really like this stamp and as I had never used it thought it would fit in with trees losing leaves. However these trees have lost their all leaves which really shows I should have waited to use it until  the end of winter just before the leaves start to grow again and after their fine pruning. But I could not wait.

So please come and join us at SCD this week. You can make anything as long as you use these colours:

Oranges, goldie yellows and browns. Look forward to seeing your creations.
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