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Wednesday 25 April 2012

Faux Patina: CC2C2

What an amazing stamp! It was one of the first I ever bought and was a doorway for me getting into rubber stamps. So wonderful to use again! And what better way than by using Tim Holtz's Faux Patina  technique that is illustrated in the Compendium of Curiosities 2 page 58. I created mine onto his new stamping card, which is also amazing. I am a complete convert. It really does make a difference.

I did not have snow cap alcohol ink so I used the pearl and bronze mixatives as an alternative solution and I really like the subtle effect it has created.

I also love these words to go with the image. Perfect for such a genius!

Both these stamps were from Rubbadubbadoo a number of years ago.

This challenge is being hosted by the fabulous Linda over on StudioL3.
A friend of hers, Angie Lentz is offering an idea-ology messanger bag as a prize autographed by the man himself! How awesome. For sure someone has to win the goodies.

Monday 23 April 2012

Shopping Time!

How exciting! I am the lucky bunny who won the first CCC2 prize sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thank you again Linda for organizing the challenges over on StudioL3. Time for shopping!

Friday 20 April 2012

Rogue Redhead Rebel Challenge

There is a challenge running over on the Rogue Redhead blog to use Spring fashion colours as set by Pantone. Click the link to take a look. The challenge runs until May 7th.

I have used a stamp from Rogue Redhead Designs from the Carnival Dream plate. I coloured a piece of stamboard using Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey. Then Spiced Marmalade was added through sequin waste. The image was stamped with Archival ink and then painted using a watercolour brush and Distress Inks. Finally I scraped the edge to give the white surround which also makes it look more like a tile.  Made a tag from some Crafty individual paper which I coloured further with inks so the tile would stand out more. Added the trim and ribbons to finish.

There are some great colours to choose from in the Pantone Spring Fashion collection so why not take a look.

Thursday 19 April 2012

CC2C*1: Custom Foam Stamps

And the Moon was made of Gold: Rickie Lee Jones

This is the first challenge from the second volume of Tim Holtz book Compendium of Curiosities. Linda at Studio L3 is hosting the challenges and this week Simon Says is the generous sponsor.

The technique comes from the above mentioned book from page 66.

I think I have added my own twist on the technique as using the stamping as a base for a fabric collage. (The foam I used had this wonderful texture on it, which I think is lush. It creates a sort of kiss stamping technique all by itself!) As you can see the title came from a song written by Rickie Lee Jones- she certainly performed the song I am assuming she wrote it as well? Apologies if I have this wrong.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Oodles of Doodles with Stampotique

Matching Shirts

The Stampotique current challenge is Oodles of Doodles which I have incorporated with this image from Stampotique. It is because of this stamp that I have made this journal type page, as in fact it runs true for me. John and I both really like Breton stripped shirts so when we were in a chandlers in St Malo, one time, we came across stripped Breton sailors shirts. So of course we both had to have one. I hope you can see that most of the image has been stamped with black ink,  but the stripped shirts are in navy blue. 

Saturday 14 April 2012

Sunday Stamper Week 200

Hel's Sunday Stamper has reached the 200 mark! Wow! So the challenge this week is to use numbers in our creation. I know what a fan Hels is of Wendy Vecchi so this has been made especially for Hels! The Queen of Wendy Vecchi Style. Hence the images and the words and do not ignore the Thinking of You list at the top and I purposely ticked "You are Special" in tribute to Hels being such a swell person.

Fingers crossed as the booty is so lush!

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Dictionary with Art Journey& PDCC 126

Enjoy Every Moment

This is my contribution to the April Art Journey challenge. As you can tell I could not keep my hands off Filmboy, yet again.  Created another collage, which seems to be my favourite thing to do at the moment. Love playing with colour, texture and pattern. I used numerous other Art Journey stamps too. Plates used were: Grunge; Pages; Nature Flowers; Filmboy

The colours are also relevant to the Play Date Cafe Challenge:

So I am very pleased to join in their fun again. It feels like an age since I have!

Monday 9 April 2012

Sneak Peek of UPA Acrylic Ink Technique

Over on UPA I have shown a technique using my favourite inks for making backgrounds and colouring fabric. If you are interested hop over and take a look.

Easter Bonnet

I had an urge to make an ATC since I have not made one for ages. I thought Easter Bonnet would be an appropriate subject, which also meant I could play with this delicious stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs from the sheet Milliners Misses. This is such an easy sheet to use and the images are just fabulous. Follow the links and take a look.

Saturday 7 April 2012

Spring has Sprung with Stampotique

Yes, my warped sense of humour is up to its old tricks again. I could not resist this fellow doing a bungy jump! My least favourite thing I would want to do in the whole world. Despite which it looks like Twinkie's rope is too long and it will be so long for Twinkie.

Spring has Sprung is the current challenge with Stampotique. There are some great contributions. So do take a look. 

Sunday 1 April 2012

Unruly Paper Arts Launch Day!

The new online Blogozine that launches today.  I nearly wrote "lunches": for people who lunch. 
What ridiculous fun! I almost feel like Spike Milligan. LOL

This is the new creation of Sharon Briss who co founded Gingersnap Creations with Ali Manning four years ago.

Today is the release of UPA's front page, schedule of contents on the right hand side and RAQ's. Yes I am terrible at acronyms. I always have to re work them out. These are Readers Art Quests where you can join in the fun yourselves. Just like Gingersnaps there will be a different theme each month.

You too can become a Guest Contributor, just click on the Contributor Call button and have a read. Hope to see you there!

There will be new things going on at UPA throughout the month so do check it out regularly. New postings and new articles all the time, with many techniques being shown.

It should be a lot of fun. So please come and take a look and have an explore around the blogozine.
Just click below and hope to see you there!

The first issue/month is called Inky Minx. So if you like to get inky and play around with colour why not play with us!

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