Sunday, August 31, 2008

My first Moos!

Today I made my first "moos" after Sija saying she was going off to do so for this weeks theme of Butterflies...I thought " I can do that".

A Travel tale

Well we are off for a week in the sun...fingers crossed there will be some sun...LOL
Noosa here we come, a few days rest then The Noosa Jazz Festival, YIPPEE
We have been to this festival for the last 2 years and thoroughly enjoyed good music, lots of yummy food and pleasant weather. This year we are staying a wee bit longer and also hope to catch up with some Queensland friends.

Cuttlebug Embossing Plate Stamps!

Well I stayed up way past "pumpkin hour" last night playing with an idea I found on "Mel Stampz" Blog. Go look at it is so full of great artworks and ideas (check out the techniques pages).

It was all about making fun foam stamps with your Cuttlebug Embossing folders! The flower background in this card was made with such a stamp then dollied up with glitter!

There are so many ideas on this blog it is going to take me forever to try them all!
Thank you Mel:)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Cricut cutouts of Shaving Cream paper

I am having a fun day using my new Cricut cartridge "Storybook". I discovered it cuts great trellis style frames and neat swirls as well as some super butterflys.

I have cut some of them out of "shaving cream" paper I made many moons ago:)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Old Favourites

While spending a day of enforced REST (yet again) I made some cards using stamps that have not seen ink in quite some time.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bleach Technique

I rather like the look of a bleached image and this coneflower by Paper Impressions comes out beautifully.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

3D Fantasy Film

Here are a couple of more Fantasy Film cards, where I have ironed a stamp onto the film then hit it with a heat gun to crinkle it up.

Fantasy Film

I have been playing with Fantasy Film.

Different effects can be achieved with this. I prefer the look of ironing the film onto a rubber stamp and then adding this to my card. Heating the film crinkles it up and gives a different 3D look too.It is very hard to get a good scan to show the colours and the stamp imprint. The background to the pear was dye inks on watercolour paper then spritzed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Late Night Art

Well here it is 0100 and I am listening to the Olympic broadcast on the radio while being creative. I have just finished this large jigsaw piece. I really should be working out what I will be doing at my ATC group meeting tomorrow night...eeek I haven't a clue and will be out stamping with friends in Geelong all day!

I painted 3 different colours then applied some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint and some stamping and embellishments.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Men's Cards

I had a request from my aunt for some cards for men, this is what I have made for her. Simple masculine looking cards.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Shaving Cream

I found some sheets of shaving cream backgrounds that I made years ago and made a couple of cards using them.

Travel site thanks

Hi Faisal..thanks for the link to the travel site, I think I will lose lots of time looking at it and dreaming about new places to go.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Old techniques revisited

Well I have been playing with another old technique. It is supposed to use Marvy Metallic Markers to create a background but as I have never owned any I figured I could use something I did have to get the same look. So I got out my Adirondak Metallic Mixatives, dotted them over some black gloss card, spritzed with alcohol (I guess I can fess up to spritzing with water first and wondering why the inks did not run together...der! ) With a toothpick I sprinkled on some Pearl-X then rubbed another sheet of black gloss card over the top to squish the inks and pigment powder together. Voila ! Hard to see in the scan but as you move the card you get lots of interesting colour highlights.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Cards made today.

I made a few cards today all on a theme, just thought I would share.