Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I have been very busy this weekend working on a CJ so although it is finished now I can't share until Feb 2008. I have completed 5 including my own & have 4 more to come.
Crafting Questions. From Andrea.
1.If you could have £100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
It would have to be the paper because 9 times out of 10, I struggle with what limit supply I have.
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub-ons, which would you choose?
I think rub ons are great & they certainly have their place, but stamps are re-usable & so I would & do spend my money on those.
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?
It would have to be cards as I have limit photos to scrap. But I am a minibook fanatic & would miss those a lot!!!
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he)
To have a custom built room would be a dream full of Ikea shelving & storage jars. A shop would mean having to share the yummy things...lol!!
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style....Now this can be tough to nail down!
My cardmaking does seem to veer towards vintage a lot these days with lots of torn paper, stamped images & mixed media backgrounds. I don’t want a "style" for my scrapping. I want my work to be free & just evolve. Once your pigeon holed into a style you can’t shift it.
Now I send to 5 others.
Marjolein, Pearl, Micayla, Ros, Janine.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
The AAE/ Team scraplift has given me confidence so I needed to get this 4x4 Friday challenge done as my next team CJ is two small layouts!! I have to select two of my favourite photos & scrap them. I have the pics but done nothing for a week. Today, I think I can tackle it!!
This background was first stamped with my wording stamp, CI. Then I inked it with sponge dipped into various ink pads in dark green, orange & brown shades. The pumpkin scene was a B&W drawing that I printed out onto watercolour paper & coloured in with permanent brush markers by sugarloaf. I then over-inked it with brown to age it a bit.
The sign is made from a wooden cocktail stick inked with timber brown stazon. The stick is glued to the page & the scne mounted on stick fixers over the top.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
This was so much fun to make. I made the card by stamping text down one side & applying torn paper to the other. I stamped the friends quote in the bottom corner & the flourish in the top. Then I set aside my card & made all the elements. The large circle is half clear embossed & half stamped & then purple ink sponged over it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The Arty girlz challenge this week is Stitches! Well my machine is still broken & I can' afford to fix it so I had to draw some faux ones. Papers are leftovers from a paper kit, Papermania. Chipboard flower is sponged with yelow acrylic paint & then over inked with blue pigment ink. Flower stamped onto it using Brilliance Moonlight White. Centre filled with white glass beads & 3D gloss. Each small stamped flower also has a bead centre. Floral stamps, See D's. Scroll stamp, Design Objectives also stamped in Moonlight White.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This picture shows the decorated card inside. It is just like a tag. You could make it more elaborate I guess with two layers. The back is blank for writing the message on. The stamp was free on the cover of Craft Stamper magazine. I used pink & lilac inks from my pigment ink collection, Pretty Color.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Masks was the prompt for this ATC challenge. I decided to go with Theatre & Shakespeare.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Well my hair looks a bit like this alcohol inked acetate (minus the green bits...lol) .
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Game of Tag. Sarah has tagged me on the name game. Using a single fact about myself/life for each letter of my middle name.
J just never enough time for the things I want to do, & far too much time wasted doing mundane stuff.
A average student all my life. I never bothered trying because no one was interested if I did well or not.
N not letting anything stop me now, because I do it for me!
E every day is a journey into the unknown. As a crafter, I am learning how to strike out & grasp opportunities. I want to learn new techniques.