Friday, 29 May 2009

Mojoholder Challenge 111

This week's Guest Designer is Nicole Stark. You can check out the Design Team work & a little bit about Nicole over on the mojoholder blog.

I went with an 11 x 81/2 page this week. I managed to find this photo of the farmhouse my sister lives in. Only two weeks more & I can buy some ink. I must not go over budget or it will have a knock on effect for all my plans in June & July.

Materials List; White Bazzill cardstock.
Green Spotted paper (unknown as was given a while ago)
Black Magic Colorcore cardstock spellcaster embossed with a provocraft texture embossing file & sanded to allow the green core to show through as the pattern.
Green Trim, Making Memories, passport.
Fabric & paper flowers, Making Memories.
Green textured brad, Lemongrass collection, Crate Paper.
Stamps; Journal Spot-Studio G & Corner Scroll- Stamp Away
Title - Moxie, Quickutz

Friday, 22 May 2009

Mojoholder Challenge 110

This week's guest designer is May Marix Marte. Pop over to the Mojoholder blog to see her page & the rest of the design teams. As always with lifting, I just see an idea & go off on my own tangent. I loved the circular design but only used it as an element. I also decided to make it using items from some of my Studio Calico kits.

Materials List;
Kraft cardstock.
Crate Paper- Lemon die cut (Oct '08 SC Kit)
Paper - Jenni Bowlin Vintage Blackbird (Feb '09 SC Kit)
Hambly Vintage White Rub Ons (July '08 SC Kit)
Rub on title- WHSmith Commercial Script (I kept my title small so it didn't dominate my design)
Scalloped Journal spot - Rebecca's Scrapbook stash (sadly no longer)
Versamagic Chalk inks - Gingerbread & Tea Leaves.
Photo - Taken during my sister's wedding. It is Langley Castle. Hexham, Northumberland. It made a fabulous wedding venue and we were all made to feel like royalty the whole day.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Mojoholder Challenge 109

Its Mojoholder time of the week again and we girls on the DT had the pleasure of lifting the fabby Lizzy Wurman. I started off really chuffed with my piece but ended up actually hating it!
Materials List;
Cardstock Bazzill -pale blue.
Paper; October Afternoon - Night Light Katie coverd in Artists' Gesso & inked with Rangers Broken China Distress Ink. Sassafras - Vintage Yummy - Memory Lane (brackets)
Colourbox Queues - blue ink Peacock.
Felt flower & patterned flower, brad, word stickers - Studio Calico kit embellies.
Blue Dragonfly chipboard- unknown.
Hambly stick on borders.
Title - small foam letters- Craft Work Craft Stickers - The Range
Photos taken by my Dad in Australia in 2003.
I still have no ink for the printer and 3 weeks to go before I can get some! But it will be worth the wait knowing ALL the bills are paid :0)

Friday, 8 May 2009

Mojoholder #108

This week on the Mojoholder Design Team we are lifting the wonderfully talented Chris Millar. I have to admit that my budget is way too tight right now after paying out for tons of bills & my printer has completely run out of ink. So this week I had to use a photo a friend took for me as she knows I adore squirrels & would love to have got this close for a shot of him. I made another page for my Year of Studio Calico using materials from the April kit & also from older kits (tree)

Materials List;
Jenny Bowlin 6" calendar page.
Paper, Studio Calico Happy (double sided sheet from the April kit)
Sassafras Paper Whimseys - flower & circle
Maya Road Cherry Blossom & Birds-chipboard tree, (Feb kit) inked with Colourbox fluid chalk ink Dark Brown
Making Memories tiny alphas (Dec kit)
Capture the moment words from a stamp by Technique Tuesday & Ali Edwards (Swan Lake add on kit Dec)

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Art to Share

I heard today that my artwork had reached there destinations so now I can share the full pieces.
The first, I sent to Suse is made using reds and golds with vibrant purple Alcohol inks, mixatives and gold embossing. The stampbord tiles are coloured with alcohol inks & stamped with PaperArtys stamps.

The second piece went to Chris and is made with softer colours of pink and blue alcohol inks, skeleton leaves and silver embossing. The stamp is one I bought several years ago from Lakeland Ltd. The background flower stamp is by See D's. The bits and pieces are just in my stash.

Both Suse and Chris are forum friends and very creative ladies so pop on over to their blogs with a cuppa & browse. I made them both a tag to bear my RAK message but it was too late to take photos I needed to parcel these up before I convinced myself I had room on the shelf for them!! I am in the process of making myself a larger piece so can be content with that for now ;)

Monday, 4 May 2009

Weekend Creations

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I have been playing with a few things. Two items are altered art backgrounds that I can't share just yet, but have included two sort of "sneak previews". Below is the big project I am creating. It is the front cover of an A4 book. The book is full of blank pages which will have all my rubber stamps in it. I store my stamps in a cart. The cart is not in the same room as my craft stuff as there is no place for it. So when I am creating I often forget which images I have. Having them all stamped into a book will help & perhaps even prevent duplications when buying new ones. I seemed to have hundreds of stamps but I have been collecting them for almost 5 years.

This is a close up of a textured background piece I am working on. It is almost in its final stages & I can probably share next week once it reaches its destination.
This is a larger close up of another background piece I am working on. It is full of soft colours & silver. Again it can be shared next week once it reaches its destination.

I am on a roll this weekend & I have a third piece started, but it is still raw, as in no inks yet. It is a piece for myself & I hope to work it slowly building up the piece. I ran out of the net ( old bag for putting wash tablets into the washing machine) so am a bit peeved. I am using masking tape, clear tape, skeleton leaves & glue. What I really like is how each piece is so totally different from the next.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Mojoholders Challenge 107

It is so good to be back again. I have missed my weekly DT pages. Glad to be feeling so much better now & really fired up to craft. This weeks page over on the Mojoholder's blog is by a talented lady Sherry Steveson. Pop on over & take a look at the rest of the design team's pages.

Materials list;
Paper- 7Gypsies Notting Hill, Carlton.
Heidi Swapp, Invisibles - Butterfly shapes coloured with Rangers Alcohol Inks; Wild Plum & Eggplant.
Butterfly Stamp- Studio Calico stamped in Versamagic chalk ink pads; Eggplant & Pink Petunia.
KI Memories - Celebrate life chipboard flower.
Title - Hope - Making Memories metal word coloured with Rangers Alcohol Inks; Lettuce & Pesto.
Click on the picture for a larger image as I uploaded this the wrong size!!!