Friday, 30 April 2010
Thursday, 29 April 2010
But - I did do a bit of work today.
Coloured him (it has to be a him - what her would get in that pickle???) as a red bellied tree frog. I used to live near To Marwell Zoo and they have them - they are tint and just sooooo cute.
The scollop shapes are a punch (woodware) and the shading on the froggie - Distress inking of course.
Hope you like it
Sunday, 25 April 2010
I had to call the vet in at 10.30am this morning - I could not wait any longer - Thomas was very uncomfortable and unhappy. The Vet was just amazing - so caring - Thomas drifted off in my arms at about 11.40am.
You will all just have to forgive me if I take a couple of days out - I have had this little guy since he was 4 weeks old.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Been using my new inking techniques. See the shaped bit behind the angel?
Alcohol inking! Then cut with nesties - then embossed in the 'bug - raised over the background paper - soooo yummie
Oh - the stamp - woodware - coloured with Copics
Friday, 23 April 2010
I have a small confession - remember the lovely holder thingie I made for my Copic pens? SEE HERE
I love my Copics
Don't ask me how I did it - I just cut loads of (the old goats) card to 13cm wide along the long side - folded to make 10cm - 10cm - 10cm (ish) U shapes and shaved them together until it worked!
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
I have had this stamp for ages and not really used it much.
This card is A5 size with the plain front wrapped in a pattern paper. I coloured the image with Copics - I am experimenting with 'whites'. Then I cut round the outlines and raised the image on sticky pads. It looks really super with all the shadows cast
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Me? - I have been colouring.
The postie arrived with 9 new Sketch Copics I bought with the money I got from selling some old gold bits
'Two little Love Birds" is the wording for this birdie one
What other choice did I have, but to sit and colour???
Not sure what to put on the mice one yet.
Couple of 'lovie' cards - love layering different paper patterns - now - what I want to know - faux stitching - yes or no?
I have added tiny 'stitching' around every edge - brown on one black on the other.
Question - is all that extra effort worth it?
Do let me know
Sunday, 18 April 2010
I now have a ton of techniques and ideas for backgrounds - this is stamped and embossed with white embossing powder - then you add the inks over the embossing. When you reheat the powder it comes through the inks - super cool
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Playing with my Copics.
I have a whole folder in my photo images that is 'digi' - and I put all the free digi / bought digi / sketched / samples type stuff - so I really have no idea who's image this is /where this image came from. Just wanted to have a play and get my breath back.
Friday, 16 April 2010
finally got my ribbons sorted. I use to have them hung on poles - but the problem was when one ran out I had to take everything apart.
How about this! Guttering!
Should be finished the wedding scroll tomorrow - got a card to do to match - then I can christen my new Copics
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Made this card yesterday - for a break from the wedding scroll - just perfect for this weather
It's Woodware clear magic Ice Cream Parfait set - which I picked up half price in a sale. Coloured with Copics (of course).
I have just ordered a few more Sketches from my EBay funds - it's kind of like they are free. - That's kitten logic
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
Enough with the chat - show the card - yeah - I hear you
Stamp and emboss on acetate - use it to cover the front of a card and any stamping on the card will show through!
The butterflies are hanging on twisted wires - and there are several bows
Thursday, 8 April 2010
We cut apertures through the card so you can really see the clear acetate and I have put a stripy piece of paper on the inner lining so you can still see the clearness, but there is a bit of colour as well.
Let me get the Daisy and Dandelion work transferred to my blog and then I will do this technique out properly for you.
I have a wedding scroll to work on - so there won't be much to see until it's been collected - well after the wedding really - just in case. So I will dig about and find other stuff to show you
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
These are Paper nation (is it that now?) 5 1/2" square cards and layered with loads of paper pieces.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Monday, 5 April 2010
Also got the last of the cards done for the dog shows
- all decoupage, laid over all sorts of mixed paper shapes. I faux stitched ALL the edges
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Friday, 2 April 2010
Station 14 - Jesus is left in the tomb - dark and gloom-ie this one - the grays just took me over. I started out with the keys (locking up VS releasing) - but meditation took over and what started out as life/death (locking in place - the keys) became really - just so sad really. The women took Jesus down from the cross, but they were not allowed to do the mourning ritual because (as Jews) Saturday - NO WORK - so they just had to leave him. Can you imagine - in the funeral service - someone says
Station 15 - Jesus is resurrected - happy and joyful, life renewed. Hay it's OK - we got through it all!!!!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
I have just re-homed it - I wanted it right in front of me so I could see what I had and just grab the pads I wanted.