Thursday, 31 January 2008
I decided to take part in a new challenge hosted by Hels called The Sunday Stampers and this week's theme is `Love'! I chose to make an atc, so I dabbed some adirondak inks (raisin and Lettuce) onto my non-stick craft mat and then spritzed this with water and dragged my atc through the mess and then dried it with my heat gun. I wasn't too pleased with the results so I rubbed the raisin over certain areas which made it look a bit better! Then I stamped the images from a Magenta set that I have and embellished with a few tiny black gems and added some ripped brown paper down the left edge - hope you like it!
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
They are all basically the same, as in I've used Adirondack Lettuce, Peeled Paint and also shades of green from my petal point chalk ink set.
I didn't intend this to happen but they all seem to have a lady stamped on them! I haven't had this Hero Art stamp long, in fact Sockscat encouraged me to buy this when we went to Westpoint last year as it was `a very good price' - I'm glad I listened to her cus I do like the image and she stamps up really well!
This next one is a stamp I've had for a while and I actually rubbed a baby wipe over the inked background (pinched this idea from Shazzapat) and it gives a nice effect, then I added some fibres to the side.
The last one is more of the same really - I do like her but I've often wondered why they didn't give her any legs!
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Every week on the Craft Swap Forum there is an ATC challenge which unfortunately I haven't taken part in for a very long time! Anyway, this weeks challenge was to make an atc with the `love is...' theme so I decided to get stuck in!
Bee said we could do anything we liked but we should use shades of the same colour so, as you can see, mine are all shades of brown. I used a stamp that I've neglected for quite a while (dont know why cus she's very pretty) and then I typed the words `love is that secret smile' (she definitely looks like she's in love) and then I added a ribbon. It does look a bit wonky doesn't it but thats cus I didn't manage to stamp it straight - oops!
Sunday, 6 January 2008
First I covered the page with the `smudge holly' design from the Artylicious cd `Season's Greetings'. I then went around the edges with my copper leafing pen to give it a border. Next I stamped the image with a versafine ink pad, tore this out and applied scattered straw with my cut and dry foam around the edges and lightly over the image. Then I went back over the edges using the distress peeled paint ink pad. Finally, I mounted the image onto the fat book page and hey presto - its finished!
I set this thing up last year (I think) but I've never used it! So my question is, will I do anything with it this year? I have visited a few crafty blogs and they always look so professional, with lots of clever stuff to read and do. How do they do it? I have no idea so the best way is to start writing and then see what happens! I dont know how to add music, how to add photos, in fact it took me ages to work out how to write this!!! Thick - yes I must be! Anyway, I've started now so lets see what happens.