Sunday, 27 April 2008

Tall Skinny Page - finished

Well, the swap stated that we had to
combine animals and children in a non-cute way....

I hope I achieved it!

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Tall Skinny Pages

My fingers are covered in paint and ink!

These are the backgrounds for my tall & skinny pages
for a swap Sweetpea is hosting on CC Swaps.

I finally went shopping for cardstock
to make 26 tall and skinny pages,
and have spent some time this morning adding paint,
colorwash sprays, and stamped partial images.

My images are all ready to be printed and added,
so i hope to get these in the post early next week.

I may even post a picture of the
finished pages when they're done!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Underwater little beauties

Here are some 'Little Beauties' on an underwater theme,
for a swap I'm hostessing.

The mermaids are made with friendly plastic in an
Enchanted Gallery mould, and the fish
is made with air dry clay in a Krafty Lady mould.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Animals and 'art'

Please sign the petition:

which may make this and other artists think again about the use of animals in their work.

This is barbaric and completely unacceptable in my opinion.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Deco pages

Just a couple more deco pages for the
NGS yahoo group deco book round robin...

Friday, 11 April 2008

Altered book round robin

I have joined a round robin altered book

There are 4 players,
and my theme is 'turquoise & copper'.
This is a nearly finished spread in the book:

I have also created a sign in page,
and a blank page, and hope my
collaborators are going to produce marvellous things!

Monday, 7 April 2008

Flourish ATCs

I made 2 ATCs with 'flourishes'
for a swap on CC Swaps.

I have seen lots of ATCs using flourishes recently,
including some absolutely stunning examples
(just scroll down Kelly Burton's blog:
and you'll see what I mean)
but most seem to be the same
'vintage' style - very nice, but not quite 'me'.

So, here's my slant on flourishes:

This one uses silver mirror card,
a flourish stamp, versamark,
some Stewart Gill 'lead patina' embossing powder,
a tasteful nude image, some background paper,
a fabric flower and a little brad!

This one uses some pre-printed
background cardstock,

a piece of Tyvek (painted with colourwashes,
run through a Wizard in a cuttlebug folder
& highlighted with Stewart Gill paint
and Brilliance ink),

a Paper Whimsy image and border,
plus a transparency stamped with a
Crafty Individuals flourish in Brilliance ink.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Deco pages

I'm involved in a round robin deco book swap,
but my muse deserted me....

This morning I got up at 4.30 a.m.
and found inspiration!

I had created a small digital collage
by taking a photograph of a flapper
and using the 'watercolour' filter,
adding a clock,
and changing the colours.

I really like the result,
so you'll probably see it again on other things!

The background of the page is
micaceous iron oxide - it gives a lovely fine shimmer.
I stamped over it with Brilliance ink, and then added the collaged image.

On the back, I used one of the Little Beauties
we've been swapping over on CC Swaps:

This page is in a Deco where the owner
specified an Asian theme,
and covered the pages with pages
from an Asian newspaper.

I stamped some Basic Grey paper with Japanese text,
and then stamped and embossed with a
fish stamp - I love this stamp!!!



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