Thursday, 17 April 2008

TMTA Zentangle

Here is my entry for the challenge over at TMTA this week. I love doodling and really enjoyed this challenge. The stars have been picked out with Glossy Accents and the tree with a bit of glitter just to make them "pop" a bit.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Moo card - women

Here is my entry for this week's theme over at Make a Moo or Two of women. I've been playing with backgrounds again and this time it's oil pastels - it was great to add and blend and add again to eventually get to this.

Also loving these little canvases at the moment and here's another I've made this week

Monday, 14 April 2008

Birthday Pressie and TGIF

This is a hanging I made for the TGIF theme of Blue and Green this week. Having a bit of an paint phase. I love the way this turned out as was tempted to keep it but it has a home to go to.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Crafty Friday

I had a lovely day today with Kaz. We had a little trip to a great local craft shop, Craftology in Hillington (website is underway but only a small fraction of their goods are online at the moment), definitely worth a visit if you are in the Glasgow area. Then a crafty afternoon for us.

Lots of playing with acrylic paints and layering for texture produced this little canvas, which I might add an image to it, I'm not sure if it is finished yet.

Then inspired by Carol's post I had a go at the transfer technique using acrylic paint. As you can see I got a bit carried away removing the pulp on the face so I turned the mistake into a happy accident.

Last for now was a late entry for this week's TMTA challenge of Middle Ages. Stamps used for this were from a great plate from Alpha Stamps.

Thanks for taking the time to look :-)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

18 years

Happy Anniversary (yesterday) to my fabulous husband for putting up with me during the last 18 years since we said "I do". Yes I know he deserves a medal lol. I can honestly say it's been fun and I hope we have 18 more! This was the card I made for him, using Basic Grey papers and a Kim Anderson image. I love using the Tim Holtz fragments too!


Been having a play with some background techniques.

The first is using different tones of the same colour - using distress inks and chalk inks

This is using one stamp, watercolour crayons and a water spray - was a messy job

and the last was playing with faux batik, distress inks and contrasting colours.

Please feel free to download and use any of them in your work if you wish.