Monday, 24 October 2011

A few more bits & pieces

Due to the house purchase being imminent I have been trying to finish off some swaps I've signed up for as I know that in a couple of weeks I will have a household painting brush (as against a crafting paintbrush!) permanently fixed to my hand so playtime will be very limited. And, I have no idea when I will get a craft room sorted in the new house.

This card is for a Vase swap on the Oriental Stamp Art group, the stamp is from Joanna Sheen and the background paper is a page from a school text book.

These ATCs were made for a swap on UK Art Swaps with the theme being blue & green. The background is fabric paper, made by sticking various pieces of torn papers, napkins, tissue etc randomly onto a thin cotton background, over-stamping, stitching and then sealing with matte gel medium. After adding the fairy images I added another layer of gel medium and sprinkled some fairy dust on before it dried.

Another one for UK Art Swaps, this time an Autumn postcard. The background was done with distress inks and the leaves were made using a technique I heard about from Hazel at KnitYoga called Drunken Scotch - it uses clear glue and alcohol inks. I tried a couple of different clear glues but the one that worked best for me was Glossy Accents. The large leaf stamp used on both the background and for the large drunken scotch leaf is by Stampers Best.

I had another play with my new stamps from Stampers Best, this time I used Charlie Chaplin, masked him, stamped with the harlequin background stamp from Cherry Pie and layered onto a piece of grey c/s which I ran through the Cuttlebug and then swiped with silver ink.

Now for something totally different - a card for Mum's birthday. This gorgeous stamp is from Chocolate Baroque;  I layered it up, painted with watercolours and added Stickles.

1 comment:

  1. love the fabric paper :-) and the argyle embossing with the harlequin background