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31 July 2009

Time to catch up ...

Catching up on my missing Make a Moo or Two challenges, the first one is on the theme of Zettiology, which is a new on on me & I'm not too sure whether what I have created actually fits the bill.


I took a white mountboard base & created the background by using Distress Inks (spiced marmalade & mustard seed). I then picked up my black Whispers pen & started ...

Other colours used were green & red together with my white opaque Inkssentials pen.

S is for Sincere

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background & small stamp image is from The Graphics Fairy & the large stamp image from Crafty Computer Paper.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

30 July 2009

Twit ... Twoo ...

The So Artful challenge this week was to use the image provided.

The haunting sound
that fills the night air
You hear the sound
& know they are there


Here is the original image.

Jelly & Ice-Cream

A birthday card made using the Strawberry Sundae range by Tinker & Co.


The elements were edged with Distress Ink (aged mahogany) & the small toppers were layered & glazed. Crystal glitter was added to the greeting.

29 July 2009

Daisy & Dandelion

A greetings card using Daisy & Dandelion.


I added just a few lilac glitter adhesive gems & mounted the papers on Bazzill textured card.


The images were decoupaged using Pinflair Glue Gel.

28 July 2009

Bouquet

I have now completed the set of cards made to give as a gift to my Mother for her birthday.


They are made using decoupage sheets by Anita. Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & silicone or Pinflair Glue Gel.

The base card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.

Additions include organza ribbon, glitter adhesive gems & buttons.

Atomic Dream

This is a digital collage using all the elements provided by Nancy Baumiller for the Crowabout Challenge.


It's retro week on Crowabout, so bright colours, groovy shapes & glitter balls. Cool!

All the images from week 46 collage sheet are included in some shape or form. There were no additions to this collage.

27 July 2009

Being 14

A card made for my Nephew for his 14th birthday using a family photograph of his Great Grandfather aged 14 with his father, my Nephew's Great Great Grandfather.


The photograph was altered digitally to improve the background. Once printed out on glossy photographic paper, it was mounted on brown card & then patterned vellum.

The finishing touches are two silver coloured metal corner embellishments.

26 July 2009

Floral Thank you card

A Thank you card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & Pinflair Glue Gel. There are up to seven layers in places.


The base pale pink card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.

25 July 2009

Thank you card

A Thank you card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & Pinflair Glue Gel. There are up to eight layers in places.


The base pale yellow card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.

24 July 2009

R is for Reason

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background is from The Graphics Fairy & the rose image is from The Vintage Moth.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

21 July 2009

Christmas Wishes

This is a digital collage using all the elements provided by Nancy Baumiller for the Crowabout Challenge.


It's Christmas on Crowabout.
Santa is busy delivering presents in his new fangled mechanical sleigh,
whilst the four Christmas Fairies keep watch to make sure no-one sees him ...

All the images from week 45 collage sheet are included in some shape or form. There were no additions to this collage.

Floral Decoupage Card

A Thank you card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & some silicone glue. There are up to eight layers in places.


The base fawn card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.


I added pale pink organza ribbon.

20 July 2009

Thank you again

A greetings card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & some silicone glue. There are up to nine layers in places.


The base deep pink card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.

I added white organza ribbon.

19 July 2009

Thank you

A greetings card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.



Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & some silicone glue. There are up to eight layers in places.


The base orange card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.

18 July 2009

Floral Decoupage

A greetings card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & some silicone glue. There are up to eight layers in places.


The base red card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.


I added pale pink & olive organza ribbon & pink glitter adhesive stones.

17 July 2009

Q is for Quality

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday & the crown image is from The Graphics Fairy. The image of the Queen Victoria stamp is from my own collection.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

16 July 2009

Not another butterfly card ...

A greetings card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & some silicone glue. There are up to seven layers in places.


The base blue card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.


I added pale blue glitter adhesive stones.

15 July 2009

With Love

A greetings card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & some silicone glue. There are up to eight layers in places.


The base blue card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.


I added pale blue organza ribbon & silver glitter adhesive stones.

14 July 2009

A Handful of Flowers

A greetings card made using a decoupage sheet by Anita.


Each layer was cut out, edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & the layers were built up using transparent adhesive squares by Stick it! & some silicone glue.


There are up to seven layers in places.


The base lilac card is made from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from their Whitewash Collection, which has a canvas texture.


I added lilac buttons (Lasting Impressions) sewn with metallic thread (Blue).

13 July 2009

A Morning Cuppa

This is a digital collage using all the elements provided by Nancy Baumiller for the Crowabout Challenge.


There is nothing nicer than a refreshing cuppa in the morning while you read your mail,
especially when you have received a letter from your darling son.

All the images from week 44 collage sheet are included in some shape or form. There were no additions to this collage.


I also challenged myself to make a glue & paper collage, which is shown below. This is a page in my altered book art journal.


Polly Blumer's face was a picture. She had received an official looking letter,
sent by air-mail, advising her that her favourite drink contained chicken!

But someone was just playing games ...

All the elements provided were used in some shape or form. No digital resizing or colour altering was done prior to printing on linen effect paper.

It was collaged using PVA glue. The background was coloured with oil pastels.  I added cord through the holes & used a black Sukura pen to add fine detail.