Sunday, 29 July 2012

Grimm ATCs

Over on UKS I have joined in the Grimm fairy tales ATC swap, I'm in 2 groups, so I have made 20 ATCs 10 for each group, I choose the stories, The Elves and the Shoemaker and one I hadn't heard of before The Spirit in the Bottle. These are being posted off to Rebecca who is making them into little books before sending home.
For the Elves and shoemaker, I printed out a picture and coloured it in with my promarkers, I think I need a little more practice to get my shading right! I sewed on a little piece of leather style fabric, punched holes and put in some eyelets added ribbon and a little shoe charm :)
For the spirit in the Bottle, I printed out the words of the story as a background, added an image, a piece of the magic cloth and a little silver axe.
Look forward to getting these back and seeing what everyone else has done :)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

KISS art journal CJ

another month and another KISS art journal page, this month it is Lou's journal and her theme is Love, Life and Happiness, where I had to create a page with a quote or poem relating to love, life or happiness. My quote is about life, I painted the background, did a little bit of stenciling, doodling and stamping, image transferred the woman onto the page, a new technique for me which I loved doing and very impressed as to how it turned out, I'll be doing this one again :) then I just wrote on the quote, all wrapped up and ready for the post :)

Saturday, 21 July 2012

July Trendy Tags

Another month and another set of trendy tags, this time the theme was steampunk. I did the Tim Holtz Creativity 101 class a few months back and the technique I have used on these tags was one of the classes. First I used distress inks for the background, added some stamped images and then smeared distress stickles rock candy all over to give a little bit of bling.
My 3 tags.
Close up of my tag.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Collage pieces

On the secret swappers we are doing a collage piece a la Tim Holtz like this
everyone was given a different colour and theme, my colour was sunflower and theme time, we all made 11 pieces of 4 different sizes each, I had fun playing around with this. I have started doing more altered stuff thanks to the secret swappers group. I think my pieces look good :) can't wait to get them all back and put together.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

More Alice ATC's

I have joined in another Alice ATC swap over on UKS, this hosted by Sarah, I make 6 ATC's and get 6 back. I choose the caterpillar an Octopode digital stamp, first time using a digital stamp, I found it really easy to do, great thing is you can print out the image to any size you want :)

All my ATC's ready to be posted off.

Close up of one of the ATC's.
Looking forward to seeing what ATC's I get back.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Art journal pages

I'm in an art journal CJ over on UKS called From the Ashes hosted by Karen, I have completed 2 pages for her journal, topic anything goes :) I tried out 2 different styles for her book, one with inks and the other paints, I really liked getting messy for both of them but I think I preferred the inky one, which I gave the distressed look. Which one do you like?

My painty style page, I found this great blog by Tracie Hanson where I took inspiration from her doodlicious daybook, check it out :)
My inky, Tim Holtz Steampunky style page and yes there is a little bit of glitter, for that added bling, I hope you will be happy with that Karen.

Monday, 2 July 2012

June Trendy Tags

Another monthly tag swap over on UKS this time hosted by Rosie, the trend this month was bunting or flags. I love this little Stampotique stamp. The bunting made me think of a party theme:) I was pleased at how they turned out, hope whoever gets them likes them too.