Wednesday, 28 January 2009

One Powerful Hour - Cubes

The delightful Caroline over at One Powerful Hour asked me to be be guest host this week so I chose the theme Cubes. I love having six sides to decorate, whether I have them hanging or sitting on a shelf. The main photos show the cube I made for a swap on Zuzu's forum for National Foof Day on 2 February. It is made from a 3 inch blank board cube, painted with Lumiere Pearl Turquoise paint with an overcoat of Stewart Gill Glitterati in Copper. The images are from a sheet available for download free from Digital Collage Sheets The edges of each facet have been triple embossed in bronze UTEE, the hanger is beads strung on ribbon and the dangler is made from a bead and tassel both in my stash. The ribbon hanger and dangler are attached with screw in eyelets as even though the cube is hollow the board is very sturdy.

This cube was sprayed with glimmer inks and stamped and embossed

This is distress ink and stamping

This is various red acrylic paints, the music and images transfers.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Lot's To Do - Frames

This is made from a blankboard shadow box from the Happy Daze shop which I made a couple of months back but I think it suits the theme. The box has been inked and the stamps are from the Elusive Images Peacock range.

Gothic Arches - Winter Sports

My arch is made using a variety of ink sprays over wallpaper to get this crumpled look.

Sunday Postcard Art - Cats

I pondered on some cute kitties but the dark heart within me drew me eventually to Cat Woman, that wild and lithe creature of the night, a prowler of back alleys, with claws sharpened on the bones of men. My back ground is gesso with distress ink and one of the TH masks.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Wednesday Stamper - Lace

The lace and buttons on this little 6 x 4 inch fairy cake post card give her a soft look over a background of acrylic paint stamped with gesso.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Graphicus Challenge - Plum and Gold

This card and brooch are two entries for the Graphicus Challenge which for January is Plum with Gold and/or Clelebration.

The card is looking a bit lop sided but that is because the brad in the flower means it won't lay flat to scan it is all perfectgly straight honest! The stamp is from the Fleurs et Parfum de Paris plate now on sale at £6.99 stamped in purple Versafine ink and painted with Glimmer ink in Gold. The backing paper is Artylicious. It relates to Celebration in that receiving a card at any time is a little celbtation in itself.

The brooch has been painted with Lumiere Grape paint, the stamp is from the Delightful Damask plate, also on sale at £6.66, and stamped in gold encore ink, the edges are gold Krylon pen, the image transfer is from my own collection. This relates to Celebration in taht it is one of the itmes I made for the One World One Heart event.

Blank Board Challenge Prize

I have been lucky enough to win the first C&T Publishing Papercraft Challenge - Blank Board and my fabulous prize of lots of wonderful crafty arty books arrived today. The next challenge will be announced next week and the theme will be paper hearts for Valentine's day so check it here

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Gothic Arches - Gypsies

For me the word Gypsy conjures up visions of music and dancing, of old men sat around camp fires playing guitars and violins, the sound of a woman singing of loss and pain or of the pleasures and vitality of life, couples dancing and laughing.

Sunday Postcard Art - Turquoise

The very talented Sandy has set us the challenge to use turquoise. This is a colour that Sandy often uses to amazing effect in her work. I too am very fond of turquoise as you can see from my blog colours, and this week, planning a summer holiday, I was reminded of the turquoise waters of the Blue Grotto on Sicily and this prompted a mermaid theme. The background is twinkling H2Os with ink spray and Stewart Gill Alchemy paint, unfortunately the shimmer does not show that well in the scan. Her fishy tail is Starburst Stains embossed in silver.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Blog Candy at Inkaland

I won some wonderful stamps and collage sheets over at Inkaland. Inka has a Blog Candy draw every Monday so give it a go.

Blog Candy

Maker of lovely jewellery Paper Jewels has blog candy on offer over at her website