Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Board book challenge on Art Buzz

I have finally finished the first spread in an altered board book challenge on Trish's Art Buzz blog . The instuctions for each spread are on the blog and also on the Next Generation Stampers group . I have shown the pages at each of the three stages.

Distressed shrink plastic

Had a play with distressing some shrink plastic as suggested by Jessie on one of my groups. I cut and punched the shrink plastic, heated it then stamped while still soft. I edged them in Krylon. One of them was a stack of the offcuts heated and then stamped and edged.

Deco page

Stamps by Paperarty, Crafty Individuals and Catslife Press.


I have finished two canvases that have been half finished for ages. They are now hanging on the wall.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Music and Dance

I have made up the prototypes for the Music and Dance ATC swap.

Nature notebook

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


A small wall hanging using two inch square pieces of stampboard. Stamp by Invoke Arts

A 2x1 inch piece of stampboard decorated with alcohol inks and an Invoke arts stamp. I will attach a brooch back to this one.

I have had some stampboard for a while but never used it. I set up a swap using stampboard so I've just made a couple of things using it. I coloured each piece using either alcohol inks or dye inks and then stamped in black. I then scraped away lines to put white highlights onto them

Friday, 29 August 2008

Fabric paper

I have made a little hanging from some of the fabric paper I made in a previous post. I sewed it onto a felt background then embellished with beads and a couple of charms. The whole thing is stuck on a matboard backing to stiffen it.

Four seasons ATCs

Using a faux batik technique on mulberry paper.

Deco page

Another deco page for one of my group's round robiin swaps.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

More tag duos

Had another go at this technique. This one ended up with grey lines instead of white because I tried drawing on the black. Need to offset it more.

This is using brayered dye inks as a background colour. I have decided to mount the tag duos onto a black background to make them pop more.

I think this pair are improved by mounting them onto black too.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Tag Duos

Some tag duos that I've been working on for a swap. Need to work out how to join them together now. The tags had to use the Bandana or Stazon technique. I prefer the first set. Thought it might work better with darker colours but I don't think it did.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Fabric paper

I had a go at making some fabric paper based on Beryl Taylors work that was pointed out by Adrienne who has a swap going on one of the swap groups. I used Tyvek as the base layer. I didn't have any printed tissue paper so I stamped some plain tissue paper for the patterned layer. The recipe is tyvek, watered down PVA all over, small pieces of patterned tissue paper, more glue, a whole sheet of plain tissue paper, more glue then colour. Then I left them on a non stick sheet to dry overnight. These are the results.

This first one is the how not to do it example. I used posh inks straight onto the top glue layer and it was far too dark and it all started to split and fall apart when I tried to dab some colour off. So the moral of the story is to use diluted colours lol.

This one started with a coloured layer because my brush still had ink on from the previous attempt so the glue turned a bluey colour. I finished the colour in top layer with a colour spray.

These are the next days attempts and I used well watered down fluid acrylics for the coloured layer and so the pattern showed through more.

Deco catch up

I haven't posted much onto my blog for ages now so it's time for a bit of a catch up. These are the deco pages I worked on in round robin deco swaps that have been going for ages now. The last page is for a theme of faces for Annie in another themed swap that is also ongoing.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Birds of sorrow

A chinese proverb.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Architecture notebook

Stamps by Green Pepper Press.

Monday, 16 June 2008

More row houses

Deco page

A deco page for an Art themed deco book.
Stamps by Crafty Individuals, Hero Arts, Paper Artsy, Designs Ink'd

Monday, 9 June 2008

Row houses

I have been playing with some little row houses for a swap on ccswaps. It seems to be very popular at the moment and it's a great way to use up lots of bits and pieces.

Stamps by Invoke Arts, Crafty individuals, Paperartsy, Green Pepper Press, After Midnight Stamps and Autumn Leaves.

Images by Scrap girls and Lunagirl

Thursday, 5 June 2008


Each month one of my groups chooses someone to the IT girl for the month. She chooses a theme then we all make something and send it to her. This month Autumn chose mermaids as her theme so I've made her a picture with a mermaid story on the back. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Monday, 2 June 2008

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Deco pages

Background is brayered posh inks. Stamps by Invoke Arts and Rubbadubbadoo

Decorated envelope

This swap called for a swap item in an envelope as pretty as the contents. I made a little booklet using some brayered posh inks card and used a Penny Black stamp. I then decorated the envelope with the same posh inks put onto a non stick sheet and spritzed with water/perfect pearls. I then dipped the envelope into the ink to decorate. I finished it off with some of the same stamp as on the booklet in a darker red colour. I hope my swap partner likes it. I just have to finish the envelope off when I know who it's going to.