Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Another deco page

Stamps by Catslife press, Invoke Art and Crafty Individuals.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Some adjustments

Flourish and diamond stamps by Crafty Individuals. Lady by After Midnight.

Swirl and flourish ATCs

Experiments for my flourish and swirl ATCs. I haven't decided which design to use yet.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Today's Deco page

I have finished another deco page and it's off to its next artist. I used Invoke Art stamps.

Background ATCs

My ATCs for a 10:9 swap that I host on ccswaps. The theme was backgrounds. The left hand background is a colourspray background dripped with perfect pearls in water. I embossed some metal tape with an unmounted stamp and coloured with Stazon ink. The right hand ATC background is a rainbow pad brayered, spritzed with water then dabbed with a paper towel. I then stamped over the top using the same unmounted stamp.

Metal swap

I decorated a metal tin for a metal swap I was hosting on ccswaps. The main image inside the box is from Crafty Individuals. The small bird image is from Invoke Art and the word stamp on the lid is from Catslife Press. The picture on the front is from a collage sheet.

My world chunky

This is the art page for a chunky book whose theme was "My World" and was required to incorporate some Tyvek.

The stamps are from Invoke Art, Catslife press, Crafty Individuals and Rubber Stampede. The Tyvek heart was embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Tall and Skinny pages

I joined in a swap for a Tall and Skinny book so I had to make lots of pages using images of people and animals interacting in an unusual way. The pictures are of the front and back of the page. They will be bound at the top of the page.

I bought the images from istockphoto, printed them out and collaged them. One background was sprayed with walnut ink, stenciled then overstamped with words. The other was colour sprayed. I used an alphabet stamp to create the titles.

Catch up decos

I have been neglecting my blog for a little while so now I will take the time to catch up on the things I've been making recently

Surprise pages for a special deco book. All stamps by Crafty Individuals. I altered a photo of my dog in Photo Shop.

A page in a oriental deco for Next Generation Stampers deco round robin. I don't do a lot of oriental style work but I had this stamp by Inkadinkado which was just right for this.

Another deco page with a water stencil background. The stamp is from Craft Individuals and the flower is a chipboard shape I coloured.

Front and back of a two sided deco page. Deco books are like buses - you don't get any for ages then a few turn up at once. I made the background paper using a stencil and the images are from Scrap girls.

And another deco page in a tag book. The stamp is by Crafty Individuals.