Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Breaking myself in gently, I did a quick ATC for TMTATC – I LOVE harlequin backgrounds and of course I had to use my new Art Journey stamps again :D I stamped the little boy first, masked him, then stamped the Harlequin Background in Versamark, embossing with clear EP, then sponging on the two colours of ink. Embossing resist is also the monthly Stamping challenge for KCUK, so this is my sample. Then I stamped a Hero Arts Words b/g in the green ink, Moments in Rusty Hinge and Precious with my trusty black Memories inkpad. Removed the mask and coloured him with some watercolour pencils, when I eventually found them…
Believe it or not, this was tidy for me, though I can assure you it’s a lot messier now…
Monday, 28 June 2010
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
I fully intended tidying my room, honestly – that’s what I went in there for but I just had to try out a few new images, so I’ve scheduled the results for while I’m in York, enjoying some precious moments with my brother.
It’s Chris’s fault!
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
This week’s PDCC is a Splash of Colour, using black, white and a splash of blue.
Little tip, too – Blog Candy to come soon… I need to clear this stuff that’s hanging around…..
Sunday, 20 June 2010
I had a play with some colours and stamps on glossy card – lots of fun – and this is the result.
I love this image but haven’t used it much with anything but sepia or reds and golds, so thought I’d play a little on some glossy card.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Nice and simple this time – gentle colours, a great image and a very inspiring quotation!
While waiting for my Glossy Accents to dry, I had a quick play with this, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it yet…
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
A simple ATC for Think Monday, Think ATC.
Got a little annoyed with myself for not masking, so just did this – I’m not happy with the colours or the colouring but it’s better in some ways.
Sunday, 13 June 2010
I’m behind on a few birthdays on KCUK and we have a lot coming up, so I thought I’d better make a few birthday cards and here’s one, coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
Thanks again to Pen for this honour.
Here are the TEN fab people to whom I’d like to present this award. There are so many of you out there whose blogs I visit regularly – some I know wouldn’t appreciate an award, so I’ve left you off the list, lol – others, have already received it. Thank you to all of you for the inspiration you provide. It was a really difficult choice.
1 LOTTIE – whose blog is an inspiration in more ways than one, as is Lottie herself!
2 JU – who again is really inspiring and has a great range of talent.
3 JO – who is always so creative, so amazingly talented and so encouraging.
4 SAM – who’s so adventurous with her artwork and creates some fab stuff.
5 LYNNE – whose artwork is so unique and pretty.
6 SALLY – who seems to be able to create any style with ease!
7 ALISON – whose work is so inspiring.
8 SIOUX – whose work is truly unique.
9 ANKE – who does some amazing white highlighting on her lovely artwork.
10 VIX – whose Promarker Creations and Tutorials are amazing!
Now for TEN things you don’t know about me… although some of you may know some of them…
1 I used to sing every week in church – and play guitar.
2 I’m actually very shy, although people don’t believe me and I’m not quite as bad as I was when younger.
3 If I’d still been married, I would have now been married for 35 years! Wow! Of course I was a child bride…
4 I’m a real nature lover, even though I don’t always appreciate its cruel side.
5 My first job (when I was 17) was working in what’s now the Job Centre, deciding how much Unemployment Benefit people received.
6 Cheese is one of my favourite foods. When I lived in France, I tried a new one every week – in addition to the Brie, Camembert, Amsterdammer and other cheeses I used to buy regularly.
7 When I was younger, I used to write and draw all over (deface) books – including big family dictionaries or whatever I could lay my hands on.
8 In the past, I used to write songs and music.
9 My most precious books are my Bibles – of which I have several.
10 I’m a cryptic crossword and Sudoku addict – when I’m not reading a good novel.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Long time no Blog – it’s good to be back and for life, hopefully, to settle down a little. Couldn’t resist this one because this is one of my favourite Time to Stamp images, as are the background stamps (from the ATC plates). Believe it or not, the card is BLACK, as is the Cuttlebugged layer... the background is made with Brilliance reinkers on glossy card.