'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Bit of a cheat, here - this is one I made a good while ago but I just sent it to someone yesterday, so I thought it would qualify. The background is strips of masking tape, coloured with Brilliance inks.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Just finished a swap for which we had to create 8 house shaped pages for a book. It was a 'free' theme, which is harder for me, but I couldn't get house out of my mind and I was inspired by a Paperbag Studios stamp. There are two silhouettes, the cat and the tree (Wed Stampers) and a 'bijou' (Dans ma maison il y a.....) on the first one.

Main image stamps from Time to Stamp (Photo booth plate - one of my favourites) .

Sunday, 22 February 2009

If you're a U2 fan, as I am, you'll be pleased to know there's a preview of the whole of the new album, No Line on the Horizon (due to be released next week) available for three days, starting tomorrow (Monday) on www.guardian.co.uk/music - I'll certainly be listening!

Saturday, 21 February 2009

It just came to my attention (thanks to Jo Capper Sandon) that this one fits the TGIF (Feathers) and Wednesday Stampers (silhouettes) themes, so here it is.

Monday, 16 February 2009

I found a sheet of labels, so I played because I hadn't done one of these for years and years!


I'm surprised this scanned okay - ish, though you can't see much of the violet. While looking for my Encore inks, I came across some Interference Acrylics I've had for years and years, so of course I had to play a little with them. I just applied them with a Credit card on black for this one. After scanning, I noticed some stray flecks of Gold EP but fortunately, I think they really look good :)

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

If you don't already own it, I would really recommend getting hold of Hermine's Choice, the mini book from Art Specially written by http://herminesplace.wordpress.com/. Just had a play with a couple of the techniques and while they haven't worked out as they're supposed to (duh! I'm useless at following instructions) I quite like the results. Note the HUGE booboo at the end of the text - the joins on the paper scraps caused that (honestly!) so I tried to salvage it but it didn't quite work. I'm still uploading, though because I like the effect of the rest!

Monday, 9 February 2009

H'mm, I've been out and come back and when I saw this card (above) I thought, 'YUK!' Gonna have to take it off that background - I was undecided about it to begin with but now I think it's terrible!!!!!!!

The other day, I opened some Pinatas I've had for years and of course I wanted to try them out but didn't want to get any of the AI kit out of the cupboard, so I found a piece of acetate, tipped on some blue, green and white, then added Blending solution. I did end up having to get out the applicator though because I wanted some gold in there and it was the only way to disperse the gold Krylon. I noticed it on the windowsill today so I thought I'd stamp it up. Doesn't scan well, but it was fun :( Stamps from Onyx Xpressions

Thursday, 5 February 2009

I love Pigment inks - they blend easily and so beautifully AND they're permanent, so I was thrilled when Ranger brought out their part range of Adirondack Pigments. Can't wait to get the newest releases to add to my collection!

On this one I stamped and embossed, then sponged Juniper and Lemonade inks over the top, blending with fingers. I finished off with Denim around the edges and a little where the other two colours met. Can't get it straight, no matter what I do so I've given up on the scan!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

I've been laid up for a few days, so spent some time playing with a pile of black and white images I'd stamped, ready for a swap on KCUK. Here are a few of them.