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

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I spent around 2 hours working on one of these yesterday, watercolouring, then scratching out and I was really pleased with what I'd done. I then decided to wipe it over to get rid of the dust and didn't realise the sponge was as wet as it was. I smudged all the black (Versafine) ink and wiped off half the watercolouring, but I was very good, lol, I didn't swear. I came upstairs for another one, stamped it, took my paints downstairs and started again, but this one isn't anywhere near as good as the last one - typical....... I was in the middle of cooking and getting tired by this time - in fact, I almost burned the food...... sigh! The colours seemed to mute when I put the UTEE on, though - they were really vivid and I worked SO hard on the skin, which hardly shows up!! Maybe I won't spend quite so much time on the next one...........
To make things even worse, I've just noticed that I neglected to colour in the chain around his neck - grrrr!!!! I was going to do it with Krylon pen when I came upstairs but I forgot.......

Very simple red, black and gold ATCs.
One of these has been overstamped with a Stampendous crackle stamp, using Krylon Gold pen.

This one's much nicer in the flesh, though simple. The butterfly behind the text is done with Sparkle Gold mica powder. I'm almost sure I changed this after photographing it, though :( I did another one and clear embossed that - I like that but it hasn't photographed well and I've sent them off, now.

Here's my entry for Think Monday, Think ATC. I thought I had loads of men with moustaches and/or beards, until I looked and found I only have two! Must get more........

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Just a few of the cards I made with the Penny Black Brushstrokes flowers I got for my birthday :) I stamped for a couple of hours on my birthday and made around 25 card fronts (and bookmarks) with these stamps and some Felt tip pens - all on Glossy card. Really quick, easy and enjoyable, but I think they look effective. Great for those last minute cards.

Friday, 27 March 2009

I'm having withdrawal symptoms this week, as I've had very little time to myself to be able to stamp - boohoo! I shouldn't complain, as - amongst other appointments - I've been out with some very nice people and had lots of fun for a few days, which has been really nice. I also received loads and loads of beautiful (and very varied in style) cards, which I'll upload somewhere as soon as I take them down.
I did, however, manage to buy a few new stamps on my birthday and stamped with them until 2.30am on my birthday - yay! I've made a few cards with what I did, but they're very simple, made with Penny Black flower stamps. I'll blog a few tomorrow when I hope to get some stamping in.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

One of our lovely girls treated me to a new stamp at the last Stamp Club, so today I made a card on some Brilliance ink backgrounds on glossy card that I made last week. Love the stamp and enjoyed the playtime! It's really glimmery in real life and I've used some of my favourite colours, so it was pure self indulgence.

More to upload tomorrow.........

We got tickets for Sheffield and that's the highlight of my month :) Three very special friends and I will be going to see our favourite people with our favourite people. August seems a VERY long way off!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Lots of Adirondack Greens and a little Gesso........

Another sample, using Hermine's Scrap paper technique.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

My first skinny :) I really like the size of this and will definitely do more.

Adirondack inks and main image a new stamp I received as a Freebie from I Brake for Stamps. I think it's a Stampinback stamp but I'm not sure.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Our monthly Stamp Club (Victoria Stampers) is in the Victoria Hotel in Rainhill, the first Saturday of every month, from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. If you're interested in coming, email me and I'll give you details.

Friday, 6 March 2009

My turn this month (Saturday) and this is just a small part of what I'm doing. I've been stamping all week and will upload after Stamp Club. More to follow...........

Images from About Art Accents.