Thursday, February 18, 2010

Whats on the Easel?

Penelope longed to be Graceful.

Here is an update on what Ive been painting this last week or so. Again more butterflies:-)
I decided to go a little random and include papers, dripping etc I love paintings with the drip effect:-)
I made this ever so cute bird from papers and added her in, her name is Penelope and she is learning how to be graceful - just as the butterflies are:-)
This kinda looks a little shabby chic.
Hope you like it:-)

Metallics Challenge

Here is my entry for Inkurable Stampers February Challenge, Metallics.
I was a little hesitant to submit this as it looks rather plain compared to some of the fab entries but I thought what the heck! its all a learning curve:-)
I stamped gold clock faces on black card, then meticulously painted the hands off old watches, gold. Glued them on to the faces.
Cut a piece of foil type stuff and joined that - along with a stamped butterfly (on gold metallic paper) to my card. I used brads which I painted to look aged and also painted faux rusting.
I used gold stickers for the word dream then added acrylic ageing to them.
My butterfly is stamped them I used chalks and coloured pencils to emphasize it.
My photos dont show the depth very well, I tried many times to take a good shot but to no avail so this will have too do;-)
Thanks for stopping by:-) Helen

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gothic Arch 3 - Prince Charming close up

A close up of my toad wearing his Crown

Gothic Arch 3, Prince Charming

Gothic Arch 3, Kiss Me
Originally uploaded by Sherrox

This is my gothic arch for the crown challenge.
I decided to use this cute little toad adorned with a crown as my stamp.
I have tried various techniques on this card, trying to extend my knowledge a little with stamping etc.
I glued a paper background onto my base card, I inked around the edges.
I stamped the writing and lips on white card, then coloured them in with luminarte (I think theyre called, twinkling h20's)
I coloured the toad with watercolor pencils and twinkling h20's.
I painted a piece of embossed paper black then stamped the gold highlights over it. Which I stuck below the heart.
The girl is stamped then framed, coloured using watercolour pencils, h20's and ink.
I stuck on buttons with embroidery cotton attatched and painted the cotton in h20's.
I used a sticker (make a wish) to make a tag with a glitter edge and finally stamped 2 large kisses on the background.
This was lots of fun:-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gothic Arch 2 Free to Soar

And my Paper Art Doll

Here is the 2nd Gothic Arch.

Welcome to my new blog:-)

Well I have finally taken the computer world by the horns and decided to start my own blog - shudder:-)
Keen to participate in various challenges on the internet but nowhere to showcase them, so a blog it is:-)
I have just started playing around with stamps.
I brought this gorgeous set of darkroom door butterfly stamps, and in my search of the internet to see what they stamped like (prior to purchasing) I found Inkurable Stampers. Keen to participate in their challenges I decided to give stamping a go.
I started out by making a gothic arch for their Gothic Arch challenge. Each fortnight a new theme is announced, the 1st theme for 2010 was butterflies (which by this time I had purchased) So I decided to make my first gothic arch titled Butterfly Boogie, That was fun:-)
Every piece has to contain at least 1 stamp, well that was easy to do - I had a tin full of them:-)
I enjoyed that so much I made a 2nd arch titled, Free to Soar.
Inkurable Stampers is also running a monthly theme, Januarys Theme is Paper Art Dolls. I couldnt NOT give that a go so I quickly whipped up a pussycat doll. I only had till the 6th of Feb so I had to work quickly. I didnt have a doll face stamp so I used a cat face stamp - hence she became the pussycat dolls:-)
Once Ive worked out how to add photos of these I shall upload some.
Im looking forward to the next challenge and enjoying the stamping/crafting.
Thanks for popping in
x Helen:-)