Thursday, February 18, 2010
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
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
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