Sunday, 26 September 2010

The Birdie Song

Had a fab day at the Ally Pally yesterday at the Big Stamp show, spent plenty of dosh (Oops) but got some fab goodies. Must admit to feeling worn out today must be all the spending LOL. Anyway this morning I relaxed and sorted out my new found stash and settled down to the last of the "Arches" challenges from SCD this week it was "birds" (The Diamond thought this was a good theme, but a little disappointed when he discovered it to be the feathered type LOL he is naughty XX. He did start humming "The Birdie Song" which gave me a spark of an idea). I inked the background using my new brayer and inks (Creole Spice) then stamped with my little bird and tree branches I picked up for 75p yesterday gave it a bit of a spritz and touched up with glitter and gel pens, then added the notes and title. Great month DT looking forward to the next challenge.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Zany Star Tree

This has been a very enjoyable weekend, had a lovely day at papermaze crop and finished a little book for my niece it was all about her hen night. Then I spent Sunday moving things around in my hobby room as when I got home Saturday the diamond xx had put up some more shelves for me. Have you ever found no matter how much space we have for our hobbies there never is enough I always just spread the mess out further LOL. The prompt this week over at SCD was "stars" I have used it as an excuse to use my new tattered angels Glimmer Glam paint (they are yummy) hence my stars turned out a bit zany LOL. I gave the backing a wash in cosmic shimmer twilight, then edged with DI Victorian Velvet stamped my fav tree stamp and used a mask to paint the stars in the glimmer glam. I then added the text stamping and sequins on my star tree. Did you know stars grow on trees, they do now. XX 

Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Relaxing week

Well here we are Sunday evening already and work looming :-( The diamond and me have had a fantastic break at CenterParcs last week. Plenty of time in the sauna (I felt like a shrivelled prune, but very chilled) we had some lovely walks and saw red deer and fallow deer. Ate far too much and am now paying the price.
The weekend has just flown by, I actually did some cooking apple pie and a lemon drizzle cake (whew) I also attacked the garden and just about found time to do the SCD weekly challenge, the 1950's was quite a decade obviously as I was born in 57, Rock and Roll, Elvis began his hip swivelling, Dr Seuss published cat in hat, Castro in Cuba, Dior 50s fashion etc etc. I took my inspiration from fashion of the 50s I think the fashion was very feminine and pretty, it also remind me of the dress making patterns my Mum always had around (she always made clothes for herself, me and for paying customers) so here it is. I inked with TH distressed sugar spun, worn lipstick. I used the sequin offcuts and painted through it with silkies to get the embossed look, I then stamped the background with floral swirl in purple sparkle ink. I stuck the images downloaded from the net on top and used glossy accent to high light them.  Can't wait to see what the other participants have done. Have a good week all.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

All things Lace

What a beautiful early autumn day it has been pity we don't get more of them, even more of a shame that we miss them when at work. Anyway I have spent a part of this lovely day in my room working on the SCD  challenge, this month it is Arches and this week Lace. I think we all must have a passion for Lace. I know my Mum has she has a gorgeous selection accumulated over the years. She is a well known miniature bear artist.. I persuaded her to join in this challenge which she did and I am pleased to say she really enjoyed.
On my piece I used my new silkies range of water based paint, called Indian Spice I used it to paint the base on the card it has a lovely shimmer. Then I stamped over it with my newest stamp (it is a beautiful stamp) although the ink I used (versfine black) did not sit well with the paint. I then added some antique lace to the top and side, I have had in my stash for a while.The gold butterflies and a lace border which I inked with TH to finish. Keep the fabulous challenges coming DT.