February 26, 2008

you make my day award

You Make my day Award

I've been nominated by Mandy for this. "The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. So to pass it on and keep the love going ~ There are so many talented people who inspire me and to name just 10 is truly imposible,so to everybody....you make my day :)

February 23, 2008

seahorse ATCs

embossing, stamping, painting, gel medium, rub n' buff....all the fun things that went into making three little ATC

pretty little thing

a small hanging piece made for a challenge

February 22, 2008

Juicey Junk ATC Background papers

MADJAK has just released their exclusive hand created papers, available in ATC size, the colours are so much more vibrant in hand and have lashings of glitzy colour and bold lines of genuine gold leaf, no two pieces are alike and each pack has 10 divine pieces in it.
Priced at just $5 (Aus$) per pack of 10, get yours now by emailing MADJAK at blumoth1971@hotmail.com

February 20, 2008

a little challenging

this piece was created for a round robin challenge (non swap) through an exclusive UK forum I belong to.

I had to make a masculine piece but could not use traditional male colours (blue), so I used green, purple, lilac, platinum and copper.

February 14, 2008

MADJAK first edition unmounted stamps (4 plates)

well here they are....4 unmounted plates....on the shelf very soon!

to preorder please contact me: blumoth1971@hotmail.com

February 13, 2008

altered tag and triangle art

the tag is for a swap on one of the Yahoo groups I belong to, the wings are Heidi Swapp jumbo clear wings that I have had for a long while, the BG is simple resist stamping.

the triangle is quite a large piece, roughly 30cm high, I have used a scrap of lace paper to back the middle which originally was going to be open to allow the image to swing through...I like the look of this much better

February 12, 2008

kisses and dreams

I have created these two gothic arches for Mandy's "Kiss" swap theme...don't ya just loooove those lips?!

the canvas was created as my mystery muse piece on a yahoo group, the image is a fabric transfer, I have then used acrylic paints, stamping, embossing and a smear or two of "patina" rub n' buff...I think she is lovely and I'm going to have to make one for me to keep (the canvas size is 5"x7")

February 09, 2008

Scrapbook DNA

I just returned from a crop night held at a lovely little store called Scrapbook DNA, I was made to feel very welcome by not only the great staff but also the "scrappers", I even did a challenge LO...my first in over 3 years...I muffed it up of course and got carried away with adding things to it, and so it was disqualified but they decided to keep the LO to display which I thought was really nice and very encouraging :)
And of course me being me just had to show some of my most fave things such as Grungeboard and fusible film oh and of course resist stamping.
Scrapbook DNA may be a small store but it has a big heart, I encourage you to pop in and have a chat...and of course do some spending :)
Thank you Michael, Mandy and all the other ladies for making me feel so very welcome.

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February 04, 2008

Tryptich ATC (house theme)

one of my fabtacular UK friends is running a swap on a forum I belong to and she "suggested" I should join in....here's my contribution :)

4x4 Friday "House" challenge


here is my little 4x4 I threw together after dinner, I'm loving my punch wheel which has been stuck in the back of the drawer for ages :)

February 03, 2008

my triangles

well one of the 13 I have made, but as they are all exactly the same, I am only posting one here :)

altered shadow box

I had alot of fun with this and am really pleased with the front....not so pleased with the rest of it, I think I'll keep looking at it for a couple of days and maybe pull it apart.

February 02, 2008

Tryptich ATC

today I played with my Judikins "Alcove" palette stamp, I've had it for nearly a year with the full intention of playing...well I rediscovered it today and gave it a go, very nice for a water colour effect.

February 01, 2008

2 more PA DT pieces

I made a book mark and a hanging thingy both using Paper Artsy's new Squiggly Ink stamps.

PA DT submissions....2 of...

I was thinking pink and Stampboard for the Valentine ATC, it is stamped using a combination of Squiggly Ink stamps from Paper Artsy. (The gold is from a Krylon pen...I call the technique "hit and miss", because I dab the krylon leafing pen directly onto the stamp, taking care not to make it a perfect or even coverage...the more you miss the better the look)

The arch is also stamped with a combination of Squiggly Ink stamps.(BG is liquid nails, fusible film and distressing, I have also mounted the butterfly on a square of stamped acetate)