Friday, July 29, 2011

July 123 Challenge......

Just one more challenge for this month. The 123 Challenge blog for July had a fantastic tutorial by Gina Rodgers that really inspired me. I am usually a bit of a neat, clean, control freak when it comes to creating, so this challenge to use lots of different mediums inspired me to 'free up', get down and get dirty.
The Challenge:
             1. Colour = Aqua/ Teal
             2. Word   = "Thing". Could be anything, something.
             3. Technique = Create a Scene:...i.e. layering, texture,decorative background etc.

I have used dyed tissue paper as my background. Then, added some patterned paper and stamped in a few places. Next, added a coat of gesso to tone everything down. I added some texture paste around the photo and attached the metal bits which had been coloured with alcohol ink ( and let dribble ) and the tiny sequins and glass beads. Added some tissue tape, coloured with texta, a piece of lace that was glimmer-misted and gessoed,rub-ons,clear acrylic letters that were stamped and foam mounted ,distressed letters.....great, inky, dribbly, fun.
Good news......since this photo was taken early last year, my daughter has stopped smoking.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lets Get Shabby Goes French.................

The new challenge at Lets Get Shabby, challenge #26, is very romantic and French.........create a project using Toile and Ticking. To find out what these are and all the details for this challenge click HERE. You can also see the other DT girls inspiring work, and, meet our new DT member Magda from Poland. As usual there is a great prize..........$50.00 worth of beautiful Imaginarium Design chipboard.

Here is my Toile and Ticking paper.....I was lucky to have this one piece of Toile in my paper stash, and the grey and white stripe is from Kaisercraft.

My "tiny dancer", my daughter Lani

Some hand-made flowers 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch Challenge........

The new challenge at Once Upon A Sketch requires a quote, and has this sketch below to follow. Here is my take....the photo is of my cheeky little niece Indi and I have used the very fun Graphic 45 papers.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just Flowers............

The July LO Challenge at Our Vintage Affair is all about flowers. There has to be at least one flower on the page that you have made yourself. There was also this sketch to follow. I was up for a bit of relaxing therapy so got busy with the scissors and the punches and made all the flowers on this page.They're made from tissue paper which has been coloured with Glimmer Mist, some from card stock and some from a serviette. The tissue paper flowers actually started out as a border strip but it didn't look right so it got turned into flowers. I am really happy with the serviette flowers with their soft, fluffy ruffles.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch....challenge

My fun take on this months July 1 Once Upon A Sketch Challenge is about a face we have come to know and rely on.The journalling criteria is to name the person in your LO and write at least one fact about them. There was also the above sketch to follow.

So many little things in life we take for granted.........

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Random Stuff.........

"don't think about making art. just get it done!let everyone else decide whether it's good or bad,whether they love it or hate it. while they are deciding, make even more art".   andy warhol.

Friday, July 1, 2011

123 June Challenge

The June 123 challenge is:
                         1.Colour = BROWN
                         2.Word = CREATE
                         3.Technique/Product =TAPE

Thanks for dropping by, hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend. xx