Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tip In #2

This is the second month we have done the Tip In swap on Art Queens... .this one is going to Kasha... (hope she likes pink lol).  I dont normally work in pink.. dont dislike it.. just not my usual thing.  I used the Spiritis Mortis images by Itkupilli.. same ones I used for Marions Bockelmans swap.. liked them so much decided to use them as the basis for the larger canvas... and it just got pinker and pinker lol

I covered 300gsm watercolour paper with gesso, then painted on a smattering of pink, and a light taupe in centre.. followed by Dylusions Cherry Pie and White sprays. Stamps are by Kaisercraft.

I stamped along the bottom with hand carved stamps by Ro Bruhn and edged them with white Posca pens as well as adding a couple of hearts to go with the words.  I also covered the whole thing with a layer of varnish to bring out the colours and seal it from fading.

punched an edge along the right and stitched in some paper and Collections Tissue Paper.

Am really enjoying playing with paints and sprays again... 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Home Is My Castle Swap

With faith in my sudden return of mojo I signed up for Marion Bokelmans annual world wide swap on Friday.. completed the ATCs by saturday and will be posting them to her monday.

The theme was to make 3 ATCs where the person either wears a building as part of their attire, or their hat.  I used images from Itkupilli 'Spiritus Mortis' , Kaisercraft background papers, Mica, Collections tissues and German Scrap.  The words are a quote by the Dalai Lama

Apologies for quality of images...the mica makes the image look soft in the photographs

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Arty Days

Since the makeover of my new studio I quite look forward to going in there.. and have been more productive lately than I have in months...(which isnt hard as I was in a real slump before and not creating anything lol)

I am in a Tip In swap with ArtQueens... we are making one page a month and working through the list to post it.. at the end of the swap we will all have one page from each person.

Its an open theme.. but a quote must be added to each page....which I completely forgot about - but fortunately the words I added sort of qualify (I hope)

I gesso'd watercolour paper, added paints, dylusions sprays, Kaisercraft and Dylusions stamps.. white strip is white correction tape.. the large wings I have had forever.. they were 'too good' to use lol.. they were made by a friend of a friend and printed on acetate.. page has gone to Glenda Laing.. hope she likes it.

I have also made a set of letters for a new great-nephew at nieces request... 

and received a gorgeous card from the talented Annette Husband as a thankyou for helping her with some digital imagery on her blog, love it!.. thankyou so much Annette :)