Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Tree Progress and other bits

Slowly, when I have spare moments, the tree is coming on. To paint over the whole surface and get rid of that bright green took over 2 hours alone! Getting round those tight edges inside the leaves etc was tricky.
But, one that was done, I stamped over with Elusive Images alphabet stamps. Yes, I know a bit missed in the middle there but we can do something artistic with that later! LOL. The alphabet will only show on the branches by the time I've finished though I NEVER have an exact plan.
I hope to move on to the next stage this week....

 I had about half an hour to make some cards for Stamp Club ladies birthdays last week....well, maybe a bit longer than that but not much!
So I played with some paint strokes and then made these two cards with the results...

At Stamp Club we were given three criteria to make some cards. These were Tags, Lavender and Script. Here are two cards I made from the tags I made plus one tag as yet unfinished....
Lastly, I made this quick card two nights ago for my husband who had been away for nearly 4 months. The heart stamp is by Elusive Images, the sentiment I'm afraid Im not sure and the little Welcome Home is by Paper Artsy from a 'Mini' stamp set. I didn't have the right style of wings so I drew these freehand then stamped the Paper Artsy numbers stamp across them. The background was made with glimmer mists ages ago - knew it would come in handy one day.

The small heart inside is from Elusive Images also and comes from a stamp with 6 different hearts in a grid. I filled in the centre with a green  Sakura Glaze Pen then did some detail in Gold pen.
The frame around the main sentiment was also hand-drawn with a fine marker pen.
Click on any image to see more detail still!
Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Altered Tissue Box

Last month at our local Stamp Club, we were asked to bring along a household container to decorate.
I took a tissue item much used by me with my allergies!
Here is the box before the paint job - lovely tissues, by the way - Waitrose UltraSoft!

So, first I covered the box in Gesso then a couple of layers of acrylic paint.I used the CreativeExpressions Floral Lace mask stippled in pink paint, made a mask of a leaf stamp (Artemio) and stippled the solid leaf shape then stamped the leaf deail on top. The Elusive Images flowers were stamped onto ordinary pink copy paper, coloured with Coloursoft pencil, Inkssentials white pen and Artline Gold Pen and added White Enamel Accent dots to the centres.
After freehand scribbling some swirly bits in Gold randomly on the box, I pasted on the flowers and covered the whole thing in Mod Podge to seal it.