Tuesday, 29 July 2008
I have recently taken part in a swap organised by Trish Bee on the CCSwaps yahoo group. I needed to make 26 small houses. I have fallen in love with the 'bandana' technique so had to use this to decorate my houses. I made the backgrounds by swiping distressing inks onto a non-stick baking sheet, spritzing this with water, then swooshing the white card across the inks. I then stamped onto them with black Stazon ink. I added more black detail using thick and thin permanent pens then added more detail with a white pen.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
It was very exciting to receive the first deco book in the post this Monday. It was Ria's book from Holland and had already been elswhere in England before coming to me. I had to use another shining stones background as I'm addicted to making these! I also used one of my altered Photoshop photos. It looks even better in the flesh so I hope Ria likes it.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
I have joined a deco (decorated) book round robin on Next Generation Stampers Yahoo group. The book gets sent to someone else on the list who decorated pages then sends it on to someone else on the list. Eventually when the last page is complete it gets sent back to me.
Monday, 11 February 2008
On the Next Generation Stampers Yahoo group, Trish Bee is showing us lots of background techniques and suggested we record the techniques in a sketchbook. This is the first technqiue I tried and I have finally put it into a sketchbook. Actually it's the only technique I have tried so far as I keep making more of them and trying different possibilities, like using pearlescent paper rather than glossy photo paper etc.
|You Are a Strawberry|
You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.
You are popular, but there's nothing ordinary or average about you.
You are a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
|You Are Teal Green|
You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.
While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.
Your warm personality nicely counteracts any strange habits you may have.
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Saturday, 2 February 2008
I sent 5 decorated side mounts (I love making these)
Also 5 decorated tags. I had great fun making a variety of backgrounds, including shining stone.
Thursday, 24 January 2008
So I went back to using my Poundland glossy photo paper (I also love this paper to use with alcohol inks) and am much happier with the results.
Here I used more water so the ink/H2Os puddled more.