Sunday, 29 June 2008

Gothic Arch Mermaids

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This week on the Gothic Arch Sunday Challenge the theme is mermaids..
Now with the recent ocean and seaside themes on my page how could I miss the opportunity. Thanks for pointing it out Gillian ;-)..

Here is My attempt. Its pretty much done with the same techniques as my last few bits.. except I Bought gold leafing so its COVERED in it lol!!!
Thanks again to for all the beads, shells, flourishes and charms used.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Ocean Green (Beads) 4x4

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well I staggered across a new challenge blog via Heather Robinson's blog! its called "This Thursday its all about......" and this Thursday is all about Beads. So as I am into these new stamps from Third coast just now and I just got some wonderful beads, shells and charms from Karen at How could I resist the challenge. I was making a 4x4 for a friend and decided to stop doing the blue colour and go for green.. other than that its much the same as ALL the other things I have been doing with this stamp in the last 3 days.

The beads are glued in in little puddles of glossy accents trying to look like rock pools filled with treasure. I have also added a beaded trim to finish it off.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


Ocean Bookmark done beacause I cant stop using my third coast stamp. obviously waiting 2 years to but it has made it hard to put down lol. Please click on the image to see texture and glimmer effects thanks x

Beside the sea side

I have made this 7x7 inch piece for some of this weeks challenge blogs. Firstly Mondays mixed media Monday.. Places and secondly Wednesday Stamper Sunshine There is text on the top layer of acetate that says "beside the Seaside Beside the Sea".. but not sure you can sea that. It is a piece I think evokes summer holidays with sun sea and sand!
its stamped.. texture paste.. alcohol inks.. embossing powder.. Fusible film.. acetate.. shells and sand (I think that's everything).

Monday, 23 June 2008

Autumn canvas

My other Third Coast stamp purchase! So I have done a matching canvas in Autumn colours.

Please click on image to enlarge and see details and texture. please email me if you have any questions about how it was made!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

ocean Canvas

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Cant stop using this new stamp now lol.. I liked the 4x4 but decided I wanted something on a larger scale so this is a 8inch square canvas but done in the same style really. I would recomend clicking on the image to enlarge to see the details. its using my new best friend "texture paste",, alcohol inks (stream and pesto).. metalic mixatives (gold)and different embossing powders, in blue golds and aqua greens.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Ocean blue

Ocean Blue is the name of the stamp. My newest stamp from thirdcoast stamps > I have wanted this stamp for 2 years since seeing work By Lana, Jo , Penny and Sharon. well I at last made an order and received my beautiful stamps yesterday. they are so well priced and cheap postage and such a large selection!!

Anyway, I am digressing. This is the first thing I have made with my new stamp. Its a 4x4. for no reason other than I wanted to use my gorgeous stamp lol :-)

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Little house swap.

Carol has organised a swap on my forum for little houses.. I have made 2 to send. The top one says "through the round window" but the flare from the camera and the glimmer mist distorted it too much to read.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Altered Thingy, Ocean

NormaJean organised a swap on zuzus forum to alter children's wooden dominoes. its been getting called the thingy swap for some reason lol. it was a nice size and shape to work with. about 1.5inches by 3 inches I think.. mine has a stand added to the back so it can stand on a shelf or something... Anyway, I did it in the theme of the ocean as inspired by Mixed media Monday.
PS .. a lot of folk are asking what I used for the texture .. its made by Daler-Rowney.. and just called "texture paste".

Torso ATC Swap

Mandy and Fatma are organising an ATC swap between our two forums. Zuzuspetals forum and a forum Fatma is on in Germany. its a torso swap and these are my efforts.

stampboard Brooch/Arty girlz

A little 1 inch square stampboard brooch for a forum Birthday which is tomorrow so I better get to the post office lol.. Faces is the theme on Arty Girlz so I am entering this :-)

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Tag your it!

Monagrame tags is the theme on Tag your it this week. I did a tag book for my Mum..I have a tag for each letter of her name and each letter of MUM.. and this is the "U" page

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Diva of the month2(create by hand)

here is the start of my next diva piece. Its a piece of stamp board and its only about 1 inch by 2.5 inch but the pictures make it look bigger.

Its inspired by my friends Linda Baldock for texture etc and Carol (caz) who told me how to make the colourful background with the alcohol ink. I always want my stuff to look as cool as Linda's and I feel quite pleased with this .. I think maybe Linda would approve lol :-)
Also including wings as does the piece below so its also suitable for the create by hand challenge this week :-)

Diva of the month(createdbyhandchallenge)

On My forum we have a Diva of the month (just like a RAK random act of kindness) were two of our members get a gift from any of the forum members who feel up to making something. I have been very Lax recently but this month I have actually made one thing so far! I aim to get the other done tonight.

And its the first time ever I have used stampboard. If I had known how easy it would be I would have done it sooner :-)
This is also fitting in with the create by hand challenge this week so I am entering it. I don't think I make art often that DOESN'T have wings on it somewhere :-) )

Craft day with friends.

I went over to Haddington to “ The Mad Scrapper ” for a 12 hour crafting day. I only stayed for 6 hours and probably talked more than I craf...