Thursday, 31 May 2007
This didn't turn out quite as planned, and looks a bit skew-whiff, but that's the angle of the open door (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!). The statue marbling isn't as obvious on the scan.
However, the overall feel is of an Italianate garden.
Stamps : Non Seq Greco Roman collage, Stampington Iron Grille, Lakeland Ltd Ornate set
Inks : AI denim, lettuce, butterscotch; Adirondack lettuce, rueberry; DI shabby shutters, weathered wood, black soot; Archival black
Extras : black paper
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
I seem to have used a lot of different inks - the brilliance is shiny irl, but I prefer the effect you see here! I used the AI to stain the buttons.
Stamps : AudDesign
Inks : Impress Garnet, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid, DI black soot, AI wild plum, Adirondack rueberry, Archival black
Extras : chipboard buttons, white ribbon (dyed with garnet), pink waxy flax, black paper
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
This is a quote from the book of Proverbs. Wisdom is something that I have been seeking recently.
I used the batik method on this card - clear emboss the image, paint over, and then iron off the EP.
Stamps : BLine Botanical Fern, Elusive Images Fleurs et Parfum, Inca Queen of Spain
Inks - ecoline, computer font, versamark, StazOn black
Extras : MM rub-ons, clear EP, blue paper
Monday, 28 May 2007
She who waits for the knight must remember - she will have to clean up after the horse!!
Needless to say, I won't be sending this off anywhere!!!
Image from the net, and various DI inks, and Adirondack caramel.
This is based on and influenced by the art work of Mary Fleeson, who is a member of the Northumbria community. She is based on (Holy Island) Lindisfarne, Northumberland. Do look up her work, which is very Celtic in style.
For those of you asking, yes I did draw this myself. But I'm not sure if I could repeat it - it took me AGES! I'm much happier with a stamp in my hand than drawing freehand.
Stamp : AudDesign
Inks : watercolour pencils
Sunday, 27 May 2007
use the colour blue, and use your distress inks as watercolours
This does look slightly bluer irl. I love this technique of colouring the paper from the craft mat, as you never know quite what effect you'll get. The sprays seem to add extra depth to the colours.
Stamp : Crafty Individuals
Inks : DI dusty concord, faded jeans; Sticky Fingers Sprays delphinium, lilac.
Extras : brads, ribbon, purple card
Saturday, 26 May 2007
I would like you to make a card using some thing that you would normally find in an office environment. Such as... staples, paperclips, paper fasteners, file folders, library cards, hole punches, lined paper etc you get the drift.
Well I've used a tag, paper fastener (brad), string, and the man himself has been getting very confused about the old and the new technology. No wonder he looks so stern!
Stamps : Crafty Individuals, Lakeland Ltd, Paper Artsy
Inks : DI dusty Concorde, mustard seed, faded jeans, Archival black.
Extras : tag, Prima flower, PM brad, waxy flax, Provocraft paper
Friday, 25 May 2007
A True Knight.
from the quote : A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, rather than in the beginning of danger. Appropriate for chess, I think.
Actually I found another quote but the card was not jokey enough for it - She who waits for the knight must remember - she will have to clean up after the horse!!
Stamps : PA Man of Numbers 2; Elusive Images scripts and timepieces; Stampers Anon staples.
Inks : DI broken china, antique linen, black soot; Adirondack caramel; Versamagic Magnolia bud; Fluid chalk French blue, charcoal.
Extras : Image from Above the Mark; Prima flowers; brads.
Thursday, 24 May 2007
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
The Cicero quotation reads: Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
My eldest daughter was pleased by my choice of subject as she has been studying Cicero for Classics AS Level (and took her exam today!).
Stamps : my own Cicero digistamp, Non Sequitur Greco Roman collage.
Inks : ecoline, versamagic turquoise gem, versamark
Extras : prima flowers, copper brad, ribbon, spiral clip, MM rub-ons, black EP
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
Stamp: Crafty Individuals
Inks: ecoline blue and purple; DI- antique linen, dusty concorde, faded jeans; Alcohol inks -mixative silver; Marvy pen black cherry
Extras: crystals, Silver EP, button, chipboard circle, waxy flax.
Monday, 21 May 2007
These early cards were done at the beginning of the year, and in a great fit of enthusiasm but with not much thought to the art work! The colours, flowers and stars all signify the stages of creation.
stamps: Hampton Arts, Auddesign
Sunday, 20 May 2007
For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style**insert evil laugh here**
I'm not normally one for lots of embellishments, but when you're told not to, you tend to want to... So I coloured the paper from scratch. The irises are in full bloom in my garden, and have influenced the colour scheme on this card. Although I now realise a hint of mustard might have provided a little contrast.
Stamps: Paper Artsy - mini 12, travel plate 4; HA screen background.
Inks: Adirondack Eggplant, Rueberry
Saturday, 19 May 2007
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Wednesday, 16 May 2007
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Monday, 14 May 2007
So here goes: Honey for tea.
This is the challenge set by DCM
This week it's me (Kathy) setting the dare and I'd like you to make a card with a theme of FOOD!
So let's mull this one over.......You could make an invitation to a barbecue, dinner party, picnic, kids party etcIt could feature a recipe, ingredients, utensils, cookery quotations, poems or rhymes....It could have food depicted on it eg cupcake, CHOCOLATE, bowl of fruit , CHOCOLATE, sausages, CHOCOLATE,.....birthday cake....Hey, it could even have real food stuck on it.....OK, maybe not....as long as it's clearly got a foodie theme it's allowed.
The quote is taken from The Old Vicarage, Grantchester, by Rupert Brooke. This was one of my set poems for Eng Lit O Level, but I only remember these last 2 lines (It was a long time ago!!)
Inks: ecoline yellow and brown, versamark pen
Stamps: Digistamp created from a photo of Rupert Brooke, a photo of a honeycomb, and typed poem, honeycomb from Backgrounds by Invoke Arts, cube by Stampington, Scripts and timepieces by elusive images.
Other items: blue & black paper, gold EP, Prima flower, papermania brad