Monday 30 April 2012

Artful Times Challenge -- Time

This challenge was just up my street, as I love art about time. I thought I would use lots of different techniques on this tag. I started off with distress inks, and then used bleach on the stamp at the bottom. I stamped the top with various cog stamps and embossed the one on the right. Tha stamp at the bottom I added afterwards. The clocks and cogs are a mixture of shrink plastic, die cuts (embossed) and a Tim Holtz one thrown in as well. The pocket watch on the right has crackle accents on the face, the one bottom right is shrink plastic.

Monday 16 April 2012

Artful challenge A sea of green

This is for the second of the new challenges on Artful Times, and the subject was a 'sea of green'
I decided to make a tag again, as I love tags. I coloured the background in two shades of distress inks, and then sprayed a green glimmer mist over the branch mask. I then stamped the images onto card and coloured them in lightly with distress ink, with highlights of watercolour. I added some sari ribbon at the bottom.

Monday 9 April 2012

Texture with string ATC swap

These three ATCs are for a texture with string swap. I was a bit stuck for ideas until I thought of knitting. It was a bit painfull on my poor fingers, but I am quite pleased with the result. I stuck the string borders down with UHU.

Saturday 7 April 2012

New Challenge blog Tag

I haven't joined a challenge blog for years, but as my friend Neet has started a new one with two of her friends, I thought I would have a go. The blog is called Artful Times.
The first challenge was a tag, and as I love making tags, I enjoyed doing it. I am in an orange mood at the moment, so started off with some orange distress stains, and a mica spray. I stamped the image with the orange bit of a Big and juicey ink pad, and added some gold flourishes. The flower is made from organza.

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