Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Hats

This weeks theme at Wednesday Stamper is hats. Thanks to Tina S for picking another great theme, which happens to be something I love adding to my art (pointy hats especially!).

So here's my entry....... Stamps used are Paperartsy and I have to admit to having had this plate for a while and this is my first time using it :-)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

7 Random Things

In response to Debbi B's tag from today, I need to list 7 random things about me. I thought I'd add piece of my art, just to brighten up this post. I picked this piece randomly from my hard drive and it was made yonks ago using one of my fav OI plates.
Ok so here goes -
1) I love to get messy with paints (love it on my hands, up my finger nails, everywhere), but I really don't like a messy house/car etc. Although I have to admit I have gotten better since having children.
2) My mum loves to sew and tried to encourage my sister and I when we were younger to take it up. Neither of us did!! However I am now becoming interested in sewing purely for the look and texture it gives on my art!!
3) I wish I didn't need as much sleep as I do, as I would love to have more time to create art. My dream would be to be able to sit all day and night and just create whenever I want!! Ahhhhh we can have dreams...
4) I really am not that fond of moving house, yet I've moved so many times, I have lost count!!
5) I used to love coffee and the smell of bread cooking (we had a bread maker), until I fell pregnant with my son (4 yrs ago) and couldn't stand the smell/taste of either of them, yet could go out into the dairy (we used to milk cows) and the effluent smell was quite refreshing.
6) I really dont like the heat, yet here we are living in a place that gets up to 47 degree days in the after day after day.
7) I love bright colours, but seem to always choose black and blue clothes for myself to wear.
This has been harder than I thought!!!

Ok so my turn to tag - Dawn T, Kelsey, Sulea, Eve, Jaimie, France, Belinda

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Eggs

This weeks theme at Wednesday Stamper is Eggs. Here's my entry which has stamping in the background, although it might be a little hard to see in this pic. I got a little heavy handed with the black embossing powder in the background, so it has turned out a little darker than what I intended.... do you think it's missing anything?? I kept looking at it over and over last night, thinking it's missing something, but not wanting to get too heavy handed with it and I guess my philosophy is less is more :-) Stamps used are Collections - Dream word and Michelle Wards - GPP - splodges. Background then painted in yellow, then yellow/orange over the top of that. Circles randomly stamped in different colours, then black distress ink over the top of some webbing, which melted into the background. Clipart from the net. Seed beads used around the edge of the arch. Hope everyone is having a great day.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I (heart) Sulea........

not only because she's a wonderful friend and not only because she's a UBER talented artist and not only because she's giving and loving and generous, but also because she is such a gentle and kind soul. I love you Sulea!!

Check out what she sent me today - Sulea is actually wearing the apron in this pic - isn't she gorgeous!

Sulea I wish so much that I had just an smidge (is that even a word) of your talent, your kindness and generosity.

I'm so forever grateful that you consider me your friend :-) :-)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Polka Dots

I just love the weekly challenges that the girls at Wednesday Stamper come up with.

Here is my entry for the Polka Dots challenge for this week. It is an arch shaped page for a swap that I'm in.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

GPP Street Team - Crusade No. 9 - What's that smell?

The lastest challenge of Michelle Ward's Street Team is titled - "What's that smell". Our challenge is to list what scent we use to get into the 'zone'. The creative zone that is.

I love to burn essential oils. My favourite combination is Lavender and Orange. It is such a sweet and relaxing smell. A perfect combination for creating!! IMO anyway.

In the pic above, I have put my burner on top of my craft desk, but normally it sits on top of my filing cabinet next to my desk. I didn't think it'd be a very exciting pic if I included my boring old metal filing cabinet, so instead I included a pic of my messy old craft desk. LOL. At least you can see the desk at the moment. Sort of cleaned it up for this pic.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Flowers

I couldn't manage to make anything for last weeks WS, so thought I'd share a couple of extra pieces of work for this weeks theme - flowers. I love using flowers in my art, so I have bundles and bundles of work that I could share, but here are just a few.

and this

And this

And like I say I could show so much more, but finally I wanted to share what I made tonight, specifically for this challenge.....

Lots of different stamps used on this background and then a peeling paint technique used over the top of the stamps. Then I have smooshed with different inks to darken the peeling paint colours down a little bit. Main image is PBS and I just love this image so much.

Thanks for looking :-)