Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Open Theme - No.2 Entry

I made this canvas today, with a little help from my number one daughter who cut the tail of the fish and the fin. Stamps used are MM Foam Stamps and Hero Arts. This Canvas measures 30 x 60cm and it's something I've had in my mind for ages to do, and just hadn't got there until today. I've used acrylic paints and one of my new fav toys - water soluble oil pastels. Love those colours!! YUMMY. Although my photography, does not do these colours justice..... still waiting our new camera to arrive from ebay :-)

Titled Funky Fish and it's sitting on our kitchen wall....

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Open Theme

Since the last Wednesday Stamper, I have been working on some swaps, done a couple of scrapbooking pages and this altered envelope. Stamps used are the Clearly Impressed Michelle Ward stamps. Crayons are used to colour and vioflex has been melted onto the envelope with black EP.

Had to add this picture below. This is what I would look like if I lived in Springfield (as in the Simpsons)....

Not sure how good a likeness it is, but it was fun :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

2nd Attempt at a Scrapbook LO and this time it's my own design!

So you may have read in my previous post, that I attended a class with our very own talented Tom Price scrapbooker - Jaimie Emmerton on Monday. Well it kind of gave me a little bit of a taste for this addiction that so many women get hooked on, plus I DO have endless supplies of embellishments and papers, collected over the years for my stamping/art work that I can use....... So I thought I'd make another LO. This time I went with my normaly grungy/messy style and I'm not sure if I did my daughters pic justice at all, but here it is...

Another dreadful photo of my work, but the exciting news is that our NEW camera is on it's way... ordered from Ebay yesterday. So I'm hoping that my photography work will just automatically improve with this transaction... .hehe I'm a point and shoot kind of gal and as Jaimie will testify from Monday's class, technology and I don't get along all that well. I managed to gunge up her sewing machine I don't know how many times, when everyone else could use it perfectly without a hitch! So I believe the software that comes with the camera is dummy proof (perfect for me) and that I need to get Photoshop??? Any tips on how to get good photo's, would be much appreciated :-)

I have some more photo's here I want to work with, so I'm hoping that I can combine scrapbooking now with my other art... but like I've said before, I just need a few more hours in my day (without losing sleep!).

Monday, July 16, 2007

It's been a while...................

But I have something to share!!! Today I went to my very first scrapbooking class :-) Thanks to the wonderfully talented and gorgeous Jaimie Emmerton, who patiently showed a group of us gals how to put this fabulous page together. We all made it our 'own' slightly and it was great to see the difference a picture makes to the LO (lay out for those that dont know Scrapbooking terminology). Jaimie designed these paper flowers, isn't she a genius!! AND she shared how she does it with here's my take on Jaimie's LO, using a pic of my Number 1 girl - Emma who was 6 months in this pic.

Sorry for the blurred bit on the photo, it's not on the original LO. I couldn't take this photo earlier on today as I had to work, but I couldn't wait to share, so I took the photo tonight. Oh and the most excitement thing!!! IS we are buying a new camera.... so hopefully better pics of my work on the way :-)

Check out her blog for some other magnificent eye candy.

Monday, July 09, 2007

GPP Street Team Crusade No. 10

Michelle Ward has come up with another fabulous theme for her challenges over on her GPP Street Team Blog. This time it is mail art. I have to admit to being a bit of a slacker normally when it comes to decorating envies. I normally just stamp maybe one image at the most, so this was a great challenge to get me out of that 'slackness' and come up with an interesting piece of mail art.

Background has been done with Distress Inks and some crayons. Michelle Wards funky stamps from the Clearly Impressed line stamped randomly over the envie and then black distress ink powder melted on to fusible webbing to add texture.

Make sure you take the time to jump on over to Michelle's blog, to check out all the fab stuff over there.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Buttons

Here's my entry for this weeks Wednesday Stamper - theme buttons. Stamps used are Stampington and Stampers Anon. Background is made using water soluble crayons and the blue splatter (hard to see in the scan) is made using Moon Glow Starburst Stains (Have to get me some more of these colours as I love the look!!). The buttons are the flowers and the black round ones down the bottom of the clown.

As usual my scanner doesn't like lumps (or is it the user doesn't know how to scan lumps!), so the scan is not the best.

Thanks for looking :-)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

This and that

I just dont seem to have enough time or energy to make as much art as I would like too lately and I'm getting niggly. If anyone comes up with a formula for adding a few extra hours into your day without losing sleep, please let me know!! Working 2 jobs and having small children, plus trying to play sport and have some sort of social life, just doesn't leave enough time to do ART!!!

I was looking through some of my old work today (made nearly 3 yrs ago) and was deleting some of the scans off my hard drive. I was shocked at how bad some of the stuff was, but I guess we've all gotta start somewhere and at the time I thought they were ok.

Saying that, I came across this card which was the first thing I ever made that won a prize!! When that happend I was over the moon and my addiction to stamping/card making/art took off from there.

Our weekend was great and the weather here is just perfect ATM. I wish it could be like this for at least 10 months of the year and it would certainly make living here in TP a lot more bearable. But apparently air conditioners generally start going on again here in September!! Not looking forward to the summer months as it is, then I heard that and nearly fell over. Oh well, for now I'm just enjoying this beautiful weather and the fact that we are able to play and enjoy sport without dying from heat exhaustion.
DH and I played our mixed soccer on the weekend and what a game it was!! 6 goals to nil..... but the best part I have to share is, there were 4 girls on one team (mine) and none on the other (which happens to be the team my DH was put on) and we ended up having 2 extra players because "all the girls are on one team" and of course we are the weaker sex!! Well I scored a goal and one of the other girls did too and another set up quite a few of the goals that the guys got on our team. GO THE GIRLS!! At half time, they ended up taking one of our stronger male players and putting him on the other team, so that the guys could score some goals and we still beat em!! Seriously though, it was such a fun game and I really enjoy our Sunday's that are full of soccer and laughs. And believe it or not, the games are generally pretty even and social.
Hope everyone else had a great weekend.