Friday 21 September 2018

SASPC September 2018 Challenge - Anything Goes

I love Steampunk! I do. I love the costumes, the accessories and the colour, everything really. So to find San Dee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges is such a treat...mixed media heaven.
Their Challenge for September, and if I have read correctly, every month, is Anything Goes. Perfect!

I love the idea of time travel.........................

My layers include:-
Corrugated board
White card
Fibrous Mulberry paper
Distress ink
acrylic paint
Embossing powder in several colours
Tab die (embossed)
Tim Holtz metal Gadget Gears
Metal clock
Tim Holtz Paper Doll
Tim Holtz Big Chat words
Tim Holtz Ideaology Ephemera
Tim Holtz Ticket Booth stamp and die
Tim Holtz Air Travel stencil for the words and arrows
Atelier moulding paste

Happy inking

Friday 7 September 2018

SSS Monday Challenge - Stamp it on

The SSS Monday Challenge for this week is 'Stamp it on'. 

I have been on holiday for two weeks and while we had a fabulous time it is great to be back creating.

I have used three stamps in the background including a raindrop stamp, a wildflower stamp and a word stamp. I have used Altenew stamps in the the foliage.
I love this tiny dancer from Tim Holtz. I never got to wear a tutu or tulle so feel very deprived of that 'girly' experience.

My layers are:
-Kaiser Craft Designer Paper
-Distress Inks
-splatters and sprinkles
-paste through a stencil
-Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Words 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz  Thinlits Dies - Garden Greens
-Altenew  - Beautiful day Stamps and dies
- stamps
-Whale of a punch corner
-enamel dots
-purchased flowers and leaves
-Art stones
-Balsa wood (behind dancer)

Thank you for stopping by:)

Tuesday 14 August 2018

SSS Monday Challenge - Sprinkles and Splatters

The SSS Monday Challenge for this week is 'Sprinkles and Splatters'.

I did add sprinkling and splattering to this project but much of it is now covered. Droplets were knocked from a paint brush, expelled from a spray bottle, and the larger drops squeezed from an eye dropper. 

My layers are:
-Kaiser Craft Designer Paper
-Distress Inks
-splatters and sprinkles
-paste through a stencil
-Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, Words, Gears, stickers and Ephemera
-Sizzix Thinlits Die Circle Mask Silver 
-Stampin Up Arrow stamp
-purchased enamel dots
-purchased flower.
-drawn marker pen lines

Thank you for dropping by :)

Sunday 12 August 2018

SSS Monday Challenge - Tape It Up

The SSS Monday Challenge for this week is 'Tape It Up'.

I used my only Jane Davenport product which is her gorgeous Peerless Watercolors. I used washi tape in the background but there is only a tad showing after adding layers over the top. You can just see a grid and a stripe piece showing.

My layers are:
-watercolour on spritzed card
-watercoloured tissue paper. Dried, then torn and added to the background with matt medium.
-Washi Tape
-paste through a stencil
-Oxford impressions stamped lady
-purchased enamel dots
-bottled enamelled dots
-purchased leaves and wee flower.
-die from Papertrey Ink (Bloom Builder #3) for the large flower

Have a great week.

Saturday 21 July 2018

SSS Monday Challenge - Add A Little Sparkle

I had a little free time to spend playing this weekend. My go-to challenge, SSS Monday Challenge - Add a Little Sparkle, the pieces from the designers are so inspirational.

I had no idea what I wanted to do so decided to choose colours and make a start. Once I had laid down background colours corrugated board spoke to me (not really :)). As I was assembling the piece I was listening, and occasionally watching, a documentary on the Thai Cave rescue. I had seen odd snippets on the news but had not fully grasped the intricacies and dangers of the rescue. The documentary gave an in-depth view of the event. While the outcome was unbelievable after such a challenging ordeal, I couldn't help feeling a sense of awe for bravery and dedication of the rescuers and deep sadness for the loss of Former Thai navy seal Saman Gunan.

As my mind followed the rescue so did my art. A few thoughts influenced the piece. Darkness - just how the children endured that, coming into the sunshine for the first time and oxygen - how depleted it was in the cavity where they found the group, and the number of tanks they had to deposit for each rescue.

The sparkle is in the bubbles, added glitter and Wink of Stella on the 'FREE'.

The main items used were Gesso, Tim Holtz inks and phrases. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday 22 April 2018

SSS Monday Challenge - Let's Doodle

Well, I managed to get my fingers inky again this week for the SSS Monday Challenge - Let's Doodle.

I loved the idea of the doodling, but all I could think about was these scribble flowers from two different companies. They look like doodling to me. My doodle contribution was scribbling around painted dots and flower centres, and paint doodling as I made up the four pieces of background after starting with plain Bazzill in various greens.

I love seeing the art in a frame. I have many frames with the glass taken out and replaced with matt board (offcuts purchased from my local framer for $8 / large bag). I place two or three pieces of sticky back velcro on the frame and the piece of art. I can change the art on the wall whenever a new piece is added to the collection.
For this challenge I wanted a piece with irregular edges, so I gessoed a piece of matt board, added a hint of colour, then started layering. I love the Tim Holtz film strip die and the french wine label sent to me several years ago.

Distress inks
Golden Fluid acrylics
MFT Scribble flowers (large)
Small scribble flowers (maker unknown)
Whale of a punch decorative corners
Tim Holtz stencil
Kaisercraft spots stamp

Thank you for dropping in.

Sunday 8 April 2018

SSS A Trio Of Something

For this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge the theme is a 'Trio of Something'.
My immediate thought was pears! I love the fact that one spoken word has three different meanings and spellings. So here we have three pears and three different words.

I stamped the pears to give an outline for adding DP pieces. I used soft gel medium to glue them down. When it was dry I stamped the pear again. 

The pear stamp is Stampers Anonymous.
Liquitex Gesso
Distress inks and Golden fluid acrylics
Various background stamps and stencils.

Thanks for dropping by.