Sunday, July 29, 2012

Let's Get Shabby....New Challenge #37

LGS has a new challenge and it's very "arty".
Be inspired any way you like by this gorgeous photo

I was definitely inspired by the colours on these old, well used paint brushes as well as by the splotches, blotches and splatters of paint. Make sure you explain how you were inspired on your blog post along with your creation. Check out how differently the other DT girls interpreted this challenge and get all the details on how to play along HERE.

MATERIALS USED: paper: Prima "Fairy Bell Collection". Washi Tape: Rub Ons:Kaisercraft, Bonjour, 7gypsies, Journal Rubbings. Stamps: Sassafras and inkado. Texture Paste. Distress Stains. Gesso. Adirondack ink. Clear Embossing powder. Dylusions Ink. Tombow Pens. Alcohol ink.

Thanks for visiting me today; have a creative "arty" week. xx

Monday, July 23, 2012

Flowers, Mists and Pot Scourers...........

A little bit of French whimsy.

A while back I made this French inspired gown for Meg's Garden all out of her beautiful summer range of French inspired papers. I had always intended to make "a head" to go with it and finally got around to it over the week end. Her head does sit nicely on the mannequin but I think, as she has been inspired by Marie Antoinette it's  better presented on a "cake plate."

The face is made from a foam ball from the craft shop. Her hair is 3 wire "pot scourers" glued and pinned to the ball and then gesso applied. I've glued fine paper to her face and then painted the features on and then sealed. Every thing is held in place by glue, Glossy Accents, pins and long bamboo skewers.  

PRODUCTS USED: Foam craft ball, wire pot scourers,assorted Prima and Manor House Creations flowers,Dusty Attic chipboard foliage,Tim Holtz metal cage and wing, Meg's Garden beautiful paper lace and big Pearl Pin, assorted findings, pearls and ribbon, gesso, paint, Dylusions Ink Spray and Perfect Pearls Mists.

Thanks so much and dropping by and visiting me today. Have a great week xx

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fresh Inspiration......

The lovely and very talented Louise N. aka loolabelle mentioned this place,   Paper Dvizhnik on her blog, so I went for a look; and, yes, she was right.....very inspirational !
All the artists who create for this site are amazing !

I created this little page for their current challenge.

Thanks for dropping by and visiting me today  xx

Friday, July 13, 2012

A new page.....O.U.A.S.

This is a page I've done for Once Upon A Sketch where the theme is "Friend". My journalling, which is on the back reads: 'A friend is born of many things, but the foundation is trust. A true friend is the one you can trust with your deepest, darkest secrets.' 

I've turned the sketch on its side.

Apart from the theme of "Friend" and the sketch at Once Upon A Sketch I was inspired by a few other things. The papers I've used are from Meg's Garden and when I first looked at these two girls I thought how sweet and pretty, but as I studied the image for a while and their expressions, it was as if the dark haired girl was shamefully confessing to a secret, while the other was listening intently. So it is with only the closest and most trusted of friends that we confess to, or share with, our darkest secrets. I am also inspired by Finn. I can't seem to create anything now with out being influenced a little ( or a lot ) by her. Also in the back of my mind was the current movie "Snow White and The Huntsman".

Materials Used:  All paper is Meg's Garden Forget Me Not Collection 1& 2. Dusty Attic Chipboard..."Hinges", "Leafy Stem #3", "Crooked Fence", "Gargoyle". Gate is wooden Kaisercraft. Lace and gold German Scrap from Meg's Garden. Prima Valentine Vine. Glitz design Teeny Alphas. Perfect Pearls Mists and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Ranger Liquid Pearls and Metal Patinas. Rustic Patina Embossing powder, black embossing powder. Distress Stains and Inks. Lumiere Metallic Rust.

Thanks for visiting me today, and have a great weekend.  xx