Sunday, July 19, 2009

Creating after a long, dry time

I have been struggling something shocking to find the time or inspiration to create. But a friend requested cards for her DH's birthday and I had just received my new Tim Holtz stamps and they were calling out to be used. This is what I came up with. I know it's not very birthday like but I enjoyed making it.

You can't see it but underneath the man image is gorgeous faux batik paper made by following the instructions on Carol's blog I had a great time making a variety of different backgrounds using this technique and that helps get some of the "mojo" back. [Misplacing my gloss c/s that I wanted for another project certainly hasn't helped maintain my enthusiasm. I am back to being frustrated lol!]

Monday, February 16, 2009

One Sheet Wonders

I've been having fun playing with various one sheet wonder cards. The cards are a jumble of a couple of instructions so I can't tell you exactly who I got them from. If anyone recognises it as theirs and wants to let me know so I can give credit, that would be great.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Canvas to say Thank You

In December I hosted a Secret Santa swap on one of the groups I belong to. The lady who played Santa to me did such a fabulous job catering to my likes and needs, so I decided I needed to make her something a bit more special than a card. I hope she likes it.

The background is a combination of yellow and burgundy acrylic paints, oversprayed with Starburst Stains in Batchelor Buttons and Heliotrope Purple Plum. I overstamped the background iwht Black Brilliance and then collaged over the top.