Sunday, 28 September 2008

Halloween flavoured

This card kinda made itself...spooky. Here's it's story....
I have a small brayer I decided should get dirty at least once it it's life, I'd seen other works of art which had been made using a brayer & thought it time I joined in the fun. So on that I took down my Adirondack dye inks to choose the colours, but that's where it all started, with these 2 colours I didn't really choose. You see I picked out a red & orange just to see what they'd look like on a piece of scrap card & to test out my brayer techniques. I firstly stamped the word 'art' in black, I then wanted to see what the 2 colours would look like together over this word..... Wow that's gone well looks good at this stage, I then find myself sponging on black chalk ink around the edges
which start to really set of the stamped image.
Out then come more stamps with me looking for a nice swirly kind of stamp which I find, inked that up in black & stamped it around the edge finishing it of with a white soufflé pen. I then echo the swirly stamp on the black card by inking it up with Adirondack snow cap pigment ink.
I look at the finished card & see a halloweeny looking card looking back at me. It's only the colours that have given it that look, but I'm thinking this is just a bit spooky what with Halloween just around the corner & I didn't set out to make a card or any thing else for halloween....... or did I

Friday, 19 September 2008

More Christmas Glimmer.

Here's the other card I'd been working on..... my apologies for the delay in posting, I'm afraid I get side tracked a lot.
I used that fab snowflake backround paper out of the Guild pack on this card, along with the snowmen & snowflake stamps from the 'let it snow theme plate, with of course those oh so fab glimmer mists in blue tones.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

new glimmer screens

I'm rather pleased with myself on this buy. I managed to get my hands on 2 sets of the new winter Glimmer mist screens via a auction. I set to work the moment they arrived (well not quite) spraying my Glimmers & adding a snowman or to, to the scene to come up with this:
I'm making another xmas style card, which I hope to post later.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Getting back

Well I've done nearly NO crafting since my last post. A lack of inspiration descended on me, which left me feeling very flat & stuck in front of the TV watching some really intresting stuff. (I'm now ready to take on Ann Robinson in the weakest link lol) Did get the chance to visit great blogs over the last few days to, not sure if that was what I needed to get back to the crafting, but I've been & made this fun little book thingy.