Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Halloween journal page

I've been using my journal to record various things I've been trying out in my textiles class.

The most recent page was done to a Dyane challenge, to include orange, her spider stamp and the words new beginnings. 

I made more marks on the page using assorted bits and pieces with inks and paints as well as a stencil where I used the bleach out technique in the purple edge before re spraying through the stencil with the orange.  The spiders web was machine sewn onto soluble fabric and then I disolved the fabric but I left it with some of the gluey stuff still in it and used that glue to adhere it to the page.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Splodgeaway Sparkle and Gems

I've made this Christmas card for the Splodegeaway first monthly challenge .  I made my first using splodgeaway masks in this theme a few weeks ago and liked it so much I resolved it would be my theme for this Christmas.  This time I added extra sparkle with glitter and gems in the centre of the snowflakes but I like that it is still quite simple.  The card measures 8" x 8".

For the background I splodged Iced spruce distess ink through the holly mask.  I highlighted the berries with a little glitter.
For the tag I inked up the snowflake corner mask with perfect medium and then embossed it into the tag using a die cutting machine.  I put sticky embossing powder into the debossed snowflakes and rubbed in gilding flakes.  The stamp is from  a Sheena Douglas little bit sketchy  set.  I added some gems and fibres.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

World Card Making Day

Today is world card making day so I'm proud to be joining in with cardmakers worlwide.

Here is card number one made with Sheena Douglass stamps and WOW embossing powders, the dragonfly is embossed with silver, ebony and grape powders.  The background is made with Dylusions sprays painted on then spritzed with water and blotted.