Thursday, 11 March 2010

Out of Action

Just a quick note to say I will remain out of action for probably another week. I am in the processing of cleaning my house after the big wet and whilst doing that I am moving all my art stuff to another room to set up there. Have to get a new air con set up in there as well....must see to have my creature comforts,as they say!

This will all take a bit of time, but will be so worth it in the end...more space...airier...pretty purple walls...did I mention MORE SPACE???????

I shall return....soon!

Friday, 5 March 2010

House Mouse Tailors

Hello there,

Still on autopost!

Today, I would like to share a House Mouse card. I have made this ahead of time for a Secret Sister commitment I have with a Yahoo group I belong to.

I WAS going to use my new Janome Sew Mini....but by the time I got to that stage, it just wouldn't work, so I bailed and did faux stitching instead.

I think I just may be over the colouring in stage for now!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Quick and Easy Flowers

Iam auto posting here, just in case it fines up...You will not see me for dust then, as I have a pile of cleaning and painting to get through.

This card utilises some embellishments which came with a magazine my g/f Cheryll gave me the other day. Instead of hiding them away, probably never to be seen again, I decided to get them on a card!

And here it is! The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Pearlescent Ink Work 2

And here is another one.

This time, instead of using the ferns as a mask, I have actually sprayed the fernery itself and then stamped them on the cardstock.

I love the finished product and is super pearly IRL.

I have added a Hero Arts sentiment and a trio of SU wee medallions to add interest.

What do you think of Pearlescent Inks?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Pearlescent Ink Work 1

Afternoon all,

I tried so hard to get the beautiful sheen to come up in the photo! Maybe clicking on the image and getting it bigger will help seal the deal?

I have had these backgrounds keeping my background drawer company for quite a while, so decided to see what they would look like with an image on top.

From what I can remember we added Pearlescent Inks to spray bottles, added water, raided the garden for ferns and leaves and used them as masks. Finally, we sprayed the inks over the top. Let dry and then removed the fernery. Helen Brown was so lovely to share this with us and Grace McAndrew was really gracious in allowing us to destroy her garden!

The new Hero Arts Silhouette Grass was so suitable. I think it turned out great. You can still see much of the wonderful b/g AND also be able to enjoy the image. I did hesitate ...lots....coz i was dead scared of ruining my pretty b/g piece, but in the end, gritted the teeth and away I went!

(The little sentiment comes from a SU set.)

Monday, 1 March 2010

Oh So Happy

Hello everybody,

Today, I would like to share a Penny Black cute. The technique for the day is Prisma Colouring with Odourless Mineral Solvent. It is a bit time consuming, but good to fill in the time when need be.

I love to work with the solvent as it smoothes the pencil out so you don't see any rough lines....very cool.

I have managed to get outside between the rain spurts in order to try for better light. The forecasts are not favourable for us very mouldy lot. Normally, I love the rain! This time around, however, it seems to be never ending. If I could just get a day or two in the middle of it, all would be so much better!