Thursday, 21 October 2010

Sailing Adventure

Hi there,

I have been away for a little stamping sojourn with my mate Cheryll. I did come home Monday, but have been helping my daughter clean a rental house in order for her to have her bond returned. On top of that, I have a new computer with only half my stuff set up on it. I DO have the printer/scanner/copier working, but NO Photoshop.

Here is one of the cards I made with Cheryll. This is her design which she was doing in class. I have darkened mine somewhat. I tore the card with the mask when removing said mask. So then, I had to stamp the sails out twice, watercolour twice and layer ...just so I could cover the tear. The other things I did a wee differently....I burned the ends of the twill and attached them with brads and furred up all the edges in a big way and inked the top layer up.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A Lifetime is Not Enough

This has turned out to be a really lovely sympathy card. I do hope I don't have to use it any time soon!!!!

The stamps used are by Stamp It Australia and were stamped with StazOn black ink. All card throughout is Bazzill (the lemon, brown and vanilla base).

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

So Hot!

Well, it is heating up in my neck of the woods and with the coming of summer, this card seems to be quite appropriate.

It is a photoscape using a Stamp It Australia stamp. The sentiment is by Darkroom Door. Both were stamped using StazOn black. The scape was mounted on lemon, black, vanilla and finally to a black Bazzill base. I finished it off with a few black blings.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Shining Day

Good morning to all,

Here is another photoscape, this time using a Stamp It Australia stamp with the sentiment, of course, from Hero Arts.

Think I have hit upon a system to these. I scanned and then went into Photoshop to tweak it. It is pretty near to being true, now.

I have mounted on to purple Bazzill and then on to black with some pink DP before mounting the lot to a pale cream base. All stamping was achieved using StazOn black.

I love the colours in this...very me.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Create Your Own Journey

This is yet another photoscape where all Stampscapes were used for the main image. The wording and trail of dots are by Hero Arts.

The photoscape was mounted on to yellow Bazzill and then to black and finally to a pale cream base. All stamping was done with StazOn black.

This one looks way better IRL. I struggle to capture the correct colourings with these. I spent a good deal of time outside in natural light, inside under the day lamps and finally settled on the scanner.

Hope you like it!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Long Absence

Hi there folks,

Long time, no see. The whys and wherefores of my absence I will not post online, but I am hoping to stay tuned this time.

This is a card I made for a wedding I attended last month. The only stamping was the sentiment in the lower right corner which did not photograph easily or well.