Monday 26 May 2008

His Nibs

The theme this week for Mixed Media Monday is pens and pencils - so I decided on a little play on words.

Friday 23 May 2008

TGIF - Techniques

The theme for TGIF this week is techniques - namely in rubber stamping. I made this a while ago but it was using a technique I love. I love to stamp images onto acetate with stazon ink and then decorate the background - for this piece I stamped a rose background and embossed in white, then colour tinted with chalk ink pads. And because it is the resist technique, it is also perfect for this weeks' Saturday Workout.

Sunday 18 May 2008

Flourishes and Wings

The theme this week for Gothic Arches is Flourishes. So here is my contribution. The bird is a new stamp that just arrived yesterday, so was great to use something new. This is also perfect for the wings theme by Arty Girlz and Created by Hand

Saturday 10 May 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Paint

I love Audrey Hepburn and that has been reflected lately in a few of my craft pieces. I have given everything I have made with her away so today after doing a spot of gardening I decided to make something for me. This clipboard started life as a boring brown wooden clipboard and now it is a masterpiece that will be on display in my new craft room (when I get round to sorting it out!)

I used adirondak acrylic paint, grungeboard with crackle paint, some swirly stamps and fabric flowers, not to mention the lovely Audrey. And so this is perfect for the theme this week on Mixed Media Monday which is Paint.

Click on the image for more detail.

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Crazy Amigo - Birds

I'm Back! I'm crafting! It's great... OK well I made this before I went on my travels with work but only now am I getting round to posting it on my blog and it fits perfectly this week for the Crazy Amigo challenge

This is the front and back of an address tag I made for a forum group swap - so we all have everyone's addresses in a fun and artistic format. Thanks to a great lady, who magically airburushed my address out, here is the finished result.

The stamps, I am sure you recognise as being Tim Holtz stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Deb xx

Monday 5 May 2008

Arte Y Pico

I am very pleased and honoured to be given this award by two great ladies - Caz and Mel. Thank you so much ladies.

The rules are as follows:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.

4. The Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte Y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.5. To show these conditions.

I am sure many people have been nominated by now - so I am just going to pick 5 that inspire me:-

Gabrielle, Jacqueline, Galina, Nicole and Louise