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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Use Thread or Bead

     International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #113
Use Thread or Bead
This fortnights challenge 'Use Thread or Beads' has been chosen by Josephine.


I love this week box that I made on my laser and so proud of myself as it is totally my own design.  My maths is not the best so working out how to sort the placement of the holes for the side panels and size of panels so everything fitted perfectly was a real learning curve, that goodness for awesome software that helped big time lol.  The image which I etched on the lid of the box is by Aurora Wings.  Once the box was sanded, varnished and assembled I then added a some gold bead around the base which I threaded onto fishing line and then glued.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Anything Goes with an option of Christmas

  IKEsWORLD


Challenge 146
   Anything Goes with an option of Christmas

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :) 



For this challenge I made a tea-light holder using Angel #4 Front and Back - I only used the front of the image.  I etched the Angle image onto plywood and offset the outer line to create a cutting line leaving an edge between the etching and the cut.  Next I stained the wood with Promarkers trying although not very successfully to have a shaded wood effect.  An electronic candle was placed in the candle holder section.  I really should have taken the pic in the evening when you can really see how the glow of the candle illuminates the angel.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Red, White and Blue

     International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #112
Red, White and Blue
This fortnights challenge 'Red, White and Blue' has been chosen by Christine.


Another digital card created on Photoshop from me this fortnight.  I do love playing with digital creations, something I generally find very relaxing to do.  For this creation I created a white background and added a red overlay along with embossed textures.   The blue background was created with watercolour brushes and 70% opacity as I wanted this to be strong colours but show a bit of texture.  Finally a white dandelion and some white text with drop shadow added to make it pop a bit.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Holidays, here or abroad

    International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #111
Holidays, here or abroad
This fortnights challenge 'Holidays, here or abroad' has been chosen by Jennie.



For my card I used an image I coloured a long time ago by Elizabeth Bell, so perfect for this challenge.  The frame is digital, took a bit of manipulation to make it fit as it was a rectangle but I think I managed to hide where I made the split and rejoined it.  Holidays are a bit of a sad point this year but I am sure there will be chances to get down to the beach for a picnic if nothing else.  This frame is so perfect for the area where I live, all the items including the seals are pretty much on my doorstep in the North East of England.   

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Pre-made Toppers

   International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #110
Pre-made Toppers (precolored images)
This fortnights challenge 'Pre-made Toppers (precolored images)' has been chosen by CG.


Just a very simple card from me this fortnight.  I have made a digital card again as I am struggling with hand colouring at the moment, between eyes that don't want to focus on fine detail and a craft room which is full of wood and my laser meaning I can't get to my card making items I am between the devil and the deep blue sea ROFL, just so thankful that I can continue to make cards digitally and have all the fun of creating without the stress of trying to get to my items etc.    

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Anything Goes with an option of Food + Drink

 IKEsWORLD


Challenge 145
  Anything Goes with an option of Food + Drink

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :) 



Oh so much fun :) I used one of the coffee images from IKEsART I LUV COFFEE Set Set of 4 + 6 FREE Papers and added the sentiment.  I then used my laser to make this 30cm wood cut of the design.  Next I used a 30cm sq MDF board and lightly etched the coffee cup image so I could place the wood cut accurately once I had done the painting.  The painting was done using acrylic paints and the spots on the coffee cup were created by dipping the rubber on the end of a pencil into the paint and using that for stamping.  I just love this and will be putting it up in what used to be my dining room as coffee is the liquid that seems to keep me going these days ROFL.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Garden or Outside

 

Come and join us at I ❤️Promarkers, our challenge theme is

 'Garden or Outside'


We all know folks who bring sunshine into our lives don't we :)   I used the image Bertha's Blooming Box by Dr. Digi House of Samps.  Once the image was printed I coloured it with Promarkers and then fussy cut.  For the background I embossed some silver paper and then used distress oxides to help take the shine off the paper and enhance the texture.  The card base was covered with some vellum which had flowers on, not sunflowers I know but the right colour lol

and the sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi's House of Stamps with a 2 digital images of the winners choice.