Monday, January 29, 2018

Veil of Petals

Just a quick post from me before the grandson arrives for his tea while his mum is out at uni.  This canvas has been a challenge and a half but after having made so many cards and often spending the hours on the intricate colouring I wanted a way to keep the image in view for longer than a few days.  I have not coloured an Aurora Wings image this size before hence the extra time it has taken but oh such an enjoyable time I have had, well worth it.

The canvas size is 20x20 cm canvas and the image used AURORA WINGS_Veil-of-Petals.  I printed the image out to the size of the canvas, alas not the best paper for colouring as is fairly flat 120gms printer paper but it works.  The main part of the image was coloured with Polychroms - black and Light Grey, an experiment to see how I could do with just two pencils and three shades of green only used on the eye as I wanted that to really stand out.  To carry the green theme through the image I used l Lime Ice Stickles on the dew drops on the flowers.  Once the image was coloured I then used strong adhesive spray to stick it onto the canvas.  The edges were trimmed and folded over and I used black ribbon to go around the edges and some more of the Stickles on the outer corners.  The flourish embellishments are from Crafters Companion and the stamped sentiment one I had in my stash.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018


 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 an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #25
Do Something Digital

This fortnights theme has been chosen by Josephine :).  Digital may sound daunting but really there are so many ways to incorporate digital into your artwork.  You may go all the way and produce something that is totally digital, like a new piece of wallpaper for your computer etc. or may you will choose to use a digital element in your creation, be it an digital image, digital paper or as I have done, a digital die cut.  These cute wee baby cards are from a design by My Scrap Chick.  Quick and easy to make and a great standby to add to my collection of cards.  I have to admit I am not a lover of die cut cards but these I do find just adorable.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Nigerian Lady

Challenge 104
What's NEW With You

Happy New Year folks and hope you all had a magical Christmas.  We are all set up for the coming year with IKEsART and some awesome challenge themes to keep us out of mischief hahahaha.  

Ike's images are available from the IKEsART store and if you don't know her artwork do take a peek, they are super special and cover everything from the totally off the wall to the cute and furry :) :) :) 

For this challenge we were given the option of 'What's New With You' and that is such a wide open challenge, everything from celebrating the New Year down to using new items.  I have gone for the new items as hubby treated me to a  TODO machine to add to my craftroom.  I happened to mention one evening some time ago that the one thing I don't seem to have and would be rather useful was a foiling machine.  I was so keen to have one that I had not done any research, it was just something I said and one day would get around to checking out lol.  Anyway, a couple of weeks later a big box arrived at our house with the TODO in - I had to go and do my research as I had never heard of this beauty.  It is really a 4 in one machine able to do embossing, die cutting, letter press and foiling.  I doubt I will be using it for the embossing or die cutting but it is fabulous at the foiling and able to use the different types of foils on the market, the ones that are heat activated and also those that are laser printer activated.  

For this card I have followed my routes so to speak and used the image of the Nigerian Lady from the Africa World Series pack - I was born in Nigeria many moons ago lol.  The Nigerian flag is green and white so I used those colours for my card along with the gold foiling for the background to represent the gold which is abundant in West Africa, Nigeria included.  I often wonder what Nigeria would be like without corruption and religious divide- a country so blessed with mineral wealth, gold and now oil, that it should have no poverty at all.  Alas that is not the case !!!!!

  • image - Africa World Series by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Polychromes
  • other items - gold foiling, die cut corners and gold embellishments 
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-

Sunday, January 7, 2018

White on White

 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 an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #24
White on White

Happy New Year folks and hope you all enjoyed a magical Christmas.  It is hard to believe we are now starting another year, time is flying by just that little bit quickly these days :)

This fortnight theme of White on White was chosen by our DT sister Christine :).  For my white on white creation I used different types of white paper and some white material.  This creation was right up my street as I love monochromatic and the challenge delivered.  A pretty simple card using lots of dies, a bit of embossing, some very fine white lacy type material and liquid pearls.  The sentiment was foiled in silver although it looks rather dark in the photo.

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