Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #49 Summer

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is Summer .

I'm away at the mo but will be back by tomorrow so i will leave my comments for you when I'm home.
Here's my creation

A 4x4 canvas I covered the canvas with molding paste to get some texture going then i sprinkled play sand all over it while it as still wet cut a small picture of my son at the beach and placed it on the canvas as well.
I added tiny shell's and pebbles with some crushed shells to the canvas as well while it was still wet. cut out the words and added them to. It need some thing to use as a hanger but i haven't found the right thing yet any ideas? and maybe i will add to it but I'm not sure.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Arty Girlz weeklychallenge #48 Add shapes to your project

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Im away from tomorrow (22nd) until tues /weds of next week so appoliges if i dont comment on your blogs, i will catch up when i get back.

This week challenge over on Arty Girlz is to add shapes to your project.

This week challenge is sponsored by the very talented Andy Carolan who is a freelance designer who specialises in cartoon illustration and products for the card craft industry. Andy is proud to have produced many varied illustrations for Joanna Sheen’s popular product range.
Click the banner to visit Andy's website
Andy has also produced the fantastic Card Toonz CD Roms and has kindly provided two of them as a prize for one of our participants to win The CD's contain a collection of cartoon character toppers, backing papers and banners that will help you to celebrate any occasion in style
If you would like to purchase these fantastic CD Roms you can find them HERE

so pop on over to Arty Girlz and join in the challenge for a chance to win these fab CD Roms

Andy sent us both a CD rom to use in our examples this week ~ Thanks Andy :)

I had the card Toonz professional nuttyness cd rom. These cd roms are great fun and have lots of cute images backing papers ect. which are great for quirky fun cards for all ages.

I just printed off the images and 3d decoupaged them on the first one i used retanges as my shapes and on the second one i used scolloped circles.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #47 NO patterned paper

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is 'no patterned paper' don't panic too much because this doesn't mean that you can't make your own patterned paper using stamps or doodling or from other resources etc it just means NO shop bought designer patterned paper so pop on over to Arty Girlz to join in with the challenge.

Julie and I asked sandy if she wanted to be our Guest designer this week and she said yes so if you would like to see what sandy has done pop over to Arty Girlz or Sandy's blog HERE.

Here's what i did and there,s no paper or card in sight. When i was a way last week i went to a great shop in sittingbourne and in the haberdashery dept they had a basket with crafters material remnants for 99p a bag so i picked up 2 lots. This was made from one of them.

I cut a piece of the canvas material to fit a piece of mount board. then used my sizzix to cut out a large flower and 2 small ones and layered them up and used a bead in the center.

The leaf was cut out from the pattern in the material. I did an image transfer on to cotton of Audrey Hepburn and layered that on to more of the brown silk material, folded the corner and added a bead. cut another piece of the canvas frayed the edges and layered the image on to that.

Rolled another piece of the material and stitched it to hold the roll then sewed the trim (also in the bag) to the back of that .

Assembled everything and stitched into place. added wadding to the back then put it on to the mount board. I used a piece of velvet brown thong for a hanging loop.

Its a very touchy feelie piece and i wanted to keep the frayed edges on everything to add to the effect.
The photo is a bit rubbish as it was dark when i took the pic its much better in real life honest LOL

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Guest Designer

I'm the Guest designer for This Thursday it's all about ...... this week.
The theme is to use ribbons and bows.

I was sent ribbons to play with which were sent by Ribbon Oasis , go check out the challenge to see the fab prize they are offering

This is what i made .

This is a notice board made using an old picture frame, i painted it purple, added patterned paper to the center then pinned chicken wire to the front added flowers and ribbon to the edge's put 3 brss hooks on the bottom and tied a long length of ribbon round them, and used mini pegs to hold my memo cards in place.

For this card i layered purple and lilac card stock stamped the image in lilac added little jems to the flower centers. Threaded the ribbon through the ribbon slide which i also received and attached it to the bottom of the card.

For this card i glued 3 blossoms to the card blank cut out 3 flower pots and trimed so me ribbon to trim the tops. Then added a piece of ribbon along the bottom for the pots to sit on, drew faux stitches for the flower stems and around th edge of the card. added jems to the flower centers and put a rubon sentiment on the 3rd pot.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge # 46 Vintage

This weeks Arty Girlz challenge is 'Vintage' so you could use a vintage photograph on your creation, give your creation an aged effect, or go shabby chic use old ribbon or lace etc. As always you choose the format for your creation.

This challenge is sponsored by 3d Jean Altered Art Supplies who have supplied a fantastic prize for one person to win jean from 3d jean is also our guest designer this week so go check out the challenge on Arty Girlz to see what the fabby prize is that's up for grabs and also to see jeans gorgeous skinny she made using some of the products from her shop which are in the prize this week.

Julie and i were also lucky enough to receive some goodies to use in our example this week to. Thanks Jean

Here's mine

I used the Atc frame kit for this one but left of the back section. I used my soldering iron tool to burn the pattern in to the wood and used one of the images of the Indian girl in the frame. twisted wire to make the hanging loop and drilled small hole in the frame to fix it on also did this at the bottom to add the Believe charm

for the box below i used medium sized round box painted it gold then over painted in white while it was tacky i used a crackle medium over the top for the aged crack look then cut out the transparent image and fixed her to the box you can s the crack through it looks kinda cool then rubbed the silver charm with gold paint and fixed it to the box.

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #45 BLUE

The challenge this week over on Arty Girlz is to use the colour blue as a main feature on your creation so here what i did

I covered a frame and inside with pages from a french story book and then did i wash of blue all over printed my picture tore it around the edges stuck it inside the frame and then washed the blue round the edges to blend it in.
I used florist wire and twisted 2 pieces together for my wire decoration around the edges also made the charm pieces by cutting out egg shapes on the the text paper and covering it with crackle accent when dry bent the wire round and glued in place. printed and cut the birds out and put them on the frame and the inside of the frame .