Thursday, November 29, 2007

TMTA - Headwear and MMM - Gold

I did this little cutie for the challenge on Think Monday, Think ATC
and then realised that it fitted in with my theme on Mixed Media Monday of gold as well. So I guess I killed two birds with one stone again, accidentally! The background is done with color mists, over stamped with foam stamps and gesso, and over again with a swirl stamp and sepia ink. I have used a gold German scrap frame to frame the little stamped image.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Gold - Take Two

I'm enjoying using my German scrap so much, I decided to make another piece for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge. This piece was done with a piece of vintage music, over-stamped with swirls, a vintage children image, some German scrap and a metal word that says "friends".

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Gold

I chose "gold" as the theme for Mixed Media Monday this week in honour of all the gorgeous German Scrap I got as a Christmas present. Of course, I couldn't wait until after Christmas to start using it, now could I? This piece is done on mattboard, with a tissue paper background, a gorgeous image, which I colourised with chalks, gold German scrap wings and trims and a gold star.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Button ATC

I made this little ATC to suit three of the challenge blogs this week. Mixed Media Monday's theme is "buttons", FFB's Twisted Tuesday's theme is "button wisdom" and Think Monday, Think ATC's theme is "houses".

Monday, November 19, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Buttons

I chose buttons as the theme for Mixed Media Monday
this week. I love using buttons as elements on some of my mixed media pieces, and thought it would be interesting to see how other people use them.

Christmas swap

I am a member of an Australian group called Arty_Oz and we are having a Christmas swap, where we make a small gift for our partners. I was really thrilled to receive this gorgeous piece from Liz A. It is a lovely little collage done on an optical lens. It is then put on a chain with some beautiful beadwork, which you really can't see very well in the scan, I'm sorry. You can also see the lovely card Liz included. I will show everyone what I made for my partner once it has been received - it was only mailed today. Thanks Liz - I love this!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Numbers

This is the piece I did for Mixed Media Monday this week. It is done on mattboard, with different papers, distressed, ribbon, stamps from Paper Artsy and a wooden number 5. The image was coloured with aquarelle crayons.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

4x4 Friday - Faces

The theme on 4x4 Friday this week is "faces", so I thought it was the golden opportunity to get out this Non Sequitur plate. The piece is done on a 4x4 inch piece of mattboard, stamped and sponged.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

TGIF - Crowned Heads

What a coincidence! Thank God It's Friday has a very similar theme this week (crowned heads) to Mixed Media Monday (crowns). So of course, I couldn't resist joining in the fun. The background of this piece is done with color mist sprays, and rubber stamps.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Crowns

I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this week's theme on Mixed Media Monday. I have such a crush on crowns at the moment, and I was imagining something vintage. But as I was thinking about crowns, I began to think about kings, and of course Elvis sprung to mind. That led to me thinking about the old vinyl records I'd picked up at a charity store quite a while ago - and it all led to this piece, with the use of rubber stamps, inks, german scrap and gold stars!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Skinny Saturday - Black and White

I couldn't resist the theme on Skinny Saturday this week, because I always enjoy working with simple black and white. I think it's always so striking. The background on this piece was stamped with Autumn Leaves swirls stamps. The computer image was framed with some German Scrap (can you tell I love this stuff?) and I added a metal charm.