Sunday, November 30, 2008
The talented Marie is guest hosting on Mixed Media Monday this week, and she has chosen "home, sweet home" as the challenge prompt. Once again, I'm struggling for time so it's another ATC. You'll need to use your imagination a little, because my scanner hates anything that is at all 3-D, so the scan isn't the best. The background is done with a page from an old book, distressed with gesso and distress inks. The house is chipboard, covered with a piece of paper that I stamped and then distressed. I just cut a piece of chipboard for the post for the bird house to sit on. The bird is covered with some rusted paper, and I added a strip of grosgrain ribbon down the side.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Another new host over at Mixed Media Monday this week. Indy Bev is issuing us with the challenge "the eyes have it". I was toying with lots of ideas, but in the end my desperate need to increase my ATC stash won out, and I did this ATC for the challenge. I might just try to revisit the challenge later in the week, because I had lots of ideas for this one. Thanks Bev!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
OK, OK, I know I said that if I got some needle felting supplies again, it would only to make flat things like ATC's etc. But then Gillian issued the "ornamental Christmas" challenge on Mixed Media Monday, and I just could help myself! These are three little pieces to hang on the Christmas tree. "Pumpkin" the little bear stands about 3 inches tall without his hat and Santa and Rudolph are similar sizes. Hmmm...these were too much fun - looks like I won't be sticking to my promise :-)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This week on Mixed Media Monday Gillian has issued us with the challenge "Ornamental Christmas" - and would like us to create either pieces that would hang on the Christmas tree or elsewhere, or that would stand alone. My mind went in so many different directions and I made a few different pieces. This one I can show you now, but the other two pieces need to be photographed, so I'll upload them later in the week. This piece is a wall hanging, about 8 inches, or 20 cms tall. The music stamped on the dress is "Joy to the World".
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This week on Mixed Media Monday we have yet another talented guest host, Jennifer. Jennifer has chosen "the human body or parts thereof" for her challenge. I took the opportunity offered to play with some needle felting. I did some needle felting a few years back, mainly little bears and such, and then sold all of my supplies (groan). Now I've decided I want to play with it some more, and do some flat work as well - so I'm busily buying supplies again. This ATC was made by needle felting onto an ATC sized piece of felt. The face is paper clay, which I painted.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The theme this week on Mixed Media Monday is "colours of autumn", hosted by Debbie. Autumn tones are always fun to work with, and I had trouble deciding which direction I wanted to take with this one. In the end, I opted for trying our two techniques I haven't tried before.
The first ATC is done using the "gesso" technique - and I'd like to send a special thankyou to Katrin for teaching this to me :-)
The second ATC is done using the "bandana" technique - and I'd like to send a special thankyou to Carla for directing me to the website - Technique Zone - where the technique is demonstrated.