Thursday, September 29, 2011

Week 2 & 3

Oops forgot to update my blog for the challenge over at Artistic document

Week two was to tak inspiration from a French Impressionist artist.
I chose Monets Water Lily pond.
I used T!M Holtz's tattered flower die to cut out all the flowers at the bottom then i machine sewed them on in a really crazy fashion. lol. We had to use strinf which i also sewed on as the bridge. We had to have a hot air balloon and our chosen stamp somewhere on the LO. Oh and we also had to use canvas.  I used the canvas behind the photo and as i had blurred the edges of the photo i tried to paint the canvas as tho the phot blended into the canvas. (I am NO artist that is for sure). i sprayed glimmer mist on the white c/s background.

 Week three sees us in Turkey.
BNefore we knew were we were headed we had to pick a chipboard shape. I chose rectangle. then the next day we were told were we were going. We had to use the inspiration of the Turkish tiles. the technique was embossing of the stamped variety. and the criteria was - to use our chipboard shape in a repeat pattern to form a tile effect.
had to use flourishes and at least 5 different PPS and embellies (plus we could use B&W) and our chossen stamp
Although its not Turkey (I had wanted to scrap these photo's from our Hawaiian holiday for ages so the colours were perfect.

We've also had a mini challenge this week
We had to make a tag and use our stamp once again then doodle the tag.  Í am the first to admit i'm a shocking doodler so this is what i came up with.

Challenge 4 is being posted on October 1st.  can't wait

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blog hop Challenge

Ok so this month's Cyber crop for Artistic Document is happening on this Friday (16/9/11) and we are having a blog hop challenge.

Ok so my criteria is to..........

have a bird somewhere on your page

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I'm back

Wow can't believe its been over a month since i last blogged. OOPs.
Whats happened in the last month.  Work, birthdays, fathers day, Operation for mum again (just a simple op, if there such a thing), my first mammogram and football and looking for furniture and a whol lot of other things.

This month saw the start of a great new competiotion over at Artistic Document ( It Around the world in 80 days. Week one finishes at midnight tonight and we started in London with a steampunk theme.We had to pick a stamp and we have to use that on each challenge through out the competition. Mine is a Kaiser clear stamp from the "Pack your bags" set. Its the Calendar wheel. We also had a mini challenge, which meant we had to make a chippie embellishment and decorate it with our stamp and then metal.

Here are the two entries for Week one.
My mini challenge entry

and my LO entry

So tomorrow see's us in another country. Where will we be? I have no idea but I'm very excited.
This will make sure i update my blog.  so stayed tuned.

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx