Monday, 30 June 2008

Gothic Arches - Mermaids Challenge

I bought these encaustic waxes last week so have been dabbling. The mermaid challenge is just in time for me to utilise one of my new backgrounds. I don't think my family were too impressed that I have now claimed the travel iron as yet another art product.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Mona in Art- Sunday postcard art challenge


This is my attempt using an encaustic wax background and collage. I love experimenting with new techniques and am having fun if nothing else!!

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Lots to do Challenges - Butterflies

This is my entry for the above challenge!! I just love medallions so I have used a newly aquired medallion stamp. I love butterflies too so this is a great challenge from my point of view.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Crazy Amigo - Lyrics Challenge

Todays Challenge was Lyrics - So I have chosen a golden oldie for my ATC- I'm showing my age now!!

Created by hand - Pattern and fancy Paper

Today I have used a scrapbook page of my nephews wedding. I have used a black and white, scripted patterned paper to compliment the BW photos. I incorporated a mini album containing 24 mini photos into the scrapbook page so the ribbons hold this securely in place. Other embellishments are die cuts - both hand made and purchased.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge - Faces

Today I was so chuffed:- Due to work commitments, I was unable to take part in recent art challenges but when I went to Arty Girlz - there was my 'Paint' challenge on their sampler. It is the nearest thing that I ever have had to the teacher putting my work up on the classroom wall so now I know how my kids feel when this happens!! Just for today my hubby and kids have not been allowed to call me Mum , but have had to refer to me as 'Oh artistic one, whilst bowing' in order to have any requests met!

Anyway I've been trying to do a bit of catchup so here is my entry for the faces Challenge. I have used a combination of Adirondack inks, my design runner and digitally altered art.

Friday, 6 June 2008

4 X 4 Challenge - Numbers

I missed the bingo challenge last week but had a fab new bingo stamp arrived this morning that I was keen to use so 'numbers' fitted the theme.

I just love 'Bonnie' so I'm sure she will be used frequently.

I think my husband is slightly concerned about the daily delivery of rubber stamps.

Unfortunately both ebay and stamping are quite addictive but I'm sure a few of you feel the same!

Inspire me Thursday - Hummingbirds

What an amazing coincidence. My hummingbird stamp arrived yesterday in the post and yesterdays challenge was hummingbirds!
This is my atc that I have made using twinkle H2Os, stamps and embossing plus a hint of distress on the background. I have deliberately aimed to keep it simple.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge - Paint/Recycling Challenges

This card created on the back of a cereal packet uses a combination of a great Stamp, embossed French script and painted it with Twinkling H2Os. I really love these collage stamps. I must admit I was quite pleased with the end result and reluctant to give it away! This was originally part of the Arty Girlz Paint Challenge and when I 1st read the comment from Julie that I should add it to the recycling I was a bit offended because I assumed she meant I should throw it in the bin!!
I had forgotten that it was using recycled materials! We arty types can be sensitive souls sometimes.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Rainbow Challenge

This is my entry for the Rainbow Challenge.

A great theme today- Thanks