Saturday, 28 January 2012

Here is the first postcard I have made.  It was for the January swap on UK Stampers, on the theme of "Numbers".

As the postcard was to be posted naked, I didn't dare use my favourite Distress Inks, so I made the background with acrylic paints, diluted and splodged onto wet card.  I stamped the title and the little numbers in circles with paint.  The title didn't show up very well in the white paint, so I painted over it with black.  I made the large numbers by drawing through a stencil then painting along the lines.  I wrote the text with a Sakura pen.  Finally, I paint the edges with a gold paint-dabber.

For anyone who isn't old enough to recognise the quote against number 42, it comes from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

Friday, 20 January 2012

On UK Stampers we are having monthly challenges for 2012.  This is my effort!

The challenge was to make a hanging out of material from old clothes, metal, tissue and stamps.  We were supposed to use old stash only, nothing new.

I made the background out of an old tee-shirt stuck onto some left-over card from an old pad, the fish out of a tomato-paste tube and the lid from a can of octopus, the sand out of inked, stamped and scrunched tissue and a scrap of card, the bubbles out of Glossy Accents, and the weeds out of the packaging from last Christmas's pudding.  The jump rings and chain have been in my stash for ages.  The only new thing I used was my Cropadile, for punching the holes.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Autumn Card

I decided to try making my own stamps, like Tim Holtz does, and this is the result.  I used the Tattered Leaves die and some 6mm thick foam.