Monday, 27 August 2012

Take a Word - Clockwork

I created this card for this week's challenge at Take a Word which is CLOCKWORK. The face is a stamp from Lost Coast Designs that I stamped with Stazon ink. Then I coloured the card with Fresco Finish paint. The swirls around her face, her legs and shoes are coloured with Stream Adirondack ink. The clock is stamped on a piece of felt.

The text in the background is a Paperartsy stamp: Time is a dressmaker specialising in alterations. I stamped it with Hey Pesto, one of the new translucent Fresco Finish paints. When it dried, a shadow effect appeared around the text, which I like very much!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Three Muses - Black and White

This week the Three Muses challenged us to create something in BLACK AND WHITE WITH A DASH OF ... a colour of our choice.

This ATC is my creation. The background is stamped with Stazon Jet Black on a glossy card. The dots and the branches are stamps from Stampers Anonymous. The car is from PaperArtsy.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Take a Word - Tattered

This week's challenge at Take a Word is TATTERED. I cheated a little, the only thing tattered in this ATC is the colour that I used for the face and the label: Tattered Rose.

For this ATC I tried to use distress inks on a glossy card. It works really well, and gives a nice colour.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Take a Word - Wings

This week's theme at Take a Word is WINGS. Searching my stash for anything with wings, I found a piece of BasicGrey paper with a bird. I used it as the background. The globe in the background is a stamp from Stampers Anonymous.

The lady is a chess piece stamp from Lost Coast Designs with additional dragon wings. The word "Wings" is made from metal and coloured with Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints. These paints gave a matte finish, so I sanded it a little to let the metal shine through.

Monday, 6 August 2012

1927 Bicyclist

I joined an online workshop, called Composition for Collage, presented by Claudine Hellmuth. In four weeks she will show us some techniques for creating better compositions. This card I make as our homework for the first week.

The 1920s bicycles ad is from the course downloads. The man on the old bicycle is a stamp. All other elements are from a vintage dessin paper stack.

This card also fits for the MEMORIES challenge of Take a Word.