Saturday, 10 May 2014

Ellen Vargo tag book

Over at the PaperArtsy blog there has been some fabulous yumminess this week! I was tempted to have a go at the 'burnt tin' but given my track record i thought i could end up injuring myself!

I decided to have a go at the tag book (much safer) instead,

These are my 3 tags pages and here is a pic of them all together

I would like to enter this into this week PaperArtsy challenge

Friday, 2 May 2014

Gelato playtime

Back in March my good friend Sam was kind enough to bring me back a set of gelatos from America, to be honest i was a bit scared of them, until Sam said i had to stop being daft, they were just crayons!!

So i thought i would have a play with them in my journal, i gessoed the page first then blended the colours with my fingers, i used the gold one to add a bit of shimmer too. I then stamped the Lynne Perrella script in plum archival randomly on the page. I coloured a separate piece of card with coordinating gelatos then stamped the main image (Lynne Perella again) onto it, i added some accents with a posca pen, the saying is a Wendy Vechi one.

Michelle Webb Class

Last Saturday i went along to Art From the Heart to attend a canvas class by the very talented Michelle Webb, i took some photos of us and on everyone one Michelle said she looked drunk!!

We did lots of painty and inky stuff and i was particularly impressed with the use of florist foam and plaster of paris to make the heart, but as usual i didn't get my canvas finished at the class, i was then at work for the next few days but finally got round to finishing it.

the wings are made of fabric and tissue paper which i stamped in purple script, i am very pleased with this and it may well find its way onto my wall.

Sams challenge

Its been a while since my friend Sam and i did a little challenge so yesterday we both picked 2 elements and had a two hour time limit to complete something. Sam chose metal and acetate and a chose wings and numbers, this is what i made

I did this in my little journal i bought at Version Scrap in Paris, the page already had some mopping up on it from when we all did the giant tags class. I stamped the Paperartsy backgrounds 3 in chartreuse leaf stazon, then stamped the raindrops in deep lagoon versafine. I coloured the acetate with liquitex ink and stamped the PA butterfly on it (it was at this point i realised my acetate wasn't heat proof), i made antennae from head pins coloured with alcohol inks and used a prima metal tag to finish it off.

Thanks for looking