Whew made it.......! My submission for November is finally done. I think the hardest part was getting the wire to fit snugly between the back to back twinchies. I had to carve out a groove in the MDF so the wire would allow the two pieces to fit snugly together. I love how it turned out and I'm sure this will be a lovely christmas tree decoration for one of the kids. If you want to read how it was done go to the Inkurable blog. Thanks for checking it out.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
There's no such thing as a mistake. Just a happy accident. This is one of the times when you know whats in your head but it just doesn't materialize. Anyhoo here is the result.
What happened here was first off I gesso-ed the tag in white and coated it in a thin layer of texture paste, got my Tim Holtz stamp and pressed down hoping to make an indentation of the trees. Well that didn't work! Der! Waste not want not, so I whacked a bit of paint on, a couple of red pearly studs and a little bit of Santa Snow. Finally I got my red ink pad and sponged lightly around the edges. Sorta worked out don't ya think?
Saturday, November 14, 2009
View of Sydney Harbour Bridge Chatting with Jess
The last couple of days has been fantastic! Thursday night saw us in North Sydney where Jess's company invited all the parents of their employees to a meet and greet. What a generous gesture! Chatting with your daughter, drinking Moet on the 32nd floor with a view overlooking the Harbour Bridge on a Thursday summer evening.........what more can you ask?
Monday, November 9, 2009
This tag was first painted with black gesso. Stamped with Tim Holtz and Stampin Up! stamps in Versamark and heat embossed. I then painted over with a pretty blue colour that I have presently forgotten the colour of. Get a damp rag and gently rub to expose the black stamped area. Sponge lightly with some iridescent ink and add a little bling.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This tag was spread over with gel medium first and then painted with white gesso. When this dried I painted over with iridescent ink. Using Tim Holtz stamps I stamped reindeer/stag?? in versamark and embossed with bronze embossing powder. I used the swirly stamp from the same set and stamped in black. Cut out above said reindeer/stag?? and attach to tag, add the obligitory bling and your done. I have actually forgotten how I achieved the background on this tag but its one of my favorites.
I remember it involved a spray bottle, red ink and a lotta water. I remember it being very wet and hitting it hard with the heat gun, well not actually hitting it, heating it I mean. The result was like a crackle effect. I grunged it up a little with a little Raw umber paint sponged onto it and gave it a sand to reveal some of the white underneath. I used Stampin Up! stamp in black. You can't see it but the gorgeous little birdy is painted white and then with Jo Sonja Opal Dust which gives it a sparkly effect. A little bit of his tail fell off, can you tell? The star is a brad.
Back to the daily grind. How lucky am I though? To be able to travel to these amazing places in the world and have the experiences that I have just had in the past two weeks. Vietnam is an incredible country and the people are so friendly and welcoming. I would definitely go back. There is still so much to see. Next time we hope to go to Cambodia and Laos which I've heard is very beautiful. Oh well back to work tomorrow so I can earn some more money to do some more travelling.