Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Some More Metal and Friendly Plastic

I've been doing some metal embossing again. These are embossed aluminium coloured with alcohol inks. The bacground on the left one is inked and stamped. On the one on the right I've added a marbled Friendly Plastic piece that I made ages ago and hadn't got around to using yet.

I'm doing well at the moment. I think my inspiration has finally returned after deserting me for almost a year. Now I just need to get back to doing something other than ATCs...
(The lower one is cut straight, I promise! It's my photography that's wonky.)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

... and Some Friendly Plastic

It seems like ages since I last did anything with Friendly Plastic. These are a couple of ATCs I've made using various techniques. I've combined the Friendly Plastic with metal embossing on the one on the left.

A Bit of Stamping...

These are for a stamping swap where you can only use stamps - no embellishments or hand drawn elements, but you can add colour. I've used inked and water spritzed backgrounds, layers of stamping and have added a bit of colour to the main images.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Haunted Houses

Well, it's that time of year again, so here are some halloweeny house shaped ATCs. The backgrounds are done using emboss resist for the cobwebs and inking and stamping. I've also spritzed them with a bit of water for a grungy effect. I've added a bit of Stickles on some of the cobwebs to make them sparkle.
The rest of it is collage using a combination of printed images, stamping and a few hand drawn elements.
My youngest son is in school full time from next week, so I'm hoping to find the time to do something other than ATCs. I've also banned myself from joining any more swaps until I've got my journal pages done for those I still owe them to, so hopefully that will inspire me if nothing else does!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Zentangle style ATCs in shades of black, white and purple. They're more purple and less pink than they appear in the pictures as the photos were taken in bad light...

...and I think that's finally all for today. Whew!


These are for a swap I've joined on the ATCs for All Forum. The backgrounds are alcohol inked and the crowns are Friendly Plastic.

Going Green

These Three are for a green themed swap. I decided to do three completely different styles/techniques. The top one is done using moulded air dry clay faces and acrylic paint. The middle one is Friendly Plastic adn the bottom one is rubber stamped.

UTEE Tiles

These are some ATCs I did for a UTEE demo I did at Cazro's meet. I did ten of them in total, all in bright colours. (I can't seem to get away from the bright colours at the moment).

Metal Embossing

This is the name badge I made for the meet. It's ATC sized and is embossed purple metal which I then went over with some fie sandpaper. It's all done freehand.


Well, I've been a bit slacking in my blogging lately. I've been on holiday and have been really busy since I got back with Alex going back to school and Adam starting "proper" school. I was lucky enough to go up to Geordieland at the weekend to meet my friend Cazro and lots of other fantastic people. I had a brilliant day. This is an ATC I made for the "Art" swap at the meet, and it's the first very textured and 3D one I've done for a while.