Sunday, 28 February 2010

And Finally... a Bit of Love... or was it just the wine?

This one has a gesso resist and distress ink background.  The heart is cut from a book page and I've used ink and gesso to colour it, using sequin waste as a stencil.  I've added the swirls on the heart using white gel pen and have stitched around the edges of the ATC and the heart.  The word "Passion" is rubber stamped and the rest of the words are found poetry taken from a page of "David Copperfield"

Doodling on Metal

These are embossed alumininium which I coloured using alcohol inks before embossing.  I've done them all freehand, which is just like doodling on metal.


Green and Fruity

These are for Cazro's colour swap on the DoCrafts forum.  This month's colour is leaf green.  For the grapes, I've inked and stamped the background, added three layers of UTEE over the top  and stamped the grapes into the UTEE.

For the apple, I've stamped half of the background, used book text for the other half, inked it and then added the stamped apple image over the top.  I've watercoloured the apple using distress inks.  I added some acrylic paint around the edges, edged with black and white pens and added the printed image of a caterpillar and written words.

 For the pear, I inked and stamped the background, stamped the pear over the top, watercoloured the pear with distress inks and added Glossy Accents over the top of the pear.


These are for a hand drawn and painted mushroom swap.  The blue one is acrylic paint.  The red and yellow ones are done with Promarkers, black fineliner and white gel pen, and the purple one is coloured pencils on black paper.

A Bit More Weirdness

These are some more collage ATCs I've done.  I definitely don't think I can do collage without getting either silly or just plain weird!

Rock Salt and Acetate

These were created using backgrounds created with rock salt and watercolours.  I added some acrylic paint around the edges which I applied through sequin waste then stamped and embossed the image.  I then stamped the image again on acetate in black Stazon and attached it over the top with brads, making sure part of the embosed image showed through to give a shadow effect.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

A Bit of Sillyness...

...because I just can't help myself.  I can't seem to do collaged ATCs without getting silly.  I did these last night:

This one has a text background covered with gesso and ink, acrylic paint stamped with bubble wrap and rubber stamping. Collage using printed images and rubber stamped across the head, a bit of white gel pen and colouring with Promarkers.

This one has a background made from a vintage dress pattern (a bit lost under the layers) painted using watercolours, rubber stamped, with a collaged layer on top using printed images, acrylic paint, more rubber stamping and more collaged bits, with a bit of pen around the edges.

...and Some Red

These are all for a PIck a Theme swap on ATCs for All.  I started with similar backgrounds for all of them, created using inks, rubber stamping and acrylic paint, and then I did something different with each one.

The fish is painted in acrylic.

The bird and the branches are made using various pieces of printed paper, pieced together and shaded using coloured pencils. I've drawn the various bits using a PITT artist pen and accented with white gel pen.

For the kiss I have done a gel medium image transfer, added a definition from a dictionary and edged with acrylic paints and rubber stamping.
The rooster is done by piecing together pieces of printed paper in a similar way to the bird.  I've added shading using pens and pencil and a dictionary definition.
Finally I have done a zentangle style ATC using PITT artist pen and white gel pen (background as above) and have added a bit of Cosmic Shimmer glitter paint.

Some Orange...

For Cazro's colour swap on DoCrafts.

The top one is rubber stamped on a stamped, inked and acrylic paint background.

The middle one is stamped on a background made of various pieces of printed paper and inked.  I've added white gel pen to accent.

The bottom one is Grungeboard and Grungepaper on an inked and stamped background.


These are for a swap on ATCs for All.  I've drawn the mermaids using Promarkers, PITT Artist Pen, white gel pen and Sakura Stardust pens (although the shimmer unfortunately doesn't show up on the photos.

For the background, I've used tissue paper, Cosmic Shimmer Sprays and acrylic paint.