Thursday, September 29, 2011

Anything Goes

Well, it is the end of a five week month and Just For Fun has an Anything Goes challenge but there is a twist, anything goes except a card and no cute!

I love this witch image, she is one of my favourites although I don't own the stamp, it belongs to my friend, Donna and I have no idea which stamp company it is from.  I made the background of the tag with distress inks and some Tim Holtz stamps.  The picket fence is one of his dies and the ticket and bat are as well.  The crow is a Quietfire stamp. 

Love this season!  Have a good one - cheers!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Steampunk Autumn Postcard

The challenge for Sunday Postcard Art is 'Autumn Leaves.'  The leaves on this Graphic 45 paper have not turned yet but the oranges and golds give this a definite autumn feel.  This was a new technique I was practicing using a grid die, Be Creative tape (double-sided) and embossing powder.  It is a two stage process where you uncover the grid and emboss it with gold EP; then you uncover the squares and emboss them in clear EP.  I got a bit of the gold powder onto my lower squares but I didn't mind the effect.  Thanks for looking - cheers!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Arch Play

Kris Dickinson, Nostalgic Collage,  has posted a Gothic Arch challenge -  a vintage photo.  We have lost a lot of good challenges, it would be great if this one got going.  Cheers!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tag It On - Fashion

The theme this week for Tag It On is 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion!'  What a fun theme.

Ms Estelle is certainly trying to do just that, why I think she is wearing quite a fashionable 'Fascinater!'  I think it looks much better than the ones I saw on a couple of princesses a few months ago...

Most of the tag was some Tim Holtz product - my kitchen looked like I had dragged everything with his name on it out of the stash room!

Do check the Tag It On blog to see more fascinating fashion examples - cheers!

3 Muses - Autumn!

The Three Muses challenge this week is 'Autumn.'  Well, as you can see from my last three posts, I have had a creative spurt with the G45 papers!  This is another card I created from the Steampunk Debutante paper.  The teal paper went so well with the harvest colours, I love this combination.  I used glossy accent on the butterfly and rose and a bit of stickles on the earring.  Have a great day and thanks for looking - cheers!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Inspiration Avenue - Autumn Splendor

This week the challenge for Inspiration Avenue is 'Autumn Splendor.'  I love the rich colours in this Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper; it reminded me of an autumn harvest.  I made another side step card with some of the lovely images.  Its a little bit steampunk and a little bit 1890's Parisian ad poster and the woman with the crow is a bit Halloween, she's a bit scarey!  Thanks for looking - cheers!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Take A Word - Music

Another great challenge this week from  Take A Word , this week it is "Music."  I was playing with some Graphic 45 paper and made a side step card  from the Curtain Call collection.  These cards are a bit tricky to photograph; a white box would have been better than my kitchen table, I think.  The little ticket on the second step says "All That Jazz."  Thanks for looking, have a wonderful day - Cheers!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Going My Way?

I just love this image from Crafty Secrets.  Can you imagine going for a ride on this motorcycle - in a hat and dress no less!  This is a very brave woman who will try anything, I'd say.  I put the card together with some G45 background paper and some SU cardstock.  Today on The Three Muses the challenge is 'Words.'  My tag has been stamped with a great Tim Holtz expression.  I sure hope this lovely lady got to her destination in one piece!  Have a great day and thanks for looking - cheers!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Take a Word - Butterflies!

Wow, two posts in one day - don't go into shock now!!  Sometimes I just don't connect to the challenges and some of my favourite ones have closed, but today I am definitely connecting.

The challenge from Take A Word this week is Butterflies!  Don't we all love the gentle butterfly?  This ATC uses a winged woman from ArtChix and some random things from that stash; don't you love the Canadian postage stamp of the dragonfly?.  The background was tissue paper and watercolour crayon glued onto some TH paper.

Have a wonderful day, I hope you see a butterfly!  Cheers!

TMTA - Nostalgia

The challenge for Think Monday, Think ATC is 'Nostalgia.'  The stamp is from Paper Artsy, paper from my TH stash and some bits from my pile of stuff...somehow that pile never seems to decrease...This dapper duo fit the bill I'd say - cheers!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fishy News!

Well, fish did get wrapped up in newspaper at one time and you can still get terrific fish and chips wrapped in newspaper, they are the best!  The Three Muses challenge this week is NEWSPAPER.

  I was playing with Lumiere paints on newspaper and then used  black soot distress ink to stamp the great fishprint image from Scrollswork and a couple of SU stamps.  I glued it onto a piece of music background, added some faux stitching and highlighted with the white pen.

This was fun, it certainly brightens up the news!  Hope all of your news today is good news - Cheers!