Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
On the top of the lid I added more stamped/coloured images on tissue, and also the Hero Arts Dictionary Definition.
Then around the outside edge of the lid, I ran a bead of Glossy Accents and then applied some of the Art Insitute Glass Glitter.
I have got to finish off the whole thing by giving it a coat of acrylic sealer for toughness, but thought I would wait til I could leave it to cure after this class was done.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
is finally being screened on BBC One on Sunday at 21.00 pm. I am in a frenzy of excitement.
It seems like ages ago David filmed this drama for Tiger Aspect [clue!!]. He plays Alan Hamilton a married man who gets run over by a car after a drink with work colleagues. How will his on-screen wife Tricia [clue!!] cope with it all, and the changes in her beloved husband?
I'm sure many parts of this will be harrowing, especially for anyone that has had a close encounter with brain injuries (and their effects on both patient and family)..but one thing is for sure there are not many actors that could do this part such brilliant justice. You will definitely need your tissues.
David spent time with the Brain Injury Charity, Headway in Essex before filming, and I believe may now well be Patron.
If you are wondering about the [clue!!] bits: I'm feeling generous and helping out the UK STampers girls with their pre-birthday game. I accept that they might not have the encyclopedic knowledge of Mr T that I do (they actually have lives!).
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Stamps are by Art Warehouse and Artistic Stamper and Carved Swirls (Tim Holtz) by Stampers Anonymous and writing is from my large Stampington cube.
I cut a piece of Prism Soot cardstock 6 x 12, then with my easi-score board scored at 2", 6" and 10" intervals from one end, folded and edged with gold pigment ink.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
from ebay, I've been after one for ages, and dediced that I would hunt one down this afternoon. The seller's feedback was 100% positive, and he says that he despatches straight away - so fingers crossed that it will be here in a couple of days.
I've also done a bit of the stock taking today, and discovered some things that I'd forgotten to add to the site, so I need to get those loaded up.
The Bloomin Scraps crop went well yesterday, and I met Linda from UK STampers - it's alwasy lovely to put a face to a name isn't it!
David Tennant news: apparently he has just filmed a sketch for Comic Relief with Catherine Tate as Lauren - am I' bovvered? No, I'm delighted. There's a rumour that he will be sporting a tweed suit and glasses - ohhhh my, is it hot in here?
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I'm sure a lot of you will have seen the fabulous use that Stamping Mathilda puts these bottles of fabulous colour too for her backgrounds.
Personally, I can't wait to have a play with them.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Fabulous news, Mr Tennant's drama Recovery will be screened on BBC on 25th February ..... so not too long to wait now. Some of the lucky Team Tennant girls have gone to the BAFTA screening tonight....I am not jealous, really I'm not.
Ohhh, the Ecolines are due in tomorrow too, so everything is looking rosey.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Cut a piece of 8 x 8 black cardstock, stamped in gold pigment ink, and clear embossed over the top. Then stamped the tiny hearts in gold pigment ink.
Image transfer of Paper Arty paper pack image onto gold card using Golden Fluid Matte Medium, then matted it on to red, black and gold net. Tore the bottom at an angle, and added a piece of lace and an Angel Kisses white Hydrangea and a gem brad.
Took a piece of Paper Adventure Heart paper, and tore a strip, adhered approximately 2/3rd of the way down the black cardstock, and stamped heart and swirls over the top in Black Soot Distress ink. Added a black rubber band with "love" on it, and then added the matted image over that.
Stamp credits: "Love" Anita Stamp; Heart and Swirls by Aud.
I loved this image transfer technique, and can see myself using it a lot - of course, I will have to get Guy to un-jam the printer first, as I've just got a sheet of gold paper stuck in there!
Saturday, February 10, 2007
In fact, vote for him every 17 minutes (no less), and I will love you forever.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Inks: Distress in Worn Lipstick and Mustard seed and Black StazOn.
This started off as a small piece of watercoloured paper using my Dee Grungig Shades of Pink Blending Blox, which I wiped on my non-stick sheet, then spritzed with water and ran the card though it.
Then I stamped the Japanese Lady in StazOn, masked it and placed a piece of waxed paper over the top, ironed it, and then rubbed in the Distress Inks.
Removed the mask, and then coloured in the Kimono with the Distress inks, and then stamped around the edges with the Cube patterns.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
The egg shape in the background is from the Painted Ladies Sheet by Green Pepper Press, that I got for Christmas.
It's a tissue paper image transfer with Lyra's used for colouring the tissue and the typed word.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
phew, I've finished my Inchies for the UK STampers Inchie Swap, and then just did a quick envelope and inside of a card for a friend.
I used my lovely new Agapanthus stamp, Dictionary Definitions, Distress inks in Worn Lipstick and Mustard seed, and black StazOn for the front image.
Just wetndry'd the inks on, and then stamped, the stamped the images in the distress ink colours.
I had some fabulous ready printed cards for Xmas, so I've altered the inside of one of them, by smooshing the Distress Inks on and then blending together with a baby wipe, spritzing with water, and then drying off with my heat tool. I then used the same stamps, adding one on tissue paper where I had accidentally rocked as I stamped because the card wasn't completely on the pad I have underneath when I make a mess. See, even experienced stampers get it wrong, and have to cover mistakes up!
I can feel an order coming on..........
Monday, February 05, 2007
it's by Stampendous (P107), and is called Agapanthus Cluster.
I saw a sample made in turquoise and browns on glossy cardstock in the shop at the weekend, and it lured me into getting it - I worried that I might have been a bit rash, becasue let's face it I could use a different stamp every day for over a year, and never use the same one, but thinking about it today whilst I've been separated from my precious stash - I've decided I love it!
They also do a small Agapanthus long variation of it, and I might just go back and get that too.
I'm also eagerly awaiting the Hero Arts 2007 catalogue, as there are some really love stamps in there. I can feel more of their "definition" type stamps being put on order for the Galaxy. As I've used the set I got at the weekend a lot, and one of my most admired stampers Stamping Mathilda uses them a lot in her work. Oh, and I have simply got to have the flourish flower and stems stamp that I saw a sample of at the weekend! GOT TO I TELL YOU, OR I SHALL DIE!
Sunday, February 04, 2007
or four tails so to speak....introducing Daisy, Violet, Spot and Black Stripe...the new inhabitants of Chez Bolton.
They seem really happy, and have settled in well. Felix the Cat's given them a bit of passing interest, but that's all - I think he's way to lazy to do much else.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Started off with a quick dip round Sainsbury's for food essentials, then on to Homebase for DIY essentials and then the Pet Store for Lydia's fish.
So bought two purple Orlandos (yay colour co-ordinated for Mummy) and two purple/orange ones. Also, tricked me into getting them a pirates head!
So after dashing back home, unload and climatising the fish, I whisked off to the Craft Barn - couldn't see any of those Memory Mists though Sid!
I bought a couple of stamps, Hero Arts Original Definitions set (LL912), Penny Black (3362K) Silken Knots and Stampendous (P107) Agapanthus Cluster, and a Papercrafting Mag. I also picked up some Art Institute Gold Glass Glitter Shards and Impex Forest Mix Accent beads for the altered mint tin project which is to keep my precious Inchies in.
When I got back, I managed to get the lion's share of the mint tin project finished, so I really just need to get the rest done tomorrow with pictures, and finish up with that. I also need to make a start on the next class. Really, this year, there will only be a couple as I don't think I will have time for more classes on my own [insert pleah for help darling UK STamper's for another class]
I also got something for a friend's birthday, but can't say too much about that.
We've just finished a fab Chinese, and now I need to have a lie down.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Actually, following Sid's tip about adding glossy accents to copier paper, I tried the same stamp he used, and got the same affect. I used really thin card, added the glossy accents and left it to dry, and I got wonderful curly flowers.
I've broken the back of my Inchies commitments, and only have two of them left to do (which is tomorrow's goal), so that will free up some mental spare time if you see what I mean!
I've just got to send off a CJ tomorrow, and do 2 further entries, and I'm caught up with that commitment too.
Good mail day: I got a fabulous gothic heart atc from Rachel - thanks honey, it great, and I will wing one right back to you shortly.
We're beginning to get a good response to the UK STampers Newsletter (Intensive Rubber Therapy), and thank you all for your contributions. We still need more, so get stamping and creating. DON'T FORGET closing date for the first issue is 30th April 2007.
Announcement will be made very soon about the closing date for the next issue, and the theme, so watch this space.
Right, I'm off to get the kiddy wink ready for bed, and watch a bit of tube.
this week's challenge was "think pink", so I've not participated for a couple of weeks I did a quick atc last night with a new stamp I slipped in my bag shopping with Lydia after school.
It's a piece of light raspberry card, which I stamed with the Anita's rose image in clear EP, then used pink and green lyra crayons over the top and moved them around with my waterbrush.
Then I ironed off the clear EP leaving the image of the roses in green - in real life it looks like a faded fabric. The I stamped the swril patter randomly (one of Aud's), tied a piece of green ribbon round, and the word "bloom" (Sunny l/c by Hero Arts).
I had a piece of watercoloured card on my desk that I'd made with my new blending blox, so I stamped the rose image in Maroon fluid chalk in and embossed with clear EP, then cut it out. Ran Black Soot distress ink around the edges and mounted on with silicon glue.
Finished off by just running the Maroon fluid chalk in around the whole thing - aiming for a messy edged look.