Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
Here is my entry for this week's challenge at TMTA. Been so busy with looking at all the OWOH blog's that I did not do any art work myself, but this week I decided I must do something. The background is multy layers, stamping, inking, gesso, more stamping etc. The image is a gel medium transfer. Finished off with some lace, hand made flower and doodling.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 11:55
Monday, 19 January 2009
Most people will know by now about the one worl one heart give away. I decided to give away a beautiful stamp set of 15 medieval tarot card stamps. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win and do check out by clicking the one world logo what it is all about, if you don't know already. The picture just shows some of the stamps, as I said there are 15 in the set and they are mounted on EZ mount already. If you don't have a blog, make sure to leave your email in your comment. The winner will be drawn on February 12
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 23:19
Sunday, 18 January 2009
The theme at GA is "Gypsies". I think we actually should call them Romanies as the word Gypsies is not truly politically correct.... Anyway, I experimented with my background paper, first I used an altered background from Shabby Cottage Studio, I added colour with various inks, overstamped and added the image, I then scanned that, opened it in photoshop and added some digital stamps/brushes (something I just learned in Gail's workshop). I then printed the image, added more colour and "real" stamping and some embellishments and finally mounted it on a piece of card which was embossed with the cuttlebug script folder.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 10:11
Friday, 16 January 2009
Art Creations Friday provided this brilliant image of a little school girl this week for their challenge.
Here is my contribution.
The frame is a piece of metal embossed with the Cuttle Bug. The background was done with white embossing powder resist technique.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:38
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Monday, 12 January 2009
The theme at MMM is "Friendship".
I created my background with collage. I then made a metal frame with Ten Second Studio's metal and tools etc. that I received as a Christmas gift from my wonderful children. The image is a freebee from Nancy Dooren's site.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 13:19
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Grunge is the theme at GA today. I covered my arch in texture paste, coloured it with cranberry and expresso acrylic dabbers. The image is from Shabby Cottage Studio Altered Children digi collage sheets. I put a stripp of embossed metal along the bottom to try and make it more "grungy" added some higlights with distress stickles, (they got lost in the scan)and added a few sticker embellishments and the text. Finally the arch was edged with a Krylon copper pen.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 12:36