Thursday, 27 March 2008


Adrienne's little beauties theme for the month was men. Here are mine.

Sweetpea's Double Deuce Dare

Sweetpea is running a Double Deuce Dare swap. What this means is that you get a bag of 'goodies' which you have to turn into something delectable for your swap partner.

This is the cover. First of all I gessoed the entire slide mailer, to give more tooth.
I then took a little of a Stewart Gill paint on a baby wipe and dabbed it all over. I changed the colour and dabbed again, and finished off with a little opal. I used the same colours for the swirl. The keyhole and key I painted with Liquitex copper and then added just a touch of Stewart Gill paints (from the baby wipe already used). I hung these to a chain, which I attached with hot glue.

I printed the word on the computer. Everything but the word, chain and paints supplied by Ms. Sweetpea :)

The inside was coloured in the same way as the outer, changing the colours. The wing and the stars were painted with Stewart Gill paint and a little 'Fairy dust' added.

Background ATC's

Fiona's ATC swap this month is backgrounds.
This is using National Geographic paper with Citrosolv sprayed on . The embellishment is polymer clay, stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp and coloured with perfect pearls before 'cooking'.
Acrylic scraping, sprayed with Moon Shadow copper. Stamps are by Invoke and Crafty Individuals.

Deco Book Pages

NGS has an ongoing round robin and here ar the latest pages I've

Umm MUST try to get away from that colour palette!

This is a scraped acrylic background with a thin layer of gold on top. Stamped and embossed with detail black embossing powder. The embellishments are polymer clay coloured with perfect pearls.

Flight of Fancy is a shining stones background .
Another acrylic scraped background. The eye is stamped on glass with Stazon.


has flown by, and I've just realised that I haven't updated my blog for almost a month!.
Karen, Sue and I are still meeting up each week and having fun playing. We have several things on the go, but nothing yet finished lol, sound familiar?
In the almost done corner I have :
A pyramid box ready to be assembled,
pages for our small book are almost done,
a bag of bits from Sue (theme play) are waiting to get made into something beautiful.

We are still doing our weekly ATC swap and here are my latest ones:

Theme Nursery Rhymes. A folded ATC. Fun to make!

Spring. I haven't done stamping using
colour brushes
for a long time.
Quite like the simple effect though.

Music, just had to be the king!

Quote by Klimt, using one of my brightly coloured acrylic scraped backgrounds.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Little Beauties - Leaves

Adrienne is running another Little Beauties swap over on CCSwaps. This time the theme is leaves. Here's a selection of the ones I have made.