some of you may have seen that I am a guest designer this week on Tuesday Taggers. For some reason I have been unable to get my little bio and photo across the ether so Michelle has had to improvise - just as well that's a better photo than the one I was going to send!!
The theme is best pals with sentiments and I made the above card in a cutesy style (not like me I know) using this little boy stamp I have and then just for fun I made a second item - this time I regressed to my comfort zone with a distressedish tag, using some zetti type stamps, grungeboard heart, prima flowers and a little verse. This week's challenge sponsored by the Craft Emporium so not only can you have the fun of taking part, you could be the winner of some super crafting goodies. Do pop over to the TT website and have a look.
I have also been playing with the ideas of layers this week and have lots of things to show you but for now here are two finished ATCs. The 'bird' uses a piece of resist embossed backing paper I made ages ago - the effect was striking but didn't 'go' with anything, so I have re-worked it completely by overlayering with additional papers, changig the colour with watered down acrylic glazes, some inking, and also added a bit of texture, I'm not sure now if this was thick acrylic, gesso or gloopy gel medium but it all kinda comes out the same. There is just a hint of the original left but this is definitely a better background and more the kind of effect I want to achieve.
This last one is called 'pretty in pink' - again it started off with a reist emboss background (I actually used a sample of rubber non slip matting as a stamp to create a dotty background - recycle, recycle..) but with several layers of glaze and ink to get to the final colours. I do love to play and have been having great fund getting all inky and painty (good job I didn't bother getting the nails done this week).
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