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Saturday, 12 September 2009

September must be a great month......

for arty birthdays as it seems to be one of the busiest months for making special cards and little arty presents.



This is a little tag I made as a BRAK, another image from my stamp bundle looks kind of parisienne, so stuck a bit of eiffel tower in the backgrond. The ghostly image in the background was stamped on to tissue and glued on in reverse. There were several layers of glaze, plus embossing etc and I quite like the depth in this piece. (The recipient is probably looking at it now and going - 'WHAT?') This was the tage that was originally going to be for the buttons and bows challenge but took a change in direction!!



This little art doll was made for Sherry, as I had a sudden urge to make a doll and I know that she likes them. I have to admit I find dolls one of the hardest things to do - its a bit about how my mind works I think because although I consider myself creative, I am also quite a linear person - think design training, drawing boards, straight lines (well curves as well but you get what I mean). Sticking a big cartoon head on a funny body is not a natural or easy process for me. So this one is pretty, and in proportion(ish).... and I love her!! She was also really quick to do, which surprised me, even though I did change her original stamped face for a clay one which looked so much better. So now I may be hooked....



Have only managed one challenge this week, over at Tuesday Taggers where this week we have to make a bookmark. I decided to do an oriental theme because I had a little chinese saying about books and gardens which I was going to put on the back, but got so carried away I laminated it before I put it on. Doh. Anyhow the backing is a lovely DCWV textured paper and I have used one stamp to create the images. Although the original stamp is much larger than the bookmark I masked various bits and stamped it several times, embossed, and then coloured in lightly with some permanent pens.

Think that's enough for today, off to start another project, but have also completed this month's giveaway and will upload tomorrow morning.

11 comments:

Artyfax said...

Cindy, these are all so good ( well they would be as they are by you!) but the doll is excellent - could even make me want to try something along those lines.

MAD mamma is calling, LOL

Teri said...

This is great - all of these items are fabby actually!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Carolands said...

Love these tags Cindy, colours are really nice on the second one, very subtle x

Jan said...

Lots of lovely things Cindy... I particularly like the bookmark. I love the stamping and subtle colours.
September is Virgo's month and creativity is one of Virgos characteristics.... that's why there are so many of us with birthdays in September.... sorry!! (It's the busiest month for me too.)

Clarky J said...

Wow love this Cindy xx I was lucky to get your art atc in the Geordie land atc swap - its beautiful xx Thanks for joining in with TT again this week xx janet

Deborah said...

All beautiful but I really love your art doll, Cindy. I would never know you found them difficult. Bet Sherry is really chuffed.

Emma - A crazy crafter said...

lovely Cindy. Thanks for joining us at TT's this week. Emma xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great work on them all... dolly is fabby (fimo fairy paid your hopuse a visit too I see!!) but I love the tag with the 'ghostly' image (STAMPED!!!! LOL)

WendyK said...

Some brilliant work Cindy, love all of them.

Agnes the Red said...

Great work....and Sherry is a lucky gal...what a pretty fairy, I love how you've done the skirt/tutu!

Sherry said...

Oh yes, I LOVE my doll - she is proudly displayed in my craft room keeping me company! Thanks again Cindy.

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