Friday, 17 August 2007


On my Art-Venture group Trish has challenged us to create a sketchbook, using either a store-bought one or home made one. I used some magazine images and rubber stamps to incorporate into my pages.

The first prompt was to produce a page using the letters of our name with words to describe our self.

The second prompt was eight things we love.

Geodeco Thingies

I have been working on another swap which has been really stretching my boundaries. These items are called Geodecos, which were introduced to us by Zeb Loray who does tutorials for After Midnight Art Stamps.

The instructions in the tutorial uses Opal Embossing powders, however, I don't have any of those particular powders, so I improvised by using clear and glitter embossing powders and different inks such as Mic Magic.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Tip-In Pages

I just joined a Tip-In page monthly swap in one of my groups. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with this swap, because as usual, I jumped in with both feet.

I sat down tonight and gathered my cardstock, inks and rubber stamps, then I printed off some images for the theme, which is da Vinci.

After cutting and fiddling around with the various images and colours, I finally created a page with which I was satisfied.

Another Leonardo Tip in page

This page was done with fluid chalks in the background and a Leonardo script stamp was used to give some depth to it.

I stamped and coloured it  the old man image.  Added the images from the internet, and the faces are from a Da vinci scrapbook paper. Stamped the word Leonardo on a piece of cardstock coloured with the fluid chalks.