Monday, July 25, 2011

Sketch Swap Card

Here is a picture of the Sketch Swap card that I made for Just Cards group. The background was made by applying green and gold metalic paint over punchinella. Then I use an antique brown to give it a distressed look. The three pictures are from a steampunk collage page from Altered Pages. I used a strip from a book to make the ribbon and distressed it with the antique brown. The buckle was covered with some of the same paper and was also distressed. The flower was just a strip of the same paper which I twisted as I glued it down to a paper circle which was then attached to the buckle. I hope this is clear enough.

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Picture of Wolf

Here is a picture of my son Wolf dressed wearing his explorer outfit. The pith hat is not a reproduction, but and original hat from from the Boer War and the scarf he is wearing is called a Shemagh. It can be worn in different ways. The shemagh is worn in desert countries wrapped around the head and face to keep out the sand and sun. It can also be worn around the neck.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

SteamPunk Spoon

Here is the Steampunk Spoon that I created for a swap on Art For The Creative Minds. I covered the bowl part of the spoon with a few small pictures from a collage sheet called SteamPunk from Altered pages. I used modgepodge to glue down the pictures. A watch that I had received from a friend was glued to the handle using E-6000. A portion of the bracelet was glued to the bowl. A few other pieces were added for interest.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Swap Cards

Here are two cards for a "Christmas in July" swap. One for Card Swappers and the other one for Just Cards.
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The Unicorn is a card for a "Fantasy Swap" for Card Swappers
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The "Dahlia Fold" card can be found on SplitCoast Stampers website. The card is for Just Cards.
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Challenges and Swaps

Here is an art piece I created for Gingersnap Creations using packing material. The Background is corrigated cardboard. I used an empty plastic cover from a some buttons that I purchased. The inside is bubblewrap that I coloured with a shiny blue acrylic paint. The scuba girl is from a McDonald's fish sandwich. I braided packing twine and adhered it around the plastic shell. The dolphin and shells are from a plastic necklace.

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Please visit the Gingersnap Creations website!

Here is "Magnificent Men ATC Swap" for Altered Pages. The images were from "The Magnificent Men collage sheet and from Valention Collage sheet. I added jewels to the princely man. The Valentino ATC was stamped with a collage of an eye and then sticker Romance Ticket was added.
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These cards are for two different swaps. Anything Goes and Black/White and touch of colour.
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These bookmarks are for a swap showing different countries. The one depicting Asia uses a collage sheet from Altered Pages and the one depicting France uses the collage sheet CanCan and French Lady
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This is a 4 X 4 using a movie theme for a swap. I used a coaster and the pictures are from the Altered Pages Collage sheet Josephine Baker.
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