Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Love Tag

This is the tag that I have made for a group swap, the theme was Love and Romance, each player had to make 5 tags decorated on both sides so that they can be made into books, they had to have a French word or saying on them, I used the google translator to change my words from English to French,

Ali, the hostess is going to make a front and back cover for our books, she is also going to put the hole in the top of my tags, Thank You Ali, my 5 tags are all basically the same, just the images on the brown side are different, I have so many commitments at the moment that I did not have time to make them all different, am looking forward to getting the book back to see what the other girls have done, will post the the pictures when it arrives.

Altered Coaster

Another coaster, the rambling rose side is done the same as the letter D alphabet book page that is on another post , the only difference is that I stamped the name on this one
The oriental one was made using, a piece of torn Chinese newspaper, a selection of green ink pads, mulberry papers, tag image from a collage sheet backed onto card, ascent beads, the flowers and butterfly were cut from a sheet that I have had for about 12 years, I knew that it would come in handy one day,lol.

Chunky Book Page, Ooooops

I must have been having a "senior moment" day when I did this book page for Jen, we are supposed to make our book pages with a Victorian theme, I completely forgot about that and made this one instead , ah well it comes to us all in time,

The side with the faces was done with torn papers coloured with different shades of brown ink pads, a selection of face stamps, written words, 3 faces were stamped onto card and added
The Egyptian one again uses torn papers, ink pads, stamping , embossing, old map page, image, postage stamps, etc

Jen has already received this page and has forgiven me for getting it wrong, Thanks Jen x

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Letter E Book Page

Another colourful art piece, (see next post) this time done on a 4x4 chipboard base, this was for a monthly alphabet swap that I am taking part in, E is for eggs was such fun to work on as I have never before done anything so bright, the torn papers were coloured with ink pads before being glued into place then
plenty of stamping, images of birds nest and eggs are from collage sheets, feathers , domed letters and a piece of torn dictionary to finish,

Sandra, who received this page in the swap sent me a lovely thank you email, I am so pleased that she liked it !!!!

Another Coaster

Another coaster for Jen, I have never really worked much with bright colours but after talking to Ali Brandist, who in my opinion is one of the best swap hostesses in the UK, I decided to give it a try, so the picture on the right is a background using torn papers, coloured with ink pads and stamped before gluing into place, I don't have a picture of this one when it was finished but Jen is pleased with the results, the background on the green one was done using a collage stamp that I got on ebay, it was such a bargain, it had never been used and I got it for 99p, can't do better than that !!!!!!

Two Button Fairies

I received these two lovely button fairies in the post today, many thanks to Lorri Otto for the red and yellow fairy and Sue Young for the purple and yellow fairy, both are beautiful, the picture's of these are from a scan I think that I prefer to take photo's, I will add a photo of the ones that I sent for this swap later in the month, I took a picture of them but have left my camera at our boat in Norfolk and will not be going back there for another couple of weeks, Thank you both, I LOVE them !!!!!!