Sunday, 27 September 2009

Skinny Pages

I am doing my first alphabet skinny page swap - and I kinda jumped in the deep end without thinking. Gulp

I have to make 38 pages - and my letter is 'O'.

When I found out how many pages - my brain froze in panic!

I decided it was best to tackle it 'head on' rather than leaving it until nearer the deadline time and panic even more.

Here is a sample of some of them - don't want to put all the designs on here or it will spoil the surprise.



It is for a 'stamping' forum - so stamp I did - and distress!

I was limited by the little collection of stamps I have but here goes..............
(As usual click on the photo to enlarge)


O
is for Owls - some of which are on sunset orange inked backgrounds - the colour is much richer than the photo shows. The other owls are supposed to look as though it is misty almost foggy and mysterious. The black distressing is to suggest night time.

I don't have many 'sentiment' or 'word' stamps - but this poem I just love - by Walter de la Mere

You should see the state of my fingers - all shades of ink. No two are the same - they make look it at first glace, but each page was inked and stamped individually so they are all slightly different.

O is also for Oriental



So I have stamped different Oriental ladies onto different coloured backgrounds and coloured them with distress inks and Promarker pens.

I took all the photos in sunlight on my work bench which has bleached the colours somewhat - they are all richer shades. I have yet to mount them all on a bigger piece of card. I have laid the Oriental lady onto pink card - its not Barbie doll pink as it looks here - but different shades of deeper pink - a bit deeper than the bottom of the backing card!

Edited to say


I have finally finished - this post is just a sneak peek at some of them there are more different orientals not shown here - and owls. I have embossed some too!

They have all been mounted on white card with the space at the top for where they are to be bound!

A better photo of some of the owls


All finished and ready to go - just got to buy some padded envelopes then they will be in the post next week.

7 comments:

Sally H said...

These are gorgeous! Sounds like you have done most of them already. Well done - I think 38 would have been too many for me!

alcoholinky said...

phew, I did one of these last year Lotti. it's lot of hard work isn't it? but well worth it. your pages look lovely. the background you've created for the oriental lady is gorgeous.

Paula said...

blimey youve cetainly took on a challenge there but well done on tackling it, they look blooming good!

Christine B. said...

Love the oriental pages they are beautiful. Love the backgrounds, well done Lottie.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oh my goodness Lottie...38! Loving seeing them all together. The Oriental skinnies are my faves. Some of the colours you've captured are gorgeous.

LazyKay said...

A good case for thinking before you speak but boy how well you've done! I think I'd have had a brain block!

Beautiful work.

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Cath Wilson said...

They really are beautiful, Lottie - so much nicer IRL!

Well done, you!