Wednesday 16 April 2008

Tribal Theme

There was a challenge by Lazy Kay to make a tag with the theme Tribal.

Well I made them yesterday - took me a while as I am a bit out of practice - can't show them yet though until they are swapped.

But I also made the arch too.

I stamped the flowery image onto white card and then painted the whole card around it matt black. I added the image of the lady, and with liquid pearls did the dots - I was thinking at the time of the wonderful dotted hand patterns the ladies have when they get married.

As usual it looks better in real life as the pearl drops are all raised and I added a pearl to her forehead

Tuesday 8 April 2008

ATCs Sheet Music Swap

The challenge for a swap on ATCs for all forum was to make three ATCs using a piece of sheet music.

I used a couple of old pieces of sheet music from a little French book I found in a charity shop.

This and the following one is made using the music to Marseillaise - hence the colouring.

I used a MADJAK stamp from (Linda) at for the face. The colours are inked and there is a lot of texture and embossing which does not show up sadly.

This is another section of the above sheet, inked colours, embossed edging,and the red roses have swirls of embossing, again which does not show up in the photo.

The last two are on very aged French music scores, the top has a mask and hat which is painted and embossed - and edged with 18ct Krylon pen which looks lovely in daylight - and mirrors the aged gold embossing on the mask. I saw the mask and hat in a book I was reading about the French Revolution so decided to draw and paint both for this.

The last one is a stamped image of a vintage lady, aged to look as though it is on a piece of reclaimed paper from that era.

The border is really textured like an old wooden picture frame, which I created using 'No Nails' mixed with acyclic paint until I got the colour I wanted.

These have now been received in USA so I can at last post them on here.