Saturday, May 31, 2008

ATCs and The Extension

I've just posted off some atcs for a background swap. Talk about a challenge! This really pushed me artistically. To receive 9 different backgrounds and then having to create the foregrounds, often in styles that aren't me. The 'Think outside the box' atc is what I created for my background. Credit Card technique background using Jo Sonja's Aqua and Folk Art Antique Copper. Images are Zetty (like you couldn't tell - lol) and word stamps are from a Paper Artsy plate.

Well the frames are up and we're now waiting on delivery of the timber for the verandah posts and beams. DH will then spend a week or so notching out and putting up before we can put some tin on the roof frames. The photo above is looking at the south side of the house, craft room on your left and lounge room on your right with its big opening awaiting the french doors. The photo below is looking directly into my craft room all 3.5m x 4.4m of it! Yipee!!!

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Friday, May 16, 2008

WS and Niche swap

I love it when I can kill to birds with one stone - so to speak! This is an Inchie Niche that I recently completed for a Niche Swap. Hopefully the recipient received this in the post today. This piece fits perfectly with the current Wednesday Stamper theme of 'ART' - ie use the word art in your artwork.

I have used Kaszazz chipboard letters in the background as well as felted silk waste and dominos coloured with Alcohol Inks and stamped using the beautiful Stampers Anonymous 'Artful Mosaic'. I have also used this stamp to add detail to the boarder of the Niche. I have also used Collections chipboard branches and Collection stamps.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Niche Swap

Here's a sneak peak at a Niche Swap piece that I've nearly finished. Lucky me, I got to spend the entire, wet and cold day in the craft room creating. The basis of this piece is a 1"x 1" inchie that will sit in the middle of the niche. The only two rules of this swap were to use an inchie and a 6"x6" stretched canvas frame. I want give to much away about technique etc. More once my swap partner has received it.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

12 Tag Techniques of T!M

During December 2007 T!m Holtz kept us all inspired with his 12 Tags of Christmas. I was so inspired I decided to host a swap were each participant picked a technique from T!m's 12 Tags of Christmas and then used this technique to create their own style of tag. The pictures that follow are the result. I hope each of the talented participants enjoy the finished product as much as I do. All tags were placed on a large hinged ring to form a swatch of T!m's techniques. All of the participants are Western Australian artists who belong to the Stampgropers yahoo group. The Tag Technique No. next to each participants name relates to the Tag No. on T!m's blog under 12 Tags of Christmas.
The Cover - using the Perfect Pearls/Distress Ink Refill Spritz technique.

Bec Lennox - Tag Technique No. 1

Genevieve Payne (mine) - Tag Technique No. 1

Jo'anne Spouse-Nastasi - Tag Technique No.7 & 5

Jen Jones - Tag Technique No. 1 & 2

Charmaine Black - Tag Technique No.5

Christina Blackburn - Tag Technique No. ?

Me again - one lady had to drop out of the swap so I did a second one so it could be a truely 12 tag swap - Tag Technique No.10

Sharon Allen - Tag Technique No.5

Nikki Blowers - Tag Technique No. 10

Michelle Smith - Tag Technique No. 7 & 9

Meredith Lane - Tag Technique No. 8

Margaret Chapman - Tag Technique No. 7

Thanks for looking, now go to Tim Holtz' blog and get your fingers inky!