Thursday, 31 July 2008

This Thursday challenge 7 and Saturdays workout Sponge techniques

Well had a bit of a rough week , Mojo went on holiday, and did nt think that I would get my examples done for This Thursday's Winged things challenge however yesterday was very productive and managed to combine Saturdays Workout sponge techniques with one of my examples.

Our sponsor this week is The Artistic Stamper and The prize this week on This Thursday is a stamp plate of bugs, and butterflies and a pack of kling-on. What a great prize.

So here are my examples for this week, you should see our guest designer Hels Sheridan's example this week its truly beautiful.

1st we have my altered cuttlebug embossing folder, packaging. This is also my entry for Saturdays workout as I used cosmetic sponges with various inkpads to create the background. I stamped two different designs of flourishes one in black and then over the top a different flourish in silver.

The background for this Vintage card was using Moonglow Inks and then butterflys were stamped over the top.
I stamped the large butterfly in distress ink and coloured loosly with pencil to give a more hand drawn look. Before cutting in half and using as the wings for my No angel ATC

The stamp for this peice was made using scrap rubber left over after cutting out the stamps from the stamp sheet. There is a quicky project on the This Thursday project page explaining what I did.

This was started on Mojo gone Monday I stamped the background, then dropped my stamp on the right hand side making a huge mess, shame because the background was looking lovely. However yesterday, when I made my second scrap rubber stamp, the mosaic background, I decided to use it to cover the mess on the right hand side, Its not one of my best peices but its now to good to put in the bin.

This is my final peice and its my 1st attempt at Gel medium paper, also part of my Mojo gone monday crafting disaster day . Not that happy with it. I painted the medium onto a page protecter. embedded metal foil and different coloured tissue paper. added drops of re inker. Then stampedonto it then added a layer of tissue. Left to dry and then stamped onto it again.

As I said im not happy with it, but its a starting point, my next peice will be much better . I hope LOL

Monday, 28 July 2008

Mojo gone Monday

Well it had to happen sooner or later, got up with a raging headache and (no I didn't have a drink last night) sat down with the beautiful stamps for this weeks challenge, and everything I attemped just seemed to go pear shaped, Colours ran when I didnt want them to, then didnt when i did, ,
Just couldn't get my head working right, all day everything I touched just went completely wrong , and to finish off I tipped a bowl of steaming soup over my hand .

Its never really happened to me before so I feel a bit lost without my mojo, I am busy all day tommorow, so maybe the break from crafting will do the job, I hope so as the examples have to be ready by Wednesday night at the very latest.

So I don't know what my examples for this weeks challenge will be but I do know that the other examples are brilliant. I just hope mine are good enough when I finish them.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Wylde women award

Hi all and I have recieved a Wylde Women award (concieved by Tammy Vitale. who should get one of these for her amazing artworks. They are fantastic and really inspiring ) see them at I was given the award by Debbie as she has already recieved an award i can only say that she deserves it for her great work and her inspiring blog and brilliant "Debs Designs" designs
the rules are
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women

.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

In fact I don't know if anyone has awarded Tammy one but after seeing her work, I definatly think she deserves one. So she is my 1st award

Rosie now what can you say about Rosie, I have been lucky enough to meet Rosie blogging, she is a warm, generous and inspiringly tallented lady and if anyone deserves this award she does.

I also award this to my two This Thursday teammates Susie and Fiona both of whom inspire me everyday with their enthusiasm , creativity and inspirational attitude.

I Also award this to Charli. . Who at 16 I think can be called a young woman and if you disagree she is definaty a Wylde girl and Wylde woman of the future.

Finally i would like to award this to all the entrants at This Thursday whos work inspires me every week and who have given me the enjoyment of looking at their amazing peices of work . You should pop on and go and visit their blogs the amount of inspirational ideas I recieve from looking through their blogs every week is just phenomonal.
I am so lucky to know and have the joy of being surrounded by great and inspiring women.
Thank you alll