Archive | September 2011

Another Origami Card

I told you I liked these cards. LOL. Anyway, this time I left the ribbon off as I thought the flower with the pattern paper was sufficient. The flower is a Prima one. I made the butterfly to match. Die cut the butterfly, put glaze over it, sprinkled with glitter and diamond, added some pearls that matched the middle of the flower on the front. The stamped saying I stamped in Ranger Stream. Thanks for looking. I promise I won’t post too many of these cards, LOL! I needed to get a couple of overdue cards out and this card style really helped me get out of the rut I have been in with no Mojo!


Origami Card

Hi there

It’s been a little while since I made something. Last night I tried this Origami card that I saw featured on Stampers Quest website. At first I thought I must be Origami challenged because I couldn’t figure it out. Anyway walked away for 5 mins, came back and presto, it worked LOL.
Anyway, once you make one the next one can be whipped up in a matter of a minute, then just embellish. The diamond on the left is left open to act as a little pocket to pop the top part of the card into, like an envelope, kind of.

Great mail week.

I received some great mail this week from 3 ladies in the USA. 2 beautiful, altered puzzles pieces from the Puzzle swap I participated in and one gorgeous Chotski pin from that swap 🙂

Thank you to Lynn, Nancie and Robyn. Have a look at these beauties!! All the detail and work put into these are really appreciated, ladies. Thank YOU!

Art Journal Page

I thought I would try and put the whole page in the one post. In order of the steps that I did.

Here’s the finished product :- My Art Journal Cover – Yes I had made a cover before, but I decided I liked this better. It has a LOT of weight in it!!

Art at the speed of life, AJ

Here are the steps to arrive at it. Collage on your canvas, add tissue paper over the top, stencils with modelling paste: –

Next was the painting and some sanding: –

Next was the crackle paint, painting with bubble wrap, sanding and more sanding, adding leaves, gessoing, adding some bits of ephemera: –

Finally, I had to paint on wax paper (I had none, so used heavy tracing paper, what a mess!!) and doodle into the paint and glaze and then flip it over onto the page and burnish it in (hence the colour changes), then sand some more, add metal paint over the page and decorate how you like. I don’t think there is enough on the page as far as embellishing but here it is for now. I tend to keep playing with things and then totally mess it up. So I think I will leave it for now. You would not believe how many layers of paint, paper, glaze, gesso, gel medium etc are on this page LOL!