Jul 1, 2015

A Mini Travel Tag.

Hello Everyone,
It is the first of the month and time for another Challenge over at Country View Crafts, and our lovely Dt Trace has set the theme "On Your Travels."- My travel stamps are extremely limited as in ziltch!
Thank God for Google images they came to the rescue.

The first layer of the background is collaged and inked then stamped with script.
I printed off a map inked it up and ripped it up, added an arrow and crackle.
Found a little map of New Zealand (because this is where I live) and fussy cut, the rest is pretty simple to follow.

If you would like to join in this challenge it lasts for a whole month.
Have a great day
Smiles:)
Sue

Jun 23, 2015

A Shabby Chic/Vintage Heart

Hello Everyone,
For my second project this month for the theme Shabby Chic at Country View Crafts, I have constructed a Heart and framed it up. As part of the Design Team it is my job to inspire you to join in, I hope I can succeed.

I gathered a few elements and laces, you find that once you start adding to your creation it is very difficult to stop!

I prepared my Background papers and cut my heart shape from painted up paper.
Now you start to embellish like crazy and add the glamour and create the Shabby /Vintage appeal.
Have a great week,
Smiles:)
Sue

Jun 17, 2015

Key to my Heart.

Hello Everyone.
As many of you know I do not do masculine, I have been made to make the odd one for Dt requirements but I am not inclined to lean towards this genre.
Having said this, dearest one is having a birthday and I admit to feeling a pang of guilt when I purchase a card for him, whereas every female family member receives a handmade creation. So this year I have made the effort to make him a card.


I will start with the background.
The technique of using your negative wastes to make a Bg.
I painted this up in Magenta, Yellow and Quin Gold.

When dry covered it in a Black wash.
Painted up another piece of cardstock and added some texture.

Cut this into a Heart shape and attached a painted Key.
The Key has not been rusted up because Rob brings colour into my life, I wanted it to stand out.
 Black wash again.

Mounted it up.
Rob does hold the Key to my Heart and I know this sounds mushy, but I am one of the lucky ones.
I am entering this into:

Have a great day,
Smiles:)
Sue

Jun 15, 2015

Drama in Art

Hello Everyone,
I can confidently say that I am not about to jump off a cliff or anything similar to end my life.
Why am I telling you this, well when you view my canvas you may be concerned that my state of mind is worrisome. Rob's reaction was to interrogate me, but like I said to him and what I say to you now is look at it as a piece of ART; it relates sadness, depression and hopelessness..... there is no connection to how I am feeling.
I have tried to relate the dark side of creativity; when you have a block. All great Artists went through periods of darkness; Picasso to name one. I am not for one minute pretending to be a great Artist, goodness me I mess with mixed media and paper, it is uncomplicated as it sounds.

Hope I do not depress you for the rest of the day!

The canvas was primed with gesso before building up layers of numerous glazes to obtain a depth I was happy with, I also added embossing paste where she is sitting for a little texture.
The words are computer generated.

Her face maybe hidden but we all feel her distress.

Over at Paper Artsy Challenge Blog the theme is hidden objects, however you can interpret as you like, I was inspired by the hidden faces; (Crafty Dogma  and this little guy) that were shown as examples by Leandra. 

Do have a happy and joyful day.
Smiles:)
Sue .