Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Blogging Holiday!

I'm going away tomorrow for a couple of weeks, so see you all when I get back!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Birthday Cards

Here are two birthday cards I've made - but I've still managed to get a clay face in on one of them - lol.

The first is for an aunt's 80th. The background is some simple rubber stamping onto some pink pastel. The heart is a card covered with some brusho coloured tissue paper. The image has been stuck on with gel medium and the heart further embellished with some lace, paper flowers and hand stitching.

The second is for my sister's birthday. The base of the card is covered with two different scrapbook papers which I distressed a bit with some gesso and watered down ink. The doll's dress is made from wired ribbon so it gives a nice full skirt. The hair is Chenille yarn and she even has a gold necklace on (alas, not real gold!) The card itself is a piece of A4 folded over, so it is 12" high - so I think I'll be wrapping it up rather than trying to make an envelope for it.

Mermaid for a day

This month's theme over on the MAD (Monthly Art Doll) Flickr group is 'Mermaids'. Although the swap draw is taking place when I'm away on holiday I couldn't resist making a mermaid, so here she is!

Her face is another moulded air dried clay one, fibres for her hair and a crown made from card with some glitter and gems on.

Her top is part of an old scarf (stuck onto the body with some Anita's 3-D Clear Gloss Finish. Under her top she has a sparkly bra of 'Beadazzles' and a matching navel piercing - she has some of the same sparkle on her eyelids too!

Her tail is the easiest part of all to make. It's silver self adhesive tape stuck onto a card base, freehand embossed and coloured with alcohol inks.

The shoulder butterfly embellishments I found in my stash and I think they make her extra special - well, she has to make the most of being a Mermaid for a day!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Ahoy Pirates!

This is a small canvas I put together for my 3 little pirate nephews! They are currently having their bedrooms transformed into pirate lands so this might fit into the landscape somewhere!

The background is Brusho paints and the images were stuck on with Liquitex gel medium.

Ahoy there - land ahead!