Saturday, 16 January 2010

All About Me Challenge

Like most women I find it very difficult to scrap about myself but decided to join in with the challenge over on All About Me

I changed the photo to black and white and printed it out on fabric paper. I then painted the eyes red - cut out horns and stickled them. I inked and dabbed paint on white bazzill for the background. I then adhered the photo to the paper and as much as I hate my handwriting I decided to write on the LO. I used thickers for the word 'angry' and outlined them with a journalling pen I used rub-on letter for the word 'makes'. I'm surprised how scarey I look in this LO so please remember to say please and thank you to me lol. TFL xxx

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Challenge for Gingersnaps Creations

I have just found a great challenge website called Gingersnap creations and this weeks challenge was to pick one of Ali's past projects and give it a twist of your own. I really liked her CAS Warhol style. This is my entry to the challenge.

I used a square punch and punched out 9 squares on white bazill. Then I used Tim Holtz distress inks and sponged it onto the bazill. Then stamped the image using black inkonto the 9 coloured squares.

I then cut out a rectangle and sponged with various distress inks. Stamped the eyes wording and some swirls around the edge. Then I arranged the images on the card. I used liquid glue for adhering so that I could tweak the squares into position. Thanks for looking xxx

Friday, 20 November 2009

Beautiful daughter

I loved this photo of Chiara looking so girly and as those of you who know her, know that she is such a tomboy. When I say to her 'you are beautiful' she gets all annoyed and says ' I don't want to be beautiful.' I did this LO last night at the crop. It came together so easily without having to do my usual over -thinking and analysing everything. Most supplies came from my Bad Girls Kit which is probably why is came together so easily - all the thinking had been done for me. Thanks for looking.

Amanda xxx

Friday, 22 May 2009

I don't want to be a princess

This is a photo of my daughter Chiara. I had been meaning to do a LO of this photo for ages. My older daughter is so girly but Chiara hates anything girly and when I put her in a dress she sulks and says 'I don't want to be a princess" hence the title. I love that she doesn't conform and has her own ideas.
I enjoyed creating this LO. I cut a pizza box and sprayed it with water and peeled away the top layer to reveal the ridges and then had great fun spraying with glimmer mist. I then rubbed gesso around the edges - let it dry and sprayed with more glimmer mist. These techniques were very kindly shown by the bad girl designers on NSD - thanks girls xxx.
I then cut out the pirate and cross bones strip and used 3D mounting tape to raise it for some dimension and placed it onto the other sheet of paper. I used some gem stones on the eyes of the skulls. For the title I used thickers and rubbed some white stickles over the letters for a bit of bling. I also used black stickles to outline the ribbon behind the skull as it looked so flat and outlined the skullcap with pink stickles. Lastly I rubbed various colours of stickles around the edge of the cardboard. TFL
xxxAmanda xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

My girls LO

First I gutted the paper and saved a butterfly which I then cut out and stuck in the right hand corner - I hot fixed some gems onto it.
I part cut the wings on the butterfly on the lower right hand corner of the paper.
I sprayed some lace with glimmer mist and sewed it into a flower then glued the prima flower onto it.
I stamped onto the photo and mat and then dotted some stickles onto it. I dabbed mountain rose around the eges.
Then I inked the acrylic swirl with alcohol inks and placed some flower stickers on.
I dabbed some thickers with white paint to take the brightness off them.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Mother's Day Card

I don't really make cards but attempted one for Mothers Day - I find card making really difficult. I dabbed alcohol inks onto cheap photo paper and then stamped on it using a Tim Holtz Stamp with Black Stazon. I then painted the grungeboard butterfly gold and ran it through the cuttlebug in the script embossing folder. I dabbed gold stickles over it. Then glued everything onto the card.