Sunday, 14 July 2013

House of Bears July/August challenge

'An artist cannot do anything slovenly'

This is my entry for a great challenge over at The House of Bears   for Jane Austen quotes.
So glad they are allowing digital entries as it's been too hot to go up in my craft room at present.

The easel and canvas are actually in my conservatory at present (photo stretched to fit this design) but the real canvas is still blank waiting for my husband to get his paints out and do something with it.

Thanks for stopping by and looking x

Monday, 1 July 2013

White on White (again) challenge #32

I had so much fun making a white on white card for the fabulous challenge over at Artful Times that I made another card to enter...


Not sure of all the names of punches - sorry.
The piece of card I cut to look like a fence had a Martha Stewart punch along top, and then because I need a bigger 'ribbler' I folded the card in half and put it in the ribbler up to the start of the Martha Stewart design and then turned the handle in reverse so it didn't ribble over the top of that part.
Thought it made it more like a fence and give it some texture too.

Then another Martha Stewart punch used for bottom part to represent grass - it's part of the set that the corner punch has a little bird on.
Butterfly punch also from her and have used 2 for each butterfly, with wings folded up on top layer for more depth.

The bike is an old Spellbinders die and this is the first time I have used it properly. 
I bought it, as it's in several parts and I thought the wheels and frame could be cut up and used for grungy/steampunk themes.

Balloons and flower are X-cut dies but one balloon also put through a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it more texture.
Cat and mice are a Cuttlebug die.

thanks for stopping by ...Gill x
oh.... and for some great white on white inspiration pop over to Artful Times where there are such great examples.