If sadness is a colour …

Hello there! It’s been way too long since my last blog post, but I’ll try to be a better girl from now on (with Santa approaching and all…)!

Here are two ATCs inspired by a song peformed by a Belgian artist called ‘Stash’.

I’d like to enter both ATCs into the following challenges:

The first ATC also fits the theme ‘Faces’ currently running at:

Stamps used

  • Face: Third coast stamps
  • Design scrap: Stampers Anonymous
  • Border: Technique Tuesday

And here’s my source of inspiration:

Thanks for looking!

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

This is how I left my “workdesk formerly known as a dining table” on Tuesday evening… The usual bits and bobs.

Update: Someone asked me about the jar in the background. It’s a bottle of salad dressing filled with bleach! 😉

My latest project is a mail art envelope that I’d like to enter to the  “Sunday Stampers” challenge “Do you want to know a secret”.

A more detailed scan:

Front

Back

Stamps used

Eye (Art Journey)
Cracked (Third Coast)
Grunge alphabet (Fusion Art Stamps)

Now over to Stamping Ground for more workdesks!

More eyes

I hope you’re not getting too bored with my current “eyes” frenzy, but here’s my third and final ATC in my series of eyes.

Actually, this “ocular” obsession of mine didn’t come out of the blue. There’s a perfectly rational explanation to it: next month’s theme over at the Stamp Man ATC swaps will be “the look” and as I will be extremely busy in September I already finished my 3 ATCs for the swap (see previous posts). Now, that’s looking ahead, isn’t it???

Anyway, before sending this ATC to the UK, I’d like to enter it to a couple of challenges:

  • Mixed Media Monday, who challenged us to use “cool colours”
  • Steff’s stuff,  who set “Am I blue?” as a theme
  • The Stamp Man fortnightly challenges, who wants to see/hear music in our work.  “Now, where’s the music in your ATC?”, you’re wondering? Well, music is always a great source of inspiration to me, and this ATC was inspired by this song by Billy Idol:

Stamps used

The eyes are part of  ”Another pretty face” (Third Coast)
Damasks (Prima Marketing)
Torn (Scrolls Work)
Bijou Borders (Technique Tuesday)

Couldn’t resist…

Yahoo-group “Creatief met Stempels” challenged us to use “circles”. I couldn’t resist creating another eye-atc using the blended batik resist technique mentioned in the previous post.

Here’s my take:

I really love how this background turned out… it just screams “batik”.

This is another entry for the resist techniques challenge set by Inkurable Stampers. This atc actually features a second resist technique. I covered the eye with “Teykol” (a transparent glue) before spunging the skin with “Tattered rose” distress ink. That way the white of the eye stays white and the eye gets a bit of a “glazy” look. I coloured the iris afterwards using an aqua pen.

Stamps used

The eye is part of  “Another pretty face” (Third Coast)
The dots are Heindesign/JudiKins

Ironing can be fun!

It’s been a long time since I managed to create something for Studio L3’s Compendium of Curiosities challenge, but I  made it this week (albeit just in time)! I had lots of fun with Mr. Tim Holtz’ blended batik technique, a resist technique involving embossing powder and an iron.

Here’s one of the ATCs I created using this technique

As I added a few touches of yellow, I also would like to enter this atc to the first “Let’s Ink It Up” challenge .

Moreover, this atc perfectly fits the Resist techniques challenge set by Inkurable Stampers.

Stamps used

Swirls (Stamp Camp)
Eye (Art Journey)
Cracked (Third Coast)
Bijou border (Technique Tuesday)