I'm away from home, up in the 'big smoke', wishing I could be playing with paper and ink and gesso right now! Instead I thought I'd post another CS&P stylised photo of a project I created using Paperbag Studios stamps, Basic Grey papers and WIRE! I've twisted wire to create flowers, music notes and an '@' symbol.
I'm heading home in an hour or so, with a four and a half hour journey ahead and I'm hoping for time to play with my new supplies when I get there! There's new stamps and paper to play with - can't wait!
These pieces were published in Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Vol 15, No 4 a while back. I used some gorgeous October Afternoon papers and stamps to make these. I love the way CS&P stylised the photo!
Sean has two pet rabbits - Peter and Flopsy. I think this is a pic of Peter?
More pics of the birthday boy tomorrow - I'm far away from the birthday boy this weekend, but am looking forward to seeing him again soon.
This sea captain was looking a little 'blue' as I was putting this postcard together... he's longing for another oceanic journey, to travel to a distant world and make new discoveries! He's been 'captured' by the yearning to delve into the secrets of the deep.
This weeks theme at Wednesday Stampers Challenge is 'Shells'. I've used images from Oxford Impressions new plate 'The Deep'. There are two real shells included in this collage - one is so tiny. I'm often amazed at the intricacy of God's creation and I'm particularly spellbound by the most amazing use of patterning. The second shell has the sweetest zigzag patterning on it!
This plate is choca-block full of lovely ocean themed stamps.
I simply adore this new bird image from Oxford Impressions new 'Steampunk Works' plate. When I came across this red feather in my stash the other day I thought it would go perfectly with the bird image.
Stampotique hosts design challenges twice a month and this is my first time participating in one. The theme 'Not So Sweet Sixteen', was indeed a challenge until I remembered the spider 'Mr Stripes' - it all looked a little too sweet 'til I added him to the mix.
I'm still having a ball with gesso and I've created this work on a piece of card literally ripped from the box on the way to the recycle bin this afternoon.
Happy Fathers Day to my dear Dad. He is an absolute blessing to me in so many ways and I hope he has the loveliest of days today. He loves being 'Grandpa' to Sean and he's sure to have a delightful time with him today.
All images are from Oxford Impressions new rubber plate 'Steampunk Works'. This is such a fantastic plate to have to create masculine cards. As I've mentioned before, working with these images always bring back fond memories of my dear Poppa, tinkering and inventing away to his hearts delight.
Destination Art is hosting a twinchie swap this month and the theme is 'Bird Call'. I've used some Tim Holtz and Cavallini rubber to put this together, and totally loving the fact that my hands are covered in gesso!
How courageous are you feeling today? Do you truly feel free to be yourself and to express yourself in artistic ways? I'm not sure that I always do. I believe it not only takes courage, but time to become who you really are... fear of failure or rejection can be a huge hurdle to overcome. I know my faith in God and the belief that He has a plan and a purpose that is unique for me (and each of our lives) allows me to draw strength and courage to continue to carry on in what is sometimes a rather crazy world.
Wednesday Stamper's theme this week is'School Days' and I immediately reached for Oxford Impression's plate of stamps 'School Days'. Aren't these two little school kids adorable? Just like the twenty I work with each school day :)
A great friend of mine is off to Europe next week with her husband and they will be travelling to Paris. I'm pretty sure it's her first time out of the country, so I'm hoping she has a 'dream flight' over and the most amazing holiday ever!
I'm a little green with envy, but so excited for her!
Tag Tuesday's challenge this theme is 'Butterflies' and Louise has made a gorgeous butterfly tag book. Check it out here. Stamp images are all by Tim Holtz and the gorgeous butterfly is ARTchix.