Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The days are …..

…….. getting shorter and there is a definite nip in the air early morning and late afternoon! I think we are in for an early winter. Oh well, I guess we couldn’t hold onto summer forever!

I’ve taken up the challenge over at Hilda’s Lotstodo Sam from TechniqueZone is standing in for her while she moves home.
I hope you don’t mind Sam, but I nicked your idea for the masking as this is my first attempt at trying this technique.

I used chalk to colour the ladies, and the background is the CB folder Stylized Flowers which I then dragged a white ink pad over. I’ll probably use it on a card as there are some girly birthdays coming up.

Linda and Rosie at ABAA ‘s challenge with week was using newsprint. This was quite tough because lately the news is just doom and gloom. Anyway, once the newsprint was modge podged onto a piece of corrugated board and inked, you can’t read the print too well! I then stamped my image (can’t remember where I got it) onto acetate, used alcohol inks (loving these) around the image and used chalk for the water effect. The wording was printed onto acetate and whaaalaaa!

And I used the background freebie from June to help this lady Rise Up! Again I played with alcohol inks on acetate and glossy cardstock and chalked and tore and generally had fun!

Thank you for your lovely comments and here’s wishing you all a wonderful, rest-of-the-week!
Take care and keep on crafting.



Ang C said...

gorgeous pieces

Rosie said...

Some really imaginative work here! Clever use of acetate over the newsprint and thanks for joining in our challenge.
Rosie ABAA

Chris said...

Wow Denise you sure are having fun playing with all of these techniques... think I need to take a leaf out of your book missus.
Really love what you have done and thanks for sharing how you did it too.
I used to so enjoy trying different things but seem to be stuck in a bit of a paper rut at the moment iykwim... must hunt out my embossing powders and inks heh heh
Chris xx

crafty creations said...


Thanks so much Denise for supporting the Lotstodo Challenge again this week with such a stunning piece

Hugs Hilda

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow what for stunning creations.
Wonderful work.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Super use of newsprint, you certainly transformed it into something wonderful!

Candace said...

What great great works of art here, Denise. Fun to make, too, it sounds like.

So weatherwise, you and I are about to swap, it sounds like...!
Whew, well, don't let a tree fall on your house like I did. LOL.
Your Chum,

Anne's Cards said...

Here in Belgium the days are getting longer and we are ready for the spring!!
Wonderful work Denise!

sam21ski said...

Fantastic Denise, thanks for joining in with us this week on the lotstodo challenge and of course I don't mind you using any of the ideas from the techniques blog, that's what it's there for xxxx

RubyMay said...

this is brilliant! Love what you've done and how you did it x

Linda said...

Great work Denise - I love the way that your newsprint ripples like water. Thanks for joining in....
Linda ABAA

Jaqi said...

Wow Denise these are great , You have had fun doing these my friend, I can tell. Well Done Jaqi x

Ana Baird said...

they're stunning Denise! Thanks for your comments on my blog!