Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bush-wacked …..

......... We’ve just had a few wonderful days getting back to nature. Hearing the crickets and swatting bugs and then hearing them big fellas, LION but not actually seeing them! Disappointing but then ……. nature does not perform on the command! The Bushveld is very dry. The rains had not yet made an appearance. The Impala females hold back on producing their young until the first rains! We saw many very heavily pregnant buck! And we were hoping for rain just so that they could be relieved of their burden. It didn’t happen while we were there! Nature has its own time!

Hilda and Sam over at Lots To Do announced their next challenge using a stamp, metal and paint (not necessarily in that order)

So this is my offering!

The base on my 4 X 4 was scrunched up tin foil. Does tin foil constitute metal? I couldn’t take the chance and so added the metal flourish! Then, upon reading a magazine my dearest SIL brought for me from the UK, a technique jumped out and bit me on the nose (i.e. I hadn’t tried it before now) acetate, glue, alcohol inks and cling wrap.
The image is from June over at Art Freebies (thanks June) I smeared Vaseline over the parts I didn’t want paint on, then painted the whole picture with acrylic paint and when dry, wiped the paint off the image. A bit messy but that’s why kitchen roller towel was invented LOL and then I stamped Daydreams a few times in black and white.

Take care everyone and keep creating and as always, thank you for visiting.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bad blogger …….

…….. that I am! Sometimes that thing called Life gets in my way! Anyhoo, as they say in this jargon that I’m still trying to get to grips with, here’s what I have been doing in the ‘in-between’ moments of Life.

Ellen at Scrappanic shared a technique using gesso, chalk and baby wipes with me.

Thank you Ellen, I had fun!

With this one, I went according to the instructions. The image didn’t stamp too well as I think I over did the ‘thin layer’ gesso bit! I’ll most likely trim her down and use on a card. I have two female family members who have birthdays coming up in December, so I guess I still have some prep-time, (translated, that actually means, fix boo boo)

Now this one, I worked back to front and used calico (thin cotton material) instead of cardstock. I stamped my image first, then gessoed the background, chalked and then wiped the baby (“,)

This is what happens when one wants to print out lovely images from June at Art Freebies.

I set the printer in motion, went to do something else and came back to find that my colour cartridge (bless its soul) was running low on juice. In fact so low, that this is what the images looked like.
Up pops Life again. We all know the saying, ‘If Life gives you lemons, make Lemonade.’ So here is my Lemonade ATC in the Pink!

I used my favourite passion of the moment, corrugated board, gesso and chalks!

Enjoy, have a wonderful weekend and keep creating (even boo boos are OK, in fact they are more times than most, more FUN)

Take care.