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.



crafty creations said...

Hiya denise and what wonderful art you have been creating - love the gessoed pieces

Take Care

hugs Hilda

Betty said...

Love your boo boo. It turned out great! And love the first project too.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Denise, I think your boo boo looks wonderful in that pretty shade of pink! I also love the first project you showed! There are so many neat techniques to learn!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Ellen said...

that worked well Denise, good idea to use it on calico I must try that out. .
funny things printers they've got a mind of their own.

Anne's Cards said...

What a lovely technique,beautiful cards!

Candace said...

I don't get it. Where's the boo boo? LOL.
Very nice indeed, Denise. That first lady is just lovely.

Take care.

June said...

Hi Denise, i am loving all of these and love your 'lemonade' hehe it worked out beautifuly and looks quite deliberate
Hugs June xxxx