Monday, February 23, 2009

Artful Blogging Spring 2009

Excuse me for a minute if I just twirl around and around with excitement!
it's not everyday your blog is showcased in
Somerset Studios
Artful Blogging
Spring 2009

I really just wanted to share these pages that appeared in the magazine with all of my regular blog visitors, and Thank You all for visiting my blog
and to all who leave me comments a special Thank You for all of the wonderful encouragement and friendship you have shared with me xxx
If you click on the pages, you should be able to read the article if you'd like to :)

Yep....still twirling :)
have a happy week everyone :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm all a quiver...

Ok....well I am totally hooked on Glimmer Mist!
This is my next project for our monthly challenge at
My beloved and I are coming up to our 17th wedding anniversary :)
so with this in mind I created this little piece, it's a little 'hanging thing'....
For this piece I stamped my PaperArtsy Stamp, then masked the stamped image and sprayed the Glimmer Mist over the top. The Masking left the couple lighter than the Background thus making them stand out.
this picture shows up the effect of masking the stamped image.
Supplies Used were - PaperArtsy Urban Snapshots Young Love 4 Plate, Collections elements Chipboard Luggage Tag, Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish - Corners, Glimmer Mist-Graphite, Bling, Brass Jump rings and Ring, wooden gears & typewriter key, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, Computer Generated words.
the little wooden gears & typewriter key were purchased from porkchopshow
Hope you are all having a lovely week :)

Monday, February 09, 2009

Dream A little Dream......

I'm still having a lovely time using my 'Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist'
I made This ATC (artist trading card or ACEO)
using the Background I created with the Glimmer Mist you can see in the below photo
the original Cardstock was a creamy pale lemony/green (I know...I'm not that good at describing!) and I placed a piece of cotton lace over the cardstock, then sprayed with Graphite Glimmer Mist.
Then set to work building my collage :)
I used ~ My newly created Background, Collections Image, a tiny scrap of Collections Printed Paper,German Scrap Border, Collections Transparency (that is the POST CARD piece), Melissa Francis Vintage Transfer (love how that makes the image look like a Cameo), Darkroom Door DDRS009 Little Dreams (for the 'dream a little dream' sentiment), lace butterfly, versa fine ink and my sewing machine :)
My Heart Goes out to All those effected this week by the Devastating Bush Fires that are currently Raging in Australia, so many people have lost their lives and many more have lost their homes,
You are not far from my thoughts and in my Prayers x

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Before you know it.....

The Stamping Queen now has a
New Design Team Blog
You can see it HERE
were each month the team is given a 'challenge'
for the month we will make items weekly that fit that challenge
The Challenge for this month is to use the Product
we each got to choose the colour we wanted to work with, so I chose 'Graphite'
which was a lot of fun, as I've never used Glimmer Mist before and now know I'll be using it VERY Regularly!!! I love it :)
I made another little house, I am totally hooked on making them at the moment and used a bunch of some of my new TSQ bits and some I've had for a little while.
i used ~ Clearly Impressed M4747 Home Element & M4745 Rock and Roll Stamps, Melissa Francis Vintage Transfers, Paper Artsy Kids Plate 5 (for the before you know it verse), German Scrap, Collections Elements Vintage Wallpaper Printed Paper, Chipboard house, vintage image & word, Label Holder, and Glimmer Mist Graphite.

You can see in this last picture, that I sprayed the text from an old book with the glimmer mist, and not only did it antique the page it also gave it that wonderful 'glimmer'

if you have a little spare blog time, pop on over to TSQ Design Team Blog and see what the other girls have used their Glimmer Mist for :)

♥♥♥ Hope you are all having a Lovely week ♥♥♥