- Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

GC101 - Cowboy and Cowgirl Challenge

Had no real cowboy images so I had to improvise.  Stamped the little girl using a stamp from Little Paper Shop.  Painted with watercolour pencils.  I had these stickers which I decided to use to dress her.  Used chalks to do the background and pricked a border to finish it off

Gingersnaps Challenge GC99 - Fans

Paper with Japanese symbols I printed from Graphic Fairy.  The fan I got from Michaels and the Japanese lady from a calendar I received as a gift in 2002

CAS Sunday Challenges

This is my entry.  I used the kraft and the flower in one.  The flower is stamped and punched with Stampin Up.  The pearls are also from Stampin Up.

Altered art, my first attempt

My inspiration came from Carrie on Crafting who did a mannequin and then I saw an article in Somerset Studio done by Karen Valentine that I just loved.  So I started by covering the mannequin with tiny squares of two different papers and then distressing with Walnut stain.  Then I used this wire mesh to make a skirt and hat.  The frame is actually 2 canvasses with the one cutout.  Family pictures from Retro Cafe Art Gallery.  Frames are from Artchix which I also distressed with Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge.  Bird and cat are from Artchix.  The cat I embossed with black powder and then I embossed a gold collar and attached a charm.  The key I embossed with gold embossing powder and then used Alcohol Ink - Haselnut to make it look older. 
Hope you like my effort and I am going to enter this in a challenge on Simon says Stamp, Everything goes.
This cat is an image from Artchix which I embossed with black embossing powder and then embossed the collar and attach a small moon to it
Close up of my witch.