Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas Fine Art

This is a wonderful digi stamp colored with Copic markers.
Framed with a sparkly ribbon and cardstock.
Sentiment stamped with red ink.

                                               Challenge:Simon Says Christmas

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A little Bouzouki anyone?

The image of this Greek guitar was printed out in color, on cardstock and cut out.
I wanted the base of it really really large,
so I left the arm of it on the cutting room floor, but tried to mimic it with the punch I used
for the birthday greeting.
The background is modeling paste on a brick stencil.

I cut out an identical shape for the back, added the little brown pieces so it looks like the insdie of the guitar, and added foam dots to adhere the two together.

The rest of the guitar constructed with great patience...oh my.
Getting those stings tight and looking right...a challenge for sure.
But step by step, glue the bottom first, let it dry,
pull them taught and glue the next level and repeat until I reached the top tucking the top ends underneath. And trying to follow the
image of strings at the top of the guitar that came printed in the image.

The left photo shows how I cut out the hole (exatco knife), following the guitars fancy design and glued the image down with foam dots to give it some depth. Then, at the bottom here, (right hand photo) I had printed out a second image so I could cut and adhere that little piece on top of the string ends, a strategic layer of foam dots too.
The strings are made of some plain ole string which I put in a bag and added some Silver Mixative Alcohol Inks. Smooched it around until they were all coated.

The guitar had a mother of pearl look to the design and the best way
I could bring that to life was to add some stickles to make it sparkle


Boy Band: One Direction

One for One Direction
No really....a friend of mine won a trip from Toronto to Ireland
 to meet her most favourite boy band ever!!!
 Imagine her delight!!
So she asked me to make them a card.
 Imagine MY delight!!
She gave the card to their security guy backstage at the concert.
So the front of the card 'brick embossed,' represents/mimics,  their latest
album cover along with their images with our Toronto baseball jerseys, 
cut out and glued on with foam dots.
A Simon Says Stamp die and my own hand written attempt to match
 their One Direction font, glued to one side of the card.
A fancy heart stamp, topped with some shiny blue perfect pearls
and a moving spinner. Also arranged on one side of the card.


Inside is a flap to lift up, to represent our Rogers Stadium retractable roof.  A photo of the opened rooftop itself, glued on.
This time black 'brick embossed' cardstock adhered to both sides.

With an image she took while at the concert here in Toronto,
some stickles to make the fireworks sparkle.

It'd be nice to know if they actually got the card. But no way of knowing.
My friend had a great weekend in Ireland, with her Mom and Dad and a backstage meet and greet, photos, with an unforgettable up and close, personal view of the concert!



In the Drivers Seat

Custom made card for a friend's son's Birthday. In one of his favourite cars, so I put him in the drivers seat.
Found a photo on the internet and printed the car on cardstock
Resized his photo to fit inside the window and then added a layer of Glossy Accents to look like a sheet of glass.
The licence plate modified to say h.b. Adam. The headlights also with a layer of glossy accents.
Embossed background.

Real leaf Roses

The changing of the leaves around here have been wonderful. So I grabbed a bunch while walking the puppy and rolled them into roses. Keeping a few real leaves as well.
A bit of glue holds the layers together and some twine at the stems.
I chose smaller, freshly fallen, to med sizes maple leafs and just rolled them like any other paper rolled flower.
The bird was traced and hand cut around. One branch punched. Stamped happy birthday and fussy cut around as well.
The background an embossing folder.