Wednesday, 4 February 2015

TH_February Tag_#12tagsof2015

This is my attempt at the Tim Holtz February Tag, again not having the proper materials, so I'm not too happy with the result, maybe try another.


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Wild Animal ATC mingle

ATC mingle Wild Animals. I used the napkin technique.


Floral swap

ATCs for a Floral Swap using the tissue paper technique and my poor attempts trying to get my pen to write on the shaving cream backgrounds. Need a new pen now, but have learnt something.


Penguin swap

ATCs for a penguin swap, using shaving cream technique backgrounds for 2 of them.


Postcard - letter "R"

The next postcard swap was with the letter "R" and using distress inks. My partner has received it already.
I wasn't at all pleased with how it turned out, but I s'pose that's how it goes in mixed media, I just let my hands get on with it and something totally different came out of it as I expected.
Better luck next time I hope.

This was the postcard my partner sent to me.
card by Lisa Robinson

TH_January Tag 2015 #12tagsof2015

We also did a swap with the Tim Holtz 2015 January Tag  #12tagsof2015 
This is mine and my partner has received it.
I didn't have any of the ingredients that were stated for making this but managed somehow.
This is the tag I received from my partner today. Just love it
Tag from Stacy Cook


Postcard "A"

This is another swap we did, a postcard Teesha style with a raised letter "A".
I know my partner received this one but I haven't received mine in return yet.
This is one I really enjoyed doing.
The background I used is one of my teabag tiles printed off large.



We had a journal page swap called "Solace" which is part of an all year theme of "Nature's Blessings".
Solace and comfort for me is the sea and with the waves coming in. I love the noise and it seems to take all your troubles back out to sea with it again, so I made a sea scene, or tried. I haven't used acrylic paints before and I can see by my results that I was a bit heavy on the colour and so you can't really see all the layers I've made underneath.
I do hope my partner receives it, yet again, been en route for a while.
I'm hoping that practice makes perfect in my mixed media projects and that i can make a better job of the next one.
This is the one I received from my partner and I love the simplicity and the softness of it.
received from L. Wilson


Flowers in her hair

Snowy day today so have time to get up-to-date........
This was my final try at the canvas we had to swap "Flowers in her hair"

My partner has now received it, and this is the one I received from my partner and I was pleased to see that it is similar to the one I made, as I was reluctant to part with mine, it being my first canvas.