Friday, 19 July 2013

Litte houses all in a row

I made these houses using some colour wash spray backgrounds left over from a previous swap.

I used Versamark ink through a Dina Wakely church windows stencil to create embossed windows. To make these stand out more I applied Distress Ink over the top to darken the areas around the windows. I then cut the size and shape of each house to fit with the window patterns. Some of the shapes then put me in mind of particular types of houses so I had to give all of them names.

The swap required the inclusion of lace somewhere in the design. I used markers to colour the snippets of lace and added tiny buttons as handles for the doors.

These are Bleak House, Green house and Work house.

And these are House of Lords, Out House and House of God.

I'm looking forward to receiving houses back from other swappers. The added surprise of the different shapes and sizes is always fun.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Back on track

The colour scheme for July's tags is blue with a touch of green. And guess what...Look no die cuts!  

I went overboard on texture for the front. The large circles are stamped with bubble wrap using glue, with glitter sprinkled over the top. The small circles are Distress Crackle paint spread through sequin waste and sprayed with ink once dried and cracked. I then doodled dots and circles with coloured pens and added green Stickles highlights.

The back is a spray ink background with a ghost like image applied over the top with Versamark ink and chalk.
I'm not sure what colour comes next for the tag swaps but I have signed up to swap nature themed hanging book pages in August and my allocated colour is orange - you have been warned!