quarta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2008

Dans ma maison il ya un jardin

The theme at Dans ma Maison... is gardens. After embossing the garden with a stencil, I placed the leaf roof, but I wasn't quite happy with it, so I added a stamped bird; but somehow the design of the bird didn't combine with the embossed roses and leaves, so I ended up replacing the roof with a scrap of wrapping paper.
Thanks for looking!

quinta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2008

Blue girl house

I had a great time making this crooked little house and now that I've made it I really wonder what has been keeping me from participating in the "Dans ma maison il y a..." challenges all this time. After all, I love houses. I guess every time I looked at the gorgeous houses of the other contestants I just found the challenge too difficult and time-consuming for me. Well, it's simply great fun!
This week's theme is blue. The girl is a freebie from graphicsfairy and once again I've used "Kinder" chocolate foil.
Sorry for the bad photo and thanks for stopping by.

segunda-feira, 17 de novembro de 2008

Christmas ornament

I loved creating this Christmas ornament. I bought a few styrofoam hearts last year before Christmas and I planned to do some découpage with them so that I could hang them on the Christmas tree, but I guess I was too busy with other things last year or maybe I didn't have enough motivation... (I found blogland in January 2008, right after Christmas...)
I used two images from graphicsfairy and a serviette from "Ihr" (It's a German brand although I bought the serviette in Portugal). Then it was all about sticking everything in place with Alkyl, a glue that is also a varnish. I've also used my flake punch and some gold thread around the heart and I've tied the ribbon in such a way that I can turn it the way I want. The "front" image was supposed to be the girl, but then I realised I liked the bird image better although I damaged it a bit when I was gluing it in place. Finally I added two little bells, so that even if the ribbon is facing the other side it still looks interesting enough on the backside.
Just a remark: by the time I took the pictures (with my lousy camera, well, it's actually quite good for a mobile camera), I hadn't stuck the flakes properly yet. I had glued them with UHU glue, but they obviously couldn't go without Alkyl for a glossy finish.
Check out all the other Christmas ornaments at Mixed Media Monday.
"Birds" is also the challenge at Theme Thursday, so I'm combining the challenges.

Hats ATC

This was a snap and I made it for Thank God it's Friday whose theme is hats. Thanks for looking and sorry for the bad photo.

Winter wonderland

At Make a Moo or Two this week we're supposed to use a technique, stamp, material etc for the first time. This is the first time I use my flake punch to create art and it's also the first time I use metal foil... Well, this is actually the wrapping of a "Kinder" chocolate bar, but anyway, you can doodle on the back of it and it makes an interesting textured effect. I'm also entering the moo for This Thursday It's All About, because the chosen theme is metallics. The little girl image can be found at http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/.
Thanks for stopping by.

sexta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2008

Bookmarks with wings

I'm entering these for One Powerful Hour (whose theme is bookmarks) and for Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog (the theme there is things with wings). I made these bookmarks a while ago for a bookmark swap. (One of my swap partners liked the colour lavender and the other was very fond of fairies.) I made several attempts to design a template that looked like fairy wings, but I ended up designing something that looks more like butterfliy wings. Still I'm happy with the final result.

sexta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2008

quarta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2008

Angel(s) ATCs

"Angel(s)" is the theme both at Think monday, Think ATC and Wednesday Stamper. I love angels, so I guess I got a bit carried away... I think I might include some of these ATCs in Christmas cards. My favourite ATC is the one which has the brown-stamped angel caressing the dove and the scalloped little blue flowers on the right side. (It's the one at the bottom of the post.) However, I also like the one with Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus - I love that Bouguereau image! - and the other one with the golden angel playing (with the music notes in the background). The two ATCs in the middle were kind of experiments... that didn't turn out so well... Tell me, what's your favourite?
(Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures. I'm still using my Sony Eriksson mobile to snap them.)
Thanks for looking!