Thursday, 28 June 2007

Wedding page for Zuzu

The idea belongs to Jo, she asked all the forum girls to create one page and one ATC for a wedding book. I thought that all of us who entered the marriage did it with some comprehension, do we dare to open that mysterious door to wedlock? Hence my page and ATC have the theme of the door into the unknown terrain. Dare To?

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Wed Stamper/Fabergegg

These are two sides of a page for my forum friend Nicole's book, with a Russian theme.
The Romanovs were great patrons of Fabergé, so here's my interpretation of this week's theme with a Fabergé egg.
I left two cms on the side for binding.
Stamps used: Stampsmith
I also added real Swarovski crystals to the egg for an extra luxurious touch, lol.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Dotty about you/Wed Stamper

I just bought this quote stamp yesterday before seeing the new challenge.

Have your cake and eat it

I thought this quote was cute and just ideal for a birthday card, so here's a card I made for my forum friend Kaz. I painted this watercolour many years ago, and recently found it among lots of other little paintings.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

My attempt at doing charms

I have been admiring polymer pins by Nathalie Daurin-Raynaud using the French playing cards stamps for a while, and thought these stamps would work well for charms.
It was the first attempt at doing charms (for a forum swap).
They are made from Fimo and painted with golden acrylic on both sides.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

More ATCs

These two ATCs were done for a recent swap on the theme Around the World (St Petersburg and Russia).

Sisters/Connected ATCs (swap)

This set of interconnected ATCs (at least thematically) was done for a forum swap.
Stamps used: Stampsmith (From Russia with love)
These are four Romanov sisters, of course.
The tiny blemish on the Anastasia ATC is actually the camera's fault, as the image itself is clean. I wish I noticed it when I took the photo, as now it is gone.

Wed Stamper/The door to marital bliss

Did you know that the church ceremony in the middle ages took place outside the church door before entering the church for a nuptial mass?

I was thinking that if you look at the old engravings long enough,the colour starts to sip into the black and white images, and they become alive. That's why I didn't colour the stamped images completely. I wanted them to look like the shapes becoming alive and colourful.

I am submitting a real quickie this time, as it's either now or never, this last week was so busy with the school break and the usual havoc at home, which looks like a place after the pillage by the Mongol Tartars, and in fact created by two men, an older and a younger ones.