Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Rub-ons challenge

I have used my favourite Anastasia stamp (Stampsmith) and BG Wholy Cow rub-ons for this piece. I particularly like the antique ribbon, it fits well with the nostalgic look of the card.

Snow maiden

My piece has been inspired by the Russian fairy tales, and shows a Snow maiden or Snegurochka in Russian. The maiden's face is painted with the acrylic paints. It is later attached to a Christmas tree ornament, which is painted with 3d paints. The ornament is attached to the card with a ribbon, but can be easily untied and used as a Christmas tree decoration.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Christmas ornaments

After a long non-creative pause I have finally made something. I took my guys yesterday to the Blenheim Palace (where I work) to see all the Christmas decorations and ornaments. Sasha was enjoying himself a lot. All the splendour and colours gave me a necessary inspirational kick, though my ornaments don't look like anything to do with the Palace itself.
I add two photos, as I can't decide which one is more truthful to the colours of my Russian girls. I will call them Olga and Tatiana. :)

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Christmas tag (swap)

My Christmas tag was made using a Lost Coast stamp (on shrink plastic). I have painted the stamped image on plastic with acrylic paints. The little icon is a heart of my church tag, with three added cupolas. I am also entering my little collage into a collage challenge on Saturday Stampers.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Sketch challenge/Friends

Here is a sketch for the challenge and my card. This is the stamp that always make me go awww.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Pirate collection (Stamp Addicts design team)

I have recently joined the Stamp Addicts Design Team, and for my first project I received a set of Clearly Defined Pirate Treasure stamps among other goodies.
I absolutely fell in love with it. The Pirate parties are all en vogue now, and these stamps can be used to make super cards and invitations for children who love pirates. I enjoyed playing with this set, it is funky and just perfect for all me hearties, lol.