Friday 29 October 2010

Getting messy again.

Finally I get to get inky and messy again! I have been very unproductive as of late. That is because I have been tripping all over the countryside to University Open Days with Jess. So far we have been to Edinburgh (plane), Nottingham Trent (trains) and Bournemouth, (automobile...ha ha couldn't resist!). Last one is Sidcup and I don't think we can go by boat so short of hiring a helicopter it will be car again!
Anyway....I digress. I HAVE managed to finish my sister's wedding album so I might take some pics of that later. I have also been getting on with Postcrossing. Remember I told you about the site where you get random postcards from all over the world. Well one lady sent me one from Finland and said that one of her hobbies was ATCs. Soooo we arranged a swap and these are the two I made for her. I did them at the same time as the November ATC swap on UKStampers too. I am just too organised! I did all the backgrounds the same; beige mountboard painted with white, ochre and sienna paint. Then a blast of cosmic shimmer. These two I then overstamped with a postcard stamp and some other postal bits. I triple embossed the frame/swirl with pewter powder and then popped it all on with some vintage images.
The November theme is "Stamped Collage" Now a few of you might be thinking "hang on where did the October ones go?" The theme was Halloween and I posted them before I remembered to take a pic!
So back to November..I already explained the BG bit; for these I decided to collect random, linked stamps and put them all over the BG, masking as I went.
I then picked one image that stood out a bit more and re-stamped that, rubbed on the back with an embossing tool and attached over the original with silicone glue to make it stand out.
Finally I embossed that lovely pewter around the edges in a "shabby" styley! Once again not great photos but the light is just rubbish this time of year and its too cold and windy to try and take pics in the garden!
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