Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Dezinaworld - Beneath the Ocean

I have made this framed collage today to enter the spot prize at Dezinaworld. June has some amazing images that can be used both digitally and for hybrid work. Her collage sheets are very reasonably priced and she also has a retirement sale at the moment too. Do go pop along and see what she has got  - images are changing all the time.

I have taken the photo in the half light this afternoon and like the blue tones it has given me, quite watery I thought. This project has given me an opportunity to use both real shells and some resin shells that I have in my collection and although you can't see it very well I have used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with inks and foils again.

Here's a photo taken with the flash on, which gives it a different feel altogether, but you can see where I have painted some of the fish scales with perfect pearls and cosmic shimmers and I used round dome stickers over the fish's eyes. I have also accented the fish using the Inkssentials white pen.

You can see the distressed frame on this photo, which was painted with acrylics and rock candy crackle paint. I really like this very shabby flower.

Each Thursday there is a spot prize for those who enter. I have wanted to for ages, but the time hasn't allowed me to do so, but I have stepped down from the OSAAT DT this week so I will have a little more time to play with different media and messy things. I also experimented with making a water anemone with muslin and distress inks and again I am pleased with the outcome.

Hope your day has gone well.

Don't forget to leave me a comment on my Blogaversary Giveaway telling me what is your favourite piece I have done in the last few months.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


One Year Blogaversary and Giveaway

On the 29th January my blog is ONE year old. I can't believe I have been doing this for that amount of time, and still just loving it. I have looked back at the things I was posting in those early days and oh boy how different my work is now. I have experimented (and I still am experimenting) with so many styles of papercrafts and altering and have learnt so much from all you bloggers out there. This is such a wonderful community for sharing ideas and techniques and for making friends. Long may it last.

So to celebrate I am posting a small giveaway. Just a few bits and pieces that you may like. (But not my basket hehe).

In the basket is -
Sizzix Halloween embossing folders
Papermania ATC clear stamps
Jolly Nation Women accessory stamps
Making Memories Wedding stamps
Personal Impressions Cute Characters stamp set 2

Outside the basket is -
2 boxes for altering
1 x pack gem brads
1 x pack pearl brads
1 x 12 white gem flowers
1 x 12 pink gem flowers
Crafty Bitz pink and red flat back gems
1 pack Pergamano create your own cards.
I may well add some extra bits over the next couple of weeks.

All I ask is that you are one of my friends/followers (and I hope that if you decide to become a follower you do so because of the work I do and not just for the giveaway), and that you leave me a comment telling me your favourite card or project of mine that I have done in the last few months. I am interested to see what style people feel I do the best.

I will do a draw (using that random thingumy) on Valentine's Day, which is Monday the 14th February, so you have till midnight on the day before to leave me a comment.

I must thank Sarah at Sarah Wright Designs for her blog candy which I won woo hoo, so I have a nice pressie coming in the post too. Thanks Sarah xxx.

Good Luck and thankyou all so much for being part of my creative journey and for all your support.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox