Friday, May 24, 2013

Hot Tickets for Hotluca

Just passing through with a quick swap. Decorated ticket strips from the Tim Holtz die. Lots of watercoloured backgrounds using distress inks, some rub ons, a ton of background stamping and job done. They are much brighter in real life, but my scanner hates me and dulls everything down!

Thanks for looking and take care.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dragon Chunky ATC

This is a swap for Frances. Now, she makes the most fabulous chunkies herself (see her blog) so it is really hard to make for her. Plus, I did one for Frances on the last swap. Plus, it's dragons! I don't have a good picture at the moment - only this one (note to self - must update) but here is my effort. And boy, was it an effort. Air dry clay was too brittle so I redid it in Fimo, plus the gold leaf is not behaving well!

Crappy photo taken from a borrowed ipod (I neeeed a camera!) but hopefully you get the idea. The chunky is covered in gold leaf with the Fimo dragon wrapped around it (and guarding it, obviously). Perched (but not stuck) on top is a treasure chest made from a cat food box. I'm actually pretty pleased with how that turned out - the rest doesn't quite match the vision in my head but hey ho. Having said that, my eldest made the dragon's head and I think that came out pretty well, so thank you Alex. The treasure chest does have contents - is Frances brave enough to face the dragon to find out ....?