Sunday, 25 January 2015

Inspiration Wednesday 2 finished result

Today I finished my second lesson at Inspiration Wednesday.


This lesson was all about collage...with a bit of gesso thrown in! ;)
One of the elements Donna used was some book paper so I decided to use something out of an old set of encyclopedias I have. Randomly I took one of the books from the shelf and randomly opened it where it fell open on "Portrait"
Spooky in a way as I had already made the stamped tissue paper with a number of face images on it! :)


Close up of some of the bits and bobs I found.....


this page includes a cava bottle cover (well I just had to didn't I?)....and that little bit of film strip that has been hanging around for years has at last found a great home, highlighting the word portrait :)


This page has some random paper bits and a piece of the packaging from my favourite Camembert cheese!


Another spooky thing.....Donna was using a type of wax to seal the pages she made to stop them sticking together.....and as I was "sort of" tidying my cupboard work space the "Easy sealing wax" label was sitting under a pile of stuff....so I used it instead of the wax! lol


The quote running across the page reads "A portrait, to be a work of art, neither must nor may resemble the sitter...one must paint its atmosphere"


I like the atmosphere of this page......and I learnt a couple of things along the way.

1. Yellow and grey together make me very happy :)

2. If I live to be 500 I shall never use up all the "treasures" I have accumulated. ROFL ;)

I'm linking to Hels Sunday Stamper as her theme is to use Wings....which I have....and "Wind beneath my wings" is one of my all time favourite songs......EVER.
(the version by Bette Midler preferably) ;)
It's ages since I have joined in and I'm really happy to be able to play along.

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Friday, 23 January 2015

I W #2 1st stage

Having some fun again for the second Inspiration Wednesday.

Did not have any ready printed tissue paper so I stamped some of my own :)


Now I need to search here and there for some intersting stuff to use for collage ;)

Thanks for looking.
xoxo Sioux

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Inspiration Wednesday 1 Finished Result

Thanks to some very fast delivery of acrylic paints and glazing liquid from Artifolk ;) I have managed to finish my first lesson at Inspiration Wednesday.
Won't go into how it's done obviously.

Suffice to say it was based on playing with gesso and in my case texture paste.


Love the colour spectrum from using only two colours!


Love the texture


Thanks for looking.
xoxo Sioux

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

IW #1 first stage

Inspiration Wednesday number 1.
Made a start as I have gesso, texture paste and stencils ;)
Waiting for some other supplies to play some more.
Thanks for looking
Xoxo Sioux

Friday, 2 January 2015

Inspiration Wednesday

Yep! I know it's Friday!
I've signed up for the new Inspiration Wednesday on-line event for 2015.
I used to like watching the video that Donna did.....such a lot of work and inspiration and free too...
...But I'm ashamed to say I never actually made an art page using the inspiration!!! LOL :)

I have just finished my art journal to join in.


Used some T!m fabric backed by canvas for some strength and perfect imperfect stitches to secure ;)


and an assortment of card stock that I would never use.......hopefully it won't matter too much that it's all sorts of colours.....I imagine it's all going to get covered up anyway with gesso and paints etc.!! :)




The cover is secured using an Accoutrement button from T!m.


Hope I can keep up with the inspiration that starts on Wednesday :)
xoxo Sioux

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

For a wedding

A couple of weeks ago we spent the weekend at a wedding in Salcombe.
The South Sands Hotel where we had our wedding in May :) Big aaah!!

This is the card I made for Asta and Tony on their special day.


A gift card made from the off cut of making a square card from an A4 piece of paper...otherwise known as a scrapling.


The happy couple


and some snippets from the day....


Beautiful canapes and fizz of course ;)


The service held in the restaurant area...


....which transformed to this for the wedding meal....




Cocktails after the ceremony.


....Asta is originally from Lithuania....and in Lithuania weddings cannot happen unless the guests are given vodka with the wedding meal!!!


Afraid it made some of the guests exit for their bedrooms rather early if you get my drift!! LOL
Us? We danced and danced again reliving our big day...
...it was so nice to be there again :)


Asta hired a singing waiter.....honestly he was the best turn Ive seen in some time!
fabulous voice and so good at getting everyone in the mood for some fun :)


A very lovely arty seashell tree made by Yvonne for the entrance.


Gorgeous candlelight all around..


Cutting of the traditional Lithuanian cake...


made by Marta the lady with black hair...


...me thinks she should go on Bake Off have you seen those perfect layers?!
(Yvonne with the blonde hair is the creative tree lady)


It was so warm we were outside on the terrace with no coats....Asta and Tony were so lucky to have such wonderful weather at this time of year.


But then South Sands is a place where magic can happen :)

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Friday, 28 November 2014

The same but different!

Hi there!
Two cards started off in the same way, but ending up just different enough to give to two chaps at work whose birthdays are this week.
The "David" stamped with Archival and masked.
Then one was spritzed with Dylusions postbox red and Glimmer Mist patina.


The other was masked and the remaining spray left on my non stick mat was dabbed on with a damp baby wipe.
(The less vibrant one).
David roughly coloured with Distress antique linen.
Distress victorian velvet used to stamp some swirly bits around the edges.
Distress vintage photo for the T!m pen nibs and alphabet block.
Versafine black for the T!m numbers and long wording and also the circular Birthday Wishes which was free with a magazine.....the magazine was not my taste and would have been a waste of money apart from the stamps!!! LOL

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Monday, 10 November 2014

What's not to love about Amsterdam?

The final day of Amsterdam stuff today folks ;)
So a little bit of this and that...
...Super cheese shops


...A lovely surprise was finding a stamping shop :)



...Coffee




...scenic depictions on the buildings showing what would have been traded/sold on the premises






...Flowers/bulbs/seeds




...You can't go to Amsterdam and not have chips with mayonnaise from the oldest outlet



I remember having some from here when I was on a school trip way back when....it took us ages to find it so I took a photo of the street it's on...just in case we go back!!! It was worth it!!! :)


...Tiles


Three x's everywhere.....mwah XXX
A symbol of Amsterdam





Street art....




Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux