Sunday, September 20, 2009

Crop Lo’s

100% Authentic BoyI’ve been attending a crop at a local girls house. Last time was my 3rd time to her place. It’s been awesome getting to know the ladies. I don’t really know any locals other than a few people I’ve met through Michael’s work. I am loving going to these crops. I don’t achieve much, but then I am happy with that lol. This boy LO I started and finished at the last crop. Very simple, grungy and just what I wanted :)

Be YourselfThis Lo I started at the last crop. Matted the photo (it is so crooked..omg!), painted the grungeboard in crackle paint. Stuck that all down. Got the flower ready and that was about it. This week I stuck the little extra bit of grungeboard down, added the flower, lots of pearls, the little bling at the top and added that lovely rubon, which btw took a lot to get down lol.

I have another Lo that I worked on last time, and this time and hopefully will be finished at the next crop whenever that is :) I also did a card for Michael’s sister (she’s turning 18) and finished off my Angel ATC’s. I will post a pic of those later.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ATC CJ – Loulou

CJ - LouLou

Here is LouLou’s ATC. Her’s in the final my CJ line. I couldn’t think what to do Linda’s theme was travel and/or postage stamps. So I went with travel and stamped some postage stamps down the side. I used mostly distressing inks, stamps are PaperArtsy and Clearly Impressed. Both of which I love!

CJ - LouLou closedI stamped the ticket on white card and inked it brown and tore the bottom, scrunched it a little and inked the top again. The ‘keys’ tag I stamped on the same white card and just distressed it with mahogany ink, added an eyelet and a brad so that it can be turned on the ATC. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ATC CJ - Marcy


Here is Marcy’s ATC, her theme was Bright Delights. Mine is a little bit brighter than pictured here but not much. It was lots brighter but I put a pearl over the whole thing to give it some zing and shine, but it kind of dulled it a bit too :( Anyhow. I made the cardstock background used (White cardstock, and used the shaving cream technique) a dark room door set cut the frangipanis out and went around them in black stayzon to make the colour pop more and to make it stand out a little more from the base. I foam mounted 2 of the flowers. Hope she likes it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

5 New ATC’s

Here are my newest ATC’s. They are for the August/September swap at allcraftz. I had quiet a lot of fun making these. Though it was more difficult than my general swaps. I really like a couple of them and am sorry that I don’t get to keep one :( lol. I’ve finally filled 1/2 of my ATC’s I took them to a crop last Friday. I think the ladies liked looking at them. We’re in our own swap, I can’t wait to post what they do!!     
Used lots of different techniques for these ATC’s mine is a homage to Ruby, and her first Youtube vid. I’ve embedded the vid in the bottom of this post. I hope it inspires you to try something new.
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For Marnie, she wanted stamping For Joy, She wanted Vintage and Bathing Beauty
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For Robyn, she wanted Africa. For Sharon, she wanted Music.
For Me, I wanted drawn or painted detail.
Here as I promised is the video of Ruby’s mixed media journal page. Hers is a lot better (obviously), but ever since I saw it months ago I wanted to give it a go.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Black, White and Red

Rachel at Dark Room Door, held a competition to win 1 of 3 stamp sets, to enter you had to do a project (or several) that used Black, White and Red and a Dark Room Door product. I made 9 ATC’s and 3 Postcards. I used mostly their products I also used Tim Holtz products, 1 stamp, distressing inks and I used his perfect pearls. I have already swapped out my postcards, but the 9 atc’s are going to be swapped out in my 5/5 swap on Allcraftz, so come join the swap and you might just get one of mine ;)



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Tuesday, September 01, 2009


My ATC Circle Journal came back to me at the end of the week. I was so pleased with all that I recieved!! thank you so much to the lovely ladies. It was so much fun and I can’t wait to do it again.

Jouney Through Time - Liz Loulou
My ATC Loulou’s ATC. Love the watch parts!!
Robyn De
Robyn’s, awesome! Love the emb’s! De’s. Love the film strip and clock!!
Marcy Nova
Marcy’s.. WOW! Love it! Nova’s. Love the distressing!!
Ruby’s, love the paint! Arty!!  
Marnie’s. So cute! I love the acetate!!