Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Time to catch up.

Last weekend I went to a class at the Stamp Attic with Hels Sheridan, I was really looking forward to learning lots of new techniques with the Tim Holtz Distress Stains and I was not disappointed. Hels showed us some great ideas and I came a away with a lovely tag book we made of all the examples we did.

These are two of my favourites.

A while back Alli gave us a link that was posted on ukscrappers to make some snowmen out of socks. I had great fun doing these. A word of warning they can be addictive. Click HERE to see the tutorial. I thought mine looked a little sad with no mouth so I got my beads and thread out and popped one on.
Two happy snowman. LOL

Finally I have been working on my Artistic License CJ page for Sarah, UKS Flo .
Her chosen style was 'Wildstyle Graffiti' this was something completely new to me and led me down the road to some interesting websites.
Here is my completed page.
I hope you like it Sarah.
I found a Wildstyle Graffiti font and use the saying 'It never rains but it pours.' I printed the saying onto Safamat, which seemed to work really well. I had not used Safamat before!
I thought this saying went well with the stencil I made using the Tim Holtz Umbrella Man die and mylar. I then used another technique that I had not tried before, using and airbrush that I have had for a while I sprayed through the stencil with diluted Caudine Helmmuth black acrylic paint.
The raindrops were hand drawn and then filled with glossy accents.
Finally and for a limited time only Bongo has been out and about.
After his busy year last year he has been grabbed out of the cupboard again and will be having a busy lead up to Christmas.
You can see him on his own blog HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed catching on here.
Thanks for looking.


Mary B said...

I love your graffiti page it really great.
and you tag book looks good too. will have to investigate the distress stains myself

voodoo vixen said...

Love the distress tags and I agree, the snowmen look much happier with their beaded smiles!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh, me forgot... the graffiti page is awesome!! Love the font and the rain drops.

Sarah said...

Shirley, I flipping LOVE it! thank you!

Hels Sheridan said...

aw bless, glad you enjoyed yourself hun... LOVE your snowmen, how cute is Bongo too!! Thanks for coming to the class, was grand to meet you x

Rosie said...

LOVE the sock snowmen, but your CJ page is amazing - so clever!