Tuesday, 27 October 2015

inspired by Astrid

Good morning,

It is a really misty day this morning, so here is a little taste of summer. This card is inspired by Astrid McClean who has a wonderful eclectic blog http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.co.uk/ full of excellent art. Do have a look.

Here are some photos I took of Suffolk looking dazzling in the Autumn sunlight.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

feathers & fossils


This is my entry to this week's Less is more challenge - masculine.

I have used an embossed black feather against a background of fossil like bubbles & burshos which were wrapped in clingfilm and left to dry, this has left the background with a subtle pattern and variation in color.

Fossilized raindrops-from earth66.com
I think that colors make it rather camouflage like.
 Tootles EE

Thursday, 15 October 2015

scraps and chaps


this is my entry to the following challenges:

SanDee & Amelie's steampunk challenges - top hat and mustaches are the 'taches not things of awe?
That's crafty - boys will be boys - 3 lush gents.

I really enjoyed making this card, the background was an experiment with brushos that didn't work but I really liked the chemical spill look it created. I then added scraps including a black card that had been embossed with a  cog like design, finally I added my gents. This is why my craft corner is such a mess, the I can rescue it/change it/use it frame of mind.