Posts Tagged ‘See D’s’

Gothic Arches – Birthstones

Gothic Arches has started 2010 with a theme of Birthstones. With my birthday in August, my birthstone is Peridot; not up there with the diamonds, emeralds or sapphires in the precious stones world, but still a striking green. And one of my favourite colours.

Stamps by Collections (alphabet set and checkers), See-Ds Boutique Grunge (swirl and crown) and Studios Astarte (post marks and “Air Mail”). Stamped in Graphite Black Staz On. A little Gesso for fun, applied with a dry brush, over the black stamped images. Image from Go Make Something. Also Making Memories Rub on alphabet set in white. And some of my collection of green beads.

Thanks for visiting – you are most welcome to leave a comment!

Michelle

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Gothic Arches – Grunge

The year has started grunge, with Gothic Arches. My research for this topic took me to Wiki, where I was informed that Grunge music includes the likes of Pearl Jam and Nirvana (cool).  The look includes torn jeans and more of an attitude than look. And you can only be grunge by not being grunge – or something like that! So here is my (non) grunge piece:

Gothic_Arch_Grunge

Gothic_Arch_Grunge

Background painted with walnut ink, flourish stamps from Boutique Grunge set by See D’s (stamped in Adirondak Espresso), lettering and clock face by Collections. Wings from Grungeboard. French script stamp by Stamp Oasis, with Sepis ink. A little gold paint also added.

I had lots of fun making this. The arch size is a great format and my ideas seem to flow really well around the space.

Happy creating,

Michelle

Birthday Hanger

It’s my Auntie’s birhtday next week, so while I had a lull between crafting projects, I decided to make her present. I’m pleased with the end result, using several of my cheap beads from Spotlight (my bargin of the year – an A4 size bag of bits and pieces for $2. Should have bought more than one, although I have 9 packets of “Spacers” that I don’t know what I’m going to do with! Any thoughts, appreciated!). I also used a paint chip from the hardware store and my new stamp set from SeeD’s – Boutique Grunge.

Purple Hanger

Purple Hanger

Smiles,

Michelle