Saturday, April 21, 2018

In the Garden

There is not a time for gardening yet,
we still have lots of snow ... but I can 
always dream of pretty poppies...

I made couple of ATC for the
the Blank Page Muse and 
Aurora Wings challenges:
Black and White and one color

More details you can read HERE and HERE

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring forward

March Challenge winner is...

We all loved your mixed media Spook triptych!

This is Asylum Anne's second month as a Stencil Girl Voice.  That meant she got the April Club stencils in January to create something in time to celebrate their release.
So... the draft test piece: some very white kiwiana 12x12 paper, the stencils, Carabelle's very long quelques notes de music and just for fun, LeighSB Design's Bizarre Beasties (digi stamp) in the corner.
It is Spring, and a rather bedraggled bird - stenciled onto a ripped up & dyed Egyptian Cotton sheet (tmi?) - suddenly realises he needs to refurbish his wardrobe in order to attract a mate?

Beautiful gaudy (diecut) glittery wings are order of the day. The top one painted with a Resene house paint test pot of glitter blue, then over it, heat embossed part of the stencil using Emerald Creek's Mardi Gras.  The other 2 were covers generously in pva glue, then glitter(red) and glass glitter (green) poured over.
Before working the new stencils, the first layer was bare tree trunks of September 2017 Club, using Lindy's Gang Steel shimmer Magicals mixed with pouring medium.  The second layer was Black birds in trees stencil using Michael deMeng's Warm Usszh recipe (quinacridone gold and a bit of van dyke brown paint)  After that the hearts and flowers of this month's stencil release were superimposed, one of the birds heat-embossed.  Those are real feathers sprouting from the tailor text.

And the animal/birds?  They're probably thinking back to the tale of Little Black Sambo, "Now who's the smartest tiger bird in the jungle"

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Fool meet Easter

What a combination!  
Easter celebration after a man is a Fool for love of Humanity.

After a lot of inspiration fallen by the wayside, 
Asylum Anne has ended up with  set of ATCs obliquely hitting the occasion:

And Granne is hitting a old doll's chair from flea market

with Gesso, paint, wax, tape and lots of pits and bobs.
Here's how it turn out at the end:





So mum was happy with the making process and
my girl was happy to have a new chair for her pullip doll :)

The April Fool's Day Frog is raging and gobbled up our post today, yikes! 
So I am feeling realllllllyyyy morbidly curious why the day is what it is and can't wait to be done!

Well let's see if this works and stays today!
If it does, you will see the linky thingy right below, if not will try to fix it on April 2nd!