Monday, 13 July 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different..


well I bet you are all wondering what this is all about...

Over the weekend I have been trying out something new, encaustic painting.

If this is new to you it's painting with hot waxes, either using a hot plate and pots of different coloured waxes or as I have been attempting using a mini iron to spread the wax over your canvas/card.

After googling to find out more, I bought some kit on ebay and here is what I did with it.

This piece was done following a tutorial from the website. I feel abit like Rolf Harris here... Can you tell what it is yet?

It's a simple landscape, with a dodgy bird flying above (havn't got the hang of birds yet) lol.

After having a good play I wondered what they might look like in a frame. So...

This morning I got my DH to drop this landscape into one to see the effect. I just used plain white card cut on robo for the frame and a piece of K&Co paper behind that, I must say I am quite pleased with the look of it.

BTW as usual the cock-eyed photo was taken by me... Sorry about that.


Take care

Kim x

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Happy Birthday Al!!! Dotties World Challenge

Hi Folks,
it's my DD2's Birthday today! Happy birthday chicken!

The poor thing hasn't had a minute to herself, two school productions to perform in, in one day. Well at least she will be shattered tonight, lol.

Anyway, here is the card I made for her on behalf of her sister. I had the Dottie's World challenge in mind when I made it.

It was an idea of Juliet's brought to us by Louise...

"The summer bedding is looking so beautiful at the moment, so this week I would like you to look to your garden (or someone else's garden) for inspiration, be it using flowers on your card, using colours from your garden or it could be some garden wildlife or bug! As usual, use a Charmed download and let your imagination run riot."

This is mine...

Our garden seems to be shades of pinks and yellows at the moment.

The pink base card is a hammered finished cs, which I cut a swirly window out of with my robo. The yellow paper inside the card is K&Co Que Sera. The pixie is my download of course with added pearlidoodles, glitter and pearls.


Take care

Kim x

Saturday, 4 July 2009

2 in 1 - Dotties World & CCT Challenge 67

I'm beginning to ask myself if I will ever be glitter free again. Well, not for the foreseeable future, I am having too much fun with these Pixie Images. Having said that, here is my card for the two challenges above.

Dottie's World challenge set by Louise was Let The Sun Shine, so we had to use a sun or sunshine in/on the card.

Cute card Thursday wanted to see some stitching A Stitch in Time.

The base card I used was from a decoupage set from Ideal world, which once I received I didn't really like (i'm sure most of you have been there, done that!). I stitched over the design with bazzill cs and matted my topper on top.

Topper - CCC digital download,This pixie is Dreaming. Paper is from K&Co and every thing else is from my stash Pearlidoodles, Pixie dust, ribbon, flowers, thread.


Take care

Kim x