Monday 23 August 2021

Last Week for Unstampabelles Challenge #113: It's all About Me

 The TWIST for the Unstampabelles challenge is a self-portait 

BUT nobody said it had to be accurate!

I used a piece I had done for my journal, playing with a gell plate, some acrylic paint and a stencil

She is my muse.....

I used w/c card for this and it gave it a texture of dots
White ink and some marks with stencils and sponged on ink

The quote was typed up and printed off and then cut to suit the page before glueing into place. 

I learned a new technique and played with paint again.


Monday 16 August 2021

It's all been about me this last two weeks!

 Hello Peeps - I had a big birthday and so I have been celebrating with friends and not doing what I need to do. Needless to say, all good things have to end.....

I had to create something for Unstampabelles based on the theme

All about Me

with a TWIST of a probably self portrait

So...I created a mini album for some photo's taken at a party on Sunday

I started with some old DT paper from Stampin' Up that had a look of the period when High Tea was common, as my party was a High Tea with 11 of my girl friends who could make it in these days of quarantine and isolation

As the papers were only 12 x 12, I had to add two together to make the album long enough, and to giv me a fold back to close the album

I based it on an album I had made in a class in 2019 using a brown paper bag....but of course I used DP papers and made up my own measurements


Lots of photo's ahead!!!!

To create a place to add pages to the middle of the album, I cut and folded in half vertically several strips of white card. The you just stick them together until you have enough to make the number of pages you require

You can see here I have sort of got about 4 individual strips - I think I ended up with five.

Then you cut the pages out - I mine in different sizes; some similar to the album size
 and others smaller

I used 2 sided tape to add them to the dividers

Hopefully you get the idea!

I used some plain card too and two small pieces - I had about 8 bigger pages and several smaller ones
I then added some washi tape around the edges of the album cover.

My family is a little different - we didn't have a birthday cake but a birthday platter of cheese and dip!
I decided to put that on the front page and as I was 70 that had to go on too!

I put in the photo's and then it was a matter of just finding stuff to add to embellish the photo's 

The 70 is a cardboard piece wet embossed with gold sparkle
The HB banner has been chewed in one end by Bingo - I added it anyway

Some little pieces to add notes to the album - then open the first page and.......

The table looked beautiful and the people at the table were all good friends and family members

This is me - left side. Red curly hair and green jacket
There were a pile of presents on the table when I arrived - they were told not to bring anything but didn't listen.....they were all on the floor behind me at this stage

The little pocket has in it a copy of the speech made by a friend and the words to the song that they sang to me - to the tune of Raindrops on Roses!

I got some lovely bunches of flowers too that week and took photo's of them to show the senders so I added them to the album

The back of the album

So, an album all about me!

What can you come up with for the challenge at Unstampabelles!

Thursday 5 August 2021

August Challenge at Bizzy Bec's - finally got one done!

 Hello Peeps, 

I have been so bad at getting anything done for Bizzy Bec's blog but finally have completed a piece for the August Challenge using a beautiful stamp set called 

Stamped with StayzOn Black ink on
but you can use w/c pencils
and some Bling

I decided to paint these with my Uniqolour Water colour Brush Markers on some w/c paper which I had misted with some water after stamping the image.

Here is the colouring underway and the pen's spilling out on my desk
I used my Stamping machine (mine is from Stampin' Up) for the flower but then used blocks for the sentiment and that was a mistake - should have used the machine and got the two lines closer together

I mounted it on blue card and added to a card blank with some bling

You can colour this with any medium such as pencils, inks and paint. I liked the w/c effect I got here.

The Mum's can be stamped on the side of the card. from the top or across the bottom, or masked for a bunch effect. Nice to work with and clean clear stamps.

Bizzy Bec's August challenge runs for the whole month