Monday, March 1, 2010

Textured Book Cover Giveaway and Metalllic Acetate ATC's

The repeat class of the Texture Paste Cover & sample atc's was well received by the girls. I first did this class around 18 months ago and have had a small band of women who've been nagging to do a repeat as they missed it first time around. If you nag, I respond!!! Wait....no I don't!!! Whatever, sometimes I respond and sometimes I don't.


So this means I have 3 textured book covers to give away on my blog. The dimensions are approximately 8" wide x 6" high (or 20.5cm x 15cm if you're that way inclined). It is created on chipboard and is easy to punch a hole through if that's what you want to do to make it into a book cover.
The draw will be on Friday the 12th of March.

All of my pictures are "clickable"...click on them to supersize.


#1 - Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold & Dioxazine Purple (both Golden paints), then White Fire Treasure Gold rubbed lightly over the top to show the highlights.

#2 - Turquois Phthalo & Quinacridone Magenta then dry-brushed lightly with Interference Silver to pick up the highlights (these are all Golden paints again).


#3 - Titan Buff, Burnt Umber Light and Burnt Umber then dry-brushed with Iridescent Bronze Fine & a little Interference Gold Fine (once again, Golden paints). This one definitely looks better in the flesh, more like shimmery brown goodness, less like smeared dog poo.



So if you want to win one of these three covers, simply leave me a comment at the end of this post and let me know what you might do with it if you do win and which one you would like. I'm giving all three away so there will be three winners (obviously!). I'll contact you via email (or I'll just "reply" from the comment you send) and then you've got 7 days to get in contact with me for postage details.

The atc below is a sample one from the same Texture Paste Class. I used the beautiful Black Texture Paste in a tube and "piped" the tree freehand. It also has some Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles and is on a painted background of Texture Paste that has been tapped with my finger to gain the texture.

"Organic earth"...



Okay, my next atc class coming up for this fortnight was going to be KISS technique, unfortunately my style of stamps that I use doesn't really lend itself to this technique very well. It's more suited to solid simple shapes like flowers, pears etc.....I don't have a lot (ANY!!!) of those so I had to come up with something else quick smart. Thinking, thinking, thinking.....what do I love.....paint - yep!...backgrounds - yep!....foolproof & easy - yep! So Metallic Acetate it is!!! This is another of those backgrounds that must be seen to be appreciated. A note to the girls who see them in the shop, please leave a comment and tell everyone else how amazing this background is in real life! Please! Begging is not pretty!!!

"Technicolour Voodoo"...


"Night Flight"...
"The Pain Passes"...

"Autobiographical"...

"Breath"...(black texture paste and a little mica over the picture)


"Silvery Wings"...


A little side note..I've added a new blog roll list above my normal one on the right hand side called "Scrapbook Friends". Notice I didn't say "Scrapbooking Friends", because I don't scrapbook, but I do have friends who do! If you are that way inclined, please drop by and say howdy to these girls who also happen to be my workmates. (Scraptivate is not a person....just thought I'd clear that up! lol)

48 comments:

Spitzers, Gays & Woodies said...

OMG, a girl after my own heart - texture paste - my very own obsession. I looked at your covers the other day and fell in love. Your colours are incredible, but my absolute favourite is the first one using Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold & the Dingbats MM Foam stamps. I love those patterns and use them all the time. This one is definitely my favourite - I love the dark mood it invokes. It's spectacular. Ruth Spitzer

Gaby Bee said...

These covers are incredible, Kelsey!
Love them all, but I think the first one has to be my favorite. Love those patterns and the color is simply amazing.
Your ATCs are fabulous as usual! I just love all the textures and details, great compositions too.
"The Pain Passes" card is adorable!

Samantha Marshall said...

The covers look absolutely fantastic- the flourishes on the blue and brown covers are beautiful. The Matallic Acetate looks incredible.

Queen Of Toys said...

Oh Kelsey these are all just so yummie I love them all but my favourtie is the blue which surprises me as I am a gold and brown person, it's a royal thing. They are all begging to be made into journal covers their original creation idea is a must. I never thought about putting together some of these pthalo colours but must give it a go.

Hugs Elizabeth

artymarty said...

Well Kelsey I love them all and would love to see them in the flesh. My favourite is also the blue one. Once again you continue to inspire.

Artseyanne said...

Hi Kelsey, absolutely love them, the first is my fav! I would use it for the purpose it was made, a cover for maybe an art journal.

Judy said...

Nice colour combos.
So looking forward to seeing you again. First drink is on me!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Kelsey,

These book covers are wonderful. I like the gold one the best, but would be happy with any of them.

I just took a book making class yesterday and am anxious to make more. Your covers would be a great addition to the materials I have on hand.

xoxo

Anonymous said...

The 12th is my birthday, so I thought I would try my luck! They are beautiful alonem however I may add some fabric behibd it, some beads and then frame either in a open frame or in a shadowbox, then take a happy snap & post on the scrapitvate ning site for everyone to see...Queen Kaz

Linda Cain said...

Your work is sooooo amazing! What treasures you create!!! TFS! Just used some Texture paste Sat. and it was really fun!

Linda

Jo Anne O. said...

Everything you do is always lovely, Kelsey! Glad you posted on BBA about these pieces...definitely eye candy for sure!!!

Chris said...

These are incredibly lovely and any one of them will make a wonderful cover for a book of postcards I've received in swaps. I really love the first one most, but they are all MAGIC.

Seth said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for being so generous. I love all three but I would vote for the third one. And if I win it...it would become the cover of an artist book I have in mind.

Glenda said...

Hi Kelsey. Fabulous beautiful covers. I would be honoured to have any of them to incorporate into a book (not scrapbook) that I am planning to do on my kids..............

sue campbell said...

Hi Kelsey
All three are fantastic as usual but I've always bean a keen favourite of smeared dog poo!!lol

AZviaTx said...

Kelsey, ever since I found your blog during the OWOH event, I have been following and just really enjoying your art and blogging. Since we are supposed to make a choice I think I like "dog poo" the best! It has a nice "organic" look to it. More freeform. Tina

Ginny Gaskill said...

I really like all your book covers but the one I could use the best is the last one. I am working on some sheets for a book that are a largeish 5 x 7. They would look great under your cover. I really like night whisper.

Maxine Oliver said...

What can I say that has not been said before. Your work inspires me. And as far as favorites. Well as soon as think I have a favorite along comes another and I have another favorite. Thanks so very much for sharing....

halesr said...

Great designs. I would use them in photo collages.--Rene

Svetlana said...

Well I like the third cover. As you know they are all my colours. How many covers have you made so far? 105????

Marianne said...

Love your technique used in these covers! I have been meaning to mess around with the texture paste I purchased last year, and you have inspired me! I would use the cover to make an art journal cover...another project waiting to be done! marianne@mccament.net

TWISTED KNICKERS said...

I just found your blog today, awesome work, especially "Autobiographical in Nature." I'm really looking forward to following your blog. TK

stephanie said...

came across your blog by way of the yahoo transfer group...LOVELY!!! can't wait to give your techniques a try....nice job chica!!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your covers are gorgeous! All of them! I am an avid art journaller, and would be happy to use any of them as the cover of the next book I bind, especially the blue! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for giving us a chance to win one!

donnarae said...

How do you do this? These covers are lovely. I guess I need to sign up for the class!

I would use my cover, if I win the drawing, to cover an art journal.

Thanks

Joyce said...

Hi Kelsey,
Your work is very inspiring. I would create a book to go with any of the covers. Maybe a book on leaves, or birds, or plants, or fashion, or jewels, or .........

Joyce

artjj2005 @yahoo.com

Sandi said...

Hi Kelsey! Wouldn't miss a chance to own a piece of your work! I love all the backgrounds, if I should win you can surprise me!!! The atc's are great too! I never tire of seeing all the techniques you come up with!

Sandi
sugarbushfarm219@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

You're texture work is absolutely gorgeous, Kelsey. I can't decide which one I like best. I think they would look nice attached to the top of a box, too.

Jill said...

I love all three of them! Can I enter from the US? The acetate ATC are incredible too! Thanks for including me too!
jrruskamp@msn.com

Alessandra said...

Hi Kelsey, I love all three covers, but I particularly love the blue one. It is my friend's 40th birthday in 4 weeks time, and I could use the cover to create a journal for her. By the way, here favourite colour is blue...a coincidence or what?

Alessandra

Jan C. said...

Love all the covers but especially the blue one - and you're correct it would be a great book for transfer experiments.

All your work is beautiful and I know I will now follow your blog.

Jan in AZ

lnoshay@comcast.net said...

wow, kelsey, your covers and ATCs are amazing! i came across your blog via yahoo's inkjet transfer group, and had to comment. i have all those yummy golden colors, but my combos sure don't look as good as yours! although i love them all, i, too, am partial to dog poo, but only if it sparkles like yours. i would use it as the cover for the mixed media art journal i am making. thanks for being so generous with your talents! -- lisa

Rena Sawatski said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think if I won I would want to hoard it. I think they would be lovely on an altered book.

diane.ca said...

What wonderful work. If I was so lucky to win one of them I would use it on a cover one of my handmade books

SM said...

Love, love, love the covers. If I'm one of the lucky ones, I'd use the covers to make a travel journal. I'm headed to the South of France this summer (a friend is living there, so I'll have a free room!!). Not sure I have a favorite, but the first one is the one I'd select. Love your blog.

Toni said...

Why aren't you closer to where we live? We would be to every class! Your covers would be an inspiration to complete blank pages in a journal. Thanks for sharing your ideas and photos!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I would LOVE to have the blue one. These covers are incredibly beautiful - I've never seen anything quite like them! I am a new art student and I have seen some of the most wonderful things that I would like to create. This is definitely one of the most amazingly beautiful. I want to create a book of my favorite painted artist trading cards and this would be such a fantastic and memorable cover for it! You have a fabulout site!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous creations, the textures and colours just draw a person in.

Marelle said...

Hi Kelsey
the second one would be my choice because my sister loves the colour blue, and she is living with a husband with severe depression and has been for 18 years. She is artistic but has not touched any due to looking after DH.
So, I am hoping that this might inspire her
Thanks so much for your generous giveaway
Love your work

smarcoux said...

Hi Kelsey
Great to see your back in the swing of things and making some excellent art again. I would love to put this piece as an inset in a book cover and .. if I dont win the piece I will have to give this a try myself.

thanks
Sandy
Dangling by a Thread

Alessandra said...

Hey Kelsey,

did I tell you how much I really LOVE the "blue" book cover????
Had a great time in our class yesterday...just love this and teh microscope slide techniques.

Got my fingers crossed!!!

PURPLEMIKALA said...

Have just done my first ATC class on Saturday 06 March 2010 and I am hooky-hooked-HOOOKED ... totally love it.... Luv to always learn new techniques - which I always do when I do to Scraptivate.
Totally In LUV with the BLU-Cover....
Bring It On ... Always love to learn how to use different mediums with different techniques.
Have a grooovy day!

Genevieve said...

Gotta put my hand up for #3, as for what I'd do with it, probably spend some quality time just feelin' it then the inspiration would come - maybe a good excuse to use my Zutter for the first time and make a journal! Missed HIM on the 1/3/10 - did you go and listen?

Cheers!

karennarelle said...

Well,they are all just beautiful. If i won i would either use it for my 40 things about me that i'm doing (turned 40 this year! sigh.... or use it as the cover for a memory book of my brother in law who we lost 3 years ago and his little girl (now 8) is starting to forget the little things about her dad so I am going to make them a memory book.

Oh and your metallic acetate looks wonderful.

Jen Crossley said...

The covers are just sensational Kelsey .cant wait to catch up
Crozza

Phix said...

Love your work...the colours and texture give a great aesthetic quaility that just pops! Looking forward to meeting you and see your work in real life.

Pam

Anonymous said...

I love them all kelsey! You are a true artist, beautiful work. I like the first two best especially the turquoise ones as it is one of my favourite colours.
Keep up the great work. I am going to come to one of your classes very soon....Fi X

lisa_crofts said...

hi kelsey
this new covers look awesome I love the blue one. what a shame i missed out on the draw.....the metallic acetate is a quick, easy, and very effective technique and certainly one i will do again....not long to go now.