Friday, March 12, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS.....+ some more Metallic Acetate atc's

Today being the 12th, I've done the draw for my Textured Book Covers from the previous without further blabber....the winners are as follows:

1.....Barbara Hagarty - as you were drawn first Barbara and you chose the blue one, that's what you'll get!

2.....Seth - luckily Seth picked another colour - the poo coloured one so that's yours Seth. It doesn't smell like what it looks like...promise! lol

3.....Sandy (Smarcoux) - you didn't choose a favourite Sandy so you'll get the remaining rusty coloured one, hope you like it!

As of 6.10am Monday morning (15th) I'll be winging my way over to Melbourne to attend the Creative Soul Retreat to spend quality creative time with some good art buddies so these covers will only be posted to you three listed above if you can get me your snail mail details by Sunday night. If I don't hear from you by then, I'll check again when I get back on 30th of March, so don't worry....they won't be going in the bin if you get this message late. ;-)

I'm so looking forward to my classes with Jan Harris (standing in for Judy Wise) and Laurie Mika AND I'm also looking forward to teaching my Technique Twinchie class with some students I've never taught before. Though Mary is a previous student of mine so it'll be nice to have one person who's been exposed to my way of teaching before.....see girls, she's survived so I'm sure you will too!!!

This will be my last post for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd throw in the remaining Metallic Acetate ATC's that I made for the last technique.



"Off-white"... (white texture paste around the image - love that stuff!!!)

Thank you to the girls who commented, who knows....maybe next time I should just make about 50 of these things so everyone could win one!!! Back in a couple of weeks.......

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!!! 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" 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"...


"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)