Monday, 31 March 2008

Left Hand Art

I started with a watercolour wash on wet watercolour paper, stamped the letters L E F T with black dye ink while still wet, then misted to let the letters blead. This larger piece was cut to 4X4.5 inches. I then stamped the words hand, art and my name from the quietfire design "Love where you're at" stamp and embossed with Perridot and copper detail embossing powder. This is tipped into my journal on a small tab of card stock. The back of this page is a digital image of my cast with digital journaling. The digital signatures on my cast were gathered by my friend Yogi from members of the Byhand Artists Group on Yahoo. The Fat Book page was done from a scan of the background paper, printed at 80% tint, cut to size then stamped and embossed the same as the journal page.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Another Round of Lovely Mail

Lucky me, I've received two more cards wishing me speedy healing from my broken wrist. The first to arrive is from Beth, one of my byhandartists Yahoo group friends. She must surround herself with creative friends because she says she didn't have time to make a card before leaving on a trip, so she traded handmade soap for this wonderful card made by her friends Pat.
The next card is a lovely stamped inchie with a puffy heart from Suzanne and lots of encouragement for me working left-handed. Gee, I might just have to continue with left-handed art. Maybe not, working with two hands is way easier.
Thanks Beth and Suzanne

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Byhand Challenge Buttons

This weeks challenge is to use buttons, so I made an ATC using my rose photo with a canvas filter, mounted on black cardstock and glued 3 buttons on. This time I did the whole card myself, even to getting the back on a little crocked. Can't blame anyone else, but maybe it will be my left handed art signature.

Playing With Some Floral ATC

Well here I am with more left handed creations, this time I'm using my digital photos and filters in editing software. The first ATC is a pink rose, cropped and stamped with a Quietfire Design quote stamp. The second 2 are photos of lilacs using several filters and digital effects and my poems. I finished off with purple and pewter foil. Some of these will go to the Grind swap tomorrow and some I hope to mail in time for the Byhand Artists monthly swap.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

ATC From My Junk

I've been having fun doing more one handed art. I'm using all the bits left over from the backgrounds I made for the byhand artists background swap (see earlier post) and turning them into ATCs. I used the small pieces and cut some with my paper trimmer into triangular shapes, smushed lots of glue stick onto black cardstock ATC blank and arranged the pieces. I then sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat set it. I used computer generated text and rubber stamped the angel image on separate cardstock, cut with my paper trimmer and glued them on. Since this is some of my limited production left handed art I created a special back for these and attaching the back was the only help I needed. I love my junk(lol).

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Spritzes, Sprays and Splashes

The Created Byhand Tuesday Challenge for this week is to use spritzes, sprays, splashes or colour washes. My entry is a 5.25 in.X7.5 in. journal page "Paradise". I sprayed coffee onto watercolour paper, printed my edited digital photo of lilacs and journal writing on the paper, stamped the Quietfire Design quote stamp and some flourish stamps in Timber Green Stayzon and Cocoa pigment inks. I finished by spritzing more coffee with gold Perfect Pearls mixed in.

Friday, 7 March 2008

More Lovely Mail

Well, lucky me, I received 2 more lovely cards this week from Byhand Artists friends. The first is a very pretty bouquet of flowers wrapped is music from Anne. Isn't this just a very pretty card? I love those colours.

The second card is a beautiful kaleidoscope from Therese. This card opens in the centre and tucks under a brad with a lovely flower. Since I'm having a little trouble tucking it back under the brad, I'll just have to show it like this.
Thanks very much Anne and Therese.