Friday, June 26, 2009

July Challenge

Good morning all... due to some minor surgery for Bevlea requiring a day or two in hospital there will be no July technique... we will be back in August with a challenge/tutorial by Barb Thomas...

Monday, June 8, 2009

May Winner

Well the May winner of the e-pack of collage sheets and ephemera was an easy one to do.. only one participant so there is no confusion over the winner lol.. the e-pack will be on its way to Marojlien shortly.....


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June's Tute Free Images

There will be a e-pack zipped file of images awarded to the winner of our draw at the end of the month.

Feel free to use these images.
The image of the little girl was taken from one used in a Zine that I believe to be now defunct.
You are not obligated to use these, nor do you have to use the exact brand of products that I did. They are only a guide-line but remember , your finished work may look different if using different products.However, you must be able to use the same technique of assembling the work.

The wings are not the same ones that I used but will do the same job.You could actually use only the larger top ones for this ATC.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Good Golly Miss Molly!!! ....June is here already! this rate it won't be long until we are putting up the Christmas decorations!
This month I decided to have a relatively easy technique challenge for you in the way of how to give your ATCs that "finished look".
Some of the techs can be utilised in any other form of paper-art too.
I must apologise for the colour of the images being a little on the orange side but the flash didn't go off on the camera.
This image is as close to the true colours as possible due to the scanner not liking the gold glitter.


For this tute you will need the following items...

An ATC sized card with a background of your choice already done.
Images-Girl and Wings.
Gold German Scrap.
Glitter Glue.
Felt tipped pens to match image colours.
Scrap of mat board to mount text onto.
Double-sided foam mounting tape.
Your favorite glue.
Distress Ink pad.
Sharp Scalpel.


Adhere your chosen text to the mat board ,then cut out.

Cut Out Images

Cut out the image and wings. MOST IMPORTANTLY, don't forget to cut away any bits between the body and arms, or where ever else may need to be cut away. The lack of doing this can spoil the appearance of your entire ATC.
Using the matching felt-tipped pens, go around all the cut edges...and don't forget to do those inside bits where you cut away.

Then cut the gold German Scrap Sunburst in half, slice it as shown and slide it onto the head of the fairy, using a little glue to adhere it.

Add a piece of mounting tape to the back of her head and glue to the rest of her and place in position over the wings.
Using the felt pen, go around edge of ATC and text, then distress the inneredge of the card with the ink pad.


Adhere the text and add some gold Kindy Glitz to her wings ,sash and around the crown where it meets her head.
When the Glitter glue is totally dry,add some scrolly rub-ons to the background,over-lapping the bottom ones over the image to make it look like she is
dancing amongst them.