aRtbUzz #8

I’ve used the Bandanna technique before, but have been practising this week for a Tag Swap on one of the Groups I belong to… it’s no hardship, believe me! I do enjoy making backgrounds – okay, so I’m an addict! I’ve been experimenting with different colored inks lately, as I acquired a set of 30 (I love bartering, ‘cos I’m usually not in the funds, as it were and I made an AFBB in exchange for these!). Anyways, I applied the pads directly to the card/tags and just tapped it on in varying shades.

This is pre-doodle! These are Celtic symbols (which I adore), from Third Coast RS and here’s what they look like ‘bandanna’d’!!

Very, very different, isn’t it? And this was a skinny-size (3″x5″) piece of card cut from packaging – cheap way to experiment. It’s robust enough to use as a bookmark too! Here are a couple of tags made with the Poppy Heads stamp I bought from Jan last month (I’m totally hooked on how versatile it is!).

These are connecting tags for the swap… I forgot I’d used the other stamp too. I was playing around with tissue paper and PVA last night and stuck the Poppy heads (in red and black ink) onto another background piece. I’ll show you how that came out when it’s dry and I make something with it!

I’m saving hard for a BIA at the moment as I’ve decided I just can’t hold out any longer and I honestly think it’ll be great to amke some small notebooks and/or quote books for the Craft Fair. After all, I have some lovely backgrounds with which to make covers and Carol is forever showing me wonderful ways in which to create wonderful covers… *grins*

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  1. I love what you did with these. The variations in color in the base makes it even more pretty. The images are very nice.

  2. Hey Rosie – absolutely fabulous work, love those backgrounds – they are amazing. 🙂 🙂 You sure are a whizz with those inks – well done. 🙂 🙂


  3. I’ve just been browsing through your blog Rosie – so many fabulous pieces – all that motivation you have – wish you could bottle it!!!

  4. carolann

     /  August 11, 2008

    Wow Rosie you are so clever this work is brilliant absolutely love the celtic symbols well done hun xxxx


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