It’s a loooooong post!

I found myself playing with fluffy and furry fabric today at the Scrapstore – we’re putting animal/bird kits together so all you have to do with them is stitch and stuff – everything else is provided!! Then of course I had to see what I could find to play with… well, it’s obligatory, isn’t it?! I bought some metallic oil pastels and some wooden bits n bobs, some ‘feet’ for my shrine, some fab fabric offcuts and another glue spreader and brush!

Then after doing some work with Nick and making a few ‘official’ phonecalls, I got to escape upstairs and make some ATCs and try an image transfer on a domino! So here goes! I was really lucky and won the prize over at Craftaway a Sunday’s first challenge last week, so of course I just have to join in with this week’s challenge to say thanks. Well the theme is ‘cute’ and you know that’s not really me, but here’s my version of cute:

The dragon is from one of my eco-friendly paper bags for goods at market – great innit?!! Well, by now I was in the mood and I cut a couple of ATCs from my scraped-paint background sheet, doodled flowers and grass and used a Butterfly from the Personal Impressions Garden set (which stamp superbly) to stamp onto adhesive acetate. I  cut him out and stuck him to some net/mesh and then used glossy accents to secure him. This one’s for Lisa Vollrath’s ‘Things with Wings’ Make It Mondays challenge:

It’s pretty isn’t it? The next one is my first time entry to TMTA – another butterfly, this time on red mesh, over script as the challenge is handwriting and I’ve written “Flutter by, Butterfly… Schmetterling, Mariposa” on the ATC too!

I always try to take part in the MMM challenges and this evening I had a spare domino which has an alcohol inks background and a couple of crows on it. I decided I’d try a transfer on a domino – haven’t done that yet! – and this week’s theme is ‘Famous People’. I am still in spooky-mode, so I got out Lisa Vollrath’s Halloween domino sheet and using Liquitex gel medium, I managed this fabulously eerie image transfer of Edgar Allen Poe. I can’t believe it transferred so well, despite the stamped crow down his face. I think the quality of the images is brilliant and shall attempt more of these once I get my stash from Craftaway!!

I love this! It’s very grungey, but I shall tart it up a bit, add a pin to the back and then wear it! 😉

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  1. great work!!!

  2. First of all, I LOVE the domino! Edgar transferred beautifully, and I love the crow on his face! Adds to the spooky feeling! I am still laughing from your ‘cute’ ATC! Her darling little face was on my computer screen, and it was very unexpected when I scrolled down and found the dragon and her words!! And last, but not least: CONGRATULATIONS!! That’s quite an impressive stash of goodies you won!! I shall be back to see what beautiful creations they become!!

  3. carolann

     /  September 15, 2008

    You have been busy brilliant work
    well done hun xxxxx

  4. WOW!! Love your work..

  5. Sandy

     /  September 16, 2008

    Wow wow wow really stunning creations.
    Wonderful work. Extraordinary.

  6. Fantastic art wwork!

  7. Beautiful work!

  8. Clau

     /  September 16, 2008

    Great work!!

  9. WOW.. love them all.. especially the backgrounds.. fab!
    And Congrats on winning the prize 🙂

  10. Great ATC! I love the personal touch!

  11. Fantastic. I LOVE your backgrounds.

  12. Gorgeous artwork.

  13. Wonderful things, such a range, and your cute is great cute

  14. Great work, Rosie!!

  15. All your artwork is so awesome! Fantastic combinations and techniques! Really breathtaking things!

  16. Wow what a busy person, and don’t you have fun – I love everything but the domino is my favourite …

  17. Fabulous work!

  18. Beautiful work! 😀

    Liz x

  19. What a wonderful piece. I would never have thought to transfer an image onto a domino. Excellent!

  20. mixedmediamonday

     /  September 18, 2008

    Wow, Rosie – that’s amazing – I’ve never done an image transfer on a domino, but I’m keen to try now 🙂 Diane

  21. WOW WOW and WOW, the butterflies are fab, I’ve never even heard of adhesive acetate and I want some now! love those backgrounds too. the cute entry is perfect, love the twist…..the dragon is fab.
    but WOW my fave thing is definately the domino, that is fantastic, the image transferred perfectly! love it all. thanks for taking part in Craftaway-a-Sunday
    (and I don’t seem to have your addy, can you email me it? and i will get that prize in the post today!)

  22. great stuff, especially like the butterflies for the challenges


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