Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Thank You Teacher Card

The theme of this card was dragons.  The class (P1) had a fairyland theme and they got to bring home a dragon (plus my son loves dragons).  Anyways the flower at the top is just lots of different flowers from painterly petals to iced got flowers. the gems on the note are from Dunelm and the thank you sentiment was from a pack I got from Create and Craft.  The dragon is from a dress it up button pack and the papers are from various cardstacks.  The image is oliver I think from the greeting farm and I added glasses and changed the dinosaur to a dragon as my son has glasses etc.  It's really funny but it actually does resemble my son hehe.  Anyway he was chuffed with it and couldn't wait to give it to his teacher with the gift.

My daughter who was 3 in January also made a card for her nursery teachers which is below with Amelia I think hehe.  Got these stamps and can't even remember the names (I am like a zombie at the moment).

Andrea x

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

They're coming to get you!

Nightmares, dark things, enough said.  Just a silly little five minute painting I thought I would share done with watercolours.


Andrea x

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #8 Toe Tag

This challenge was to create a toe tag at the Burtonesque Dolls this week.  I don't think you can see it really well with this photo but the tag is attached to a clay toe that I made and painted it with the trademark white and black stripes on the toenail. The tag I printed out the words then drew the border skeletons from the dvd cover and you really can't see it in the photo but put black stickles on it.

The basket I made and coloured the black and white stripes and filled it with withered flowers from the garden, as a supposed welcome to the otherworld hehe.

I put a little bookmark in the handbook for the recently deceased which I also printed out and stuck to the cover of a book (from the movie).  The snake I drew and used copics.

Below is a picture with all of the things, I also made a clay beetlejuice snake head (not great), and the book handbook for the recently deceased.

Andrea x

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Macabre Monday's Noxious Toxins Challenge

This week at the Macabre Monday challenge it is to create something relating to noxious toxins.  I decided that what was more toxic than the family bathroom after certain little people stink it out, so I made a door hanging for the bathroom.  I drew a girl with a gas mask but made her a little hat and a silly skull hair clasp to endear her to the kids.  I printed out the toxic fumes on a peice of rymans card and crumpled it then used a tim holtz distress pad antique linen on it then ripped and scraped.  I coloured the girl with copics and promarkers and used a gelly rol pen (think that is what they are called) to highlight a few white bits.  The back that these are stuck to is a bit of cardboard with papier mache pulp added to it to make it more durable.  I then beaded up a little bit of leather string with two different tones of yellow beads to hang it with.

Anyway as usual a bit long winded for what it really is.  My poor little one has what my son had and she doesn't know what to do with herself she has been whinging all day and only drank one bottle of milk today and no juice or water at all.  I felt so sorry for her she just kept saying Mummy Mummy then would try and headbutt me.  Worry worry worry...

Rant over tehe, Andrea x

Monday, 21 June 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #7

I drew this little girl from the Corspe Bride, coloured her with copics and promarkers and you can't see but glittered her up with the orange peel stickles and added some pewter liquid pearls for her buttons on her dress.  She is for the Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #7 Creepy Birthday to You.

I wrote have a bone-afide good time and used tattered rose over it (I know looks pretty bad but I am still trying to get used to distressing.  The bone behind the girl was a glitter sheet that I sprayed with the slate glimmer mist and I added a little bonafide tag to the side.  The flowers are prima (I think, they came in a  lovely jar) and a wild orchid flower in the middle.

A bow tied at the bottom and a cat charm.  Shockingly bad entry, but alas again my little ones have picked up another viral infection my poor 5 year old is covered from head to toe in a rash and he couldn't swallow.  He didn't eat anything from friday afternoon until late this morning.

Anyway now that the excuses are over about how poor my cardmaking skills are hehe I am being attacked by my one year old who is needing some attention.

Andrea x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Haunted Design House Challenge True Blood Truebie

I really love the Haunted Design House, their challenges are always really cool.  Anyway my husband and I have watched series one and two of True Blood so I thought this was the challenge if any to try.  I love horror particularly vamps, zombies etc.

Anyway I got this stamp, marie antoinette, kraftin kimmie, last week and thought it would make a good Queen Sophie-Ann from olden days and that she was probably playing Yahtzee then before it got commercialised hehe (as if this is real).  My hubby said only I would choose such an obscure character tehe.

The flower again was made from paper flowers from poundland and inked first with tim holtz tattered rose then coloured with two pink promarkers and one red copic marker.  The middle is a brad from one of those little packs I think they are dovecraft.  I added a crown charm dropping from the cameo with red wire.  The paper is coordinations black cauldron or something.  I sqashed then sanded then distressed the edges and made a bit for the side with the martha stewart doily punch then folded it and sanded. 

The Yahtzee I printed then squashed and distressed with I think tea dye and tattered rose tim holtz distress inks. (All my stuff gets put away in the day as the kids would probably choke on something so I have the worst memory at the moment so that is why it sounds like I am unsure).   I put Sophie-Ann on the name slot.  I also printed yahtzee using free fonts website, then put what is supposed to be little drops of blood, red flat backed pearls.

I used liquid pearls on her hair and stuck down the flat backed pearls with it.  I printed out a super mini yahtzee sheet and placed it where the letter goes on the stamp.  I coloured her with a mixture of promarkers and copics and added some vampire teeth.

 Anyway I think I have bored you long enough. 
Andrea x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Burtonesque Challenge #5

The challenge this week at the is a sleepy hollow inspired scene.  I couldn't for the life of me think of a card to make other than halloween so I decided to do a little wall hanging scene.  I didn't have much time to do it as I left it until tonight to try and after I got the housework done when the kids were in bed I only had an hour or so to cart all of my craft stuff out of the garage etc etc.

Anyway I painted the girl on the scene using the dress from the promo pics for inspiration.  Not the greatest thing I have ever done but my hands are all inky and I am really really tired and didn't have the energy to make the scenery a bit better, would have loved to put a crow and some pumpkins.  I might add them later but the challenge finishes tomorrow so......

I always feel guilty when I have to throw out cardboard boxes so I used this to paint on, crazy hmm. Anyway I am off to the land of nod, my three year old has her nusery production tomorrow and I want to be able to enjoy it without yawning through tiredness.  zzzzzzzzzz

Andrea x

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #80

I thought since I entered the burtonesque challenge that I would try another one.  I love the Whiff of Joy stamps they are so sweet.  I always wondered what people were on about when they mentioned a sketch they had followed and now I know. 

I used the stamp sitting Willow (I think that is what she is called).  I decided not to colour her as I thought she stood out better. The cardstock used is from Nana's Nursery baby girl stack, I used a purple inkpad for the edges then used my scissors to fray the edges.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the lace is from ebay.  I just love when I see the distressed stuff that people do but am not really very good at it myself but will persevere.

Anyway am really enjoying entering these challenges although my house is suffering somewhat haha the kids toys are still all over the living room and the kitchen looks like a craft fairy crash landed.

Andrea x