Artful Readers Club
"You're Having a Laugh" CJ
Desert Island Discs CJ
101 goals in 1001 days
Find at least one geocache in all 72 UK counties
Sketchbook Project 2012
Seeing all 30 NHL teams play
Visiting all 30 NHL arenas
Project Runway CJ
Artistic Licence CJ
Rock Resurrected CJ
Take Ten CJ
UKStampers CJ #3
Fabric Round Robin
UKStampers CJ #2
I've woken in a strop because the curse of Friday 13th cost my Canucks a win in Dallas, but hopefully it will get better as the day goes on, eh?
Here's my card for Ian.....I went for something a little non trad because I'm not really the slushy lovey dovey type, so wanted something a bit different from the usual hearts and flowers. Bah humbug :)
Alison came up with the line "my Valentine makes me smile" (ta bessie! good one) and this is what I came up with
Andy Warhol eat your heart out :D
Am actually quite pleased with this one as it is the first three part stencil I've ever cut, and I really like the look - especially the way everything doesn't quite line up properly so it leaves the odd white bit reminiscent of 1960s litho prints.
I will definitely be cutting more 3-parters.
Here's the original image from google that I based the stencil on:
It's my turn again to host the newbie CJ over at UKScrappers, I always enjoy this opportunity to get ten innocent victims hooked on circle journals :)
I am a CJ pusher *insert evil cackle*
This time around the girls have voted to call themselves the Dancing Queens (they were on a bit of an Abba kick at the time...), and so I thought this silhouette of laydeees having a boogie 70s style would be just right for their "good luck, enjoy your first CJ" cards.
Nice easy cards, as I had to make 10 (not sure why I only photographed 9, I deffo made 10), and didn't have much time.... a bit of spin n splash (never get tired of that toy!), some gold card for matting, a couple of gems, a bit of ink stippled around the edge, 'good luck' stamped inside, bish bash bosh, job's a goodun :)
This is, I think, my penultimate Tattoo CJ entry. Pity because I've really enjoyed this circle.
This is for Rhian's CJ which had an open theme - ie anything at all to do with tattoos goes.
I thought I'd do something about how each decade has its own signature style, I should know, like everyone else who had a tattoo in the mid 80s I have a Celtic armband :D
The big craze in the noughties is apparently stars, which are far and away the most popular tattoo at the moment, especially for girls. Kat Von D has a lot to answer for :)
The background paper I made for this entry is one of those impossible-to-photograph jobbies, as it's heavy on the glimmer mist and has lots of fairly subtle stamping that doesn't really show up on the pics, but you get the general gist.
It's orange and red distress inks on heavy watercolour paper, with gold, copper, and red glimmer mists on top, and over stamping using red, orange and pink distress inks and rust Stazon.
This CJ is also my first ever attempt at sewing on paper, I haven't done the neatest job but I'm glad I gave it a go.
The title was stamped and embossed with pearlescent garnet EP from Stampendous.
And the dymo-stylee labels were made with my Around The Block label maker using some of their "designer" tape