31 October 2013

Google Halloween 2013



Google have a cute witch's brew halloween logo this year - add the different ingredients and see what happens! Screen shots below:













And as an added Halloween bonus for me, before posting this I had posted a very halloween number of posts...


29 October 2013

Christmas Fox Card



After my cat cards, I decided to go fox..




Supplies
stamps:
Papertrey Ink Hello Foxy Mini Stamp Set and Die
ink: Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
paper: Kaisercraft Holly Bright Paper Pad, Kraft card
accessories: dimensionals, sequins, string, black rhinestones, Lawn Fawn Circle stackables dies, white pen (to colour the fox's eyes and tail)

Dude, We Know You're Gay

 

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

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21 October 2013

I regret not being slutty

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

www.postsecret.com




(On the back: it doesnt mean I dont want both)






(On the back: if I see FOX news in the hotel lobby I wont stay there again)



(On the back: I miss you,  I miss you,  I miss you,  I miss you)



Christmas Cat Card

I'm still experimenting with my Simon Says Stamp Furry Kisses, and, Furry Cat & Box stamp sets. I played around with some birthday ones here, and now I've gone Christmas!

I'm toying with the idea of a wreath...




Supplies
stamps:
Simon Says Stamp Furry Kisses, and Furry Cat & Box stamp sets
ink: Memento Dew Drops Tuxedo Black
paper: 300gsm white card (scored and cut to A6), Kaisercraft Holly Bright Paper Pad

accessories: dimensionals, sequins, rhinestones, Lawn Fawn Circle stackable dies, BIC Mark-It Fine Point Permanent Markers

15 October 2013

Furry Kisses

A while back I bought two of Simon Says Stamp clear stamp sets: Furry Cat & Box (geared towards a birthday card, or a house-moving announcement), and Furry Kisses (Valentine’s Day).

I initially stamped with Furry Kisses, and was very disappointed – one of the cat’s ears hasn’t been moulded properly in the plastic, so it stamps bad. I can kinda fix this by using a marker to go over the ear… So, I put both sets aside and forgot about them.

Last night I brought them out of hiding and had a play. Furry Cat & Box stamp actually stamps really well! I mixed that up with the paw print and sentiment stamps from Furry Kisses set.

This is just my first attempts – but I am having fun stamping the cat in the box twice: once on white card (and colouring with markers), once on printed paper, then cutting and sticking the two together. I think I will have another go tonight :)

Both are really simple cats... errr cards - sorry for the blur in the photo.






Supplies
stamps:
Simon Says Clear Stamps Furry Cat & Box, Simon Says Clear Stamps Furry Kisses 
ink: Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
paper: 300gsm white card (scored and cut to A6)
accessories: dimensionals, BIC Mark-It Fine Point Permanent Markers

14 October 2013

Sketched Shapes

My friend Becs generously gave me one of her spare PTI clear stamp sets (she ordered three of the same one by mistake...). Previous to that, she had also given me some sequins. So, Sunday's card challenge was use the PTI stamps and sequins to make some cards.


I had lots of fun playing around with the set - there are different sized shapes, as well as some solid vs. some with a 'sketched' effect. This allows for the layering of stamps.






Supplies
stamps:
Papertrey Ink Sketched Shapes stamp set
ink: Memento Dew Drops Ink Pads
paper: 300gsm white card (scored and cut to A6), random scraps of printed paper 
accessories: black sharpie and ruler, BIC Mark-It Fine Point Permanent Markers, sequins

Speak Now or Forever...

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

www.postsecret.com










10 October 2013

WoW 2013 - World of WearableArt

I went to my first WoW (World of WearableArt) show last weekend. What I couldn't believe is that I haven't been before!! It was an amazing show! I can't wait to go back next year.

Those that had been before had said it me: it's not just fashion, it's a SHOW. It's not until you actually see the show that you fully realise what that means. There are these magnificent pieces of wearable art being showcased among tightly choreographed acts - everything from dance, to contortion, to acrobatics... Different sections of the competition have different themes, and this is reflected in the fantastically chosen music and scenery.

There is no photography allowed during the show, but here are some pics I snapped up to the show.


Believe it or not these are boots in a very normal shoe shop! Barbie Heads if you will. I pair of these boots would set you back more than NZ$300...



Here's trouble! There were eight of us traveling to the show together. Our designated ticket buyer was savvy indeed - buying two sets of four at the arena, so we could easily talk to each other (instead of a long row of eight)!



It was a short walk from dinner to the arena. Outside was adorned with gorgeous lanterns.



And there were a couple of last years pieces of wearable art on show outside!




The lobby



Inside there were also some displays: the hedgehog bra... not the most comfortable I'd imagine!



Tuatara bra...



The I-don't-know-what-bra!



And this incredible armour...




Here's a shot of the packed arena before the show started.



I took a quick snap of one of the sections: the Avant Garde. This has a picture of all the pieces of art that were in the AG section.

 



Here are some official images from the show. You can see how magical it is!