Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fun in the Sun - Chris Sexton

This photo of my mum and dad (taken about 1948) enjoying each other's company and the great Aussie lifestyle of sun, sand and surf felt quite iconic. I love their togetherness and their obvious happiness and love for each other. It fitted the call for February's ARTastic Challenge very well.

I had lots of beachy odds and ends in my stash, including shells, chipboard starfish, leaf skeletons, pearl beads, sequins and string which I tried to arrange artistically on the page.

The chipboard starfish were embossed with Opals then decorated with rhinestones. The little shells were Kindy Glitzed and the raffia flower was coloured with Distress Ink. The pink strip towards the bottom of the page below the photo was created by sticking some plasterers mesh to cardstock, embossing with Opals then inking the edges. It provides fabulous texture quickly and easily!

I hope you enjoy my take on the challenge.
Cheers, Chris.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Love Tag

Hi! and welcome. Today I'm showing a tag completed today as a second entry into ABAC Challenge 12: Share the Love.
The photo was taken during our early dating days, in one of those instant photo booths, you used to see at malls. I only rediscovered it by chance, when tidying up a stack of papers... it fell onto the floor, put aside, until my aha.. moment.

The heart was cut from cardstock and then dressed with various braids and ribbons. This was then taped to the tags, red and black.

Edges were smooched with Inca Gold, hearts on the black tag were stamped with versamark and then dusted with perfect pearls. A hinge for the 'Love' sign was made from ribbon. Glass hearts were coloured with alcohol inks. Stamping, ribbon roses, and bling hearts completed the tag.
Memories indeed!
Thank you for visiting. Your comments are truly appreciated. Cheers. Di