Saturday, 14 February 2009

Fat Jam with Rusty & F.Pest

well we went from one jam to another without pausing for breath, Rusty wanted to give fat pages a try, which was quite ironic as just the day before I'd told another buddy that I wasnt going to get into fat pages, so here are my first attempts.

I started with "Faeries & Goblins", which was my subject choice, thought it would give the girls some probs ,hehehe, thought they did brilliant, check out their pages on their blogs, links down to the left. I started by trying to be clever and played with clear embossing and glimmer mists, mixed together with some basic grey papers, it turned out ok, but think I should have stamped flower shadows before embossing and spraying, the next one went a bit more classic with a stamps and watercolouring, love doing this as can't draw for toffee but love painting in a stamped image.

Next I went for "Marine", Pest's subject, did some image searching on google and once I got them I went in a totally different direction from where I had started, now I had the brilliant idea that crinkly cling film would look good as a water effect, must have picked this up on here somewhere as I have no idea where that idea came from, love the images of fish and the surprise on the reverse. With Seahorses, had found these lovely images and love doing layering and tearing paper and this just sort of evolved as I played, think it's my fave.

Finally the reason I chose "Faeries & Goblins", because Rusty, (bless her cotton socks) chose "Love and Marriage", really not good at the romantic stuff, so decided I would practise my metal technique for Rusty, again not quite to plan, but I worked with it and added TimHoltz stamps and alcohol inks, and it sort of folld the theme. Finally went hell for leather with snogging pictures, layered up, then decided two jigsaw pieces joined together would illustrate finding the right partner, thought that was quite clever, hehe.

So hope you enjoy my new work, gonna take a break from jamming for a while, want to try some challenges and play with my craft bit and bobs, (haven't got much!), will post attempts on here for you all to see.

Happy Valentines Day


Flippinpest said...
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Flippinpest said...

Thanks so much for MY fat pages. I adored them as you know :-) I was worried too about 'fat pages' I really love they way your art is emerging. The 'metal work' is incredible and I also love the fairies theme that you did for Rusty. Keep up the good work girl and hopefully the next swap wont be TOO far away :-)

stampandscrap said...

Hiya Slobby!
Well, I have at last written something on a blog on here. (was bullied by sausage-val)
How are you my friend? Is this where we just leave messages - or should I be sending this some other way? forgive my ignorance - did not find this site very user friendly and struggling a bit.
Happy Valentines Day my southern chum.
love Sue

Jenni Hamilton said...

I love what you've created here Siobhan - it's really made me want to go and play, found your work quite inspirational. Unfortunately my working weekend so no time! :o(
Jenni x

June said...

Hiya Pidd, well i love them all you did a great job and like you i havent wanted to get into fat pages lol but made one once lol.
I think my faves are the fishes and the fairies ones. great work
Hugs June xxx

Deborah said...

Thank you again for my wonderful fat pages, Pidd. Looking forward to the next jam!

hello gorgeous said...

Hey lovely, youve got some gorgeous colour combos going in these makes - love 'em! :D xxxx

Jane said...

Lovely!!! Great colours and images you have used.

Jane :0)