Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The Exhibition!

Hi folks, well, it is now for real, that I am taking part in an exhibition of my cards! I can hardly believe it but here is the proof - the poster which I was given today my Monsieur le Mayor!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Caught in Crystal

I had so much fun creating these two cards for my exhibition. I used Sam's technique "caught in crystal" and although I didn't have any suitable inks, I used acrylic paints instead which seem to have worked well. On the card with the 3 trees, I embossed a "frame" around each element. There is also a little gold glitter on each card with looks lovely in the right light. Unfortunately my skills with the camera need a little more work! Thanks to Sam, my mentor for sharing this great technique!

Friday, 19 September 2008

More exhibition news!

This morning I met with Monsieur le Mayor and had a tour of the exhibition room. I have a whopping area at my disposal so I had better get working! I plan to have 2 tables, one for me to work on and another for any visitors who would like to try any of the techniques on offer (paper embossing, rubber stamping, 3D decoupage etc). The Mayor himself, is going to look for a system that will allow me to attach my cards without damaging them. Here are two cards that I will probably exhibit but I need to make lots more and some with French messages on them (even though the French are not a nation of card-senders! Who knows maybe I can change their attitude?!)

Thanks to all who left very kind comments and encouragement.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Exciting news!!!

The Mayor of my village has invited me to take part in an exhibition of art with only two other participants (one a photographer and the other an artist) over the weekend 24/25 October. The venue is in a stunning setting overlooking our lake with the Pyrenees as the backdrop. I am very excited about displaying my cards and would welcome any advice anyone has to offer regarding how best to show them. I thought perhaps on some black velvet wall covering and attached, within their cello bags to avoid spoiling, by blu-tack or similar. Could this be fame at last?!! Obviously I have to show a diversity of techniques and here is a very basic card using rubber stamping and a Chinese lady in the foreground.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Bling, bling!

I went a bit mad here playing with Bondaweb and embedding glitter, feathers, gold threads and jewels. Truly OTT but echoed the sentiments of the card which reads "Have a Fun Day"!

Computer Problems

Hi everyone. Just to let you know that I have been having computer problems and so haven't been able to make any new postings recently. However, all is now resolved and I hope to put up a photo of my latest card creation soon.
Thanks for your patience!