The Pocket Challenge returns this week after a little break and the theme is Art.
Just to refresh your memories or for new peeps to the challenge I thought I would quickly outline the "rules" of the Challenge;
Make a Pocket - I have included the template for you to use - then simply decorate your Pocket how you want to but remember to add the theme to the inside of the Pocket. You can add any kind of embellies or ephemera to your Pocket and once you have made it, simply post on this Blog entry and add a link to the place you are showing your Pocket...that way I can pop over to have a look at your creation. :O))
Here is the template:
And here is my effort for this week: I used sturdy card as a base, covered it with those Rustic Gem papers that seem to be finding their way onto everything I am making at the moment!! I used the Artists Plate by The Artistic Stamper (which is one of my faves as it is so versatile!!) and added a couple of extra word stamps which are by Catslife Press. The words Art are from my stash and I can't remember who made the stamps!!
Inside the Pocket, I used a slide mount and covered it with paper, then I stamped the pen nibs along the bottom and for the actual image inside, I masked a couple of the pencil images and then stamped the ink bottle over the top. I love masking images as this builds up a lovely depth to the project. If you haven't tried masking before, it is more simple than it sounds. I tend to use copy paper with a reposistionable adhesive but you can use Post It Notes too. I am too stingey to buy them!! LOL Simply stamp the image you want, then stamp it onto a Post It or paper, cut the image out, taking care to cut closely to the outside of it. Then position this over the top of your stamped image and then you can stamp over this . When you lift the mask you will have two images that look like they are placed on top of each other. I just thought I would mention that my ever so clever and talented pal Dan has done a tutorial about Distress Inks and uses this masking method in a different way....pop over to his Blog to have a look at what he has done - it is well worth a visit cos he is such an inspiration.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like the theme this week....please feel free to leave me comments and I am looking forward to seeing all your lovely works of art.
Wednesday, 3 September 2008