Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Shooting the Moon, and other things.

My fascination with the moon continues and I just have to try to get a better shot whenever there is a full moon. This one is a bit too dark.....................
and this one is a bit too bright .. .....................

......................... but I am quite pleased with this one - I love to see it shining through branches.
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I can't believe it has been a whole week since I posted - where does the time go? I've very little to show for it either - it has been a rather difficult week.
I have become a closet crafter and rubber stamper! It's harder than it looks to get an artistic result. I treated myself to Tim Holtz's book last week, which came with an ink blending tool along with one or two other goodies. It makes the job so much easier - I had such problems before, trying to get the inks to blend and just couldn't get the smooth result I wanted. All of the following backgrounds have three different shades or colours in them. If I was clever, I would know how to post them side by side rather than just having them in a long line.

I should have allowed more time for the background inks to dry before stamping the dragonfly on top - the image here is blurred where the dark ink has bled into the background.




This one is my favourite and I would love to find a way of getting this effect on fabric and then adding a bit of stitchery. I used about a dozen different stamps in this design. All the colours are a little more vibrant than they appear here.
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I think I shall have to start making my own greetings cards - that way I would get plenty of practice, improve my skills and hopefully achieve something worthwhile at the same time.









8 comments:

Textile Art Showcase said...

You certainly should start making your own greeting cards Heather. I am sure they would be in great demand. These are all lovely. Love the shots of the moon too.

Kayla coo said...

I love your moon shots too.x

Carol Q said...

lovely mystical photos Heather. I never knew you were a Tim Holtz fan! LOL the blended backgrounds are very mellow. I very much like your combination of stamps on the last photo - very delicate.

Val said...

Beautiful collection of stamps Heather - love what you are doing with them. Can't you print off the last pic (your favourite) onto fabric (adhered to freezer paper then trimmed to A4 size)? Your moon pix are gorgeous - beautifully atmospheric.

Angela said...

Lovely photo's of the moon, and your work is beautiful too

maggi said...

Beautiful pieces Heather. You certainly would make some wonderful cards with them. The moon pics are lovely

BT said...

What a great idea, making your own cards Heather, I'm sure everyone would love them. Super moon shots.

Linda said...

I bought the Tim Holtz set too (I think I know where you got it from :-) I'm hoping to have a play tomorrow.

Your photos are great....the 3rd one would make a fab Photoshop brush.
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