Monday, April 16, 2007

I found it in my garden......

Keron - the "Colourguru" is hosting a deco swap with a difference for the Paper Traders group on Yahoo. We are to make 2 covers - 3.5" x 5.5", 6 pages - 3" x 5" & 6 charms, all of which will be swapped out. Here are my charms & pages.......

The Charms
(Click picture for a larger image)

Nest
Tinted gesso & cheesecloth, gel medium transfer & collage

Rusty tools
Fluid acrylic background, stamping & collage, edges embossed with vintage photo distress powder which looks & feels like rust.

Butterflies
Tinted & white gesso, cheesecloth & collage. Deeper blue added with Neocolour watercoluble crayons.

Beehive
Fluid acrylic & stamped backgound, gel medium transfer & collage. Covered with a gold metallic glaze which doesn't show up on the scan & bees painted with h2o's.

Birds singing
Tinted gesso, stamping & collage

Fossils
Layers built up with tissue, coloured glazes & collage images to add depth with the addition of mica chips.

16 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

Gisele your work is just beautiful,love your charms!!! You have been very busy by the look of it ,so glad your blogging again,I have missed seeing what your up to
Jen

Ro Bruhn said...

Beuatiful charms Gisele, really exquisite, and I love the cards, especially the fossil one. Enjoy your swap.

Greensleeves said...

Fabuluous! The nest and fossils are my favourites. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooooooooooo a seemingly never ending display of gorgeousness!! Those charms are stunning!

audrey h. said...

Gisele...every single one of those pages is gorgeous and those charms are the best. I love them all especially the egg :o)

bockel24 said...

All your pieces for this swap are absolutely lovely, Gisele! Our Paper Trader fellows will love them!

shirleymcc said...

Gisele,
These are stunning!!!! I love each and every one of them.
Shirley

deb said...

What a collect of gorgeous pages, and those charms are fantastic.

Nancy said...

Gisele,

Your wonderful charms, ATCs and collages are the reason I tagged you...hope you don't mind. The tag list is on my blog now; contact me if you'd prefer I do't include you in the entry.

Thanks!

Nancy Ward

Sandra L. said...

Those eggs are adorable! I love the nest. Is it a 3-D nest or a paper 1-D image?

joanne wardle said...

ooooh ahhhhh oooooh ahhhhhh
inspirational stuff (that pretty much goes for all your stuff)

Gillian Hamilton said...

Stunning ART!... each piece is wonderfully beautiful!

ConnSue said...

Sooooooooooo beautiful!!!
Really stunning!
I´ve added your site to my blog in multiply http://connsue.multiply.com in order some beautiful and creative spanish people speaking be able to meet you and your works!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugsssssssssss
ConnSue

DymphieM said...

Wonderful pages, the charms are gorgeous too :-)

cookievf said...

gisele, you're an amazingly talented artist and 'm glad to know you! So much time and love went into these!!

- vicki xo

Nicole said...

These are faaab, love them. ;)