Saturday, 26 January 2013

Scrap It With Attitude

Sometime in  early 2012 or maybe even late 2011 I joined a group on facebook called Scrap It With Attitude. It is a group of like minded people who love to create. It is a place where friendships are formed, a question is asked and answered and a place where your creations are appreciated.

Since joining SIWA I have participated in ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) swaps and card swaps but never a challenge. I have to admit that I did not believe that my work was good enough so I never entered any of the challenges but I loved seeing what the other girls came up with. Then someone posted a challenge that I could not back away from. It was an open challenge - make what ever you like in any style. I knew I had to do this one as I had an idea that I wanted to create.

So what do you think of my dancing girl?

She is on canvas, the background is painted, the piece of music paper is glue on, the flourish is stamped and finally it is inked.
A light layer of matte medium is brushed over the top to project the surface.
I have then glued on the on embellishments. The glue i used was the X-Press It TripleTac glue, except for under my dancer, I have used glue dots to give her some lift. I don't like using hot glue or glue dots as I find that embellishments can pop right off, so I am sure at some stage I will have to put my girl back on.

I was extremely surprised and happy when I was told that I had received second place, not bad for my first challenge. I was sent a wonderful parcel with words, frames, flowers and other shapes made out of chipboard for my prize.

Entering this challenge was not about winning, (truth be told I did not actually realise it was sponsored) it was about challenging myself and entering my work to be judged. I love what I do and take a lot of pride and care in what I produce, plus it is a lot of fun to play and get messy.


  1. Love your dancer and the background :)

  2. Easily one of my favourite ranges! Just love what you've done with her! Beautiful xx