Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monthly Candar Journal September

Here is my monthly calendar journal page for September. I am also putting this is for the Three Muses Challenge where the theme is back to nature.
Even though Autumn is now truly on its way I always feel that in September nature is at her most abundant. At least here in Scotland many fruits are only ripening now, we often seem to get more sun in September than either July or August and you can really experience the "fullness" of nature.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Sacred Heart ATCs

A while back I joined a Sacred Relics ATC swaps.It will carry on over several months and each month there will be another sub theme. This month's theme is Sacred Hearts. The vocal point of each ATC was meant to be a heart and of course the ATCs themselves had to have the feeling of sacredness, so no love hearts or anything.
Anyway, here is what I came up with for my three:

Sunday, 29 August 2010

And the winner is....

Last week I did a mystery blog giveaway when I had reached my 400th post and 200 followers. The winner would receive a mystery gift. Well the gift is a original folk art painting my me on a plywood canvas. Here it is:


And the winner is: LINDA. The random number generator selected you, congratulations. I hope you like your little painting. I'll be in touch.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Halloween Skinny

Here is my first Halloween creation for htis year. It was made for a Halloween themed skinny swap. Background Digital Collagesheets.com altered with the help of paper serviette. Witch put together out of various bits and pieces by me. Skull and bat Digital Collagesheets.com

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wonderful post!

Today when I came back from work, postie had brought me a wonderful parcel. Inside were my swaps from a postage stamp mini book swap I had joined. The pages are just 3 by 2 but aren't they just wonderful and creative?

I just had to make a front and back cover for them straight away so that I can bind my little book.
Here they are:



Thank you to my wonderful art friends for this great swap! (You know who you are :0)}

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Three Muses Zetti

It's the World of Zetti over at the three Muses.
Here is my Zetti Artdoll magnet I made for a swap a few days ago. A few posts below you an see the little "home" in which she is going to travel the world in a few days. So that's her world of zetti.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Blog Giveaway

I just realized I have reached 400 posts and 200 followers pretty much at the same time.
First of all I want to say a huge big thank you to all you lovely people that come and visit my blog and specially those that leave me such wonderful comments. It means a lot to me.

I have decided to do a mystery giveaway of one of my pieces. If you leave a comment I'll pick a winner using a random picker or whatever you call them. Please make sure you leave some way in which I can contact you.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

A home for my art doll

I had great fun creating a "home" for my art doll, (see below). This was made out of a padded envelope and will become the folder in which I will send her to whoever will get her as this is for a swap. The idea for this was not my own but Constancet's. I asked her permission and she was happy for me to use her idea. Mine looks quite different but you can find her fantastic work on her flickr

This is the folder open:


This is the front when the folder is closed with a place for the address


And this is the back where you can see how the folder closes:

I wonder what the postman will think, - I have sent my altered envies through the post but never anything as big as this, but apparently Constance does it all the time and I have to say I have received some amazing mail art from her in the past.

Final Sacred Relics ATC

Here is the last of the Sacred Relics ATCs. In the original the central images is better visible than in the scan...

Friday, 20 August 2010

Sacred Relics ATCs

Here are two atcs I made for a swap, I still have one more to complete. Backgrounds were done with acrylic paints, texture paint, utee stamped while still hot etc



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Thursday, 19 August 2010

A little freebee

I thought it was high time i posted a little freebee again for all my wonderful visitors. Please know that your kind comments are always hugely appreciated!
Please feel free to use in your art in whatever way you want. As the round tag was created with the help of commercially purchased elements, there will be copyright issues no doubt, so please just use in your own private art.

Here is a jpeg

and here the same as a png

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Another altered envelope

Here is another altered envelopes. A different swap and the theme had to be flowers. I love doing these, they are so much fun. I made the actual envelope myself too as they had to be in a size you can't get here in the UK.
This is the front

and this is the back

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Three Muses "Wheels"

The theme at the three Ms is Wheels. I know wheels are not very prominent in my piece but they are there. The pictures is me when I was about 3 or so. I call it my first wedding.... I have not seen the groom in about 35 years, but hey....
Most elements are from Cathererin Designs

Final envelope journal page

I finally managed to do the last of the six envelope journal pages I had to do for the swap in my art group. They were good fun, but quite a bit of work.

The background to this one was hand painted, inspired by my recent trip to Cornwall

The background to this one was created with the help of a paper serviette.
And here is the tag to go inside:

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Three Muses "Doors"


It's been ages since I played in the Three Ms challenges so I thought it was high time I joined in once more and I love the theme "Doors". So here is my door to fairyland card. This is also the back of the journal page for the swap I mention in the post below.

Altered Mona for a journal page swap


In my art group the theme for our monthly journal page swap was Mona. We always have to stick to the theme for our one side and can do our own thing for the back.
Anyway, as Mona is not my favourite theme to be honest, I just felt I had to alter her quite a bit, in fact I gave her a mate. Mona uses Leonardo's body and Moner has her head. Almost all other parts are freebees from flickr. I am terrible at keeping track of my credits and just say a big thank you to all the kind and generous souls that share their freebees in the public domain!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Art clay workshop

Today I attended a whole day workshop working with art clay silver. I managed to make a necklace, two charms and a chunky ring. It was tricky but great fun! Thank you Emma for this great class!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Envie no 4

I seem to be spending all of my art time making these envies. They take forever.
Anyway, here is no. 4, tags, back and front. I had to scan the tags twice, once with and once without the bead embellishment.

Main image on the front is from a Moonlight sheet, slightly altered. The little bird on the back I cannot remember, I think it may be the graphics fairy




Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Another envie done




Here is the next altered envie for the journal swap (see post below) Raven from Land of Nod studios, Moon from Paper Whimsey collage sheet. Sumo wrestlers Teesha Moore

Monday, 2 August 2010

Altered envelope journal swap




In one of my art groups there is a journal swap going on. Each participant has to alter and embellish 6 half business size envelopes, they are the pages. Each of the pages has to have at least one insert with an inspirational word or quote. The pages themselves have to have three things on them: wings, text and number(s). It is to be a chunky journal, so lots of fibres and embellies. They are great fun to do.

Altered envelope journal swap





Here is number two with inserts etc:
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Just got a whole lot of new stamps from a brilliant place called the Stamp Smith. This is the image that I first saw on Docraft and really liked. I asked the friend who has used it in an ATC, where she got it. Well she borrowed it from a friend who got it from ebay as a one off. But.... it had a title. I googled the title, and hey presto found the site. They have great stamps and offer a really friendly fast service. I highly recommend them!

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Gothic Arch Trifold inside

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