Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Santa was really sweet this year, not only was I lucky enough to receive Sally Jean's new book Pretty Little Things but also a soldering iron & supplies to get me started........guess I must have been a good girl! LOL
Here are my first attempts, a little rough around the edges but as they say, practice practice practice!
....since my last post, so to make up for it here are a few things I've been upto during December.
The above collage is for the December page for a Paper Traders calender....check it out, the rest of the artwork is fabulous and Charlene, the photoshop pro. did an outstanding cover! This group really has some amazing artists who work in all types of media so there's always something new to learn.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Well here is my final spread for the Culture AB round robin with the Altered Art Europe group. It has been quite enlightening, researching & learning a little about each culture throughout this project.
For Maria's book I was thinking snow....hence all the white layered gesso & tissue, which you can't really see here as white never scans brilliantly, I also added Sami symbols & a transparency depicting a Sami family circa 1800 & finished off the edges with some red fibre & ink.
Now it's just a matter of waiting for my Native American book to return home filled with lots of great artwork from the other girls.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
and here is the final outcome....not an easy task fitting in all those images! The background is stamping on black gesso, I added the fish, the little quote at the bottom & brass heart embellishments. Thanks to Greta for the gift of these gorgeous little hearts.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
after having gone AWOL for over a month! It's feels so good to be creating again and here's my next contribution to the Culture RR I'm currently participating in.....
Anke chose the Egyptian Culture for her book & I decided to do a spread about the Blue Nile Lily. Background is tinted gesso, stamping then white gesso over the top, text is printed on papyrus, the 2 lilies are painted with H2O's,they have a marvellous shimmer, which as usual doesn't show up on the scan and the edge of the page is embellished with metallic fibre, beads & charm.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Have finally managed to make some tag ATC's for a Paper Traders swap. Even though I'm hosting this swap, you would have thought I'd have loads of ideas lined up....not the case, so this is my final attempt ........
Background is stipled Lumieres in gold & bronze then stamped with Stampers Anonymous honeycomb stamp. The bees were stamped, painted with H2O's, cut out & adhered to the card as well as a French bee definition. The edge of the card was finished with a copper leafing pen.
Unfortunately the shimmer of the metallic background & H2O's just doesn't scan well.