Saturday, 26 March 2011

Big Birds

Ha ha, not a reference to me but a journal page using the Big Birds from The Octopode Factory.

As soon as I saw these digi images, I knew what I was going to do with them, they spoke to me, lol.  In my mind the bird on the right is strutting her stuff and the three on the left are awestruck by her and the little birds are jumping up and down, not being able to contain themselves, breathless...well that's my version for you, rofl.  As you can probably gather I really enjoyed doing this page and I just cannot get that blasted song out of my mind.

As usual background is Dylusion acrylic paints and ink sprays, the banner is coloured with broken china distress stain.  This double page spread is done in my large A4 journal.

Have a good weekend, hope the weather stays sunny and warm.

Friday, 25 March 2011

40th Birthday

It was my daughters 40th birthday yesterday and she's not into grunge or anything like that, she likes clean, simple cards.  However, I was making the card not her, so she got this, lol...

She absolutely hates this photo, both Rachel and my son have really curly hair (they take after their father) and have always spent hour after hour trying to straighten it.  When they let it grow it just gets bushy.  I cropped this photo from one of Rachel, David and Rachel's boyfriend at the time and I tell you, it was difficult to distinguish who was who, because all their hair looked the same, hilarious.  

We're having a family weekend to celebrate her birthday, so my grandchildren can't wait to see the original photo, although my youngest, Charlotte, has threatened Rachel that she mustn't show this card to anyone, she hates the photo so much.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

SSC No. 146- Die Cuts

Over at the Sunday Stampers Challenge, the theme this week is die cuts.  I had this beeswax canvas half done, added bits of ephemera and came up with this...

The die cut used is of course the new Sewing Room one, which I adore, I also altered the bobbin off the die, covered it with canvas and coloured with distress stain.  The dress form is covered with TSS metal, then I painted the bodice with white acrylic, highlighted in places with Inka Gold in blue, which I also put all around the edge of the canvas.  I made the little pin cushion out of material (so small you can hardly see it in the photo) and used the same material for the needle case.  The little flower in the left hand corner is made from a zip.  I stuck some lace across the top and fixed on some buttons.  

Well another fabulous day weather wise, the sun has been out since early this morning, I've had all the windows open, the French doors, all washing out and dried, just needs ironing, ugh!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sunday Stampers Week 145 - Brown

Got a new purchase yesterday, so of course had to use it and made a birthday card, also decided to enter it into the Sunday Stampers Challenge the theme being brown.

The dress form is of course from T!m's new Sewing Room die, background stamps are Oxford Impressions which I've had forever, bit of East of India tape measure, the ribbon is a piece of muslin coloured with broken china distress stain and over stamped with text stamp in Stazon brown timber, lovely colour.  Enjoyed making this, even though my chemo was upped on Monday and it seems to be affecting me with headache, nausea and tummy upset, still us crafters are nothing if stoic.

So what was my new pressie to myself, as if you hadn't guessed, ta da.....

It truly is an amazing machine, love it, love it, love it.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Aren't I the lucky One?

This is what has just arrived in this mornings post...

This artwork has been created by Roc Nicholas, who is an artist living in the USA.  I won this on her birthday blog.  Take a look here at her fabulous work, you'll get some great inspiration.  Thanks Roc, it's fantastic.

I also received this wonderful work of art from my friend Liverpool Lou, we have agreed to do a swap and I think I got the better half of the swap.  It is absolutely amazing...

Very difficult to photo to do it justice, but look at the hair

isn't it just wonderful.  Thanks Anne.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

What I love

I'm a bit late with this one, it's the journal prompt run by Roc, and every month she gives us a prompt and February's was 'What I love'.

I did this at Craft Den last night, Lynne had bought some small journals 15cm x 11cm from Rymans and they are fabulous, a lovely paper weight and a fraction of the price of a Moleskine.  In fact I believe they've got an offer on at the moment of buy one, get one free.

Dylusion paints and inks, Dina Wakley female mask which she generously gave us when I attended a weekend workshop here and I do believe that she's coming again this year, and the little girls are a Stampotique stamp.

To see what other fabulous pieces have been created, pop along here

And I won Roc's birthday giveaway, how cool is that, thanks Roc.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

February Finished Art Journal Page

Here's my February page for the 365 Art Journal Challenge hosted by the extremely talented Kate.

Background created with the fabulous Dylusion ink sprays and images from The Octopode Factory.

March is almost completed, just bits need adding later.

Hope you all have a good day.