Sunday, December 30, 2007
I've gone with something a little different and have decided to Celebrate Colour....
here is my canvas made last night using Oil Pastel Crayons for the colour (love the vibrancy of these colours).
Thanks for looking and Happy New Year to one and all. May 2008 be a happy and creative one.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
So here is my contribution, using a technique featured on Tim Holtz's website recently with his 12 days of Christmas Giveaway.
Merry Xmas one and all :-)
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thanks to those that have stopped by my blog during the year and I hope to be 'more' productive in 2008... wont say it's my NY resolution, as last years resolutions didn't really happen :-) but I really do hope to make more time each and every day to do some form of art. Tis good for my soul.
Last night I made this LO of my No.1 DD. Photo was taken at the end of year concert. just love those eyes!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Ok so I made this canvas last night for our toilet or throne room or whatever you like to call it. I think in the US they call it the bathroom??? Anyway I have made "light" of the situation (being the toilet) and have also used a "light" background..... cheeky I know.... The stamping is on the chipboard letters and on one of the houses. The houses are Collections and the background (which I just can't get enough of at the moment) is a technique learned from Viv Bonder.
Thanks for looking :-)
Monday, December 17, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Here is my contribution...
A tag inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas. There's lots of techniques on this blog that he is kindly sharing, i just wish I had more of a chance to have a play. Oh well there's always the New Year :-) The big letter D is the new TH grungeboard.
Thanks for looking
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
here is my entry -
which has been heavily influenced by Tim Holtz. His latest entry at his blog, is to do with Alcohol Inks. Check it out for some super inspiration.
It might be hard to see in this scan, but the 'toys' are the swings (stamp) which is a Paperbag Studio Stamp from the Quasi plate.
Thanks for looking
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Born in Fremantle Western Australia
Raised most of my childhood in Kardinya Western Australia.
Teenage years as above.
Early 20's moved to Bendigo, in the Eastern States of Australia (Victoria to be precise).
Moved from there to Melbourne for a short time with work.
Moved back to Western Australia after 18 months away, as my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Married my DH in mid 20's
Moved to Margaret River in the South West of Western Australia (dairy farmers).
Born 1999, my DD - Emma
Born 2002, my DS - Luc
2005 family finished Dairy Farming.
2006, moved family back to Bibra Lake, Western Australia (city of Perth)
DH started working on the mines in the north west of Western Australia.
2007, moved to Tom Price (NW of West Australia).
Ok so that's where I've been and where I'm at at the moment. I dont have a journal page to share, but I do have a pic of the view from my front door. Tom Price is a mining town for iron ore. So hence why there's loads of red dust.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Stamp used is Paperbag Studio (hopefully you can see the stamp/chairs in the scan).
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF (Pay it forward) exchange.
I'm not sure what that gift will be, so if you have any preferences, let me know.
The only thing you have to do in return is to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
So basically, if you’re one of the first 3 comments, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make!
Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work.
Pay it Forward!
I've gone again with the Xmas theme and I have to admit I do love the 'words' we normally associate with Xmas...... Joy, family, love, children, happy, merry... all such positive words.
So here we go.... stamp used is of course a Stampington & co (one of my fav stamp companies)....
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Love this Stampington Stamp called Angel Trio :-) however it's a bit hard to see that I've used Gold kindy glitz on the dots, highlighted the angels with gold pen. I dont know why the gold of these things didn't scan very well, but the gold is def there :-)
Thanks for looking
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Here is my interpretation of this theme -
using diamond background paper underneath my stampington flower image, and a diamond stamp, stamped randomly over the music sheet in the background.
Thanks for taking the time to look.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Here is my entry for this weeks MMM theme of Buttons. This is a bday card going out to a friend next week. Hope it makes her smile :-)
Thanks for looking.
Whoops forgot to mention, just in case you're looking for the button on this piece, it's the flower looking embellishment at the top right hand corner of the card. Thanks to my MIL who had the most amazing button collection :-)
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Made this canvas over the last few days, using the same technique for the background as the Goddess Canvas in the post below.
This one I'm keeping and putting up in our front passage way.
Now onto to making chrissy pressies for teachers at school.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Background made using a technique learnt from Viv Bonder, where you mix gel medium with your paint and push gauze (or whatever material) into the wet paint and let dry. I'd never tried mixing the two together until now. Thanks Viv for the inspiration.
I hope you can see that I have used numbers on the stars. This canvas is actually going to be a gift for a friend, who in my mind is a Goddess, but she feels a little 'icky' about herself at the moment. So hope it cheers her up :-)
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
And only ?? to go!! Haven't quite worked out the exact number I need yet :-).
This year I'm going for a vintage feel, whereas last year, I went for bright and breezy. Whenever I make bulk Xmas Cards, I have to say, I'm entirely lazy and like to keep the design simple. I've even used faux stitching on my cards, so as to save on thread and mess!! you know the messy tails of thread you get, well it looked just too yuck cause there's just so much stitching on such a small card, so i decided to go with the faux stitching.
Ok hope everyone had a creative/happy weekend.
Friday, November 02, 2007
The challenge over at Michelle Ward's GPP Street Team is 'Who's Your Muse'. I'm not sure if I have an imaginery muse, but I have loads and loads of artists that inspire me, so therefore get my muse juices flowing :-)
Firstly I'll start with Michelle.Her artwork blows me away!. Check out her work on her GPP Street Team Blog (love Pierrot's) and over at her own personal blog. Her art work just blows me away.
When I first picked up a stamp and started getting really interested in art, there were several people who I admired so much and who's artwork totally blew me away. So I think the easiest thing is to list them.
Firstly Belinda Scheider. Every time I saw her artwork (in mags/yahoo group links, on the artchix website), before I even looked at the name of the person who had produced the work, I always thought WOW and would want to get closer to the computer screen so that I could get a 'better' look. I am proud and pleased to say, that we are now friends and I am still awe struck by her work. NOt only is she a talented artist, but she is HUGELY generous and very complimentary of others work.
The next person is Janine Anderson. I firsts saw Janine's work in an Aussie Magazine that she was a regular contributor too. I loved her use of colour and style (still do) and again I am proud to say that I have since contributed twice to her own magazine and consider her a friend.
Then there is France. What a fantastic name huh!! That was the first thing that struck me, then it was her generosity and her kindness in helping me 'learn' and get a handle on this craft. Her artwork, especially most recently her jewellery, blew me away.
Next on my list of friends of my muse - would have to be Debbi Baker. The first time Debbi sent me an email to compliment me on my art work, I was like "oh my god, Debbi Baker sent me an email!!!!" This fantastic lady, can turn her hand to so many mediums, she inspires me on a daily basis.
Ok so last but definitely not least, I have a list of the ladies oh and two males that have most recently inspired me:-
Kelsey O Awesome lady, fantastically generous, seriously talented and just a great great great friend.
Dawn T A cracker of a gal and a uber talented woman. Love the prawn!
Julie H Now here is a lady that can turn her hand to EVERYTHING and it always and I mean always looks fabulous. I've not seen a piece of Julie's work yet, that I've thought Hmmmm. I always am blown away by her work and most recently her jewellery (that I've bought lots of!).
Karyn Gartel I'm not even sure how I stumbled across Karyn's work, but the instant I went to her blog, I became addicted. Her use of colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could use colour like she does. I've just recently purchased this painting from her -
which just appeals to me on so many levels. I can't wait until it arrives :-)
Misty Mawn Who doesn't love Misty's work. I love experimenting with the backgrounds that she uses (and freely teaches), definitely an inspiration.
Sulea Lee UBER talented!! This woman has more talent in her little finger, than I have in both my hands. Her work is so awesome.
Judy Her work has such depth and so much meaning. She puts so much love into everything she does.
Dot C This lady is such a beautiful soul and so talented to boot. We met way back when (I can't even remember) on line and I have had the pleasure of meeting her in the 'flesh' and we have struck up a great friendship.
And lastly the two uber talented males, who I love to visit their blogs/websites often - Michael De Meng and Tim Holtz gotta love that grungebord!
I'm sure there's a heap of people I've left out and my apologies to those that I have. All I can say is that the above people, inspire my muse on a daily basis. I love their work, I love their kindness and willingness to share, so they are not only talented, but fantastic people also!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Here is my take on the theme Gods/Goddess's. It is hard to see the shimmer of the background in a scan, but basically it is texture paste, with red paint over the top and then poppy red (my fav colour) H2O painted over the top. Highlighted with some gold rub and buff. The dress form has also had texture paste randomly smooshed over it and then gauze pressed into the wet texture paint. Left to dry, then painted black and gold rub and buff used again to highlight.
I dont know why, but I instantly thought of red and gold when thinking of a goddess.
Thanks for looking :-)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I love this photo!! This was taken at a bday party in July and it is my boy Luc (in middle) and his besties. Sadly, Josh (far right) is leaving town next weekend, but that is part and parcel of living in such a transient town. Hopefully my kids will adapt to the toing and froing of people coming into and out of their lives. I guess it's good to be resilient.
Josh is such a lovely sweet boy and I am very grateful to have been friends with his mum too. Such a great family.
Ok have a great sunday one and all.
Monday, October 22, 2007
For those interestedSketches Oz is a site that has a guest artist featured and they design a sketch, which you can use to make your own LO. This week features a WA girl - Viv Bonder.
So here is mine. Pic of Emma taken in 2000. I must admit, I am trying to go back in time and do LO's for some of the old pictures of both of my children. So maybe a little back to front, but I'm a bit like that anyway :-)
And before I forget, I must credit Jaimie Emmerton for the flowers. I did a class with her way back when, and she showed me how to make these flowers using paper. Me well I've used ribbon here and they look no where near as nice as the one's Jaimie showed me how to make and they are a little back to front.... see above comment about me being like that anyway :-)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thanks for looking.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Which Living Dead Doll would you be?
created with QuizFarm.com
|You scored as Lulu|
You died so young! Died from being dared to skate on the rails of the stairs! It's too bad it's too late for you to learn from your mistake....it's hard for zombies to learn from mistakes. Get to the next life, and don't do that again!
**** I can see the likeness can you :-) *******
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thanks for looking and please do go visit Wednesday Stamper's Blog. Grab a cuppa, as there is lots and lots of eye candy!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Well 3 months old and still getting into mischief?!!! Note the paint on her head from investigating the paint tin, while John and I were busy painting No.1 Child's bedroom :-)
She's lovely though and the best friend anyone could ask for. Such loyal and loving dogs.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
I have to say I love this colour combination and Autumn is one of my fav seasons.... anyway here is my entry.... dragged out my much neglected alcohol inks to make this card.
Thanks for looking :-)
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
and here is my page for this book
thanks for looking
I enjoyed making this LO, but tonight I'm going to work on something for Wednesday Stamper, which I haven't participated in a while. Feel like I need to get my arty juices flowing again.
BUT saying that, I still have oodles and oodles of pictures I want to do LO's for, so that should keep me busy for a while :-)
Monday, October 01, 2007
Oh and not to mention his 'friend'..... I am enjoying doing the scrapbooking for preserving memories of my family, but I must admit it is harder for me to get my head around doing stuff on a larger format. I keep wanting to 'arty' it up a bit too, but have held back simply because at the moment I'm trying to focus mainly on the photo...also until I get my confidence on working on this scale of work... I do love this photo of Luc and the obliging dragon fly.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I have been busy in the last week and a bit, finishing off pieces for a swap being hosted by a friend of mine, Annie. She doesn't have a blog, so can't give you a link, but let me tell you, she is one talented lady and I was chuffed that she asked me to play in her swap.
Themese were chosen by each person and we all had to make 2 pieces for each person.
Ok mine should be in the post to each person in the next day or two. Just have to stick labels on the back of the puzzles with name and details etc, so if you are in this swap and you dont want to spoil the surprise, look away NOW!! LOL
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Dragonfly was most obliging, as Emma then picked him up and put him on her nose.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Only my 3rd LO and it didn't turn out quite how I pictured it in my mind. Still getting used to working on a bigger canvas than my usual.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
So what do you think, is it Art Deco (ish) enough??
Any opinions welcome.
Have a great day
ps I'm loving my new Cuttlebug :-) I've used it on the last 4 x 4 page (Gothic) and for this page with the lettering
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Here is my piece for this theme -
Titled 'The Key to my broken Heart'
I must admit to having EXTREME doubt in my ability after seeing my piece compared to the other ladies work.