Thursday, February 28, 2008

Have Been Quiet

But that's because i've been working on more fabric pages for my 6" x 6" progessive book.

Here is the front of the page -

And the back of this page -

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

6" x 6" Fabric Book Cover

I'm participating in a Fabric Book Swap. The details are that we make up a book of our choice, as long as it's no bigger than 6" x 6", and I've gone with a standard square shape. There are 10 players all up and each of us has to make 2 pages for each player in their particular book, with whatever theme they have chosen.

My theme is Nature's Hidden Treasures and here is my front cover:-

Oh I forgot to mention that our pages must all contain some pockets. My pockets are made from organza and are behind the embellishments (ie the shell, the button) and have little nik naks in them like rocks or a tag or paper.

From what I've seen of the other players pages, this is going to be an AWESOME swap.

I'm not a sewer by any means, so this has been a huge challenge for me.

Here is the back of the front page:-

Sunday, February 17, 2008

MMM - Texture

This weeks theme over at MMM is texture.

So here's a canvas i've made using a very textured background and one of the Collection's owls that has loads of beads on top to give it texture also....

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Home Sweet Home in a frame

Home sweet home in a frame.

WS - Valentine

This weeks theme over at WS is Valentine. Since in our house, this is a whole family celebration (ie our 2 children, plus hubby and myself), I had decided to make a canvas embracing the way we celebrate Valentine's Day. We have a special dinner and after that write a sentence about each person, saying what we love about that person. I make love hearts out of red cardstock, stamp each person's name on the front and on the back, we write our notes.

So here is my canvas, the stamping is on the houses (Collections) and the background is made with water soluble pastel crayons, along with the colouring in of the birdie.

I'm working on a frame for this canvas board and will post another piccy when it's in the frame.

thanks for looking :-)

Monday, February 11, 2008

MMM - Love & Romance

This weeks theme over at MMM is Love & Romance.

I just finished making this canvas last night, so it fits pefectly with this weeks theme as it's titled Tree of Love.

Ok, so not the best pic in the world, but my handsome photographer (read DH), is not available to take a piccy for me at the mo. I have bought a stand for my camera to hopefully stop the shakes that I seem to get while taking photo's, but I have no idea where DH has put it :-) So this piccy will have to do for now.

The picture in the tree is of my Daughter when she was 18 months old. Background is a mash of papers & paint and the tree is drawn freehand....

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

PIF Gift for Me.....

Another gorgeous gift as part of the PIF gift giving/sharing that happened a few months back. This gift is a gorgeous book for me to record all of my 'arty' ideas/inspirations and is from the lovely Dawn in the UK.

Thanks so much Dawn,,,,, truly an awesome gift :-)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

WS - Asia

One of my fav themes (yeah i know I say that a lot) has been picked for this weeks theme at WS... and it is asia.

So in an effort to catch up on Birthday Cards, I chose this theme to make my next Birthday card (yes there are a lot of birthdays in our family at this time of year). So here it is.....

I chose one of my fav stamps from PSX and my fav colours from the H2O's range and one of my fav colours from Timmy Holtz's crackle paint range (yes lots of favs here, but thought it was time to go all out with some of my favs) on a few puzzle pieces and some of my fav washi papers and here is the end result.

thanks for looking and please do stop by WS and have a look at some of the scrummy work there.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Another hand drawn attempt on canvas

Hi all

For those that take the time to visit my blog I just want to thank you so much. I know there are like a gazillion blogs out there nowadays and loads and loads of art and collage to look at. It's hard to keep up with them all, so I really do THANK you for choosing my blog to drop by and visit.

Ok, I made this lot of canvas's just before we left on our trip. I didn't want to 'show' them until I had them framed. We bought this really cheap frame from the Red Dot Shop (gotta love that store) and hopefully it set's off the 4 canvas boards ok and doesn't make them appear too dark.

Again this is my first 'attempt' at hand drawing flowers for a canvas. Sure I've doodled on paper before, but never on canvas.

Monday, February 04, 2008

MMM - Swirls/Flourishes

A quick bday card for my BIL (brother in law) who's bday is next week. Very fitting for this weeks theme at Mixed Media Monday which is swirls/flourishes.

We're back!

And what a great and relaxing holiday we had. It feels like we've been away forever.

Just going to share some special pics of all of the fam taken at Fantasea in Phuket. This was such a good night and the kids were buzzing about being able to cuddle a tiger cub and feed and get up close and personal with elephants. If anyone is going to Phuket and taking children, this show is a must see.

Ok so this is us lot with some of the performers at Fantasea. Aren't the girls gorgeous!! Oh and yes, i have died my hair black, so that is me in the middle :-)

and with two of the baby elephants...

and overjoyed to be feeding a cub :-) sheer bliss on their faces says it all.

ok hopefully by the end of the week I'll catch up on emails and get back to doing what's really important (making art :-))