Saturday, 30 May 2009

My flowers

For the challenge at Bulle d'artistes Atelier.

You have to produce a 'bubble' the shape and size of a CD and this week the challenge is to add at least three home-made flowers in different materials.

I have made mine from the top of a yoghurt pot creased to make petals and coloured with some Distress ink in 'mustard seed' with centre of tiny gold beads on a sticky dot;the second one is some dotty organza ribbon sewn to make a flower; and the third is wood paper with a centre of butternut squash seeds painted gold.

My signature


I've managed to put my genuine signature at the bottom of all my posts from now on thanks to Megan's instructions here.

You should give it a go; it must be easy if I can do it!!

Friday, 29 May 2009

Cartouche Tag

For the TIO  and Theme Thursday challenges.

Stamps unknown and mini ceramic cartouche and chain from my stash.


Wednesday, 27 May 2009

PC Mona

For the challenge at Sunday Postcard Art.

Background done with alcohol inks. All stamps from Ma Vinci's Reliquary.


Monday, 25 May 2009

Monkey business

A little not-so-wild monkey ATC for the challenge at TMTA.


Sunday, 24 May 2009

Sunflower Fairy

For the challenge at Gothic Arches.

Background paper from Crafty Individuals and fairy from Lisa's Altered Art.


Saturday, 23 May 2009

If there were dreams to sell what would you buy?

Is what it says on my bubble for the challenge at Bulle d'artistes Atelier.

Diamond Tag

For the TIO challenge this week.

I used an enormous stamp by Magenta which I have had for ages waiting for its opportunity to shine ; with Versamark and Stampendous white detail EP on Lapiz Stardream card and added beads, a tassel, and cord from my stash.


I want to join the Circus!

For the challenge at Art Creations Friday

Done in PSP using the given image and one from The Sum of All Crafts.


Thursday, 21 May 2009

Man's Best Friend

This postcard fits 3 challenges :- Sunday Postcard Art, Mixed Media Monday, and Theme Thursday

Stamps by Tim Holtz and PaperArtsy.


Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Edward in a Bubble

I have made this for the challenge at Bulle d'artistes Atelier following Frankie's example.

If I understand correctly (and my French is none too good!) the challenge is to produce something the size and shape of a CD but not a CD and this week's challenge is to use altered coins.

I have used an old penny of King Edward VII from 1906. He was the son of Queen Victoria and the great-grandfather of our present Queen and he had a bit of an eye for the ladies!!

I have used an image from The Sum of All Crafts, which I mirrored and tinted in PSP, a background from *spark*your*imagination and various embellishments from my stash.


Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Peace Arch

Done totally in PSP for the challenge at Gothic Arches.


Saturday, 16 May 2009

My Chair

A twinchie for the challenge at Small World of Inchies & Twinchies.

The picture is courtesy of Clearly Vintage, the lace (coloured with a Copic Marker as is the flower), the flowers, and the pearl are from my stash; the flourish stamp is make unknown.


Friday, 15 May 2009

The Queen of the Universe

For the challenge at Art Creations Friday.

Done digitally in PSP.


Thursday, 14 May 2009

The Eyes Have It

A digital 4 x 4 for the challenge at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog.

Done in PSP with images from *iTkUpiLLi*


Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Now it can be revealed!

I'm delighted that my friend Frankie has done me the honour of inviting me to be the very first Guest Hostess on her new challenge blog DragonsDream Tag It On and here is my sample and how I did it.

I started by using Distress 'mustard seed' and Ink It Up 'Pink' to get some initial colour on the tag and then ran it through the Cuttlebug using the 'Distress Stripe' embossing folder.To add even more texture I then did some random embossing with Distress Powder in 'scattered straw' and 'worn lipstick' as shown in the close-up.

I stamped 'Mona' in Archival Ink 'Carnation' and 'create' and 'ART' in Palette 'Sun Flower' - all stamps from Ma Vinci's Reliquary.

The final touch was the addition of two toning metal stars from a £1 bracelet and two toning ribbons which also have some extra texture.

I do hope you'll all join in the challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations!


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

A teaser

Tomorrow all will be revealed on a challenge blog!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Tree House

For the challenge at Dans ma maison il y a

The image was created in PSP using a background from Wikimedia Commons and the main image from The Sum of All Crafts.

The edges were torn and distressed with Distress Inks in 'tea dye', 'mustard seed' and 'dusty concord' and attached to a khaki card backing.

The frame and roof was made using twigs from my garden and feathers from a cushion on my sofa!

The final touch was a tiny brass butterfly charm from my stash.


Sunday, 10 May 2009

Fancy a cuppa?

A rather strange Tea Party for the challenge at Sunday Postcard Art and that at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog .

This was done entirely digitally using one of Arthur Rackham's wonderful images rather than the Tenniel ones that everyone knows but I did add Tenniel's White Rabbit as a sort of ghostly image and a reminder of the earlier illustrator.



An arch for the challenge at Gothic Arches.

Backing paper from Crafty Individuals - I'm afraid I can't remember where the picture of the two little girls came from but I'd be really grateful if someone could remind me! Then I used some paper lace, a heart-shaped doiley tinted with a Copic marker and some 'Pearly Stuff' to create the finishing touches.

P.S. Thanks to Robin I now know where the girls came from - it was  ARTIVITY so thank you to Lorri Lennox for her generosity.


Saturday, 9 May 2009

Is it or isn't it?

For the challenge at Make a Moo or Two which is Zettiology.

Now I had no idea what Zettiology was and I'm still not really sure but this is my attempt at it; it's a combination of digital and my own drawing so I hope it fits the bill! The wording says 'Just what is Zettiology?'


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

There's a Fairy at the Bottom of my Tag

For the challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On.

Background done with  Starburst Stains splashed on gloss laser paper with a large brush and then swooshed around using a compressed air spray, stamped with some flourishes in Versafine 'Majestic Blue' and Brilliance Ultimate Metallic 'Teal', sprayed with silver glitter varnish,a piece of torn vellum added and sprayed again.

The fairy was created with elements from Lisa's Altered Art and I threaded some tiny glass beads on to some wire with a little metal heart on the end which had also been sprayed with glitter.


Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fly with Me-ow

For the challenge at Crazy Amigo.

Something silly in PSP! Cats from Lisa's Altered Art.



For the challenge at TMTA.

Stamp by Elusive Images using Archival Ink 'Teal' on a background done with Moon Glow 'Glitz Spritz' on gloss laser paper, and a gold skeleton leaf and some glitter gems to make the tail.


Cat Thinking

A topper for the challenge at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog.

Stamps by The Stamp Barn and Clarity Stamps using Versafine 'Vintage Sepia' and distressing using Distress Ink 'tea dye' and 'mustard seed'.