Sunday, 28 June 2009

Something to Crowabout!

My first entry for the Collage Play with Crowabout challenge.

Saturday, 27 June 2009


For the challenges at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog and at Artarazzi using an original painting by Faye, a googled bee for one of them and various PSP effects and filters for both.

The Big Hat

For the challenge at Art Creations Friday.

I enlarged the hat for the image in the mirror so that when she looks at herself her hat really does look bigger although it's not instantly obvious! Done in PSP.

The face

For the challenge at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Background done with Moon Glow Spritzes including copper (the shine doesn't show in the photo), stamps by Non Sequitur using Nick Bantock ink in 'Van Dyke Brown' , the edges torn and distressed with Distress Ink  'tea dye' and the whole mounted on copper Alchemy card and then I added some fancy fibre from my stash.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

The Wild Things

Click on the image to see George and Arthur in their full glory.

For the challenge at The Three Muses.

Original photo from Old Photo Album    messed around with in PSP!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009


For this week's challenge at Digital Two For Tuesday. Done entirely in PSP with a little messing about with filters which I'm in the process of learning about.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Little Beauty

For Theme Thursday's challenge which is 'Beautiful!'

I think all (well nearly all!) children are beautiful but especially Asian children so this is my offering.

The little girl is one of the tubes from Kathryn's Showcase and the Taj Mahal is courtesy of Google and the assembly etc. was done in PSP.


For the challenge at Artarazzi.

Done in PSP.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Sample Cards

These are the sample cards I made for Joanna Sheen's newest CD  'Eastern Treasures'

It was a delightful CD to work from and completely different from any other Oriental CDs I have.

Wishing on a Star

For the challenge at Art Creations Friday.

Done in PSP with Moon Maiden image from Kathryn's Showcase.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Walking the Dog

For the new challenge at Digital Two For Tuesday

Image coloured with Promarkers, mounted on toning card and embellished with paper lace and pearls from the stash.

Thursday, 18 June 2009


For the challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On which this week is 'Simplicity and Serenity'

I have used a Non Sequitur stamp and Distress Ink 'tea dye' on cream card for this.

Monday, 15 June 2009

An Apple a Day

Made originally for a forum challenge - we were given these lovely digi-stamps to work with - the apples in a bowl and the two borders, one large and one small - but it also fits the one at Stampin' for the Weekend.

I created a frame for the apple bowl with the smaller border and used the larger one as an embellishment on the side. The red gingham backing paper was created in PSP and the whole thing was coloured with promarkers and mounted on a dark green card.

You will be able to buy the stamps at Crafty Ann's at some time in the future but why not take a look now? She already has other lovely ones for sale.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The mooncatcher

For two challenges - Artarazzi and Art Creations Friday

Artarazzi provided the original blue moon image and Art Creations Friday the little girl and I combined the two in PSP. It says 'After her candle went out Daisy decided the best way to get some light was to catch the Moon'.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Mona and Family

For the new challenge at Three Muses. Do go over there and see what's happening!

Done entirely in PSP. 

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Follow the Curves!

For the challenge at Sunday Postcard Art.

Done in PSP with a bathing beauty from The Sum of All Crafts and a freebie scrapbook kit from Kubivet.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Two Little Indians

This isn't for a challenge but for a card swap on one of the forums I belong to. I'm sure it has been received already so it's safe to post it on here! The theme was 'cowboys and indians' but I much prefer images of indians so I'm afraid there are no cowboys.

The smaller shot shows the embellishment which is one of a pair of earrings which I bought in Claire's Accesories - a mine of useful little charms etc. for cards especially during their sales!!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Dragonfly Tag

For this week's challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On.

The stamp is from Aspects of Design Sheet 03 'Botanical' and I used Nick Bantock ink 'Van Dyke Brown' and holographic embossing powder (see detail picture). The background was done with Moonshadow Inks and mounted on copper Alchemy card. The silver charm butterfly was coloured with a copic marker to blend in with the overall colourway

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Study in Green and Black

For two challenges this time - the first at Art Creations Friday which provided the background to work with and the second at Mixed Media Monday.

The challenge at Mixed Media Monday was 'layers' and having resisted the urge to use a play on words and produce a picture of hens I decided to do my layers in PSP. The lady is an image from Freeparking at Flickr and although you can't see it there are five layers in the final picture.