Thursday, 31 March 2011

Altered beer mat

Remember those Fragments I decorated a while ago? Well, I thought it was about time to use some more of them.

Having painted the beer mat with acrylic paint and let it dry, I covered it with the black lace, attaching it with tiny attachers that I then coloured purple so that they would not be so obvious. I used Glossy Accents to attach the Fragments and other embellishment. I then edged a piece of black card with a gold Krylon pen and added it as a frame.

The images used to decorate the Fragments are all from Paper Whimsy.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Steampunkerie couple!

This digital piece is for the Three Muses' challenge this week, 'steampunkerie'. Double-click on it to see the details.

Credits: all elements from Fine Crafted Design's 'Full STeam Ahead' kit @ Deviant Scrap; overay by V Lim

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Second configurations box

Well, those of you that know me may be surprised at my choice of colour and theme for this box, and indeed I am myself as I wouldn't normally choose pink and, as you probably know, I am not one for sewing! Nevertheless, it is is good to go out of one's comfort zone now and again.

Here are some close ups.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Take a Word ...

... and that word is 'bloom', which it just so happens ties in with my journal page for week 10 of Sherrie JD's course.

I glued old text to the top half of the page and then, once dry, drew in the flowers. To colour the background I first used soft pastels and then added more depth with water-soluble oil pastels. The flowers were coloured with acrylic paint and the details added using various pens. I glued on the strips to the top and bottom of the page and then added the text. Spring is here!

Sunday, 27 March 2011


Sunday Postcard Art challenge us to create something white this week. Well, obviously, it can't all be white because you wouldn't be able to see it ..... so I also used some shades of grey!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Land of Odd

I'm rather late for the Three Muses' challenge this week, but I created this journal page a little while ago and it does seem to fit their theme! Sometimes men can seem rather odd to women and I expect vice versa. After all, men are from Mars and women from Venus ...

Friday, 25 March 2011


Yesterday, I returned home after an amazing holiday in Egypt. There is just so much to see. We saw, amongst other things, Tutankhamun's tomb, his richly decorated death masks and many other artefact's found in his tomb; the pyramids at Giza and other less well known ones; several temples with hieroglyphics and ornate decorations, some with paint still intact after 4000 years. I rode on a camel and sailed in a felucca.

Credits: Elements from Paula Kesselring's 'The Traveler - Egypt' @ Cat Snap and my own photos

The Egyptians are very optimistic about the future and we saw no signs of trouble. In fact, it was an ideal time to visit as there were fewer tourists around than usual and so we had wonderful views and no queueing! This has an impact on the Egyptians, though, as there are less people around to spend their money. If you have been put off travelling to Egypt by the recent revolution, don't be. It was wonderful!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Three purple ATCs

These were made for a swap. Hopefully, they are now in the hands of the recipient so I can show them here without removing the surprise element!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Being Me

Credits: All elements for both pieces from 'Being Me' by T Baxter & Rosey Posey @ SBG

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Eclectic art!

Here is a beer mat I decorated. I first painted it with black acrylic ink and, when it was dry, I used a paper doily as a stencil and sprayed white paint through it. Then came the squiggly lines, which are dimensional acrylic paint. The embellishments added the finishing touches.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Steampunk portraits!

Two digital pieces. Double-click on each picture to see it in more detail.

Credits: the elements in both pieces come from 'Full Steam Ahead' by Finecrafted Designs @ Deviant Scrap

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Paper beads

Instead of throwing out some scrap paper I decided to experiment and make some beads. Some were a bit uneven, but they got better as I went along! Here's what I ended up with.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Weeks 8 & 9 Sherrie JD's journalling class

I'm playing catch-up! Here are the next two pages inspired by Sherrie's classes.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Architecture background

Here are four digital pieces, each using the same architectural background from Paper Whimsy. Different colourings and filters were applied to create the different settings.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Pencil sketch

I am branching out and experimenting with new things. I never thought I could draw, but decided to try again. This is one of my first attempts. It's a pepper. Can you tell?

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Digital Scrapbook page

This is a picture of myself when I was little with my younger sister and Mum and Dad.

Credits: all elements from Mix 'n Match Collection by Studio Manu @ SBG

Monday, 14 March 2011

Cardboard wallet

This wallet is made from three toilet rolls, cut to different sizes, glued at one end (this is the hardest bit as quite strong glue is needed, otherwise they pop apart!), covered with decorative paper, glued together, and some decoration added.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Watch out! Here I come...

A digital journal page.

Credits: all elements from T. Baxter's 'Keep Moving Forward' @ SBG

Friday, 11 March 2011

Art Creations Friday 108

This week we were given this little boy to play with.

Here's what I did with him.

Credits: Stencils from Holliewood @ Deviant Scrap; overlay by V Lim

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Spring is coming ...

I love spring and this week The Three Muses want us to create something to show what spring means to each of us. Well, I think of sun, of flowers, of birds singing, of fresh mown grass and of lighter, brighter days. Hopefully my digital piece conveys at least some of this.

Credits: all elements from Studio Manu, mostly her 'Touch of Spring' kit. The word art is one of her freebies. All @ SBG.

Monday, 7 March 2011


This week I have two pieces for Take A Word, both digital.

Credits: birdhouse - Studio Manu; background (modified) Sherrie JD. Both SBG If you recognise the bird, please let me know so that I can add the credits for it!

Credits: All elements from Delight - a collaboration kit @ SBG.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

At last ...

... you may have been thinking! I know I promised to show my second ArtsyCrafts piece ages ago, but I haven't had the right light to photograph it in. It wasn't that great today, but I went with it any way.

So here is my house; first with the door slightly ajar. I added the butterflies to the front of the doors when I got home as I thought they needed just a little something to take the plainness away.

Now with the doors open so that you can see the metal tree better.

Thirdly, from a side angle so that you can see the detail on the inside of the doors.

We used Colorwash to colour both the metal roof and the papers (Thorndon Hall from Paper Artsy),  Grungepaper coloured with Inka Gold for the hinges and, of course, Tim Holtz's Tissue to tape to bind all the edges. The tree was made from a Ten Seconds Studio mould and the embellishments are all from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology range. What do you think?


Well, I had fun with this one! Can you tell? The theme at Sunday Postcard Art this week is 'illusion', so that is what I tried to create. You will get a better impression if you double-click on the picture; and just in case you are not sure, the lines in the background are straight. They definitiely do not curve!

Credits: Man & woman from a freebie by Fine Crafted Designs @ Deviant Scrap.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

A digital journal page

I just love the digital stencil kit by Holliewood at Deviant Scrap. It is inspired! Here is a page I created using some of the elements from it.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Some drippy journal pages!

The second is my favourite. Which one do you like best?

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Art Creations Friday 107

This week ACF have given us this fabulous picture of a violin player to alter.

This is how mine ended up. Double-click on it to see it more clearly.

Credits: elements from various kits by Crowabout @ Deviant Scrap