Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This is the right hand side.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The lady on the left is my grandmother, as you can tell my the dress it is very old. On the right of the page is another image of her many years younger, nursing my mother with her older daughter sitting beside her.
The rockery garden was at the front of my parent's house many years ago. My own Nanna had a rockery when I was little so it is all relevant....to me!!
The heart punch is a scan of some of Nanna's crochet work, she was a prolific crocheter and that doilie is on my dressing table. the dragonfly, butterfly & tree are punched from photos I have taken.
The background is painted with Golden paints and put through the cuttlebug three times, the bottom part I used the spiders web as well as the distressed stripes.
Again the back of the page is less than average. the background I learnt at stamp camp from the fabulous Gail Hart and the verse is a very favourite of mine and I felt it was applicable to this page.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This is my contribution to the Surrounding Wonders Collab book with one of the members of Paperarts. The first pic is my page. The second pic is my cover for my book!
And the third pic is the inside of the back cover. This is a photo of the backyard of one of our BSL members. Isn't it peaceful!
This swap has been 7 months in the making so I will have great pleasure in handing it over to our hostess to bind & then return them all to us.
On both of these I have used Jo Sonja paints to create the background after giving it texture with Impasto.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This again was out of the square for me but I think they turned out OK.
Monday, June 30, 2008
This page is my contribution to another Collab book. We generally have 6 months in which to do this one, it is 15 pages and we have an extra book to auction on ebay with the proceeds going to our charity of choice.
This year the theme was Book of Shadows with the direction that we needed to include a "spell" in the layout. I will admit that the thought of "spells" put me off somewhat however I found a lovely one about friendship and would have to say that all the "spells" in the book are of a positive nature. Nothing dark or intimidating.
The tag at the bottom is what is held in the pocket. Ophelia is looking into a crystal ball seeking friendships.
The background behind Ophelia is torn book pages painted & then swiped with a black stamp pad. The background to the left is embossed with a cuttlebug folder & swiped with a black stamp pad. The background of the pocket is Alcohol Ink with a gold embossed stamp of various ladies. I love the image of the three friends on the tag, it is frame is done with my nestabilities.
This latest one is Christmas At My House. My friend Mary planned it and was aided & abetted by Evvie & John.
We all received a Christmas house book, front & back covers made of MDF board with pages to work on included. We then sent one page to each of the players once complete.
These are mine. Backgrounds are napkins pasted to Canvas Paper using Gel Medium, it gives it a luscious texture. The rest is pretty obvious. Nativity scene, Lights, Christmas tree, gift and reindeer.
I have yet to decorate my covers but will get to it in due course!! I hope!!!!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
The inside of both are the same.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
My friend Mary stayed with us and that was fantastic fun.
There was heaps of laughter and fun at the luncheon, with lots of show & tell and finally being able to put faces to names.
This is the ATC I made for the event.
Friday, April 4, 2008
It is open to my online buddies in various craft groups. We are having visitors from Victoria, Queensland, the ACT as well as up & down the coast of NSW and Sydney.
A number of online shops have supported us by sending lots of goodies for "show bags" as well as lucky door prizes. Roll on Saturday!!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I decorated the pages with Cuttlebug dies.
I think they are fun!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
My Stamp Camp friends and I decided we would all make our own ATC Star Books and each of us would make an ATC for each other in their specified colour/theme.
Of course mine had to be red, black & gold but no asian or oriental themes.
I have finished my book and have received one ATC so far, I have put another couple in it to help show how it will look when all the ATCs arrive.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I have just spent the most wonderful weekend away with some stamping buddies. Stamp Camp was Fantastic.
We laughed, played, ate, played, laughed....well you get the picture.
My friend Chris showed me how to make a Star Book, something I have been wanting to do for a long time.
This one is the right size to hold ATCs.
I love it!!
Monday, March 3, 2008
In another life I did many, many Paper Toles. These are just a few that we have hanging in the house. The bird one is the largest I have ever done. The actual picture is about 40cm wide & 50cm high with a depth of 7 cm. The picture itself is quite spectacular, one of my favourites. Unfortunately photos of them do not do them justice.