Saturday, 28 February 2009

Altered Puzzle Pieces

I had a great evening yesterday, I altered two puzzle pieces, first time ever, they are roughly 3" in size and are from a puzzle that my grandchilden had when they were younger, not the wooden ones just modern day cardboard.

I took the printed paper off of these and painted a base of browns which I have left showing in places, then layered printed and stamped papers for the background, the mother and child are both stamped images, to the left of the girl is black mesh and to the right of the mother is a piece of lint bandage which I coloured with ink pads, both have metal words and some inking over the background and sides, the links, chain and wire are from a really grotesque mobile phone dangle, it came in handy after all !

I am making a paper bag book and these two pieces will be linked together by the chain on one of the pages, the book is taking forever to make as I only work on it when Treez, a friend of mine comes over, as we both go away a lot sometimes 3-4 weeks pass before anything gets done to it !

Anyway I hope that you like my 1st attempt at altering puzzle pieces!

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Freebies--- Images of children

Here are some more images from my collection, they are free for you to use in your art work only. Please do not use them for resale or making collage sheets etc, It would be great if you could leave me a comment so that I know that someone out there in this huge world of ours is actually going to use some of them !!!!! Thank you.

Tea Time Gothic Arch

Today the theme on gothic arches is Tea Time, so here is my Tea Time Fairy, this has been a great theme and I loved making this arch, hope that you like it,
The background is a mix of 3 alcohol inks on photo paper, flowers and scrolls are stamped, the little boy image is from Lisa's Altered Art, I added the butterfly wings, the teacup is from a rubber stamp, which I cut a slit into so that my fairy is standing in the cup, printed words and edged in black to finish.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Mixed Media Inches

Today while searching through my fabric boxes I found these mixed media inches that I made a few years ago, so thought that I would post a picture of them, the background fabric is velvet on craft vilene, I used gold threads, wood and glass beads, braids, jump rings, ribbons, thin gold metal, small piece green and gold fabric, piece black and gold paper, button and findings left over from the days that I decorated egg shells, I really can not imagine working on anything so small again, the smallest thing that I do now is the twinches.

I have added a second picture of these, the one on the Right as the other one will not enlarge for some unknown reason !!!!!

Mardi Gras Gothic Arch

The theme this week on gothic arches is Mardi Gras / Carnival, when I was younger I absolutely loved carnivals, the noise and the mass of colour was fantastic, so with this theme I knew my arch had to be colourful, I am not usually into colours but I certainly used some on this arch,
The background is painted and I have drawn some little stars and squiggles, the lady is stamped and coloured with luminere paints, I drew the little hearts on her face, the eye mask has 3 tiny flat back crystals and some feathers the butterfly is raised, hope that you like this arch !!!!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Carte De Visite Freebies

Here are a few pictures taken from some of my Carte de Visite collection, I have included some pictures of the backs of these as they are also great to use in your art work, please feel free to take a copy of these pictures for you art work but please DO NOT use any of my pictures for resale or for making collage sheets etc. More freebies will be added soon, so do not forget to come back to my blog again for another look, If you like the pictures please leave me a comment, that way I know if they are liked, Thank you

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Pink Twinchies

Here are my two Pink twinches for this weeks challenge, the fairy one is made with pink gingham paper, torn mulberry paper and angel hair, edges are over sewn with embroidery floss, added glass beads, the fairy is cut out of a piece of cotton fabric, the other one has an 2 toned inked background, stamped branches, flowers and birds, the 2 ladies are cut from a black and white collage sheet and coloured with marvy pens, inked edges and a paper flower to finish.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Hearts Arch

Here is my " Hearts " arch for this weeks challenge over on the Gothic Arch site, the background is done with inks, pearl acrylic paints over sequin waste, stamped scrolls and words, the girl with her dog is also stamped and coloured with water colours and twinkling H20's, the hearts are punched from pearl paper.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Clown twinches

I had great fun making these 2 twinches for this weeks challenge, the theme of course is Clowns, I lightly shaded some plain white paper stuck onto card, stamped a red cracked effect background, over this are stamped dots, (another handmade stamp made with circles cut out of funky foam) the clown images are from a sheet of Victorian scraps that I have had for about 10 years, I knew that they would come in handy one day, added a little cane, words, beads and a beaded hanger, coloured the sides with inks to match the dots.

Vintage Love moo's

These are my " vintage love " moo's for this weeks challenge, I stamped a collage onto thin white card, cut out the hearts, added the photos behind and then placed onto heavier cardstock, I used 3 shades of pearl ex powders to colour the collage and the printed words, sealed with spray sealer and edged in black, not sure why but the pearl ex colours have come out a lot darker in the photo ????