Monday, 29 June 2009

Decorated hands

I recently joined in with a decorated hand swap that Alison Brandist is hosting, here are 3 of the hands that I have made, as you can see I managed to cut off the tip of my middle finger in the photo's, I keep promising myself that I will practice using the camera but there never seems enough time, I would rather be making my ART !!!!!!

I used a combination of papers, a napkin, images, embossing, stamping, inks, gold leaf pen, feathers, braids etc to decorate my hands, I even made the tiny laminated playing cards that hang from the wrist of the lucky hand, I hope that the girls in the swap will like these.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Chakra circles have arrived

My chakra circles have arrived, (see post 28 April) and as you can see by the photos they are wonderful, I will make these into a book later today, Thank you so much ladies I love them all, many thanks also to Alison for hosting this great swap !!!!!

by Alison Brandist -------------- by Lori Otto

by CT Hawes ------------------- by Joan Melton

by Sammye Toulmin ----------- by Laura Donnelly

my one

Dans Mon Jardin , Chunky Book

I joined a chunky book swap in one of the groups that I belong to, we had to make 8 pages that were 5x5 inches, The theme was Dans Mon Jardin, french for In My Garden, paper napkins were to be used for the background or as part of the design, below are pictures of the front and back of one of the pages that I made, 3 different napkins were used on each side along with stamping, raised butterflies, lady image, micro beads, inks, clay tiles, paper doilies, feather, fibres, paper flowers etc,

Our hostess is Sue Young in the USA, when she receives all of the pages she is going to make these into books for us, Sue has kindly made each of us a front and back cover to go with these, It will be great to get the finished book back and to see how everyone designed their pages, Thank you Sue !!!!!

The edges of my pages do not look straight in my photo's, they are in reality, I did not know about this until after they were sent to Sue, to late by then !!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Altered puzzle swap pieces

We have had a secret puzzle piece swap in one of the groups that I belong to, we were each given 2 puzzle pieces from a child's I Spy game, about 5 1/4" long so a nice size to work with, along with the colour themes and the names of the 2 people that we were to send the finished altered puzzle pieces to, below are the ones that I received, the shades of copper one is from Manda in the Netherlands and the white and gold one is from Ali here in the UK, Thank you girls I love them !!!!!!!

The pictures below these two are the ones that I have sent out, the green one is for Sandy in Australia and the red one is for Sandra in Scotland, I hope that they like them !

Monday, 1 June 2009

Altered Coaster

Jen and I decided that we would make a book from coasters, we will be swapping one coaster every two weeks, the pictures below show both sides of the first page that I have made for Jen, it is done on a blank coaster but Jen has kindly sent me a load of printed ones that we will work on for another book when this one is finished, there is not going to be a theme for our first book, it's anything goes !

The 1st side is made with a stamped background on thin black card, embossed with white pearl, the center heart was cutout and photo attached before gluing this to the coaster, it is then coloured with pearl ex powders and spray sealed, the word Love is made from polymer clay, flowers to finish,
The other side is done with a watercolour background and mulberry paper, the boy images are from Lisa's altered art, the shell is stamped, and the fish are from a scrapbook paper and with tiny beads to finish it off

Love Story, Altered CD

I absolutely love altered Cd's so I wanted to share this with you, I received this one in a swap with my sister in law, Thank you so much Jen, it's really lovely, I will look forward to the next one that we do !!!!!