Monday, February 25, 2008

First ever canvas

I am in the process of creating a canvas of my bub. It's the first one I've ever done and painting hte background really wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I intend to modify the photo a bit so the green isn't quite so green and I am trying to figure out how to add words to it at the moment and what it would need to complete it. I'm sure I'll get there in the end.

This first pic is of just the canvas backgound. I am normally into more vintage or earthy colours but have recently decided I love pink and green together too so I thought I'd play with those colours for this canvas.

This is roughly where I intend to put the picture on. I will fiddle with the colours and I think I'll probably do an image transfer to mute it even more... not sure yet.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Altered Book for my baby girl

I am still new to AB's and don't want to become a scrapbooker so I decided to make my baby girl an AB. These are pics of the first spread. It isn't finished because I want to add fibre and charms down the spine and I am planning on putting pictures of her on the fold out pink and white diamond paper, but want to do a year's worth, not just the first few months so it's a work in progress.

This first one is the left hand side of the spread, with a fold out flap closed. I used my cuttlebug to make the word 'love' - Hippie Chick alphabet.

Unfortunately my scanner isn't big enough to scan the full spread in one go. The background is lumiere's and acrylic paints.

This is page one opened. The scan doesn't show it really well but her little feet were inked and 'stamped' on the bottom rioght hand corner of this page.

This is the second half of the spread., with the flap closed and then with the flap opened.

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Generosity of the Art and Craft Community

Over the past few weeks I have been amazed by the generosity of mixed media artists and rubber stampers.

There were the wonderful works of Tim Holtz, Bernie Berlin, Claudine Hellmuth, to name a few, to help out Bernie's "A Place to Bark" see

There are all the blogger's participating in the 'One World One Heart' blog giveaway.

And of course, I have to mention Catherine Matthews-Scanlon's "Art from the Heart" Giveaway. Catherine's work is just gorgeous. If you haven't seen if before I encourage you to drop in to her blog. On her blog Catherine is giving away two copies of her beautiful book. To find out how you could win a copy visit her blog at