il y a ...........un arbre! Or, in my house there is a tree! The challenge this week on DANS MA MAISON in to work in a house shaed format adding a tree. Here is my entry.......the tree is a die cut.....thanks Sarah!!
I bought these fun little insect stamps at Port Sunlight show......I was undecided as to whether to buy them as they are a bit on the cute side for me but then I decided they were whimsical rather than cute and so I bought them!!
Have been wanting to do something with them since I got them and then when I saw the theme on Created By Hand this week was insects it was the perfect opportunity!!
So here are my whimsical insect ATCs!
Just love the attitude of the one with his hands on his hips........well where hips would be if insects had them!!
I have a soft spot for fairies, not the over cutesy ones, but ones that look like they might be real, or that look like you imagine they would if they were real!
One of my favourite illustrators is Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) he illustrated many books including Wind in the Willows. Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Midsummer Nights Dream. His fairy illustrations are beautiful and make me wish they were real!
Anyway, at Port Sunlight stamp show I bought these fairy stamps from LAVINIA STAMPS, she has some of the nicest fairy stamps around, these three come as a set. She also had this tree house stamp set which I think is quite cleverly designed, it comes as two stamps, the main stamp is the tree house itself and then the second stamp is the leaves and dots. This means you can have as many or as few leaves at the top of the tree house as you like.
I got new stamps from STAMPOTIQUE a few weeks ago and since then haven't had time to play with them, until today that is. I made both these this afternoon.
FOUND OBJECT is made with Tim Holtz mask in the background coloured over with Rose Madder and Charcoal Grey Nick Bantock inks and then overstamped with TOP KNOT and TWO STICKS and FOUND. Object is cut from a dictionary
I just LOVE this stamp........she is called THE QUEEN OF LIFE ..........aren't her two babies just so bad looking!!?? The CHANDELIER is fromINKADINKADO and the leaf stick pins are MAYA ROAD STAMPOTIQUE stamps are available in the UK from THE STAMP ATTIC
Last weekend I was in Liverpool with friends to see Riverdance and while there it seemed a shame not to do a bit of shopping as well!! Anyway we were in Primark (not usually my fav place) when I spotted this fab snake belt...........I would never wear it but it is ripe for altering and using somehow!! And as it was only £1 it was even better!! The head and tail are particularly nice!!
Had seen this skull money box in the local shop where I teach workshops....THE CUBBY HOLE..and when I bought the snake belt an idea started to form so I went and bought the skull as well............I can feel a Halloween something coming on............WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!!
Hello and welcome!
I like to travel and I'm incurably curious. I love my garden and I like to make things,
I like altered art and mixed media and have a leaning towards the slightly darker, weirder side of things....as you may notice!