Thursday, 31 October 2013

The strangest person in the world

 This started out as a pic in a magazine of a self-portrait by Frida Khalo.......I altered it a little!

 The quote is one by Frida herself.......

Monday, 28 October 2013

Peacock feathers

are not usually associated with Hallowe'en but as I sit here with my limited supplies I thought........."why not"? So, here you are!!!!
Hallowe'en with peacock feathers!!

 When putting together my stuff to bring with me I spotted a tube of texture paste for only 2GBP in The Works.......I did wonder if it would be any good at that price but thought it was worth a works just fine as you can see from the peacock feathers!!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The breath from men

  I sometimes wonder what I would do with the internet!!!! Apart from the everyday life stuff of keeping in touch with family and friends......especially while I am here in Kazakhstan........I find lots of inspiartion too!The images on these pages and the quote were both found online somewhere or other!

 The background of the pages came from a more down-to-earth source.....receipts from the supermarket! They are printed on that thermal paper so heating the edges gives an instant dark edging.

 Although I find handwriting on pages a hard thing I find that printing is OK, maybe cos I'm more in control of it:)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Pumpkin altered doll

 with his big cheesy grin and starry eyes and a little black belly button!

 He started out as the little dolly on the right:)

Sunday, 20 October 2013


 This page came together in two stages. Had made the background but then didn't know what else to do with it so it sat around for a while

 next I painted the chipboard skull and was planning on using it on another page but couldn't get that to work how I wanted.......then realised it worked well on this background

 added a few more bits and pieces.......the white dots and lines and the words and it was done!

Friday, 18 October 2013


 This page started with some strips of scrap paper that I stuck down in a sort of woven fashion.......then painted over the strips

 tree made with the edge of a credit card dipped in black paint

 hand drawn birds......have to admit Iam not sure about the birds, but they are ok-ish!!

 stamped word

Thursday, 10 October 2013

An old favourite

 Today I just felt like playing but had nothing particular in mind

 so I returned to a favourite theme

 this is a little different from my usual style......not a skull, dead baby or Hallowe'en in sight......again it's fun to step outside the box slightly sometimes!

Friday, 4 October 2013

A curious evening

 I've been hanging onto this leaflet for a while now......I just loved the picture and knew I would use it at some point! That time came today!

 A Curious Evening when something spooky this way comes!

 Used Andy Skinners skulls stencil for the background.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

It all started

with a potato peeler!!
We needed a new one so my husband bought one and said" I bought this one even though it probably wasn't the best one because I thought you'd like the backing card it came's shaped like a rocket and has CCCP on it and I thought you could use it in a journal"!!

 And here is said rocket shaped backing card on a journal page

 with some stencilling

 and strips of wording torn from a magazine