Saturday, 28 February 2009

Whooooos whoooooo?

Here is my entry for Gothic Arches challenge where this week the theme is "pink and brown".

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


I have been away for a few days so not been keeping that up to date with the blog so I was really surprised and chuffed to see that I have been awarded ART OF THE WEEK over on Mixed Media Monday for my bird!!

Thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments about him!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


"Teatime" is the theme on Gothic Arches today. I haven't made an arch for a few weeks so thought it was time to have another play.

I have added a spout and handle to my arch, I hope that is Ok, the basic shape is still an arch!

Could not have teatime without adding the Mad Hatter in there somewhere, he is peeping over the tea bag folded flower in the corner!!

Monday, 16 February 2009


Mixed Media Monday has a great theme this week............hearts and/or could I resist!!

Here is my entry...............I have to give credit where it's due, he was inspired by Tim Holtz! I have seen on several other blogs examples of birds that have been made in one of Tims workshops and I really liked them so I decided to have a go myself. The hardest part was finding a wooden bird to work on!

I have also entered him into the Lots to Do challenge which this week is also "wings".

Friday, 13 February 2009


Theme Thursday has a great theme this week, it's "game pieces", so even though I am a day late in posting ( had to work yesterday!!) I had to play along!!

Not used these stamps from Lost Coast Designs in ages so it was fun to use them again.

Monday, 9 February 2009


I thought you might like to see a sample for one of my current workshops!

I am teaching this this week over at Paddys Stamping Place in Prestwich, nr Manchester, there are still places left particularly on Thursday. If anyone would like to come along give Paddy a call on 0161 798 5115, it would be great to see you there!!

I am also entering this piece for this weeks Wednesday Stamper where the challenge is to "use hearts in a differewnt way", I hope this counts!!

The leaves are made from punched copper hearts.

Sunday, 8 February 2009


This is my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week.

The theme is "Romance".

My piece is made from recycled pages from the TV guide, if you look closely you can see the original text in the background!

For some reason folks seem to think this is a canvas, it isn't!!! It is a folded (if somewhat large) card made from the pages of the tv guide!!

Friday, 6 February 2009


I thought I was done with challenges for today but then I was wandering around blogs earler and spotted that the challenge on Big Art Adventure is Milagros Hearts and I just had to have a go!!
I love hearts in general but milagros hearts are just something special!

I have a friend who lives in New Mexico and on visits there I have bought several nichos and amongst them a couple of hearts.

Here is my version, I used Ten Seconds Studio metal working tools to get the patterned effects and black acrylic paint for the aged look.


MASKED BALL is the theme on TGIF today, this is my entry.

I have to admit it reminds me of some sort of film award!!!

Thursday, 5 February 2009


Theme Thursday challenge is to use a border of some sort in your work.

The one I have used around the sides of this box is one of my favourites and it is from Paperbag Studios.

And just to prove that I do make cards occasionally I have also used it on the inside of the card that sits inside the box!!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009


KISS KISS is the theme on Wednesday Stamper this week.
The only thing that came to mind when I saw this was "THE KISS" by Gustav Klimt, I knew I had some Klimt swirls stamps somewhere so I had a rummage around and found them and used them to create the background for the postcard (the picture is actually called "The Three Ages of Woman")

Last year the Tate gallery in Liverpool held a major Klimt exhibition as part of the city of culture celebrations and what an experience that was, it was mind blowing! So, I had some postcards lying around from that( though not of The Kiss itself, that wasn't included in the exhibition as it is too fragile to move)................the idea was starting to come together!!
Another artist whose work I like very much is Charles Rennie Mackintosh, he was a contemporary of Klimt and they did have some contact (there was some Mackintosh bits and pieces in the exhibition) so when it came to the words on this piece the Mackintosh style alphabet I have seemed to be just right!!

So, this is my entry for the KISS KISS challenge!

Monday, 2 February 2009


MIXED MEDIA MONDAY has Hermine as guest host this week and her chosen theme is "fruit". An interesting choice that made me think a little!

Here is my entry, collaged and painted pears!

A pair of German Gold Scrap wings make a fun set of leaves for this small pear.