Sunday, December 31, 2006

Mini Collages

Hot on the heels of the ATCs I made earlier, these are some mini collages for a swap I'm in on one of the Yahoo groups I belong to. I haven't been a member for very long and this is the first swap I've taken part in. The backgrounds are spray inks on glossy card. I added images from an old bird book I picked up on my travels and text from Longfellow. I recently bought a battered copy of Longfellow's works from the local junk shop. I love Longfellow and have two copies of my own so I specifically bought this one to use the text in artwork. I'm keeping it on my desk and if text is needed for anything I'm trying to use just this book for a while. :o) A touch of teal Staz-On round the edges and that's that!

Saturday, December 30, 2006


I haven't felt the urge to make any ATCs for a good while but I recently signed up for a swap being hosted on my Yahoo group on the theme of New year/resolutions/new beginnings. This evening I thought I'd crack on with them nice and early and here they are:

I picked up some foil from the scrapstore before Crimble, different colours from the usual gold and silver - a glorious pink, a green and a turquoisey blue. I used the pink and blue on these but as usual the scanner doesn't do them justice!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Another rubber stamp!

Ok, never mind the mince pies, I've moved on to shortbread now! LOL These are two stamps I made this evening from both sides of a piece of the plastic tray that housed a scrummy selection of shortbread biscuits! :o)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Rubber stamp

I was absent mindedly munching a mince pie yesterday when the plastic packaging it came in caught my eye! LOL The bottoms of the dents where the pies sit had this pretty little pattern on them! Ever thrifty, I chopped one out and this morning I made a rubber stamp from it.

Here it is:

It rather reminds me of Spirograph patterns! :o) I knew I could justify eating one more mince pie! LOL What do you think?

Altered Christmas Card

I found a pack of Christmas cards squirrelled away AFTER I'd sent all I was going to send this year so I thought I'd alter one to share with everyone online. ;o) I bought a teal blue Staz On inkpad recently and I'm a tad obsessed with using it on everything I make! LOL The dark bits around the edges are green foiling but, as ever, the scanner doesn't like them! Anyway, here's the card and a very happy Christmas to one and all! :o)

Christmas Decs

These are two examples of some Christmas decs I made for a few friends this year. I picked up the trees and hearts at the scrapstore during the year and just embellished them with some little extras, nothing too strenuous, just words glued to vintage fuses, washers and beady bits! I had a pleasant time making these, I felt at peace with the world as I sat constructing them thinking about all my lovely arty friends. ;o)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Chunky Book

This is my page and the cover of a little chunky book for a friend on the theme of friendship. The cover is made from a cut down book cover with a (slightly) altered vintage photo attached, the blobs are gold foiling. The page was prompted by the quote.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


You know how sometimes you're tinkering about with one thing in mind and then all of a sudden what you're doing takes you off in a different direction? Well, I've had one of those moments this morning and thought I'd share it with you. ;o) I was working on making a green background for some chunky book covers but all of a sudden it turned into a Christmas collage background! The scan hasn't quite captured it's gloriousness but here it is:

What do you reckon? I'm planning on chopping it up and making two or three Christmassy collages that I'll then scan and print out to use for Christmas cards. The leftovers will become 1" collage squares. Just call me thrifty! LOL

Friday, December 08, 2006

AB Spreads

Here's a couple of spreads I've done in an AB belonging to my friend, Kari, on the theme of dreams.
Each of the black squares on the first spread contain a different word.