Bubbles… and water!

For TMTA this week… using the bubble-icious backgrounds made at summer camp!

The rest is my own artwork – the lovely queen from an original illustration and the two collage pieces are from my own digital collage sheets (available in my Etsy shop!)… 😉

Jewels on paper…

See, I know I haven’t posted since the Goo Goo Dolls, but I am being really good and working really hard as much as I can, to create my own digital collage sheets using both my collection of small vintage photos and also my own artwork.

I have fallen in love with colour again. I think that the winter was too long, life was overwhelmingly grey (for many horrible reasons, which will not be given space on my art blog…), for far too long and I learned to love orange, and lemon, and lime and all the hues in between. Don’t get me wrong – the grunge-monster is still alive and kicking, but I have had an almost desperate desire to “colour” my life and make it more vibrant!

It started with inchies and the fabric charms; I now have pins awaiting backs and bamboo pendants that will be strung tomorrow! Today I created a new sheet of ATCs and a mighty sheet of 35 domino blocks…

 And then this evening, I printed this sheet out using my Inkjet printer, on “normal” setting, onto glossy photo paper – and they shone at me like little rectangular jewels! Gorgeous!

3 different designs and 35 little blocks of wonderful colour! I am so excited! Honestly, I can’t help it – they print out beautifully! I have kind-hearted arty friends who have been my “test dummies” and I know that if they weren’t good enough, they’d tell me the truth. So I’m confident that these are gorgeous and it’s not just me that thinks so!

Available NOW in my Etsy shop!  Happy days! 😉

Bring me sunshine…

Used to be the “Morecambe & Wise” song, didn’t it? Today and the last couple of days actually, have been lovely winter days here… Cold but sunny. In the sunshine itself it’s warm, but when that wind blew, I really felt the cold! Hence this photo:

Upcycled... and shabby-chic'd!

And as I wanted to “come out”, here’s the model, blinking in that sunshine!

It really was so sunny I couldn’t look directly at the camera because “someone” wanted clear shots! We took these for my Etsy shop – listed 2 pairs of long, upcycled fingerless gloves, with shabby-chic fabric flowers and gorgeous orange beads stitched onto them. Both are finished differently, both by hand, which is something I felt inspired to do after reading Annekata’s blog. She’s amazing – she handstitches everything she makes! Love that, and I must admit that I got the strangest feeling of satisfaction from picking up and handstitching the beads and the seams, aswell as making those little fabric flower embellies. How cool is that? 🙂

Here’s someone else who really doesn’t like having his photo taken:

Thor

Whereas this one just performs really well, doesn’t she? She could hear us talking and came to the window to investigate…

Most things (including the cat), are bigger than Millie. 😉