SPA – summer…

As they said, it hasn’t been very summery here this weekend especially… and laid up with a sprained foot, I have been frustrated by the whole situation. Having said that, I did spend a bit of time yesterday evening, playing with watercolours and drips and stuff…

The background started out more blue in hues, and of course, I have been carving small eraser stamps too! So this piece of paper was the foolscap sheet of lined white that I used to check my carving, that I then painted over!

The fun part was then scanning that into my PC, changing the hues and then playing with a new set of brushes which were presented to us over at Digital Whispers ning group. These are quite advanced files as I only have CS2 and when I downloaded them originally, I couldn’t open them! However, being married to a “web guy”, I offered to share my new toys with him and he opened them for me and sent them back so I could play too! (Doesn’t that sound complex??? Lol!)

So today I made this hybrid postcard for Sunday Postcard Art’s “summer” theme… using a few of the lyrics from Club Tropicana by Wham!

This is my promotional postcard for my new beach bar – Club Tropicana – which will open for business when I have the funds in place!!! 😉

Transparently MMM!

Transparency is the theme at MMM and this week’s guest host is the incredibly talented Femmy – her artwork blows me away every time! I’m sharing a Row House today which has transparent lace on it, a mask from the ‘arrows’ stencil I made, and vellum sentiments. The background is a combination of book pages – one plain (okay, I doodled a bit…), and the dark page is from a book of churches – which I have waxed. I use these books a lot, especially if I’m not looking for a particular colour theme.

True Love

The cute image is from Crafty Individuals Miniatures; lace and stickers from stash. The transparent lace is part of a pack my friend Cat sent me… some are highly decorative, some are just gorgeous gauze, and shimmery. They are about 6″ in diameter and I’m having fun experimenting with them!

Well, I’m off to the Scrapstore this morning and it’s looking like another glorious day. Time to change from winter to summer wardrobe, so some time spent sorting that out and maybe even jet-washing the parrot cage in the garden later… Take care and have a lovely day! xoxoxo