Thursday, 18 August 2011

My Names Book and a Canvas.

I have been working on this little names book, it is ATC size and it is for holding all the names of my cyber friends, their names, blog addresses etc.
The cover is chipboard covered with craft resist paper, this I coloured with distress stains, the flowers are from Prima and are coated with UTTE, corners are metal painted to look rusty as is the book plate.

Inside the pages are alphabeticly ordered (tabs and domed stickers).

This 8x8 canvas used up sprayed tissue paper for the background, I added extra sprays for the drips and the bottom is stenciled, the trees are also scraps and the bird is hand drawn.

The words at the bottom say 'Lifes Pathway'.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


It's Wednesday! I have missed taking part in WOYWW, school hols bring lovely grandsons to play at Nana's 3 times a week, one of the days being Wednesday. Today they are in a quiet mood, so it gives me a chance to play a long this week!
Haven't done a lot of arting the last few weeks, have to catch up on chores when the boys aren't here!
Desk looks pretty tidy 'til you look at the next photo!

And then you see all the 'stuff' around the little tidy area!
The canvas is something I started yesterday so hopefully I can work on that tomorrow!

This is the first page in my journal, it is much brighter than this in real life! Lots of blue and browns and texture! These are a few of my favourite things!

I really need a few lessons in photo shop!

These pages are spritzed with colorwash, cosmic shimmer and then sprayed with white to make it 'dreamy'.

Lots of orange and yellow sprays on this one I don't usually use these colours so it was a challenge for me! It was then stamped in rusty hinge all over with lots of different stamps!

The 'balloons' are world stamps on tissue, the baskets are hand drawn on tissue, the TH birds were around the wrong way so they are stamped on tissue too!

More spritzed pages, masked and stamped. The images are pieced together using various collage images.

All these pages are gessoed before sprays are added and are in various stages of completion.

If you want to see more desks join in the fun at Julia's place HERE.

Hope to see you next week too!