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28 April 2009

Black & White plus 1

A Birthday card for the challenge this week on My Time to Craft, which is to use black, white & one other colour.


The background is swirly paper from the Funky Fairy, mounted onto black embossed card from Inspire me. The butterfly image is from Dover.


To finish I added white organza ribbon & a few glitter gems.

Postscript
I have just found a new challenge blog, where the challenge is Things with Wings. Pop over to Dare U 2 Digi Stamp!

27 April 2009

Bonne fĂȘte

A digital collage made for this week's challenge on Artarazzi. The challenge this week was to incorporate the image provided into our artwork.


Her face was so beautiful, that I decided to focus on that & as she was looking down, I imagined her reading a postcard sent to wish her a Happy Birthday.

Here is my art journal page for this project.


Credits to Dover, The Graphics Fairy & Shabby Princess.

Happy Birthday

A birthday card for a friend's daughter, using the Shabby Princess Spring Breeze range.


The flower shape is taken from an element in the Funky Hand Shabby Saturday range.


There has been some colour tweaking, of course. The edges have been inked using Distress Ink (dusty concord).


The finishing touches are pale lilac organza ribbon & lilac sparkle gems.

25 April 2009

Daydreamer

Challenges on the awfully big Art Adventure have gone monthly, so plenty of time to imagine what to do, believe in myself & create a project. The current challenge is to use the provided photograph, so I couldn't resist playing with digital art again.

Daydreamer
she longed
to be free
like a bird


and the accompanying page from my digital art journal.



Credits to Dover & The Vintage Stamper.

E is for Elegance

This inchie is for my Inchie Alphabet made for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday & the images are from The Graphics Fairy. The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.



You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

24 April 2009

Life is a Circus

The challenge this week on Make a Moo or Two is Quotes.


The quote says,
Life is a Circus. Each day you have to perform a fine balancing act.”
© Distinctly Daisy


I have used an image from The Graphics Fairy, on a mountboard base with two eyelets.

22 April 2009

Dreams of Flight

The inchie challenge theme this week on Inchy by Inch is Butterflies.


The base is mountboard, with edges sanded & printed words added.


The image of the girl is from art-e-zine.

21 April 2009

Secrets never to be told

My first fully digital art collage, entitled Paris, using the stunning image from the first Art Creations Friday challenge.



And the first entry in my digital art journal, as a record of the elements used.


Credits go to The Vintage Moth, The Graphics Fairy & Dover.

20 April 2009

No place like Home ... Take Two

This is an Artist Trading Card inspired by my Moo for this week's challenge theme on Make a Moo or Two & a photograph from The Graphics Fairy.


I created my own background then added various altered elements from The Vintage Moth, Shabby Princess & Dover.


The artwork was adhered to a mountboard base, the edges sanded to give a distressed look. A blue eyelet & blue satin ribbon were added. There is a touch of black ink & a swish or two from my Sakura clear glitter pen.

19 April 2009

Dream a little ...

An Artist Trading Card made for the Art Creations Friday challenge.


The challenge this week was to use the image below in our work.


I used the challenge image from Week 6 as the background, adding text & adapted dragonfly images from The Vintage Moth.


The artwork was adhered to a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & three brads added.

18 April 2009

D is for Delicate

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday & the images are from The Graphics Fairy.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

17 April 2009

No place like Home

The challenge theme this week on Make a Moo or Two is "Home is where the Heart is".


The artwork was adhered to a mountboard base & the edges were sanded.


The credit for this mainly goes Penny Bearcroft for the beautiful Doorways background paper she designed for SSP Guild members.


I added organza ribbon, a heart shaped wooden button, butterflies from Dover & additional text. There was a fair amount of colour tweaking by me as well!

15 April 2009

Something blue ...

A scrapbook page for a forum challenge, where we had to include something blue, something round, on a water theme with some stitching!


My page is based on a day trip to the coast last month.


The paper & elements used are from Shabby Princess.

14 April 2009

Golden Treasure

An Artist Trading Card (ATC) made for the Art Creations Friday challenge.


The challenge was to make something using the image below.


I also used the image from the week 7 challenge as the background & my favourite butterfly image from Dover. The artwork was put on a mountboard base.


The swirls are a Tim Holtz mini classic stamp embossed with gold powder. The ATC was finally edged with my Krylon 18 carat gold leafing pen.

13 April 2009

Who you looking at?

This inchie is for the Inchy by Inch challenge on the theme of Cats.

This is my cat ... a cat with attitude ... if you look closely you can see the blue sky & white clouds reflected in her eye.


The cropped photo was put on mountboard, edges sanded for that distressed look that I love & one of Tim's word Doo-dads.

12 April 2009

Butterfly Birthday Card

A Birthday card using my favourite butterfly image from Dover.


This time I have used swirly paper from the Funky Fairy as the background, altering the butterfly colouring to match. A little organza ribbon was added as the finishing touch.


Visit the Funky Fairy Inspiration Blog.

11 April 2009

C is for Confident

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday & the images are from The Graphics Fairy.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

10 April 2009

Easter Wishes

The challenge this week on Make a Moo or Two is Yellow Easter.


I have used the sweet Easter chick images by Sarah Kay & a background image from The Graphics Fairy.


I have added a few punched flowers with glitter gems in the centres.

09 April 2009

When is a square not a square?

When it's a rectangle ... so here's the story ... I saw on Lesley's blog that the Funky Fairy challenge theme this week is Dare to be Square & she had made a lovely butterfly card ... I love butterflies in my artwork, so I started to look at what downloads I already had from the Fairy & found Blue Christmas ... now there's a surprise ...



I'm a blue girl at heart & the soft tones of the papers drew my attention ... the Fairy had designed a small box ... so, & here's the final link in the chain of inspiration, I decided to make a box using the lovely blue paper designs to store my leftover paper butterflies. I had to sadly abandon another butterfly project this week ... disasters do happen ... so I recycled some of the work to complete my new project & the abandoned butterflies now have a lovely new home, together with a few friends.


It uses the wonderful butterfly image from Dover (my eternal thanks go to LJ for the steering me in the right direction to find my favourite butterfly image).

So, that's all folks!

08 April 2009

Sometimes ...

This inchie is for the current Art Creations Friday challenge.


I have used the challenge image from week 2 as the background.

07 April 2009

Happy Birthday

A birthday card for a friend's daughter, using paper & elements from the Shabby Princess Happy Go Lucky range.


I have used silver mirror card, textured card & glitter gems. The original butterfly image was from Dover & has been colour tweaked by me to match the chosen colour scheme.

04 April 2009

B is for Beauty

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background is from The Graphics Fairy & the butterfly image is from Dover.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.