Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is my entry for the second digi challenge to be found here ... http://artarazzi.blogspot.com/ I loved the way this picture shows the absolute trust between the child and the adult .... who's hand is offered - not controlling or grabbing the child's .... with the child secure enough to need only the two fingers for guidance and reassurance. Gorgeous. I decided black and white were the best colours to emphasise the picture without overwhelming it.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

A digi ATC made for the Digichallenge on Artarazzi ... Beauty.

These are my entries for the Pre-Launch Weekly Challenge ... Christmas Decorations.
The top two have digi backgrounds, glazed at the bottom, applied to chipboard and with hand cut chipboard letters. The front set have embossed "snow". Both words are painted with metallic paint.
The Silk bauble is just that .. hand sewn silk, one with metallic threads woven into the fabric .. embellished with hand stitching and tasssell.
The last one is totally digi .. a star made from individual sections fitted together and shaded to look 3-D .. and two small fairies fixed to transparent strips so they can hover whilst sprinkling the fairy dust!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

These are my contributions to the Christmas Tag swap on UKS. Normally a digi scrapper, these were a bit of a challenge but I quite like the results.
The top one - Frosty - uses a freebie snowflake stamp and the only snowman one I own ... given to me in last year's Advent swap!! ... using embossing powder to make them stand out. The letters are handcut (you can tell, can't you!!), painted and glitter embossed. Add a few sequins and that's it.
The bottom two are front and back of the same one ... the back is my digi version of Dan's 3-D one.
The front is painted, sprayed with lilac mica powders made up to a mist ...it shows better IRL ... with pale green stamped trees cut out and layered and a large star in Diamond Stickles. A few sequins and a digi title layered with a transparent one to give depth .. my first attempt at a tag.

Monday, November 24, 2008

This is my contribution to Magpie's cj .... the background is what I call "splodge" dyed - wet the fabric and just splodge on some colours and see where they go!!!. The leaves are traced from my garden and the stitches/gel pen shapes are based on Blackwork - except this fabric doesn't have an even weave and I haven't counted any threads, just guessed where to put them! The border is pen.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This is Saucy Duck ... made forruthieB for a friend who loves :- Ducks!!, black, travel (are the stars far enough?) and Flying Saucers .. the sherbert filled ones!!! I'm quite pleased with him.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This is the front/back of my page in the Spontaneous Fabric swap .... for MandyNiO and called "Shimmer".
The one on the left has an ink-jet printed silk background with organdy and metallic fabrics held on with various "laced" stitches. The back is again ink-jet printed, this time on cotton, with angel-hair and organdy strips tied down with french and colonial knots. The label is held on with chain, pistol stitch, buttonhole and french knots.

These are the pages I made for mistyrat in the Christmas Mini-book swap.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

These are my pages for a "Spontaneous Fabric CJ" .... the top black and white one is my page, the middle one is the front cover with the name ARTITEXTURE ... and the last one is the back cover.
Apart from the "square" pin tucks in the first piccie, all pleats, tucks,beading, embroidery and sewing in general is hand done which explains some of the wavy lines!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Almost half way!

I'm in a swap for Christmas and I didn't know what to do .. what I thought my swappee would like or perhaps a modern one but then again how about a really old fashioned one? By being a little more patient, I was supplied with the information I need. ... must learn to wait!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

OK, a LO done on time for once ... I bet I don't make a habit of this though!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Next Batch.

I seem to be doing these in batches ... I get the prompts and make my comments OK .. and then seem to run out of time to do the LOs!! Never mind .. I am getting there .. just in stops and starts! These are 7-10.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Another LSN.

I made it!! You make your notes on the day, but scrap them the day after .. when you've thought about what you learned .... I must admit it does make you think!

Learn Something New

These are the first 5 day's LOs for Shimelle's fabby class Learn Something New everyday. I hope to get another one uploaded, and then I am up to date. Yipee!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Definitely getting the hang of these now! I think they go well with "Victorian" "gentile" papers .. a bit shabby chic even!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Draagon Circle mini-book

Annette goaded me into doing this Circle mini-book by saying it should be about DRAGONS ... and she knows what I'm like with DROGONS !!!
So here it is .. two Oriental and two Occidental DRAGONS ... with Dangleys too.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sun Book

Annette gave some super instructions on making a square mini-book ... and although I'm a dedicated digi scrapper, I couldn't resist!! So these are the piccies of the finished article.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Oh boy, have I got the duckies bug!!

These are my latest three ...

Walter - after Walter Mitty, the little man with over ambitious fantasies (duckling . peacock)
Lorenze (de Medici) .. Rennaisance duck
Flora .. just a most flowery duck.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


These are my first attempts to "alter" a baby rubber duck!!
I had great fun , got very inky fingers and glue and glitter everywhere ... but I like them, so I don't care!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

First three Fabric Skinnies.
Lou's ... Shabby Chic ... silks, lace, embroidery and pearl buttons.
Wisher's .. Lingerie .. silk, lace, embroidery and tiny buckles.
Culpepper's .. Urban Landscape .. silk, millinery net, metallic braids, beads and embroidery.
These are the Fabric Skinnies ...
Mine ..Map Based .. a lake and salt encrusted edges from the air:
Magpie's ... Just the Right Words ... her colours with "beads, wire and scrummy stuff"!
Nejxr25's ... Creams/whites ... silks, lace, pearl buttons and beaded tulle.

This one is for Molly ... same technique of wire and beads, this time with capis shell.
It's called Blue Moons.
This is a wire/bead/bits and pieces pendant for Tracy. I hope she likes it.
I call it Sunny Circles.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

This is my ATC for the UKS CC swap. Had to be a film , and as I'm totally stupid over dragons, well .. this seemed a good choice!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

OK, these are those first four with the other five to make the complete jiggy ... each piece will be made up into a jigsaw with all the other pieces of the same theme .. mine will all be Fairy Tales.

Monday, March 03, 2008

These are the first four of my digi jiggy pieces. top left is mine, Fairy Tales, then there's Travel, Oriental and in the middle The Eyes Have It.