Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sami culture

Well here is my final spread for the Culture AB round robin with the Altered Art Europe group. It has been quite enlightening, researching & learning a little about each culture throughout this project.
For Maria's book I was thinking snow....hence all the white layered gesso & tissue, which you can't really see here as white never scans brilliantly, I also added Sami symbols & a transparency depicting a Sami family circa 1800 & finished off the edges with some red fibre & ink.

Now it's just a matter of waiting for my Native American book to return home filled with lots of great artwork from the other girls.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Another 4x4

I'm quite enjoying working on this size format for a change. This little Christmas Fairy sits before an old clock face image set on a backgound of seasonal decorative paper. Her poinsettia wings happened quite by accident..... I was attempting to fill in the foreground with a bit of red & whilst placing the petals suddenly realised they looked like wings.........isn't it just great when this sort of thing happens & I'm sure it wouldn't have worked out had I planned it this way!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The "Dream" Challenge create a 4x4 collage using all the Paper Whimsy images provided by Gale. These included a hand, small purple door, water lilies with leaves, a narrow border of cloud filled sky, a transparency of an antique chair & the most beautiful blue butterfly.

The "Result"

and here is the final outcome....not an easy task fitting in all those images! The background is stamping on black gesso, I added the fish, the little quote at the bottom & brass heart embellishments. Thanks to Greta for the gift of these gorgeous little hearts.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Here is ...... ornament for an ATC Christmas Ornament swap with Paper Traders, made with decorative napkins, stamping, embossing & embellished with silk ribbon, muslin, gold Dresden & crystal drop.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


My entry for the Paper Whimsy November lottery......Flowers & Crowns.