Sunday, February 10, 2008

Altered Jigsaw & Mini Houses

These 2 projects were created for a swap hosted by Greta in Australia. The puzzle swap uses the wonderful Basic Grey background paper from the Urban Couture range, Paper Whimsy images, rusty vines & filigree corners, as well as die cut lenses from Julie Van Osten's Collections chip board range.

These miniature houses are chipboard die cuts from Julie Van Oosten's Collections range as well as some of the letters & numbers. Couldn't resist going back to my favorite background technique & colour for this project.

Paper Whimsy Banners

These were created for a banner swap in the Paper Whimsy yahoo group, there were groups of 3 creating words such as Art, Joy & Fly in 3 colourways, Pastels, Jewels & Earthtones.......guess which word & colour group I was part of!
For the background I simply sprayed some vintage book pages with Moon Shadow Mist and added the swirls with a stamp by Christine Adolph from Stampington using Timber Brown Stazon ink. The tiny laser cut filligree butterflies were a gift from my dear friend Cynthia . Thanks Cyn :)

I'm Back!

First & foremost I would like to thank you all for you wonderful comments left here as they really are appreciated & apologise for not being in touch for so'll see why below.

Hadn't intended to be absent for so long, but December was a really hectic month as we were busy packing for a house move just before Christmas, then had a flying visit to London for a couple of days where I saw Marilyn Manson in concert yeah! The tickets were a treat from my son who came with're never too old to rock you know!
We also visited the British Musuem full of wonderful ancient history and the fabulous Terracotta Exhibition from China as well as the Natural History Museum.
Since the move we've had endless telephone & internet connection problems which has really handicapped my online presence, Jersey Telecoms have been working on this for a month now & I'm hoping the fault is finally resolved.

Anyway, I haven't been bone idle and have managed to unpack enough art supplies to complete some swaps that were due. Will reveal all in the folowing posts.