Monday, July 28, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Generations

Fatma returns as our guest host over at Mixed Media Monday this week and she has chosen "generations" for the challenge prompt. This seemed like an open invitation to do another spread in my fabric book, grin. Once again, the edges get a little cut off by the scanner, but you get the idea. Both of the pictures are image transfers onto fabric, and the little picture in the frame is computer generated. Apart from that I used lots of fabrics, trims and a little paper to complete the spread.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Rust

Meet Ol' Blue Eyes! He is a chipboard owl from Collections, and came in about 14 pieces. He stands about 4 inches tall (10 cms). Each piece of chipboard was covered with rusted paper, apart from the beak that was painted black. Then some of the pieces were stamped with gesso. His eyes are faceted brads, and unfortunately I only had blue - I would have preferred amber.

Ol' Blue Eyes was made for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week, with is "rust". We have a new guest host, Gillian, who has created a wonderful piece for us. Thanks for the fun challenge, Gillian!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Let's Have Tea

This week over at Mixed Media
Monday, Glenda returns as our guest host. Glenda has chosen "let's have tea" as her challenge. It was a great opportunity to get another spread done in my fabric book. Unfortunately the board book doesn't fit into my scanner completely - it just misses a bit, so you'll have to imagine the lace to be the same down both sides. The lace is gorgeous in real life, hand painted by my daughter Danni. Thanks for a fun challenge, Glenda!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Art Doll Fun

I have shown you some of the pieces I have been doing with the Softly Spoken Altered Diva Summer School previously, but I have also been doing the "Words To Live By" classes as well. This involves making fun little art dolls with meaningful (hopefully) little messages. These are three that I've made so far, but I can see them getting addictive, choosing how to colour each one, etc.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Monochromatic Colours

Gerda is our guest host over at Mixed Media Monday this week, and she has chosen "monochromatic colours" as the challenge. I took the opportunity to do a spread in my next fabric altered board book. The colours didn't scan very well, it is a lot softer in real life. The laces are a cream colour, and the images are softer, but you can get an idea. The image on the left is one that was printed onto a fabric sheet, while the one on the right is an image transfer onto fabric. Lots of fun - thanks, Gerda!