Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Journal Journey

Hi there blogging friends! I have just completed my second page with the Journal Journey Group on Roses On My Table and I just love the soft colours I used for this one.

The prompt for February is; "you are different, you are unique". I used some vintage music sheets from the Opera 'Madam Butterfly' for the base papers.

Acrylic paints were white washed over the base papers. Then; I used stencils, stamps and found objects like sequin waste to create the textures. I am loving this type of mixed media background.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous vintage images that were free on the net. I can never remember where I get them, but you will see my favourite bloggers who generously upload free vintage photo's on my side bar. So pop over and visit them.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Swapping Fun Again!

Hi There Blogging Friends. My latest ATC challenge with my friends at 'Roses On My Table' is "Famous Artists". I have to say that I pondered quite a bit, about how to alter some famous art but; as soon as I got "Mona" in focus, there was no holding me back.

I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci would not be impressed, but sorry Leonardo; Mona's gone mad about hats!

Here is a closer look at the six I am sending off to USA tomorrow...

I fell in love with the the sweet little boy below "James" on Tee's blog 'The Altered Paper' and do you know what; that sweet Tee sent him to me.....wasn't that soooooo nice!

Now; I don't know if you know it or not but there is an unwritten courtesy rule; that if someone gifts you with a special Artist Trading Card (ATC) which represents their work.....the polite thing to do is to send one of your's back. Apparently, this goes way back to the early Masters of Art.

So; below is my ATC which will be winging it's way over to Tee tomorrow.
She is called 'Gentle Woman'....
I also received my February Valentine Tag from Denise, my partner in Tee's swap at The Altered Paper. Denise reminds us to spread a little February love around out precious garden cute!
Have you given your gnome a little bit of love lately??

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

In a couple of hours we will celebrate the arrival of 'Valentine's Day' here in Australia. It isn't something I've paid much attention to in years gone by ( my age quite a few have gone by), but I now feel that in to-days world, we need as much "lov'in" as we can get.

So; I like to think of February as the month of love.

With this in mind I've joined in on the February Tag Swap on Tee's 'Altered Paper blog and the first pic is what I have created for my partner.

and....I created this ATC for my friend Jenny; who popped in to see me to-day.Have you made something sweet for someone yet, a friend, a family member, someone who is on the sick list ,someone a long way away? Don't worry there's plenty of time....spreading love for all of February will be nice don't you think!


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