February 25, 2010

triptych treasures

I just finished off these ATC...yes I know I am using a bit of fabric lately but I really love this manky look at the moment, it's delicate, feminine and GRUNGEY!!! ...just like me :)
*Images used: Altered Pages collage sheets

February 24, 2010

A change of plans

Sometimes I think I run into things a bit too quickly and then upon reflection I decide to do better. I was originally going to do a house type book for my Perth class in May but I am much happier playing on a canvas, so I suggested the change to the hostess and she was quite happy. I asked her preferred colour for my class sampler and she told me vintage green...I hope I have this right :) If you are in the west in May, please stay tuned for full details of my class, I'll post them as soon as I have them.
*Scrapware Minchie frame and Fancy Brackets. Image used is available from Altered Pages

February 20, 2010

pretty grungey

Anybody who knows me knows that I love grunge and I love pretty things, and both these things go well together. A few moths ago I saw some lovely organza flowers at Little Birdie Secrets and since then I have wanted to have a go at making my own, so last night a friend and I got out some fabric and had a play. They are so easy to make and you can keep them lovely like the flowers on the link or you can expose them to a little more heat/flame and make them grungey. Another style I tried was merely bunching up the scrappy frayed strips, stitch or wire to secure and then expose to the heat...I used a pilar candle as my heat source.

February 19, 2010

Lucy...Doilie Dolly

I'm about to embark on another art doll swap through a group I have just joined, the one stipulation was that we had to use a doilie in our creation...I hope I got this right! I have used Prima flowers as well as my own creations, the body is textured using texture paste.

February 18, 2010

framed minchie

I decided to frame a minchie and am glad I did!, this piece has a new home to go to very soon...as long as the recipient likes it :)
Trizzy Crouch inspired me to try some UTEE embossing...must say I LOVE IT!!!

February 16, 2010

...and the winner is...

Caryl Hoobler is the lucky winner of my OWOH give away, Maggie the vintage bride paper doll will be packing some goodies and will be travelling to her new home in America.
Thank you to everybody who took part, all the wonderful comments and all the delightful generousity shown by others (well over 1000)

February 12, 2010

ATC Swap "Wild Romance"

I'm running a new ATC swap "Wild Romance" trade four for three (one to hostess). Signups till February 28th, swaps sent to me by March 30th (my Birthday), if you are interested please email me at atclindab@yahoo.com.au and I will reply with my postal details.
This swap is open to everybody, so even if you have offline friends who may be interested in playing, let me know :)

February 08, 2010

My contribution to a paper bag book swap

This is the first paper bag book swap I have every been in, and these are the two pages I have created to go with the "nature" theme. I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed project.

February 06, 2010

faux metals ATC

One of the Yahoo groups (DCI), I am on, is currently running a metal type ATC swap...this is my take on it. I have used irridescent medium because it retails a metalic look under the other colours as I heat it, and it draws in a little colour. The beautiful ballerina is part of collage sheet available from Altered Pages , the frame is Scrapware and has brass paint and gilding wax over it.

One World One Heart art doll give away

My friend and fellow Artzy Tartz, Chris Bennett suggested I might like to be a part of the One World One Heart give away...so here it is...if you are interested in winning one of my OOAK art dolls, you have until the 15th of February to leave a comment in this post, the winner will be chosen at random and you have a choice of the doll "Maggie, vintage bride" as seen here or you can choose a theme and colour which is better suited to your taste, the doll will be sent to you promptly after the winner has been picked and announced. Please make sure to leave me some way of contacting you should you win :)  CHECK SOME OF MY PAST DOLLZ
"Maggie" was created using the art doll collage sheet from Altered Pages

February 05, 2010

Perth Class - May 2010 - Scrappindipity

I am very excited to be teaching this fun little flutterby book/shrine in Perth, in May this year. I'll be in my home state for two weeks and in that time I will be creating at Scrappindipity...if you are interested, stay tuned for further details :)
For those attending the class, we will be working with fusible film, paint, ink, impasto and more!

February 03, 2010

Grow and Bloom

I have just been adopted by the girls over at Scrap,Chat 'n' Challenges as a new member of the Design Team, my job is to come up with some fun mixed media projects, I run my monthly challenges as "Mix it up".
For this project I used Scrapware poinsettia flowers and their plain photo frame. The piece looks simple enough but the challenge is to use cotton wool balls and tweezers in your application of medium.