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30 August 2012

With love ...

A birthday card using decoupage designed by TC Chiu from a collection entitled Country Cottage, available from Joanna Sheen.


Each layer was cut out & their edges gently sanded before being assembled using Pinflair Glue Gel, which is silicon free & dries clear.


The decoupaged image was adhered to backing paper by K & Company from their K-ology Peabody range sadly now discontinued.


I added a few pale pink pearls.


For the finishing touch, I added white organza ribbon tied in a bow.



29 August 2012

And now for something completely different ...

... a dip into my Zentangle Moleskine.








And a sampler of other doodles.


24 August 2012

What do you deduce from it?

Yesterday I blogged a digital piece which asked whether you saw what you were looking for.

So what did you see? What could you see? Was it all a jumble of images, confusing to the eye, abrasive to your senses? Did you find it intriguing?

The printed version allows my camera to seek out & clarify the different elements.


Give expression to the noble desires
that lie in your heart.

Gordon B Hinckley



You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem
& smarter than you think.
A A Milne



It is not the magnitude of our actions,
but the amount of love that is
put into them that matters.
Mother Teresa



Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm



Sheet music of a Minuet in G major by Ludvig van Beethoven.



A page from one of the Sherlock Holmes' stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.



Sometimes, what you see depends on what you are looking for.

23 August 2012

Visual Art


Images available from Dover.

21 August 2012

Say it with flowers

A greeting card using decoupage designed by TC Chiu from a collection entitled Country Cottage, available from Joanna Sheen.


The backing paper is designed by Vanessa Arbuthnott for The English Paper Company.


I lightly sanded the edges before assembling the decoupage layers using Pinflair Gel Glue (dimensional non-silicon glue).


I added organza ribbon tied in a bow.



17 August 2012

Journal Notebook


I often have ideas that I like to jot down,
so I have made this ATC sized notebook,
ready to pop into my handbag & carry with me,
so can doodle, jot & scribble ideas down when I am away from home.


I designed a simple pattern for the mountboard covers.


The hole reinforcers are small circles cut from paper from
Life's Journey Ruler Collection by K & Company.


The pages inside are Daler Rowney 150 gsm smooth cartridge paper.


I stamped various Non Sequitur images
& words from 7 Gypsies using Archival Ink (Jet Black).


The butterfly digital image is available from Dover.






I have inserted a tabbed page halfway.








On the evidence pages are pieces of Trendy Tape by Queen & Co,
so that I can attach gathered evidence such as receipts or tickets.








A couple of silver book rings & a little dotted organza ribbon
(by Three Kings Ribbon from Joanna Sheen) finish the project off.



16 August 2012

Fabulous

I have used K-ology's Hannah patterned paper by K & Company, with a word definition torn from an old dictionary & coloured with Distress Ink (antique linen).

Front


The butterfly image can be found at The Vintage Moth.

Back


I think that is enough for now, so here they all are.


Fabulous!

I have made a short video which can be seen here.

15 August 2012

Gorgeous & Radiant

For these tags, I have used K-ology's Hannah patterned paper by K & Company, together with word definitions torn from an old dictionary coloured with Distress Ink (antique linen).

Front


Back


Front


Back


A few drops of Ranger's Glossy accents were added to this tag.