A whole month has passed since I last blogged... I really must must MUST blog at least once a week. It seems blogging is taking a backseat because of all the other social media we post to. It's so easy just to share a picture to Instagram or Facebook.But I enjoy blogging and so want to make more effort.
Postcards I've made but have been too late to upload for the SPA challenge
I made this canvas for someone special
Here at Octopode Towers we have fostered two small disabled dogs. They are from Romania and have small disabilities
This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is PERFUME chosen by Hazel
loved making this one
There are so many layers on this one... i started with a base of several layers of old book papers, then layered some rice paper on top from Stamperia. then various paint and collage layerings
last week's theme was chosen by Cindy and was PUZZLES... I actually made it last week but I was waiting for a quote to finish it off.
This week, our theme on Sunday Postcard Art is AFRICA... it was chosen by my friend Sabine.
well, I thought, I have a set of stamps that have African animals on... could I find them... no!
next plan was to use a napkin... a friend of mine Umut has sent me a few napkins to use. And an African style was in the stash... so out it came.
The elephant and tree are from the napkin.... this is my second piece of napkin because Im so heavy handed with the clear gesso I completely ruined the first one. i love that you can see the layered collaging underneath the napkin layer. There's also a postage stamp there from Africa. The rest is painted and texture pasted and a tiny bit of stamping.
There's a lady I follow on youtube called SimplyCreativeKyra... she does these journal page prompts once a month, and I was feeling inclined to join in this month... need to get out of this funk Im finding myself in.
the 5 prompts this month were
this is my finished journal page.... i know a lot of journalers do double page spreads, but Im a single girl and tend to stick to single pages mostly... (although I have been known to do a doubler)
This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is NEWSPAPER ... it was chosen by Marion :-) I love the theme but alas I am not a fan of newspapers
I don't read newspapers, or watch the news. It's probably totally irresponsible of me and un-adult. But Little A usually tells me what's happening in the world. Besides the environmental factor there is generally no reason for not watching the news except believing things that we are told to believe. I do think we are manipulated by the media into thinking things that aren't true.
When I see newpapers, i just think of trees... and litter. On the buses around Derby they give you a free newspapers and by the end of the day, the newspapers are littered all over the bus.
here's my postcard, i've used papers, a newspaper stamp. rub-ons. tim holtz paper doll.
the beginnings of the process. lots of layers of ephemera to start with then using a newspaper stamp, and crackle paste
here's the stamp i used... not sure where it's from.
This week's SPA was chosen by Astrid... she does some amazingly gorgeous Vintage style work. The theme being VINTAGE FLORALS ... yay I thought what a great and general theme....
then.... I was stumped... until last night when I sat down, got my collage images out and had a play. I had packed all my art stuff away as I had had yet another hounding visit from the council. So with the art stuff packed away, Id clearly packed away my motivation too.
Luckily, I have a bountiful stash of the Tim Holtz paperdolls at hand as I have yet to purchase any new ink for my printer. I have so many preprinted images anyway. I felt sure I could find something to work with.
This is the second postcard I made, I layered up the background with vintage papers, then used a napkin with flowers on it in the background. I added texture paste and the paperdolls, The flowers are cut from a scrapbook paper.
This way my first postcard for this theme... i love the colours on this one. i wasn't too sure if I had added enough florals.
I was in the mood to get messy I know that. lol
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This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is Masquerade.
I found a wonderful image to use, but I've been tidying up this week and ended up misplacing it.... so I had to come up with an alternative plan...
going through my images I came across some images from Nancy at Crowabout Studio... and the faces could be interpreted as a 'mask' ;-) that's my reasoning and I'm sticking to it.
Can you believe the postcard started off like this... once I finished with everything you can't see anything of the first layer! lol
I've seen glimpses of sunshine through the window but generally the weather in England has been horrible, rain and wind... but it IS Winter so how can one complain? Soon we will be complaining it's too hot! ahhh the English way of complaining
here is my postcard before I added any paint to it... there's something lacking (besides colour) I think it's the absence of texture paste. Sometimes I get carried away collaging and forget to add texture beforehand and then there is little space to add texture afterwards.
and here is the postcard once the painting has finished ;-)
one of my favourite things to do is to discover new quotes
I had an eventful December~ to say the least!
Firstly, I went to Morocco for a few days.... came home with a stomach bug, then got a bad cold (which I've still got) then went and fell over and broke my elbow!!! So I'm semi incapacitated at the moment.... it took me 2 days to make this postcard.
This week the theme on SPA is WINGS chosen by the lovely AUDREY