In My Castle, Wonky Houses journal page

By on 5-14-2011 in art quilts, Original Pattern, Original Quilts

A little journal page created for the Art For the Creative Mind Yahoo Group. When I first read about this swap I was interested, I love wonky houses of all kinds. My houses are not only wonky but happy. The background is water colour crayons, the chimney smoke is an embossed stamp of flowers (just right for my happy houses) and a bit of trim added for whimsy.

In My Castle, Wonky Houses journal page

Two seasonal and two beautiful overlays for creating your own papers and tags

By on 5-14-2011 in art quilts, Original Pattern, Original Quilts

Pixel Scrapper has a designer call for words and fonts and since I will not have time to create new ones I am adding four pages that I have created earlier. One spring, one winter. Personal use only on all four overlays please.

Spring overlay

Winter-snowflake overlay

Here are two more, one states “I am beautiful” and the other is all about the word ‘beautiful’. Grab all four and tuck the seasonal ones away for a few months.

I am beautiful overlay

Beautiful is overlay

You could also transfer these to fabric and sew a pillow for a loved one’s room to remind them that they are beautiful. The winter snowflake page would be great printed on fabric and framed for your seasonal decoration.

Fanny Dankworth-Coldbath, a Steampunk Goddess Paper Doll

By on 5-14-2011 in art quilts, Original Pattern, Original Quilts

Fanny is a paper doll created for the Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo group. She is wearing her finest suede vest, hat, boots and wristlet with lots of gears and beads and her best silk skirt. She is gathering together for an evening of fun at the annual God and Goddess Convention and ready to party !!

Steampunk Goddess Fanny Dankworth-Coldbath

Fanny is made of chipboard with a black velvet covering. Her suede hat, vest, boots and wristlet are made from the backing of an old belt, the gears are washers. I created the doll and then dressed her one piece at a time, building up the wardrobe. I found her name here: Steampunk name generator

Card of the Month …. pear cards

By on 5-14-2011 in art quilts, Original Pattern, Original Quilts

These cards were created for a swap on the Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo group. Until I joined this group I hadn’t done a card and now I do one for almost every month.

pear card

This is the card I sent to my partner. The pear itself was drawn onto a piece of acrylic and held on with brads. I first designed the template in Photoshop Elements and then chose the papers to go beneath the pear sketch.

pear card

This was the first card I made and I think my favourite of the two, but when putting it to the group they liked the other better so that is the one I chose for the swap itself. Although I used the same template and sketch for both card the choices of papers and colours makes the design look completely different.

More ATCs … made for Random Acts of Kindness mailings

By on 5-14-2011 in art quilts, Original Pattern, Original Quilts

These were made with leftover bits of everything I had in my stash …. it was a lot of fun to see these come together one little bit at a time, no two alike

first set of two ATCs

The top card was made with a piece of leftover embossed card as the base. Little tangles of threads along with an extra ‘A’ and flower from previous swaps and lots of leftover glitter in the corner are glued on and held in place by a piece of acrylic held on with brads. The lower card’s background was created with leftover roses from the napkins I used for my journal pages. The word ‘friends’ was in my stash as well and although it’s colour was close to the roses it didn’t stand out so I outlined in silver and of course a little bling on the corner.

second set of ATCs

Here is the second set, made in the same way as the first two but with different little bit and pieces. These little cards can become addictive.

Journals …. this is my first mixed media journal page

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Journal Page

This is my first attempt at a mixed media journal page created for the Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group. The only criteria for it was that we had to use a stencil. My stencil was the waste from a little flower die. Never throw those out until you have used them somewhere. There are several layers of bits and pieces of almanac pages, lace, gold striped and dotted tissue paper as well as a couple of dollar store napkins with roses. I also used some threads to create more texture in the piece. Creating more pages is now a priority in my little art cave.