Monday, January 26, 2009

2cre8art challenge

Well the end of the month is nearly here. I had planned to do the January challenge from Barb and Bevleas new technique tutorial blog earlier in the month, but as usual time went no where.

We got home from the coast ( Woodside Beach) tonight, Australia Day and I thought I better have a play. I found this image of Sophia Andersons via another blog The Color Guru last week and really liked it so searched for one that I could use. It will show up on the retreat houses too :-)

Anyway, thanks again to Bevlea and Barb for creating the blog for challenges. You girls rock.....

Friday, January 23, 2009

New ATC done

This is an ATC that I did for the January Paperarts Free title. I had done a "No Paper" one for a NZ group and so decided to do a very similar one for the Paperarts group, but used a paper image for this one.

The background is some nice fabric that is old french writing, then creditcard technique washed some "green" paint over it, then added some netting that I had sort of dyed with some paints along the side, I stamped a flourish with versamark and gold embossed it, it did get more gold on the bits of wet netting :-) but I think it looks OK. Then after I added the image I put some "faux eggshell" (a technique I got from one of the Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines) bits on her head and added a bird image to that.I added some scrummy Black Mica Flakes to the bottom too.

Now........... Last Monday I went to Bevleas again and we did some more of Kelly Rae Roberts book. I just need to finish the two pictures we worked on and I will then add some pics here.
Til then, have a fantastic Australia Day weekend won't you.

Monday, January 5, 2009

My latest ATC and some other stuff

that was done for Paperarts last swap, Weird Chairs. I do like that pic of Marilyn. Thought she might like to take a trip on a Ship and waited for it on the tower bridge. Oh well, it is the New Year and had a couple of swigs so forgive me won't you.

This year I like a couple of others have decided my resolution will be to do the Challenges I have set myself, refer an earlier post. But I am joining Bevlea, Lucy, Eliza and Barb (from afar)to do some techniques from some of the art books we all own.

I am looking forward to the retreat only 10 weeks to go. Will be a busy time for me, as I have to go to the Gold Coast the week after for work.

Anyway, this past year has been busy for us, Went back to NZ in February for a wedding, had our kids over in March for about 12 weeks, went to Lakeland Florida
in June to buy some Golden paints LOL, hey the $$ was good, nah, went to a Conference, Thats Vegud, Alley, Geoff, myself and an American lady that we gave a lift home too. cant remember her name, bad me.....

also my job came to and end. Then when we got back just over 5 weeks later our second grandchild was born so home I went for a visit, while I was there the guy I was doing volunteer work for rang Geoff and asked us to move to Melbourne to work full time with them.

So end of September saw us move from Shepparton to Chirnside Park, so here we are. Before the move I went to Wagga Wagga to spend a few days with Barb . The end of the year has been good, some art time spent with Eliza and then some instruction days etc at Eva's. way to go girl, thoroughly enjoyed the soldering day. Then joined Bevlea and Lucy's play day along with Eliza which has now become a regular play day. So thanks to you all for making me welcome to Melbourne, a bit different to Shepparton. From art starvation to a wonderful feast of playtimes. Hey who has time to go to work.

See you soon

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

Well, the New Year is in and dusted. My girlfriend came over from NZ and we had a great time, well I did anyway. We went to New Brighton beach, My friend dont like her picture took LOL............
Chadstone shopping centre, well spent about 2hours there, not enough even to do one corner, but I can now say I have been there, we went to Belgrave and came home via the Dandenongs and Sassafras (sp) spent a good time wondering the shops there. Ohh theres one I would love to replicate back in NZ eh!!Sandy.... Sandy spent her holiday pocket money on some nice things for her kitchen, hope you had no trouble at baggage Sands.
We also went on the Puffing Billy, would have been more enjoyable if the weather hadnt been so darn cold. We took Sands bush too. Now that was fun, apart from the leeches that decide they liked my legs oh yukkk..... we dont know how well off we are in NZ with no nasties like that.
anyway........... She went home on the 3rd. Will miss her. See ya in May Sands.