Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Helgas Challenge #2 Artchix

I have been trying to upload a pic to the yahoo group and it just will not do what its meant to, so I will put it here and write a message on the group. Helga is doing this challenge weekly and as my previous post shows you can be a chosen winner by her kitties.

Here is this weeks challenge. Magazine pages etc, which had to incorporate part of last weeks circles and dots and then add circles etc in this one. Well I hope that Bruno can feel the love from down under and chooses me again this week. Yep I am greedy....LOL
I hope Marion gets chosen too and all the other wonderful entries as well.... I am not really that greedy you know Best of luck everyone.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Glenda +1 Lucy, Bevlea and Eliza 3FL
We took this pic at Elizas on Friday and Bevlea has edited it beautifully.......
We had a great day, Eliza provided wonderful food and great coffee for those who drink the smelly stuff and an awesome box of various teas to choose from. I have yet to finish my pages which are now bound with fabric etc and I will take photos of them and put up a show for you to see very soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


as Barb would say............
I won I won, well one of three, but the Kitty, Bruno chose me first.

Here is the pics of the cats choosing the winners for Helgas challenge. So how cool is that........She put each cat up to take a treat and each persons name was attached to a treat.
I intend to do the next part of the challenge too, yeah I'm greedy that lovely kitty might choose me again.....

Helgas Artchix yahoo group challenge

this week was to make a piece of art just making it with circles and dots. Not to think about it just do..

Here is my effort. I used my Caran Dache watercolor crayons for some of the backgrounds, the first was a bottle top painted and stamped randomly over the crayon. I added the clock with a trusty gel pen. Next was painted and then a Hero Arts dot stamp, 3rd top was watercolor crayons again and flowers drawn as circles and dots for stamens. hmmmmm base leaves not so good. Next row was a peice of scrapbook paper, then three rows of circle masks which I wiped over with Ancient Page ink and then drew in the black ones. Next was watercolor crayons again and drew various color circles with different permanent markers. Third row was painted and then two different circle stamps I have,  that I love for zetti work, next was paint again and my large scroll stamp that I drew the scrolls out to make circles, added some gold rings with pen, the last one is just straight black paint on bubble wrap and pressed directly onto the watercolor paper. You can see more of the entries here.  or at least see what it was all about.

While I was playing with this I made an ATC from scraps on my desk for Paperarts group for the Winner Takes All. Here she is.

She's made of bits left over from the Spooky book pages. I had skulls and skeletons etc lying around. Hey, my motto "I'm creative you can't expect me to be neat too!!" so the song "Dem bones dem bones dem dry bones now hear da Word of the Lord " was ringing in my ears and an ATC was born....

I have been home from work for over a week, pity I have not been in a good space to do more artwork, but....... its not good being unwell and home, doesn't make for good playing time. But I am off to Elizas on Friday for our belated play day where we hope to finish our frame books  that we got from Jen C. I know Bevlea is finished hers and made a slide of it. Hers looks fabulous and I cant wait to see it.
Today I unpacked a box of photos and stuff I had just re packed to find photos of Geoffs mum etc to scan to finish my frame book. Hmmm, loads of photos in that box that I need to do something with apart from carting them round the world in a box..........Oh well another day. But was good to see photos of my own rugrats etc, gosh were they that little...........

Monday, October 12, 2009

Final Page for PaperQueens

At long last I have finished my page for Joy Welsh. It was part of the Fabric book on Paperqueens group that Bevlea has now deleted.
Joy's page was Nature and I had a serious mental/art block with this one. I had the background page done for ages but kept putting it aside. Anyway HRH came over for a play day and she is good at prompting my slow brain into a great page, well I hope Joy likes it.
Also the day with Eliza was great, probably the last in this craft room, before the move across the suburb to the next ridge, I will miss our complete view of Yarra Valley, but good things to look forward to. At this stage we are going to build a new craft room  and 2 car garage in the front of the house, so something really good to look forward to. But loads of hard work ahead.
So now for the draft drawings of the buliding, apply for permits etc and on we go. Will be good though as I can get what storage I need planned at the same time etc...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Spooky Ancestors

The Paperarts group is doing a Spooky Ancestors book swap. There are 13 of us in the swap. :-)
My page is a Spooky Toy house. The two cousins. Millicent and Baby Amy are escaping from the house as they got scared when Aunt Dorothea with another cousin Tabitha appeared after finishing the Merry go round ride. I think it was really the presence of the resident bat that they were so frightened of.

This has been fun to do. I am sure the finished book, which will have the Metal Etched cover on it will be absolutely stunning and a tribute to Itkipulli images that we have all had to use.

New Zetti and Play times and news

I have been rather busy the last few weeks. But I found some time to do my Zetti swaps for ATC Taranaki a New Zealand group I moderate. Gosh work is a drain on play time isnt it.
Anyway the image I used was from Teesha Moores sheet#c106, the head was from sheet #C60. The wings a butterfly image I have. The second was from sheet C105 and the legs from another.
I have put the sheet numbers here because of the copywright issue of a previous post, to show that I have the sheets in question as well, but have used a different head this time.

I have some work to do this week on my book for our play day that is on Friday.
Here is one of the pages front and back.
1: Mum Laing as a baby.                                                2: Mum Laings wedding

Now, the reason we all go to work is because we owe, we owe, we have joined the ranks of homeowners in Australia. We have just purchased a house in Chirnside Park and settlement is on the 6 November.
Craft room, hmmmmmmmmmm not sure yet what's going to happen there. We will need to add on probably, but in the mean time I am sure I will find a space even if its on the massive closed in deck..........

Might be a bit hot in the height of summer, but I am sure I will sort it out won't we Elizabeth :-)