Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Adorning Crowns...

At the last Paperific I met Linda Baldock, doing a fantastic Make'n Take flower chipboard brooch, and we became Facebook friends (along with 100's of others! lol). Linda recently proposed a swap whereby participants made an embellishment to add to their own Crown - we are all Queens of some sort.

Today I finished my pieces, a combination of "Collections" dress form and butterfly, cuttlebugged, painted, embossed and gilded. I just hope they arrive at their destinations in tact. Swappers are from all over Australia and the U.S. I can't wait to see my returns...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

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Because of problems with my new laptop (Christmas present) I haven't blogged for aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages! So I am back on the "old" one to solve these issues.

This pic is of a double page spread I did in a book for Nicky in our Beyond Altered Books swap. Sue provided the group with discarded school books to alter and swap. It's a lot of fun but also taking a long time as we only meet monthly and not everyone attends every month.

Nicky wanted elephants in her book, I bought this felt elephant in Torquay during the holidays and painted the background using one of my favourite Ro Bruhn techniques.