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Friday, 26 December 2008

Art Sketches

I am struggling with painting I want some kind of sketch but am not good at drawing (yet anyway) so I came up with an idea to convert some of my pictures into sketches, I managed to do it on Epson Photoimpression and here is a couple of examples which I can use to paint or colour in. It does not feel as much like cheating as paint by numbers but a good way to start out.

The Van Gogh Sunflowers is a from a photo I took of one of my paintings which I have in my room which was done by an artist friend of mine. The other is a rose in my parent's garden

Card Inserts

I have been working on card inserts with clip art images, I already have a template cd I use to set up my inserts but decided they needed jazzing up you can see them here and download them if you like but not sure how well they will print out from the pictures you will have to try and see. Please note they are for personal use only and not for resale

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Watercolour Vase of Flowers

I did this tonight as a break from telly watching, it's watercolour it's my first painting in watercolour for years I had fun but next time I will first wet the paper I used too much paint aparently beginners often do that and it's too dark I know:)

Monday, 15 December 2008


I have been making calendars of my dad's cartoons here is the front page I did it on publisher, I have a comb binder we dug out of the loft to bind them and they look pretty good IMHO

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award goes to.....

Lisa from Crafting Diva Designs kindly gave me this award
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My ATC Book

I had a go at covering an old photo album which I store my atc collection in it is a bit tatty but does the trick. The letters are from
and the inside of the book here

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Waterfall Atc

I made this waterfall atc I used a kit (cheating I know) but they are hard to do otherwise

Beaded Card

I made this card for a swap - beaded - it would have been better if the circle would spin but maybe next time I'll try that. I used metallic glow in the dark thread.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Charity Cards

As I like to make cards for animal charities, I was asked by a dog charity if I would donate some cards for a competition they were having so I agreed and I am to send 4 of them to the runner-up here's one of them I made.
The topper I bought from this ebay shop
the paper is by Flair Designs

Craft Group

I have set up craft group for some friends in local fire station community room, starting in January we can fit around 20 people in the room (though might be a bit cramped!) so I am busy inviting people I have easily got 20 and included some elderly ones too including my mum who is great at most things including sewing so she might give us some tips and some like to do cross-stitch and others art, others cards so will make a nice bunch! Can't wait, if it goes well plan to do it every month or even more often and the great thing is the room is free to hire (but we will give donation as don't like to take that for granted)