Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wait For Me.... Altered Art Card
I have called this card Wait For Me as the girl is running to catch up with someone. There is an old saying.... stop and smell the roses.... and I wanted this card to highlight the beautiful roses that are there just waiting for someone to stop. It is a reminder to me to stop and smell the roses.....

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glad... Altered Art Card
In life, there are so many things to be glad about..... When putting this card together, I wanted to combine the different elements of the roses, the bird and butterfly and my sweet girl jumping from one branch to another. The background is one of my marbled cards. What are you glad about today?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Contentment... Altered Art Card
I have called my card Contentment as that is exactly what I see... I started with a gorgeous, floral background and then added the dreamy girl and her dog. She seems to be absentmindedly patting her dog while she is just sitting quietly. Perhaps she is thinking of things to be done.... but not yet....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bird Song
Another of my altered cards..... I love how she has stopped to listen to the beautiful bird song.....

I created this card using three separate elements. I wanted the background to be of large, glorious blooms. Added to this I placed a teeny, tiny girl who climbed up the plant to look in wonderment at the flowers. Can you see her just barely balancing on a leaf? Lastly, an inquisitive butterfly fluttered by.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Edwardian Lady's Table

I found a very old book in an op shop that was in a bad way.... so I thought, why not turn it into a table!! The book is The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden. What a marvellous artist she was and her drawings are beautiful. I used an old decorator table and gave it two coats of white undercoat, followed by two coats of a buttery lemon colour. Once dry I used my Mod Podge to apply the pictures and to seal it. To do the edging, I punched out over a hundred hearts as they have a lovely curved edge. Now instead of an unloved book that someone didn't want, I have a gorgeous table that I do want and I can look at Miss Holden's magnificent work every day.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

As I sit here and sew....
When I found this image, I knew it would go well with a scrap of paper that I had splashed paint on. The young girl looks very contented as she sits and sews with a happy heart.

Happiness and Kindness Cards
I made these two cards using the same image but changed them slightly by using different wording, background papers and embellishments.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Butterflies in the Garden
Working with serviettes is so much fun as there is a lot of variety and several cards can be made from one serviette. Blush pink and mint green always go together and I couldn't resist this design.