Friday, 27 May 2011

My first She Art canvas

I have been curious about "she art" for a while and when I first saw it I didnt really get it as such. My friend gave it a try on paper and I mentioned that I had a canvas notepad and she could have some of the sheets to try it on the canvas. I got home & I googled it and looked at all the images and thought I'm going to give it a try, hence my title "She wanted to try"
It was fun getting all messy and making a mistake and just painting over it, it took me quite a long time to complete and I was very impatient waiting for bits to dry etc. Overall I enjoyed the experiment and would definately do some more in the future
I dont know if I have done it "right" but I am very pleased with it
Without further ado here she is!
I would appreciate your comments letting me know where I can improve etc (well fact is I just love comments in general lol)
Toodle Pip from Me and She

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

White with 1

Played along at White with 1 this month
the challenge was White with Orange and scallops
This is made up of scraps and when I looked through my scraps bag I was suprised at just how much Orange I actually had!
The embellies are old ones the Heart stickers and the felt flowers the scraps are Echo Park and Kaisercraft alphas by Doodlebug and Jenni Bowlin
Poppy being her Loud Proud and generally unique self about 5 years ago
Hope you like it
Toodle Pip xxx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pencillines 237 & HMITM

Doubled up on this layout using sketch 237 from Pencillines and the recipe from How Much Is Too Much
The HMITM criteria was
Please create a layout that has:

-Your favorite color(s) - Blue
-2 circles for wheels - the badge and the journalling circle
-2 pictures - check
-3 or more metal embellishments - badge, paperclip, butterfly, key charm, tab, pin
-ribbon for handlebar streamers - smile ribbon
-a flag or pennant - used the smile ribbon as my flag
-something shiny for the reflectors - bling on the butterfly
-And an image of a bike somewhere on your page. - one in the photo & one on the badge

The good old bubble wrap stamped background
The papers are american crafts & scenic route
the alpha, badge and ribbon is also american crafts
the butterfly & key are from my stash
and the tab at the top is by 7 gypsies

When I was working on this layout I had the very sad news that my Granddad had passed away and I almost didnt carry on with it, but with gentle encouragement from my great aussie cyber friends on Skype I managed to complete it

Rest In Peace my Dear Sweet Granddad & give Nan a big hug from me. . .XXX

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Pencillines 236

Cosmo cricket Dutch Girl papers.
I made the little fences from the patterned paper and a little perle cotton thread added some tiny seashells,Fi had the great idea of raising Star up from one of the pictures by cutting around it inking the edges an then replacing the cut out piece on foam pads (thanx Fi xx) lots of distressing and machine stitching too.
Toodle Pip xxx

Monday, 2 May 2011

CCG 190

Played along at CCG this week
using papers from my Studio Calico kit (april)
Thickers, carolee's tiny alpha stickers .and basic gray buttons. I hand stitched around the pp and across the border (wish I'd brought my sewing machine lol). I flicked some white paint around the background to give it a bit of a grunge and added some butterflies to soften it
Toodle Pip xxx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

thankyou card

This was made for the lady who owns the farm gave me some old calanders so I decided to create a card to thank her for all she has done for us this week! Hope she likes it
Toodle Pip xxx