Saturday, August 22, 2009
I was given a lovely old battered suitcase a while ago by my Uncle full of old photos of the family, mainly my Grandparents on my Mothers side and of course my Mum and Uncle. I wanted to have the photos on the wall but as they are all fairly small, as they were in the 1940's and 50's I decided to make 3 collages using 3 of my favourite photos to go in a 3 picture frame bought at good old Ikea! One of the ideas was copied from a page I did for my A-Z journal last year, I loved the photo of my Grandad or Pop as we called him , stood by his car. The other is my Uncle serving in the Royal Medical corps in India during the 2nd world war, for a man who gets sea sick just looking at the sea that was quite a brave thing to do and the third is one of my Nanny and Mum and Uncle Ken enjoying an ice cream on a sea side holiday. The finished frame hangs in our lounge, I can't wait to show Mum and Uncle Ken and the rest of the family!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This months Lottery theme on Altered design was an ATC where you have made your own backgrounds. Here is mine, I used watercolour paper, brushed it with water and then painted H2O's on and let the red border run into the other colours. I then stamped the script stamp on top.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
My penfriend Trish in Australia has recently moved house and so as a house warming gift I painted her this welcome sign to hang in her new home. She loved it ! Made from grey board and painted with acrylic, scrapbooking paper scraps used for the bird houses. Her new address is Parrot court and as a parrot owner and lover like me it fitted the bill !
I am back ! Out of plaster now and although still walking on crutches can get back in my craft room to play. Thank you for all the kind wishes posted here, they meant a lot. As you can see I chose purple for my second plaster, had a bright pink one to start with. Thank goodness for all my crafty things and my DS light, I think I would of gone crazy with out them.