Thursday, February 17, 2011

Afternoon Canvas

Anticipating the change of season and summer welcoming the cooler months of Autumn; I painted this 12" by 24" canvas. Oils and acrylics on canvas then stamped with glimmer mist and acryclic paints.

I like to create an element of interest, so added some twigs and then altered paper kaiser flowers to compliment the autumn hues. Just loving the repetiton and appeal of the imagery created by stamping into paint. Time to go shopping for some bew groovy foam stamps!

Monday, February 7, 2011

seasons forever

Sometimes, the ideas transform beautifully to the page. in just a few hours, this layout was complete. It was finished with tattered angels glimmer glam painted over the photograph and glimmer mist to alter the colours of the flowers.

Brother and sister..... friends... like the seasons..... forever: Layout created Oct 2010

her little home

"Mummy, can I please take my little house back to my bedroom?" Amelia begged me when she saw this woodcraft cottage on display in the craft shop today. I took a photo and told her, Mummy will get it back to her soon. The colours match her quirky candy coloured bedroom, lime green, sherbet and fairy floss pink. This cute little home was made back in 2009 and one of my very first ever creations that were off the page.

welcome home

This was a design team challenge, using a colour scheme that I rarely choose for myself. I am a lover autumn tones. Mystical shades of green, orange and subtle golds and brown, so imagine my horror when I was shown pale blue to work with. Complimenting the gorgeous papers however, were rich chocolate colours and brass embellishments.

This collage painters tray is ready to display mini 2" photos to reflect family, love, and home life.

Friday, February 4, 2011

delicate friendship

The rose symbolises a delicate touch and yellow is significant of friendship. What a lovely combinatin to discover both as day turns into night. Midnight hues of blue descend, as petals of gold luminate the darnkess within.

Oils on canvas 6" by 12" with acrylic stamping and glimmer mist overlay.

A New Dawn

Darkness fades, and the vibrance of sungold and teal blend to create a beautiful new dawn. I woke up this monring with my fingertips ready to be around a paint brush, visions of a bright colourful world, at the break of day.

This 6" by 6" piece is oils on wood with acyrlic stamping.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

cherished memories

Photographs are like music. sometimes you hear the tune, like seeing the image and it reminds us of a truly wonderful moment in life. This layout hangs in my loungeroom with one of my favourite photos on it. The kids holding hands and watching the ducks on the water as the summer clouds roll by overhead. Afternoons spent together at the park as a family are often the most beautiful cherished memories.

Back to Basics

After losing my mojo for so long and focusing on the expression of words rather than scrpbooking, I recently found my scissors and reintroduced them to some great paper! These layouts are basic, in comparison to my heavily embellished and layered projects of the past. But the fresh, feminie pages lend themselves to some great photos that will become the true draw card on the layout.