Tuesday 17 March 2009

DigiCollage - Emily

I love this photo of my aunt Emily when she was a teenager, so I wanted to play around with it some, I also used images from the Creative Workshops course and some from the Graphics Fairy.

Digital Collage - Fairy Castle

I was determined to 'play alone' with the new techniques I've learned from Gails class on Creative Workshops. I'm really pleased with my little digi collage. I love playing with PS now, and want to spend hours going through my photos to see what I can do with them now I have a new eye!

This collage is made up from images Gail gave us for the class, a few of my own photos and a star burst brush.

Monday 16 March 2009

Tile Challenge - Chris

We're doing a collaborative work on the forum whereby each participant choses a colour scheme and everyone makes 3 tiles in that colour to create a hanging collage piece.

Chris is first up with yellows and oranges, and here's my effort.

Thursday 12 March 2009


On Sunday while Carrie tried out some wire wrapping I made this little brooch....

Tote Bag

I spent a lovely weekend in Newry with Carrie last weekend. It was so much fun, and I can't believe how productive we were. Carrie showed me how to make silk paper, which is beautiful! We went fabric shopping, experimented with procion dyes, made totes and jewelery.

This was my first real exploration into the sewing world, I've admired Carries textile work from afar and love the amazing artwork she gave me on my wedding. While I've thought about fabrics and playing with them, I never really knew where to start.

So Saturday Carrie decided we'd make some tote's. My effort is pictured here, and I can't quite believe what I made. I normally struggle to sew a button in, so to have produced a finished, usable item is momentus for me. And I think it looks really cool too!

Thank you so much Carrie - you are a wonderful and inspiring teacher.

Wednesday 11 March 2009

February Challenge

Well from that pure laziness on my part and unwillingness to cooperate on the part of my PC means I'm falling behind with a lot of stuff, including blogging some recent stuff.

Seona set us a Stash Busting Challenge in February, and sent us some bits n pieces she thought she'd never use. In actual fact it made me get quite creative. I took to altering the elements beyond all recognition and heres what I came up with....

Monday 2 March 2009

All on a theme

Seona set us a challenge to alter a matchbox - using only 3 colours, (1 being black)and must use stamping.

I came up with some background paper using TH Distress Inks which I used for the matchbox, and made some cards from it too.

I had fun seeing the different looks I acheived from the same starting point.

Sunday 1 March 2009

Floral Background Paper

Just starting the Digital Collage workshop over on creative workshops, I've realised it might take me some time to finish it! Only a few minutes in and I've already got distracted playing. Anyway here's another background paper for you to play with ;-)