Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I've put together here quite a few Artist Trading Cards I've created in the last week. Just a hoppity, skippity to do them. It's linking themes together and putting shapes and colours in an attractive fashion I find.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The card on the left is just a "put together" piece - even some thin leather strap which I happen to have.
Below is a Birthday Card "Serendipity" - a technique where lots of colours you like are torn off and put on one sheet. Then I have stamped them and cut them into squares and stuck them on a black background on a card. Easy Done. The tearing of papers to put on the sheet would be the longest amount of time.
Another Unit to be given a thorough renovation and set in place in the dining room. Lines will have to be painted on the window panes. New door knobs will be needed. Maybe a pale shade of pink, cream, white or lilac..what about a sage green? Never can tell what my husband presents before me in the colour range I am to choose from.
Here is the cupboard spruced up... Tez has the uncanny knack of making items look extra tidy. Blue was
The timber look chair is now repaired and shows a heavy shade of Lilac. Sweet! It's nice collecting sad forgotten chairs. Lovely to give them a new lease of life.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
After some keen work at stripping a few layers of old paint, it's out with the paint brush and both of us have a go at the"spiffy" new look. We chose a soft pink look ready to add around our table. All chairs will give our table setting an individual look.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Two cards of a few cards I completed this week. And yes - I have started my Christmas card stock already! My cards are always different -
one is not ever a replica of another. I like to think that what I make
has more the hand-made touch full of the personal approach. With the cards I make I see them as an expression to encourage or warm someone's heart. I have others I am doing which are vintage - styled, more art-inspired and breaking of any set guidelines. Now I wonder how they will turn out when I publish them?
Friday, September 25, 2009
When I last looked at the Door bell it was faded and in need of a touch of paint. Tez complied - and it was done - a bright pink pig to greet our visitors to the front door. Oh, the one thing I forgot - I didn't get a "before" picture!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here is part of our work on a sideboard picked up from a farmer. We have started on the oval in the middle - scoring it back with methylated spirits and Quad Zero steel wool. As the sticky cover coat comes off we wipe it with a cotton cloth as we work. We finished the two drawers today. The handles on the drawers were wire brushed to bring up the shine.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Checking out vintage quaint seat - meant for two of course! This is our second visit and we still have visited all the lovely craft, vintage and other beautiful little shoppes in the Adelaide Hills this winter. Hahndorf is famous for it's lovely and well-made cakes and bread. The little German cake shoppes are excellent quality. One such shop had over the door "You can't get a good product out of poor ingredients." Isn't that true? We enjoy the taste of fine ingredients in the form of "Bee stings" - which don't need to be high in sugar - hence showing the taste instead of good ingredients.
Both Tez and I enjoy art and craft and here is something Simple I have drawn and out of a group of pictures Tez and I both voted this one the best. Tez labelled it "Two Best Friends".
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I found this quint little jug and bowl with Staffordshire, England imprinted on the back. I liked it on sight. Beautiful freesias, lavendar and daisies from our special cottage garden burst from the jug.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Then will you know that money cannot be eaten....