Turtle Dove card I made . This was quite a bit different from my usual style. I had fun making this. The dove is carrying the turtle charm and is made by stamping and embossing the turtle then adding to a cut out oval which i edged in silver and layered upon the card with added ribbon
In the blended line between conciousness and sleep you can find me. There lies the land where my soul walks, leaving footprints sure and deep. Strength and sureness,power and revelation are felt, eyes glimpse the truth, and my feet know the way. Yet as I sink or rise from either side that hazy place I am lost in worlds surreal and dangerous, unsteady and fragile. A waking world, and a world of sleep? One they call truth, one they swear is a lie, neither a place of safety, nor one where I really reside. Either side of my peaceful plain, I spin like a top in the harsh winds of time, thrashed by the whip of uncertainty, and thrown back and forward untill.... I reach the tranquil line and sink within soft folds of temporary calm.
This is an atc i wanted to make for a while. I use a hot glue technique which i have added to my crafty tips blog in a tutorial
In addition to the above atc i also made this one with the wonderful background forartcreationsfriday
Twenties style inspired this winged atc lady. I called this one 'Flappin' Mainly done with two different patterns made from food colourings (see my tutorial on junes crafty tips )
Also I just recieved this wonderful award from Maxine
and I wanted to say a really big thanks for this one my friend. I have the award given twice now and have passed it on but its so lovely when someone cares enough about your page and work and friendship to nominate you :)
I have a challenge for anyone who would like to give this a go. I recently made a puzzle tag ( see pic ) and wondered how other people would decorate the jigsaw pieces. Now I used a real jigsaw piece and this was from an old childrens puzzle that i purchased from a charity shop,You could use the cuttlebug die to make one if you have it, but if you dont have one you can download a template for this challenge from my forum(but you will need to join to get the template as i cant work out how to upload a pdf here on my blog.) Template HERE The Winning project will get of a set of unique dwonloadable vintage images ( my work so they are original ) for using on your projects.What you need to do is make an art puzzle tag of your own and reply to this post with the link for your puzzle entry and add my link to your blog for this competition.All entries must be in by December 17th
I made this frame for object'dart challenge. (Details on my craft blog )
Don't forgetthe Prize jigsaw challenge (November 18th blog )
I am thrilled to accept this lovely award from Jane
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who then must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award. I am passing it on to these lovely people for their wonderful blogs and the hand of friendship they have held out to me :
The winter seems to be so beautiful this year. Autumn is hanging in there and i felt inspired to make the atc below. One of my loves is writing poetry and although a whole poem was too much for this atc i did think a line would be nice after reading the challenge over at ARTY GIRLZ. I know that my art is hardly like the beautiful cards usually entered for this challenge but ... hopefully they will allow me to join in with my slightly different work. Its my first time and i love the arty girlz blog. Accompanying the autumn atc 'Tears Of Gold' I wanted to add a little humour so the other atc is entitled 'Cheeky' Tears of Gold (c) J.Macfarlane 2008DONT FORGET ... WIN A GRAPHICS PACKAGE (closing date 17th December ) See blog from 18th December
I have a challenge for anyone who would like to give this a go. I recently made a puzzle tag ( see pic ) and wondered how other people would decorate the jigsaw pieces. Now I used a real jigsaw piece and this was from an old childrens puzzle that i purchased from a charity shop but if you dont have one you can download a template for this challenge from my forum(but you will need to join to get the template as i cant work out how to upload a pdf here on my blog.) Template HERE The Winning project will get of a set of unique dwonloadable vintage images ( my work so they are original ) for using on your projects.What you need to do is make an art puzzle tag of your own and reply to this post with the link for your puzzle entry and add my link to your blog for this competition.All entries must be in by December 17th
In search of the most amazing art pieces, i tend to make this award VERY EXCLUSIVE , I don't give the award out very often and i don't allow it to be passed on. Why ? because i believe it needs to be kept for the very best art we can find in blogging land and for individual works. I do encourage nominations for this award though so please do leave me a link if you think a piece of work deserves this special award. I have though, found one that i believe you will agree with me is a fine example of great and individual art. Its an atc by Flippinpest (Val ) and this is it.Here is your award too Val. CONGRATULATIONS !!! Please feel free to say well done to her here or at her blog.Thanks June
Background is alcohol inks and various pens and doodling. Once again a really enjoyable make. Not sure if i will be making anything today as i have so many other things i have been neglecting but it was fun while it lasted :)
Have had a really quiet weekend and made some bits and bobs but I like to add only the relevent work to my blogs. This one is my angels and demons atc and it seems ages since i made an atc i really enjoyed. I really did enjoy making this one.
The beads are oriental flowers and i rescued them as i often do from old broken jewellery. I then printed off paper oriental images and chose this one to add to a metal disc i wanted to alter. I then varnished and left to dry and put the whole thing together. I quite like the result
Entering this to the fabulous challenge at ooh la la
I always loved the medusa myth and the fabulous and intriguing imagery it always produced in my head.Here is my version of 'Medusa'The image was sketched in pencils and then torn from my sketchbook and then mounted on a stamped background which i had coloured. I then drew the snakelike hair across the whole area and painted with a mixture of watercolour,acrylic and pens.
This is my purple grass atc. Stamped, water colour paints and cut out and placed on background of acrylic in metallic green, doodle in sakura and purple glitter glue
NEWS FLASH !!!
My lovely friend May won a very deserving award for her blog recently and she has awarded me the award too now. I am really chuffed :) what a great honour and May ... I am so pleased you think my blog is nice enough to include my name for this blog award. Thank you.
As part of winning this award i need to pass it on to at least 7 other bloggers ... and they also need to pass it on too so here are my nominations for this fab blog award.
Todays makes so far are this bracelet made with beads i hand made in paper and also added wooden beads and some gorgeous two one glass ones. The other make was an atc which was made with a new stamp and some water colour paints. MY NEW PRIDE ... I have posted my newest news and new pride and joy over at the junes crafts blog here
3 gothic arches are hinged together to form a lovely display. I enjoyed making this one and have named it LIPSTICK,POWDER & PAINT. I found it therapuetic making this and enjoyed letting my 'girly' side loose within the subject of the arches.
These are my new project. I turned some cheap plastic childrens dog tags into pendants. On the double photograph the plastic has been made to look like tortoiseshell with alcohol inks and then i built a tiny collage insert with various papers, stamp,inks and other. I am quite pleased with the result and will be making more as i bought a job lot of these tags