Thursday, 4 April 2013

Adventures are the Best

A little while ago friend asked me to make a 'congratulations on your wedding day'-type card for an old friend of hers, after seeing some of my mixed media canvases.

I let it all out. I love giving 'enjoy your adventure'-type messages to newlyweds, much more than the regular (might I say boring?) 'congrats'.

So, on a theme - in that the creation was also an adventure - I made this:

I gotta say, I liked it so much I didn't really want to give it away. But you gotta, you know. If you don't make something you don't wanna give away it's not worth giving.

I lost count of the layers on this. I used mists, inks, paints, chalks, stamps, stencils, stickers, paper, heat embossing... it really was an adventure through my art supplies.

I liked the theme so much I continued it for a wedding we went to not long after:

I hope all the newlyweds appreciate the message.

Speaking of adventuring, we're off to Paris today to meet up with my parents and show them around this new favourite city of mine. Adventures are the best!

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!

There are first times for everything. This one was the hot cross bun first time. What do you think? 

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Coming Round the Mountain

I was recently asked by a colleague to make a birthday card for her fun-loving, mountain-loving, bike-loving sister. I thought about origami; I thought about watercolours; I thought about acrylics and paper piecing and stencils...but each time, it didn't feel right.

Then I thought about my Big Shot and those tiny little white sticky squares that add dimension... and came up with this:

I would definitely say that this card is fun. Did you clock the teeny bike going waaay up the mountain in the middle? :-) 

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Wedding Scrapbooking pt. 2

Told you there'd be more :-)

And it's almost finished. Such a joy to make, I will miss it when it's completed. But that's the joy of scrapbooking - it's there to be looked at any time.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Wedding Scrapbooking pt. 1

I made a push lately to finish our wedding album - the scrapbook version. It's almost done - a year and a half later! But I realised I'd not shared a great deal of it on here.

It's really coming together.

There's more to come... soon!