Friday, 6 March 2015

Spring Flowers

We have snowdrops and crocus in the garden and I really feels like Spring is here.  To celebrate I did this little 8 x 8 inch canvas.  The background is Claudine Helmuth paints, assorted stamps including Paperbag Studios along with rub ons.  The main flowers use the Donna Downey Anenome Duo stencils with paints and Neocolours. I am entering it in the Artist Trading Post Exchange challenge "Springtime".

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Love Birds

 It seems that since I started this blog, having lost everything on the old blog when the name got messed with, I realise I seem to be mainly doing 2d rather than 3D work, so this is a sort of half way house I'm calling it 2.5D.  The tree branches comprise a layer of wadding, layers of tissue, then crackle paste and paint. The flowers started as white paper which I  shaped and coloured.  I am entering this into the Mixed MEdia Monthly Challenge #10 "Birds of a Feather"

The Girl with the Butterfly on her Face

This piece used hand drawn doodle flowers surrounding "Off in the Distance" stamp by Donna Downey for Unity Stamp, Neoclour II crayons,  Pitt Big Brush pens and paint. I am entering this into the Thats Crafty Oddles of Doodles challenge.

When I first started this piece I had flowers on the right and the face on the left but I was not happy with the face so I added flowers all round so I drew, coloured and cut some more out from water colour paper and sort of collaged them on.  A butterfly rub on caught my eye and the piece finally seemed right and I was happy with it.  The title refers to my Lupus, the symbol for Lupus groups is the butterfly as we get a butterfly shaped (or Mylar) rash on our faces, so these seemed a a bit pretty way to have a butterfly on the face.