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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Horse with Steampunk

This is a horse I was trying to create with a steam punk etc.  This is the first version and I liked it so much I didn't want to spoil it, but I carried on and stamped over it.  I'm not quite sure I achieved the look I was going for, but I quite liked the effect.




Here is a vintage fuchsia for you and below that a quirky Japanese boat that I liked.


 See you next time.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Last Of First World War pictures

I have been doing a series of pictures in my art journal to commemorate the First World War.   I have looked through lots of old photographs,  I doubt and hope I will never go through what those men and women went through, but this series has been a series of gratitude.


This second one I am entering in the challenge at Quirky Challenge. The challenge was to use a stamp in the image.   The stamp at the bottom was from Wiki and is from the First World War period, as are the postmarks and the photographs,



I came third in the challenge at Quirky Challenges a few weeks ago with my Oriental Crane.

This image was from an old book at Gutenberg and I have cleaned it up for you.  This does involve a little work on my part, so personal use only please.


Till next time, take care.












Thursday, 14 August 2014

They also serve .......


This is the second in my First World War Series.   After reading a tip from another mixed media artist, I tried using oil pastels for the first time, they were a lovely creamy consistency.  I just used them for the poppies.  Below are some more flower freebies for you.  




Until next time, take care,


Thursday, 7 August 2014

A very quick post of freebies

This is a very quick post as I am having a hectic week, but I didn't want you to miss out on a few freebies.  I came across a book the other day called "The Day of the Birds" so here are 3 birds from the book.  If you like the them I will post some more.  Meanwhile have a great day xx









Thursday, 31 July 2014

Oriental Page with Briggs Flower freebies

The challenge at Quirky Challenges is for an Oriental theme.  Firstly I drew a crane and made the classic mistake of running out of room for the legs!  So I started again and made a real mess of that one and I was using a permanent marker!  Ripped that one up, took the first one and cut out the bird, then scanned it in the PC. Once on screen, I re-sized the bird and printed it out.  Using it as a template I drew round it and added the missing leg and foot!

I crumpled up the paper for the background which gave a good texture.  Changed the colour for the background 4 times!  Using a paper towel I dabbed it here and there to break up the final colour. I used some stickers to embellish the page, not sure how I feel about them, I may do something different, but here it for now:


Some Briggs embroidery designs for you.  Personal use only please.




Until next time, take care.




Thursday, 24 July 2014

Elegant lady Freebie

Hello! Thursday again!  I have had a few days away with my In Laws and had a lovely relaxing time.  I tried a colouring tutorial, which used a different (better!) method to mine.  I was quite pleased with the results.  The link is here.




I got this elegant lady from an old book, I have removed the background and tidied her up a little.  I thought I would use her in one of my journal pages.  Do let me know what you decide to use her for, she is today's freebie.  Personal use only please.

A quick post today!  Have a great week xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Bird Wrapping paper and freebies.

 The Quirky Challenge at the moment is Christmas in July (with punchies or die cuts).  For this page I used a piece of wrapping paper, gessoed over it,  coloured the birds on the wrapping paper which could still be seen slightly and added the holly.  Then I painted the background and added parts of a digital paper that I had done.  Lastly the die cuts which have caught the flash a little too much!  


This page was done using the same wrapping paper.  This time I did the background first, then coloured the birds and added leaves etc.  The quote was supposed to be "The time of the singing of the birds has come", which is a Biblical quote from the Song of Solomon 2:12.  As you can I ran out of room - oops!  Lesson learnt!  Finally I put the second layer of a 3 layer serviette over all of it.  I used the second layer because it was much lighter than the top layer.  I have some wrapping paper left so I may do a series!

Your freebies this week are a little early.  These images come from an old book called "5 Mice in a Mousetrap" available on Gutenberg.  Hope they will be useful to you.



Till next time, take care.