Saturday, 27 October 2012

Close your eyes!

Mum asked me to make a birthday card for a 5 year old girl who is blind. She apparently loves fairies. Here is the result. By coincidence this month's Spectrum Noir Challenge is Flowers so I'll pop this onto the challenge page. (The fairy's dress is the flower).

The fairy's wings (a Nestabilities butterfly die) are embossed for texture from the front, and have Distress Stickles behind them. The dress is made from a white flower, edged with colour (Spectrum Noir pen PP3, blended). Skin, clothes, shoes and hair also coloured with Spectrum pens. The white mesh and split pins add further texture, as does the debossed butterfly on the  flap. Another texture has been added to the shoes with Glossy Accents, 'Ally' in Braille has been stitched on in beads. A strip saying Happy Birthday in Braille will be added above Ally's name. The 'Wee Stamps' stamp used came free with a magazine. The top opening is a Nestabilities Deckled Oval Large. 

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Another quick entry for the Spectrum Noir Challenge - using a free stamp set which came with a magazine.
The piano was done using the camouflage technique outlined on the blog. My piano at home looks just like this - walnut? The timber flooring was done using TN2 then striping through with TN1. Holly leaves also coloured with Speccies. I added the timber floor and TN1 wall because the image looked too stark with a white space around it. The small size of the image makes a light touch essential. Can't wait for the brush tips to be released!!!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Anyone would think it was hot today!

My poor perennial spinach was a bit stressed by today's 34 degrees C - bit of a shock after so many weeks in the low 20's! I had NOT missed watering it - it's obviously just sulking. Hmm. The red lettuce looks a bit sad too.