Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Today's cards are all design team makes for the wonderful Jiggery Makery. I thought that I would share these three dresses with you, as they represent different type outfits made with the Jiggery Makery designs. If you get the chance, please pop over to the facebook page and take a look at all the wonderful designs, all drawn by the owner Adele. I just love playing about with all the designs of the dresses...it always takes me back to being a young girl playing fashion designer with my pens and papers. I remember that all my dresses had an over skirt and always had to have puff sleeves. In reality I loved puff sleeves and always wanted them on my dresses. I will have to try to find a photo of me in one of my dresses...if nothing else it will give you a good giggle..lol
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Monday, 25 July 2016
Todays creations are all design team makes for the wonderful JB-Crafting Supplies. Yesterday I decided to make a mixed media piece but got carried away and ended up making four finished projects and a large one which is till a work in progress. The first two makes today are 2 small canvasses that I had painted with my acrylics. I added three layered flowers and used a black peeloffs as stems. I finally stamped a different sentiment on both.
Now the two cards below came about totally by accident. I had painted my flowers using my H2Os, using another piece of paper to keep things tidy. When I had finished painting...I looked at the waste paper and loved the way in which the colours had mixed..so I decided to use it. I used one of my flower stamps and stamped the image onto the waste paper. I then cut them out and created two cards using these flowers.
Saturday, 23 July 2016
Friday, 22 July 2016
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Today's card is a design team make for the wonderful SLS Lines. A new challenge has just begun and will run for the coming month. The theme for this months challenge is 3 or more layers. As always I have a hard time deciding what to play with and I finally decided on this wonderful sun image. As soon as I saw her I thought about my set of tarot cards and thought to myself it would make a wonderful card.I began by painting the sun herself with my H2Os..so she has a wonderful shimmer. I also created a background..a blue sky with sunflowers at the bottom. I mounted this onto another layer onto which I had put the wording and the number. I finally mounted everything onto a piece of black card. The sun herself has 2 layers where I have decoupaged her rays. Altogether there are 5 layers in this piece of work. I'm thinking of putting this onto my art cupboard door. It will help brighten a dark corner.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Monday, 18 July 2016
Saturday, 16 July 2016
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Today's cards are all design team makes for the wonderful group of A Snowflakes Promise. A new challenge has just begun and will run for the next fortnight. The theme for this challenge is summer but as always you have the option of going for a Christmas make. As you can see from a couple of my makes..using the moose and the deer..they called out Christmas for me. I had so much fun creating with these wonderful images that I just couldn't stop...as you will see..lol
The sponsor for this challenge and the creator of these fabulous characters is Melonheadz. I do hope that you will pop over and take a look at the hundreds of characters that are available. I think that I may have bought the set just so that I could use the cute deer and moose. They just make me smile. If you pop over to the Snowflakes Promise blog you will see some other characters used by the rest of the team.
Monday, 11 July 2016
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Todays canvas is a design team make for the wonderful team over at Left of Center. A new challenge is just about to begin and will run for the coming week. The theme for this week is Animals and of course as always you have the option of going LOC. For all details about that, please check it out on the LOC blog.
We are so lucky this week to have been sponsored by the fabulous team over at Delicious Doodles. I just love working with the wonderful images that are available. When the theme for this week was animals, it felt so right to go with a dragon. I painted my image with H2os, because I wanted that mica shine to the scales and to her skin. It has a real shine to it which sadly you can't pick up properly with a camera. Mind you it's so difficult to photograph everything living here..the cottage is so dark due to the thickness of the walls. I keep saying to myself that I'm going to buy one of those special white tents to photograph my makes in...maybe I will later in the year, ready for the winter.