Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I've been goofing off because I acquired a head cold and was feeling poorly for a few days, now it's gone down into my chest and I really don't feel like doing much yet. I hope next week will be a productive week. I will try to get back into the blog challenges. I'm really sorry I missed them this week again.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I found a picture of an old cover from the 1911 edition of The Secret Garden so I put it in the inside cover of the book. The story begins with Mary Lennox growing up in India and loosing her parents to cholera. From there she is sent to live with her uncle in England who has problems of his own. Story continues....
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I've started my book cover for the collaborated book round robin challenge. My theme is My Secret Garden. As a child this book was my all time favourite. I have several editions of the book, and the more recent video. This is where I am so far on the front cover. It's still in progress I think. Any suggestions of what more I can add? It sits on my table and as I go by I keep adding something else. I haven't received all my pages yet, but I will also add a few of my own. It's my first collaborated altered book. Looking forward to seeing everyone's book in the group and how they all turn out.
The lock plate is grungeboard painted to look rusty. The knob is a copper colour button, paper from garden magazines, and assorted butterfly stickers from stash.
I love working with the scraps on my table. It's like painting with a limited palette. There are days I just play around with stamping a bunch of images but don't use them right away, and then I when I'm just fooling around, I like to play with the bits on my table. I guess the scathering of scraps is like a field of dreams. So many possiblities...so many ideas floating around in my head...more dreams of things to come. The stamped image is by Zetti.
Having one of those sleepless nights inspired me to do this tag, using pieces on my table just like the previous tag. I like doing that.
With this tag, I was thinking about many of us who don't take time to learn something new or do something very different than our usual fare. What holds us back? I've never tried belly dancing, have you? The stamps are by Hanna Stamps.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I changed my mind so many times on this tag, but I finally got it together. My biggest problem I get myself into is what colour do I use. I love colour...all colours. Never sure what my favourite colour is. I love doing tags so I love trying the challenge on the Tag Tuesday Blog. Here is my tag for this week. Click
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