Monday, February 27, 2012

Scrappy Heart

This afternoon, I felt like working with purple colourways and decided to make a card using leftovers from my stash. One of my crafting goals for 2012 is to use my existing craft supplies before buying some more..... wish me luck!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Four Handcrafted Vintage Envelopes - The Rock Pools

I made these envelopes using pictures from a vintage school reader and I wanted to tell the story of The Rock Pools. The pages are very old and I love the muted colours. I have applied double-sided tape so they can be sealed. They would be perfect for popping in some money for a birthday gift or a sweet note to a friend. I found this book in an op shop and it was falling apart and seemed unwanted. I knew I could give it a new purpose.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet 16

I made this card for my daughter's 16th birthday today. The background is marbled and the dress was cut from very glittery, silver card and embellished with sparkly flowers and a ribbon waistband. For the finishing touch I added a silver coathanger.

Before she left for school today, I showed her a powerful email that was sent to me about thankfulness. In her journey through life, I want her to continue with her love and compassion that she has for others.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sweet Eyes and Kind Manners

Starting with my marbled card, I found this gorgeous picture of the bluebirds splashing about in the birdbath and knew I just had to use it. Once it was in place, I positioned the girl as close to the birdbath as I could, without obscuring the birds. In my story, the girl was kind-hearted and wouldn't dream of disturbing the birds at play. Kindness to animals is a quality that I believe is essential in us humans.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Robin in Spring

I wanted to make an altered art card using this picture of the dear, sweet robin sitting on the branch. I felt she was calling out, telling me about wonderful things full of hope and promise. The season of Spring is known to be a time of new beginnings and this card make me feel that anything is possible.