Sunday, December 17, 2006

Challenge 3

OK - here's my Christmas challenge - I've been intending to make this pear ornament for about 5 years - finally I did it and I'm very pleased with it. The one in the book I based it on had lots of needle lace worked on it afterwards but I'm happy to just have it plain so I can enjoy the fabric it is made from. It's about 4 inches long IRL

Laura's Challenge 4

Here are a few ideas to get you started - I'm hoping to see lots of different things to do with pizza bases / polystyrene. Hope to show you my Christmas themed challenge later too......

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Challenge number Three

This is my piece for

An Old Fashioned Christmas Card.

As I am mad about vintage images at the moment.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Kim's Challenge 3

Making some holiday cards has been on my "to do" list for several years. It took this challenge for me to get my act together and make it happen! During the month of November I drew everyday as part of DrawMo! I joined that month long challenge (to be held every November) after getting inspired by Challenge #2. I still think of myself as "capable of pulling together a pretty competent doodle" but with some more experience I might actually edge towards...

Anyways, after finishing the West of the Moon drawing I resized it in photoshop and sent it off to the printer. I now have 25 cards , the inside reads "Happy Holidays" and down at the bottom in a small font "2007 - Bring it on!"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

This is my challenge 3 project. I made a holiday card using the theme animals, penguins and polor bears for this one. The card was made digitally modified with PhotoShop Elements 3 using copyright free images. In researching for this I found the common habitat of polar bears is North pole that of penguins South pole, thus north to south. The card format was taken from book artist Robert Lavadour at

So-- Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Challenges 1 and 2 - sharie's

OK. Woo-Hoo, I'm here. Challenge 1 mind map topic animals and sketches for Challenge 2 uploaded. I personally don't like my drawings when I'm trying to achieve realistic images. I like the left-handed version of the panther better. Just my personal taste. Panther was sketched from photo on the front of an old Florida phone book, bird from photo in National Geographic, and Buddy from personal photo. S

Challenge 3 collage

For this challenge, I considered decorating the almond tree in my yard with xmas baubles but decided that may take too long! In the end, I went for a collage.

The main photo is of my yard (my theme) last winter. The background is an effect that I used on a photo of brickwork; Love and Peace are black and white photos of the 2 stones that sit at the base of my almond tree (in the main photo covered in snow so invisible!); and the fairy is an altered photo of the small statuette, also in my yard. I used silver pen to add snow, although not all the highlights on the photos show up in the scan. The scan doesn't show the 3D aspect of the collage either - all the images are raised using various thicknesses of foam pads.

Fun to do, and I beat the deadline ;>

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sharon's Challenge 3

For this challenge, I went for the easy option and made some Christmas cards featuring trees. The first one is much more winter themed than Christmas. I really like it with the blue and silver - it's got an icy feel to it. The second one is far more traditional in reds and greens. I often use trees on my Christmas cards, as they are a symbol that can be relevant across so many cultures at this time of year.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Challenge 3

I have had such fun with this challenge ! My theme being "The golden age of travel " fitted quite nicely with the most famous form of travel in the world, Santa's Sleigh. Although it didn't quite fit in with the time scale 1920-1940 and it must be impossible to buy a ticket but I had great fun with my stamps and papers, paints and off course just a touch of glitter !!