Tuesday, 29 June 2010

THE BIG 60!!

My fellow Art Queen Glenda turned the BIG 60 recently.
I decided to make her a silly little present, because once you hit the 60's you can be as silly as you want!
So, I found a papier mache 'G' and painted, stamped & decorated it with a few  funny & silly images from Land Of Nod Studios.
Gave it to Glenda yesterday & she had a giggle.
She especially liked the words on the top(hidden in photo) that read: "This is just the beginning'!

Thursday, 24 June 2010


On Paperarts Yahoo Group, we had an 'altered sardine tin' swap.
I love altering 'stuff', but, found this one a tad difficult.
I HATE sardines, I HATE the smell of sardines, etc. etc.!!LOLOL
But, for 'the sake of art', I managed to complete my task.

I decided on a Steampunk theme and rusted my tin with paint, added a Steampunk image, some old cheescloth, cogs & bits 'n bobs and an old rusty cupboard handle that I had found at Camberwell market.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Bevlea, Glenda & I got together on Monday to make more backgrounds for our Affirmation Journal.
I ditched the torn paper technique used previously & used paints, stamps & napkins.
My affirmation for this finished page is: ALLOWANCE.:Allow yourself to be who & how you are. Allowance is the well worn, worthwhile path to Peace.
After a lot of trepidation re making a journal, I am now really 'into it' and am looking forward to our next 'arty day'.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Yesterday I received this wonderful ATC from my friend Ellah.
Ellah is Bevlea's great niece and she is my friend.
Isn't this a beautiful ATC?
I have to tell you that Ellah is only 6 years old!!
Obviously she has inherited her talents from Bevlea!!

Friday, 11 June 2010


Bevlea, Glenda & I are making an art journal. 
We are just at the very start and, I really have no idea what I am doing!!LOLOL
But, getting together to work on our pages is a FUN way of  making art & having a great time.
I have made my first page, titled "FLEXIBILITY"
We are using 'affirmation' cards to determine what the subject will be for each page.
Not sure if I like it, but, I love the image of the fat lady, appropriately named "Lady Bulldog Burton"!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Pink is a colour I never use, but in honour of the birth of my first Great Grand Daughter, Asya, I decorated a carriage & a canvas for her room.
The carriage will have pictures in the windows and I hope my grand daughter & her husband will like it.
Thoroughly enjoyed the process decorating these, BUT, I may NEVER use pink again!!!