Saturday, 25 July 2009

Discovering oneself/Out of the Hat Scrapping challenge

July challenge from Out of the Hat was to:
1. Use haberdashery on your page (flower buttons here)
2. Monochromatic type layout (sort of, I think I slightly digressed from monochromatic, lol)
3. Use felt on your layout (flowers again).
You can open the gate to read: What is a pure undiluted pleasure? Riding a horse.
Sasha is ecstatic in a company of horses and ponies. If he could talk, he would speak in verse at such moments. He is discovering the world, discovering himself.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Dream (Wednesday Stamper)

A girl is daydreaming on a swing. I used my niece's photo for the sketch, so it is not a portrait, just a girl... I used to do just that, daydreaming on a swing or in a hammock, for hours, "doing nothing in particular and thinking of nothing in particular".
Stamps used: Technique Tuesday/Sweet dreams & Little Yellow Bicycle/Nature.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Josephine the Pirate (PaperPlay fashion challenge)

I know, I know, I lost the plot, lol. I was playing with Josephine (from Innovative Stamp Creations plate), dressing her up as a pirate this time. I always wanted to have a tricorne hat, but alas, never had a chance to wear one. So this is my fashion statement for PaperPlay fashion challenge.
A very dated fashion, you can say. To make this hat a bit more girlie I added some sparkle and fluffy feathers. While I was buying these bits today in a little sewing shop, I saw these pearls on a wire, not sure what they were meant to be but I just had to have them. :)
Just realised that Mixed Media Monday is running a Play challenge this week, since I had fun playing, dressing up Josephine, I'll "do a Joanne" (who's the queen of combined challenges :), and add this to MMM challenge as well.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Pink, brown and flowers/Forever Friends challenge

Two of Sasha's classmates have birthdays in July. This card is for a girl whom Sasha allows to take him by hand and drag around the playground. He is usually very sensitive about his private space, so I am happy to see him playing with other kids.

Snow Queen

OK,I am growing senile. I looked up the name of this chipboard before taking photos, but now totally forgot what it is. Perhaps gingko biloba is in order, or some decent sleep, lol
Anyway, here is my Snow Queen, i.e. Josephine (Innovative Stamp creations/Friendship plate) in a winter outfit.
P.S. Stamp Something is running a Christmas in July challenge.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Tower Block Musical

A new piece from Antnhec to enjoy.

Friday, 3 July 2009

When I see an elephant fly

I was singing this to myself when I sketched a little elephant stamp for Craft Stamper.
You can see it in the latest issue of CS. Sadly it wasn't a winner. Oh well, you can't will them all, can you?
I dedicate it to Sasha who loves elephants in all sizes and shapes. We have a whole library on elephants: all Elmer the patchwork elephant books, many versions of Dumbo, photo books etc, as well as a procession of elephant figurines. :)