Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
The theme at MMM is stitches. I made a 6 x 6 piece. The background is a mixed media collage with fabric, lace, tissue and fibre to create some texture. I then painted over it with different acrylic paints including some Stewart Gill Alchemy paints, oh and Gesso of course; finally some stamping and inking.I then added some antique buttons and stitching of course, seeing that was the theme.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:37
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Gothic Arches is two years old this week and the theme to celebrate is Cupcakes.
I have to be honest, cupcakes really are not my thing, but I love Gothic Arches and therefore I just had to join in. Ah well, nothing like a challenge, so here is my interpretation of "Cupcakes"
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 23:40
Thursday, 27 August 2009
It is the hundredth TGIF this week, and so the theme is 100.
I made a card using a stamping technique demonstrated by Heidi Swap on the Scrapbook.com website. She uses her special masks, I just made my own mask as I don't have any of hers. The image is from Paper Whimsy.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 23:31
Friday, 21 August 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
For the last few days I have been busy creating a vintage scrapbook with the box of old photographs I found while clearing out a cupboard. Here are the first few layouts. I should give credit to the Graphics Fairy for many of the elements I used came from her.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:52
Sunday, 16 August 2009
I couldn't believe when I saw that the theme at Gothic Arches is "Little Boys" this week. I am working on a memories/heritage journal/scrapbook, all in vintage style. This is because I found this amazing box of old family photographs while tidying up a cupboard (long overdue)....
Anyway, the image on the cover here is my dad and his brother when they were about 2 1/2 and 5 or so, I think it was taken in 1914. I just love the way they look so prim and proper, not at all what little boys would look like in our day and age. My two sons certainly didn't when they were that age....
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 10:05