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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Decorative Clipping Mask

I found a tutorial today online which showed how to make a decorative clipping mask with brushes etc. This is my first attempt - a bit basic but it's not bad. I might well try some more.

I don't usually work in black and white but I was also following an article by Kelley Kuhlman in the last issue of Digital Studio about using doodles around a greyscale photo and so I combined the two tutorials!

Friday, October 23, 2009

My First Collage Sheet Listed on Etsy!

I have just put together my first collage sheet which is now listed for sale on Etsy . There are various photo images which I have "grunged" up and altered. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October Design Team Work

Mr V-B has now re-built our main computer and so I will start to catch up on my backlog!

Here are a couple of things for October using some of Cassandra's collage sheets - the digital postcard uses her Art Borders and Ephemera Sea & cream. The ATCs: the dark blue one comes from the Witch Hunt Backgrounds and is a grungy, rusty style and the dark green one is from her Vintage Backgrounds. I will try and do another couple if I can find enough time before the end of the month.

Stop by the store to see these sheets and more.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I Have No Computer Again!

Well, something's gone wrong again with our main computer - I have not been able to use it since the middle of last week and have no access to my printer or scanner!!! I am able to use our backup computer but that is not connected to all the other pieces of equipment I need.

I am therefore late doing my October artwork for Cassandra's Design Team and can't post about the goodies I got at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, London, last Saturday or the mixed media piece I started in a workshop I took at the show with Claire Martin. It was quite basic when I left (workshop only lasted one hour) and I have been working on it since and it is coming along nicely.

Oh well... can't do much about it - Mr.VB has been trying various things to fix it but has had no luck yet - one more idea to try tomorrow - fingers crossed. Hope it's fixed very soon....

Friday, October 9, 2009


The zine is finally ready and will be published online on 19th October - This will be a FREE zine, complete with a FREE Marie inspired collage sheet. There are over 50 pages full of Marie related art including: altered shoes, ATCs, theaters, jewellery, cuffs, banners, dress forms and MORE! This will be available for download on 19th October at My Artful Adventures.

Cassandra is also giving away a beautiful necklace for one lucky person who posts a comment about the zine on her blog, with a second chance at the draw if they also post a picture of the zine cover on their blog.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Now Have An Etsy Store

I have had several requests from people in the past to buy my background papers and I have now decided to open an Etsy store for this. I have listed a couple of papers today and will do some more tomorrow. There is also a link in the sidebar if you are interested.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Online Art Journal Workshop

I saw this great workshop when visiting Quill Cottage blog and although I have already started a journal myself, thought I would pick up some great tips and useful ideas from Heather. I am late signing up but will look at it retrospectively.