Sunday, May 26, 2013

My Home Is My Castle

7th Annual Atc Blog Swap

It is time for talented Marion Bocklemann's blog swap and I am so honoured to be invited as a former participant.
This year's theme is " My Home Is My Castle and means your ATCs should (person or animal) featuring a building-as a part of the body or a headdress or you.
Here are my three completed cards ready for the snail mail to Munster-Germany, into Marion's creative hands.
It was such a pleasure to create cards with this clever endless possibilites theme.
 I created using little house's for my bodies and added silly whimsy...
Dr. Seuss was on my mind.

Check out Marion's Blog:

You could join in the fun !!!

"Thank you to my friend Marion". xoxx

Happy creating.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


A touch of colour

Meadow cranesbill, dove"s-foot, the true English geranium, is that it seems positively to sing.

I was looking at a photo of my children we had taken many years ago when they were so little. The photo was taken in black and white by the creative " Silver Parrot" photographer in Port Dover. What made it extra special your wondering ? Well the answer is...the photographer added soft shades of colour.  For example on my son's tiny tie and my daughter"s flower on her darling velvet hat. This was the inspiration for this current art paper doll. I am not sure if I will create more of this colouring style? I love happy bold colours and found it hard not to add more colour contrast. I love trying new ideas and a new art challenge.
At this moment my cat wants to stand on my computer keyboard, anyone else have this problem with helping kitty cats..

Always fun moments with the naughty pretty little toyger cat

Happy creating.  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

My Furry Kindred Spirit Friends

The Vintage Fox And The Lavender Hare

The magic of creating art paper dolls is..... no rules.
Where else can you see a Fox and Hare wearing red ballet slippers.

I think my passion for furry art paper dolls started with talented artist Beatrice Potter and her delightful watercolour magic in her famous children's books. In the movie Miss Porter she refers to her creations as her friends. That is why I called these paper dolls my friends.
Vintage cat art paper dolls are still my very favorite to create but these were a fun art challenge.
I got the great idea to take a picture outside today with my phone. Well the grass was to long and the wind was not helping either "as you can see".
The stamped dress images are from Character Constructions and were the perfect size to go with my  heads. 

I will be creating more furry friends and I think they all will need to wear red ballet slippers.

Happy creating.  


Friday, May 3, 2013

Wicked Lovely

All Dolled Up

All  the amazing blooming spring flowers inspired my newest journal page.  
The vintage faces are from awesome Tumble Fish Studio and Crowabout.
I added some small changes to to the image face with the crown because....
"My passion for make up + big eye lashes".

Sometimes less is more.

 Happy creating.