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Sunday, May 8, 2022

3 of Something

  International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #133
3 of Something
Our challenge theme '3 of Something' has been chosen by me (Mimi) :).  I just love bees and could not resist making this card after sitting outside in the sunshine and seeing my first bee of the year - so happy winter is over and warmer brighter days are here.  So to everybody who enjoys the sunshine, a bit of toast with honey etc. I hope you will always 'Bee Happy'


Had a bit of fun with the card, nice and simple but I do think yellow and black is such and awesome combination.  The card was made digitally where I had a rather enjoyable time plying with textures for the background paper before adding the digital stamp of the honey bees. Simple sentiment and then the addition of shadows to the layers to give a more dimensional look to the card.  

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Things With Wings

  International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #132
Things With Wings
Our challenge theme 'Things With Wings' has been chosen by Christine.



This beautiful owl really was a labour of love :) I made it for my daughter's birthday as she loves owls, this one now hangs in pride of place in her lounge.  I bought the design from 'Laser Cutano Shop' and it is made up of 7 layers of different cuts.  I used 3mm Poplar Ply which is incredibly light for the bottom 6 layers which I then wood stained in different shades.  The top layer was originally cut using the Poplar Ply but, and this was my fault, I ended up having to use MDF which is stronger.  As I had made the design 39cm high instead of the original height of around 60cm the width of the the lines on the top layer were incredibly delicate and the Poplar did not work.  

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Landscapes

  International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #131
Landscapes
Our challenge theme 'Landscapes' has been chosen by CraftyGirl.


I had a ball creating this landscape :) :).  After a very early wake up at 4 a.m., a game of Wordle and a couple of games of Suduko my head was wide awake.  What else to do but get a coffee and do some digital colouring.  This card colouring was created using Procreate and my finger (couldn't find my Apple pen and not in a mood to hunt for it lol) and finished off using Illustrator and Photoshop.  Love how it turned out, just luckily came together just like the picture in my head, hope you like it too.


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Include an Animal/Crazy Critter

 


  IKEsWORLD

Challenge 155 - 
Theme - A/ G with an option of Include an Animal/Crazy Critter

 

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :) 


How adorable is this wee chappy using one of the images from Ike's Krazy Kritterz Set 2.  I coloured the image digitally using Procreate and then completed the end design using Illustrator.  I just love the colour combination of this card, hope you do too :) :) :) 




Sunday, March 27, 2022

Include a Circle


  International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #130
Include a Circle
Our challenge theme 'Include a Circle' has been chosen by me.


This piece of wall art was designed and created for a customer who wanted something unique for her son and DIL for Christmas.  Her some loves curlews and DIL oystercatchers.  The customer also loves early morning walks along the beach so I decided to incorporate a sunrise in the background.  I laser cut the design once the drawing was complete and customer approved using 4mm Oak Veneer and mounted it on MDF which I had painted a neutral colour.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Easter Chicks or Rabbits

  International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #129
Easter Chicks or Rabbits
Our challenge theme 'Easter Chicks or Rabbits' has been chosen by Jennie.


I made these laser cut bunny rabbit cream egg holders using 3mm ply.  There are 3 layers to the design which are glued together.  The bunnies were wood stained, one on the left in Golden Oak and the one on the right with Dark Oak.  I then varnished the bunnies and glued them to their bases which had also been wood stained and varnished.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

TIC- TAC- TOE



  IKEsWORLD

Challenge 154 - 
Theme - A/ G with an option of TIC- TAC- TOE     

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :) 



Line followed for the challenge is Lace, Free, Sentiment

How adorable is this brand new image in Ike's store, just can't help but make you smile :) :) The image is Tongues Out Tuesday cat and I decided to colour him as a Siamese.  I coloured the image digitally using Procreate, easier on the eyes these days lol.