Friday, August 31, 2012

Shakespeare Domino Book

The latest swap I've been doing in a domino book. There are some gorgeous examples out there but they are very fiddly to make, especially with my fat fingers! This time, my theme was Shakespeare. There is a lot of scope with that, but I ended up doing a two sided book to illustrate two of his plays - a comedy (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and a tragedy (Romeo and Juliet). The illustrations inside the book are taken from various old paintings and I am indebted to The Illustrated Shakespeare for most of the images.

So, without much ado about nothing (sorry!) here is the book. I'm entering it in The Stamp Man Challenge Blog as the theme this week is alter it. The dominoes, and indeed  my Cluedo dagger, have certainly been significantly altered.

The front cover of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with trees, fairies, fairy wings, hearts and flowers to represent the story.

And the inside with a quote and some illustrations.

The Romeo and Juliet cover with a tiny bottle of poison and an altered dagger from my Cluedo set, plus a double skull charms, roses and a star.

The inside of Romeo and Juliet.

The side view - it's surprisingly substantial for such a tiny thing.

 And here is the gorgeous one I received from Jasmine for my theme of Edgar Allan Poe. It arrived in this gorgeous box and it's beautiful as you can see. Thanks jasmine, I love it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Art Journal Style Canvas Frame

I've been experimenting with art journaling recently. I certainly haven't got the hang of it and whatever Kate Crane might say there certainly are mistakes to be made! However, here's the first thing that I've made which I'm reasonably happy with. It's a canvas, which is going to be the back of something else, but I wanted that something else to be nice on all sides so I thought I'd experiment with the back first. After all, if it didn't work then there's always black paint instead!

Anyway, here it is and I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog as the theme this week is anything goes and The Octopode Challenge blog for circles.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Now, I don't make these very often but something compelled me to join the August card swap over on UKScrappers, hosted by the very lovely Sian. The theme was winged things and here is my take on that. I'm entering this into the Stampotique Designers Challenge  as I love their stamps, although I don't own any (yet!) and I used their sketch so thank you for that.

It is really late now and time for bed for me so later, and have a good one!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sneaky peaks

The Grimm Tales swap I'm working on now - will edit soon but here is book 3.

All the ATCs for book 3.

The cover.

The inside (sort of).

Back soon.