Love is in the air
is the new challenge theme at
Please pop over and see the way we all interpreted the theme and we hope you will join us there.
I needed an anniversary card and decided to use this pair of found relatives
to represent the happy couple.
This was mounted onto a partially embossed piece of card that had been coloured and splashed with
pale oxide inks. The next layer was stamped around the edges. It ended up being an 8 x 8 inch card.
a good job that it was being hand delivered.
I think you all know that I also love to alter my makes in a computer program.
This way I can store and save versions of pieces that I have sent to friends.
You cannot help but notice that this involves a cuppa close by.... .
So hello friends over at
When I work at the computer my cup is always on the left, out of harms way as I use the keyboard.
It does take a long while to create the computer versions, I can quite easily pass a couple of hours on the same piece and go back later in the day after giving my eyes a rest. I have added a picture of my cup stand as well, going back to the days when I used to do cross stitch work as a way of relaxing after a day at work.
Finally here is the happy couple, picked out from the background of the card, you can still see a little of the original embossing behind them. Then added to layers of papers and images so I can store them in my digital journal.
I have been asked about my hybrid journal pages and what the word means to me.
Well, for me its using something I have made,
as a hands on piece or project.
This could be a complete piece or just the base layers from one of my journals.
I use the photos I have taken of the piece in the digital program I work in [see my sidebar].
Altering and playing with the photos, adding extra details and images.
Then, when I am happy with the result they are stored on my computer.
For me its all about having fun and creating art.
Some days I find it hard to grip a brush or cut with scissors, but I can still be creative. its amazing what you can produce using a couple of fingers and the keyboard of my trusty computer.
Thank you all for calling in today, your visit is always very much appreciated.