Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Sunday

Happy 1st Sunday in Advent! Its a Austrian/ German tradition to light a candle on the first Sunday of Advent then one every Sunday up till Christmas day, so I have learnt over the years in my German class. We have tried to do one for the past few years but usually forget and start late but this year we actually lit the first candle on the first Sunday in Advent. Basically we just made a ring out of scrunched up newspaper then covered it with another layer of paper to hole it together, wrapped wire around the soaked it in water. Cut Holly and Ivy from the garden and poked them into the ring. Finally wired it all round to hold it and added 4 candles!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First ever journal page

I have always looked with adoring eyes at peoples Art Journal pages and have wanted to have a go for a while now. I was going to start in the new year but with encouragement from Kate Crane, a fantastic art journalist and a fantastic tutorial on Youtube by Lucky Butterfly2 I have created my very first page!!! I am so proud of myself and I think I might be addicted to another for of playing with my favourite art materials!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Alice and white rabbit ATCS

It has been nice to work on something other then Christmas cards today, although I enjoy making Christmas cards and up to some don't need all that many, after 36 Christmas cards working with Alice and the white rabbit from Moonlight Journeys made a very nice change. One will go into this weeks open swap with Altered designs.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas tag

Its almost time to add the Christmas tag to our tag book with Altered designs, here is my tag to be posted off.

Dottee dolls seasons

I have joined a swap on Art 42 to make the 4 seasons of Dottee dolls. The first part is winter and spring, then later summer and autumn. They are not due for a while but as they have to go to the USA I wanted to get them off before the Christmas rush.

November challenge

This months challenge I offered on Altered Pages was to make a 4x4 with the theme Autumn. Here is mine. Altered Pages has a lovely collage sheet of weather vanes, it looked lovely with my new Tattered Angel stamps I treated myself to!

Austrian paper doll

For the Art 42 around the world paper doll swap I chose Austria ( no surprise for those who know me well!!) I am so pleased with the look of the Laderhosen, craft colour card scrunched up and inked to make it look like leather. I wonder which country's doll will come back in exchange?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Twinches

I have just finished my Christmas twinches for the Art 42 swap, hope they like them!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Song lyric ATC

This weeks theme with Altered designs google group is to use a song lyric . I chose the View " Dance right through the night" from the "Hats off to the buskers" album. The image is from the Altered Pages "one and two and" collage sheet.