The romance novel and representations of sexuality after #MeToo Kate Cuthbert, at the time still managing editor for Escape Publishing (and now at Writers Victoria) presented this on the first morning of the conference. I had a severe migraine and unfortunately missed it. I say unfortunate because it was by all accounts a showstopper, and […]
I have been to a few art journalling classes over the past year or so. They are actually held monthly, but due to other commitments I can’t always make it (well I could if they were held in the afternoon, but they are always first thing in the morning). Each class involves working on a […]
This is another one of my vintage digital photos, I call her Steampunk Fly Girl. I suspect she was actually dressed this way for riding in a motor car, but it looks a bit like a vintage flying helmet so I thought I would make her a pilot. And the wings were a finishing touch […]
I have a collection of vintage ephemera that is in digital format – and I have recently realised that I can use this in my collages instead of just using my own photos. So over the Easter weekend I have been busy making some new collages incorporating vintage elements, ‘stickers’ from the collage program, and […]
I made this card using the Prima Marketing collection Time Traveler’s Memories. It is a collection with beautiful creams, burgundy, sepia and black colours, and various vintage images. The base card is actually once piece – a gorgeous stripped and embellished bit of card – from the A4 pad, folded in half. Other elements have […]
It is always hard to create cards for male recipients for some reason. I like to do vintage style cards because the colours and designs can work. I love working with sepia and cream tones. Aged paper, stamped ship design, compass stamped as background image along with some crackle textures, layered onto striped paper, and […]
One of my friends had his 50th recently, and I made a grungy steampunk card for the occasion with metallic inks, aged patina paint, copper layering papers and an awesome large stamp called Mister Bright Ideas by Darkroom Door.
My brother and sister-in-law live in London. When they came to visit last year, my s-i-l liked some of my mixed media artwork (which she hadn’t seen before), particularly the floral steampunk one I did at the class with Finnabair. So during their visit I got hold of a black and white photo from their […]
Over the Easter weekend I held a card stall at a gaming convention, an alternative to running a game as I had been unwell and didn’t have time to write it. I didn’t do my usual range of cards, instead focusing on a range that reflected the themes of the games – fantasy, horror, historical, […]
I knew there was another one with My Mother’s Dress stamp! This was from a family friend’s wedding in February.