Monday, 31 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Here is another mail art envelope for a swap on swap-bot. Making these is just so much fun! I disguised the address on the scan as I thought the recipient might not like to see her address publicly displayed on my blog...
Main image Lisa's Altered Art altered by me. Most other bits from Efies.blogspot.com
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:24
Thursday, 27 May 2010
I received two deco booklets to do pages for so here is the second page I did. This ones theme was vintage travel. The booklet has been travelling the world since March 2008. I hope it reaches its destination soon. Main image is from Eliza's tintypes altered by me. Most other bits are from Efies blog. French text from a gift of Land of Nod studios.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Today I received two Deco books from one of my Flickr friends. I only recently found out about decos (there are just so many things to discover in the art world out there).
The theme of the first one was "Glamour Girls".
I decided to use my digital card I made for the SPA challenge on Sunday as my central image as it seemed to suit the theme just perfectly.
Anyway, here is my page.
I would love to start a deco myself now. If anyone is interested, please leave a comment.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:30
Saturday, 22 May 2010
The theme at Sunday Postcards is "No Business Like Show Business".
I created a digital collage.
Background:Joe Sista on Flickr (altered)
Main Image: Found on the internet and altered
Rose Embellishment: Gail Smith
Forground golden image: Efie at efies.blogspot.com
Tophat: Fidgetrainbow tree
Letters: Scrapbook graphics
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:41
Sunday, 16 May 2010
I have completely fallen in love with creating mail art envelopes. All these things were created for various swaps on swap bot. Many of the elements came from the amazing Effi who provides enless images for absolutely free. You can find her here
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 19:53
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
The new theme at the three Ms is "legs". I was pretty sure I was going to do stripy legs of some sort, but in the end I created this skinny. I love those beautiful innocent legs... I could not scan it because of the roses at the top and unfortunately the photgraph did not turn out very well and is rather darker than the actual piece. The image is from a William Bouguereau CD I got from Lanargirl.com
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 22:35
Monday, 10 May 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Saturday, 1 May 2010
This is the second page I have done in my special journal for Pam Carriker's Journalling 365 workshop. The symbolic self portrait was done in conte creayon, you create the highlights with a kneadable eraser. I have never used a conte crayon before in my life and it is quite different from any other medium I have worked with before. The whole process took me well out of my comfort zone but is well worth exploring further. Pam is a brilliant teacher!
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:18