So glad you like them Kwality. They hung around here in pieces so long it was hard to give them up.
So here's the family. Dad has his bag of rusted nails, mom has the picnic basket of eyeballs and juniorette has her doll. And I did not get a picture of their house....so I'm glad to see it in your pictures Oh and can you tell that I have a new sewing machine with lots of decorative stitches.
My partner, adrienne_bowes has received, but not posted...so here goes. Just a few goodies in an overstuffed envelope...here's the envelope.
And a sampling of the goodies. It was fun to dig through all my stuff and create a pile to send. Found a few goodies I had forgotten I had. Paper umbrellas, gel prints, old photos from books, children's book pages, scrapbook paper, peace stickers, comic book pages, candy wrappers, book pages, hot glue stencils, paper dolls, and who knows what else.
I received the best package today. The day was cold, rainy, grey with pending snow and freezing temps tonight. And then I opened this box and rays of monster goodness shone out!
First a little light headed little guy with silvery horns. He's so cute! He's going to sit next to my sewing machine just to cheer me up. He really is quite light, probably a Styrofoam brain. he he
And then a journal, just the place to keep my monstrous ideas! Lots of pages of fun papers. And a refrigerator magnet. That one is the scariest...should keep me form midnight snacking. The horns are gold and glittery and those eyes!
And a coveted kwality570 painting. The depth of color and the background are fantastic and the little monster is delightful! We've named her Alyce (she can't spell very well) and the adoption papers are in progress.
Stillatthetop. If you prep the magazine covers with matte gel you should be able to paint over them. And of course there are collages or "painting" with the colors in the photo, using small torn pieces of the photos to paint a picture with the bits. Sort of a pointalist or mosaic picture. I always have a hard time using fantastic pages, once used they are gone and if I don't like the results...well. But then I guess you could use the less wonderful ones in future collages. Layers! and more layers!
I've been doing a few small pages in my mini journal and also starting on pages for a bit larger one using some gel prints. I also have a cheapie journal I travel with and I only use a black pen for this as I like to travel light. I had several train trips into the city, 2 hours each way, and sketching fills the time, but it's a bit rough with bumps and jogs so it makes it interesting.
The challenge was to decorate a block 2.5 x 3.5 x 1.5. That's 6 whole sides! I scoured the house, thrift stores, and any where else I could think of. I set myself the challenge of trying to use only items I already had or could find free. I almost made it. Only had to purchase a few on sale trinkets. Old dresser knobs, a single earring, a mini frame and embellishment (old samples from a frame shop), a bottle cap, paper mache Christmas ornament, wire, gears, metal buttons, paper, and who knows what else.
After a rather brutal work week, lots of travel, cold weather, lack of sleep, I received some joy in my mailbox.
From KittyHerman, a very sweet, donut eating monster - "Nom Nom Monster". It's watercolor and ink and the colors are fresh and sweet. The camera did not quite capture it, but you'll love it anyway!
And from Mostly Harmless the domesticated "Vermiliqua Carota" commonly known as the Carrot Top Aardvark. They are very useful in the garden cleaning up the insects and also very tasty in salads. Love the pose!
Wow vincentvanbuck, two cards in your theme. A great start! and I love the Victorian robot....only very fine families could afford one.
And I have always loved the Princes and the Pea. One of my favorites. I love the expression on the princess.
And now from my_ruby_slippers.....a little monster card with a little, very adorable little Nessie. You know, Nessie would be so happy at sea world! She would learn the tricks and be a big hit! Or in someones swimming pool! I love her!