Friday, April 27, 2012

Halfway point

Please forgive the boring photograph. I want to share so much more with you, but I just can't - YET! I am now officially half way through my new six book series. I have completed the cover artwork for four of them and am just completing the final black and white internal artwork for the third book. The internal artwork is all handpainted linework, and the covers are handpainted linework with computer colouring. I am really getting into the characters now and the themes of the books are so much fun. I just can't wait to share them with you. In the meantime, it's busy, busy around here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Inspiration


Just as my little one drifted off into her afternoon nap, there was a knock a the front door with a delivery of some new books I ordered on line! Perfect timing. So I indulged in the moment to enjoy some dreaming of my own. Ahhh, so many ideas. So little time.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What's this? Craft time?

I am pretty tired tonight so am not feeling particularly articulate, but after another hectic week of deadlines I wanted to share this rare craft moment with you.

I have been wanting to cover these old coffee tins for ages, and today while Jade slept I ignored the housework and had a little 'ME' time.


These two are covered in wrapping paper. So simple. I just used double sided tape to attach the paper directly to the tin....


...then decorated them with felt and ribbon scraps.

I also had this fabric that I wanted to use, but was unsure how to go about it. So here's a great CHEATS idea if you wanted to try it. I ironed on some of this vinyl finish directly onto the fabric, which gave it a bit more form and strength to work with.


Then I simply cut it to shape and attached it using the double sided tape.



The vinyl finish meant I didn't need to worry about the edges fraying or anything. It's worked so well that I think I'll get some more fabric to complete the rest of the tins.

They are not quite finished yet, but it's a great start! I am now on the lookout for some more paper and fabric to complete the set of 12 tins that I picked up!



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