The Key to My Heart: A Valentine

Hi, everyone! After taking a short break, I am back with a little valentine. For the sentiment and the butterfly, I used my faithful old Underwood. The background was created from scratch, using watercolour paper, pages from an old book, and acrylic paint. With Valentine's Day coming up, a few challenge blogs this week are [...]

Raven, Rook, & Hooded Crow

Big or small, brightly coloured or pastel, solid or full of speckles (and life!), bird eggs have always fascinated me. So, naturally, I wanted to create a few egg-based collages. The antique book shop in Petersfield supplied the plate, and William Harvey's Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium (1651) helped with the title. So here it is [...]

Introduction to My Collages: Lady Chapel #1

If you visited the Crafts section of my blog, then you probably know that I often find it hard to actually use craft supplies, having a tendency to "save" things (for some "better times", I guess?). Well, if I chicken-out (foreshadowing for my next post) like that in regards to mass-produced paper that I could [...]

Steampunk Postcard

I've been meaning to make something steampunky for a long time, but somehow never actually have (until now). So this is my first steampunk creation (many firsts for me this year)! I am quite pleased with it and hope you'll like it too. This steampunk postcard features a lot of stamping and embossing, some patterned [...]