Monday, 27 June 2016

My Mum

I finally started my own family heritage album a few month's ago and today I want to share the latest layout, featuring my Mum.
I usually add journaling which I think is so important to remind people of dates, places and events but I've no idea when these photos were taken.  I'm guessing at the beginning or just before the outbreak of  WWII.
The layout is quite simple, using a lovely floral paper matted onto cream cardstock.  The die cut frame was perfect for the vintage photo but to brighten up the page and echo the floral paper, I used a selection of Prima paper flowers. 
The title is cut using Cricut Gypsy Font cartridge and the swirl from the Cindy Loo cartridge. These were cut from white card then sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Antique Rose.  The lovely heart was from a fellow crafter, left over from a round robin swap.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

A Little Sketch

Just for a change I'm sharing a sketch I did from an artist reference book. 
I've been working on my drawing skills for a while now and as part of an online course, looked at drawing figures.  I never thought I'd like it but I'm totally hooked on clothed and nude figures.
Next I want to start painting watercolour figures but I'll need  practice first - heaps of it.
(Copied from The Nude Figure, A Visual Reference for the Artist by Mark Edward Smith)
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