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Monday, August 23, 2010

Creativity unleashed…

 Lately I have been thoroughly enjoying all things creative. I have taught myself to crochet flowers (courtesy of a few websites), I’ve made organza flowers, made a few digital cards, I even did some gardening yesterday and today I made this…

I found this fun collage challenge HERE and decided to take part as I have been in the mood for some digital designing. The animal challenge was particularly fun as I had taken this photo of an elephant a few weeks ago up at the farm. I love how this photo came out SOTC (straight out the camera)…

044I extracted the background and added it on top of 2 vintage paper images from The Graphics Fairy. I changed the blending mode to “Overlay” and added a little motif , also blended that with ‘overlay’ and added an “E” from a typography sample also from The Graphics FairyelephantATCIt’s rather simplistic, but I like that – I think the ellie really stands out. When I print it, I’ll ink the edges by hand to give it even more of a vintage feel.

Talking about ATC’s & vintage, I received the gorgeous blog giveaway from Bonnie which I won over at her blog HERE. A couple of weeks ago she had a ‘blogaversary’ and chose a random comment and I won a whole bunch of goodies. They were all so beautifully wrapped and packaged and so pretty that I almost don’t want to use them. i think they’ll hang around in my little basket on my desk for quite a while before I get the courage up to use them.

Here’s a  a photo:132Thank you Bonnie!! (again!)

This weekend, I also made these cute flowers which I embellished onto two small bags and added a label made from another image from The Graphics Fairy. My nieces were visiting with their mom over the weekend while my brother went to the rugby (SA vs New Zealand). The girls loved their bags. I also crocheted cute flowers and finished them off with some flowers and buttons from my (very unused) scrapbooking stash and glued them onto plain alice bands.

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So easy and such fun. Especially fun to see two happy little girls when they saw their surprises.

Pop around again soon as I’ll be sharing some pics of my gardening. My husband was so amazed that I actually got my hands dirty and planted something! Normally all I do is give instructions – LOL! So this was a momentous occasion!

Leave a comment – I’d love to hear from you!


Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your Elephant image is excellent and beautifully presented. So pleased to see you have joined in the Collage Obsessions challenge. I am following your beautiful blog and look forward to many returns. I invite you to join me on my blog as well. Hugs, Gayle (in Canada).

Lori Saul said...

Your elephant is wise and beautiful- I love the collage you have created here- beautifully expressive and presented Veronica!

peggy gatto said...

I love the elephant!!!
You have been busy making some lovely art!
I had fun looking!

Bonnie said...

Hi V.
I just LOVE your gorgeous flowers! You should sell them!! And your crocheted flowers are looking a hang of a lot better than my sad attempts! I need to practise some more, please could you tell me where you found the pattern for the ones you did in the above photos? Thanks! The head bands are so gorgeous!
If you had an Etsy shop, I would buy from you! You say you have unused scrap stash....made me think about something: what about doing a stash swap? Email me if you are interested!

Mindy said...

The crocheted flowers are so cute on the headbands! Thanks for sharing. I love to see other crochet projects that are out there! =)