Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
And these painted tyvek beads?
These pieces were glued randomly into the tissue paper collage. (It's always great to keep extra pieces/embellishments for projects like this one.)
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Glue onto your card just off centre.
Adhere a paper frill, length of ric rac or similar along the straight edge of your spotty paper, ink around the edges of your card using charcoal chalk ink.
Use a thin sticker strip to decorate the paperfrill, you could leave it plain or doodle along the edges if you prefer.
Take a piece of white card, trim it to fit your sticker and attach the sticker firmly to the centre.
Use a fine black pen to doodle around the white card and ink the edges with charcoal chalk ink.
Attach the Santa image to the card using foam pads to give added dimension.
Tie red gingham ribbon around the fold of the card.
(Pixie Press holly paper, Costco red spotty paper, MAMBI stickers, Doodlebug paperfrills)
Love Andrea x
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Oakey doakey, onto the reason for todays post. All children love creating but it can be difficult for them to draw something recognisable. Amelia our youngest daughter would get very frustrated and a session with paper and pencils would often result in lots of screwed up *rejects* and a very unhappy girlie.
Then I discovered the I can draw series of books published by Usborne. They break the technique of drawing down into easy pieces anyone can follow. Even my artistically challenged husband managed some animals you could recognise.
We started with the I can draw people and animals books written by Ray Gibson. They are so easy to follow that anyone can be drawing something recognisable within a few minutes. I’ve enlisted the help of my girlie wirlies to show you just how easy it is to draw a fish. There are four stages to follow.
1. Draw an egg shaped body
2. Add the mouth and an eye
3. Crayon some patterns on the body
4. Crayon a tail and two fins
Monday, September 03, 2007
Lets start with a little bit of something from the past:
"My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue.
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view"
From Carole King "Tapestry" 1971, yes a looooong long time ago!
Ok, I have to remind you that I am NOT an artist but I do have have my own simple and naive style. I decided to do a story of my life in Cape Town. I bought a large piece of canvas, loads of tapestry wool and just started at the top and worked my way to the bottom. Every now and again I drew a shape that I wanted to stitch, but it was 90% free style. The story ended when my dear dad died so I included the St Andrews Cross in the bottom corner, and a representation of all of his dear friends and family. Then I started another story - my view of Cape Town from the glorious Table Mountain, through the city and harbour across the water to the golf course. And if you look carefully you will see me sinking a putt!!!When the referendum was announced in South Africa way back in the nineties, I was on a peace mission so got my family and friends to make a small tapestry square depicting what peace meant to them. I called it "Patches of Peace" and the idea was again inspired by Kaffe Fassett.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
We have *Thunder* by Harvey age 2
For our last masterpiece I need to direct you to Richard's blog. Richard is 11 and home educated. Click on *enjoy* to view his summer project.
The winner of the £20.00 voucher will be announced later on today. I just need to track down a photogenic child to do it for us ........ Just kidding Charlotte and Amelia!!!
The girls here at It's a creative world really hope that you have enjoyed our creative children campaign.