Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Painting and Decorating

Haven't been very creative this week apart from decorating a small persons bedroom, which of course means the rest of the house is in turmoil - HOW MUCH stuff can a small boy collect??? I think the contents of our recycling bin have migrated into his room under the pretence of 'I might need it one day' - now who does he take after I wonder??- anyway we will skirt around that issue!!

 I will be quite happy if I don't see bright orange or bright green for a while... interesting colour choice for a boy that is red/green colourblind, but that was his choice from the shelves of the paint shop, so although he can't 'see' green, whatever he does see is very appealing to him cos he loves his new bedroom.

I can now post a card I made and sent last week but whoops I got the date wrong and persons birthday was not until this Friday... I pretended I was just being very organised for a change and had posted early because of the Postal Strike... that didn't work, she knows me too well!! Using a chipboard 'arch' pink metal/cuttlebug embossing board and grungepaper to make the flower, similar to the ones made by Jennie aka Artistic Stamper

I haven't done much but I have had some spare time to play with the fabric paper I made last week, Kelli who wrote the book uses alot of artist inks, something I don't use so don't have, but I played with some calligraphy inks, alcohol inks and distress inks that I had in my stash, along with paints and goodness knows what else... You will get a better view if you click on the photo.

now got a few ideas of what I will do with the papers I have made, but that will have to wait because the decorating bug has hit and our bedroom is next on the list...


  1. LOL that certain person got my card early too

  2. wow wow wow love those papers and the washing line is sooo creative.
    How would u like to use some of that gorgeous paper to take on the challenge of making Halloween ATC's over Here
    see our post on the 3rd oct.
    Lets see your little ones bedroom then... it seems so many of us are doing creativeness around the home...see here
    are we mad.
    have a great creative week.
    chriss x

  3. I love reading your blog Nicks,it nearly always brings a smile to my face. I'm always left thinking that I should give this altered art a go but wouldn't know where to start,so I just enjoy looking at yours instead.x

  4. Beats the card I got LOL .
    nO SERIOUSLY its really lovely well done and you feeling poorly this week too
    Fuch x

  5. ummmm did you get a card?? did I forget??? May is such a long time ago... oh you did get a pressie... but card????

  6. Nice card Nicks... great metalwork and use of the grungepaper. Love the papers too.... beautiful colours.

  7. Thank you so much for posting this. I learned a lot of things. Also red some of your postings and thank you for sharing them.

  8. Oh...the fabric paper is just so beautiful and soft looking, Nick. I also just love your new creation!! Gorgeous. How are you anyway? Hope you are well?

  9. I say Ed can collect as much stuff as you lol


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