I am gradually catching up
with my arting.
Firstly, these are my June and July ATC's
otherwise known as
Yellow Staining Mushroom,
Mushrooms/toadstools all look so
similar, I would never risk eating anything
I found growing in the wild.
I found this Tomato rubber stamp in a
charity shop years ago
but have never found a reason to use it.
At last, it's perfect for my July ATC!
The latest batch of ICAD's
The gentlemen are a Tim Holtz stamp,
the words are taken from a randomly picked
page of text, and I cut out words to form
a couple of sentences.
It seemed particularly relevant with the
Leveson Inquiry still grinding on.
I read a very interesting article about
a code breaker during WW2.
He is also considered to be the father of
computer science and artificial intelligence.
Yes, it was another wet day!
thinking green stamps.
I tried to get all the faces looking at the beetle
(do you see the lady looking in her mirror? -
I know, I need to get out more!!).
Ok, which film does the quote come from,
"Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly."?
Destiny's Child's lyrics were running
through my head that day,
for some bizarre reason.
Fab numbers tape from
I was sent a Cath Kidston temporary body
tattoo with a load of their promotional bumph
but I really didn't think I would be wearing it,
so it went onto that day's ICAD :)
Lovely 'vintage book' paper tapes from
I have no connection with Papermash,
but it's refreshing to find different products
in the UK so I thought I'd share.
Finally, I have been a lucky winner
I won Karen Isaacson's zine giveaway.
is great fun. Go and have a look.
Her artwork is crazy cool and I LOVE it!
So, here's my prize......
3 of her zines, which I am LOVING!
Funnily enough, I had recently had a go at
gelatin prints (I'll do a post about it soon)
and it was interesting to read how I
SHOULD have done it :)
The bug tag to the right of the picture is
so gorgeous, the scan really doesn't do it justice.
Karen also included this ATC -
again, it's SO gorgeous IRL, lots of textures.
Sometimes I feel like I'm not playing with
a full deck, so this one made me laugh!
Thank you, Karen,
your goodies prize is wonderful!
My other lucky win was at
who I 'met' through Summer of Color
(that's another great thing about Summer of Color,
not only does Kristin give fantastic inspiration, but
you get to hook up with so many wonderful artists).
I won a delicious acrylic called 'Squall'.
It's so gorgeous,
the colours and textures just don't come across in the pic.
I'll be looking out for a frame for it - plain black
I think - and then it'll be going up on my dining room wall
for all to see.
Thank you so much, Jo!
Phew, thank you for getting all the way
to the end of this post!
The sun is out so I'm going to pop outside
with a nice cup of tea and a magazine
(the latest Somerset Studio).
I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world,
and thank you for dropping by.