Monday 14 February 2011

Changes in form and dress forms - a children's story.

I hope you have the most wonderful day today whatever you are doing and receive lots of lurve from your beloveds. Ken had to go off to work early this morning but he left me a card and has sent me a text - ahhhhh.

So onto blogging business I have been wanting to enter the Altered Alice challenge since it started but haven't had the inspiration until yesterday and I decided to partner it with June's challenge at Dezinaworld where the theme is children's story, book, nursery rhyme or song. So Alice fits for both - yey.

I have used 3 main images and altered them to produce my changes and I have included a dress form too.

The first two images are from Digital 2 for Tuesday and the last one from the Graphic Fairy. I have used PE to put elements together to change and merge the images so that there has been a metamorphosis to this.

The image was printed and coloured with promarkers, inked and splattered, sakura glitter pen used to highlight areas then the whole thing embossed with clear embossing powder. The piece it is mounted on is from a Kath Kidston note book sprayed with glimmer mists, inked and stamped in fired brick DI. The backing has been made from text and music papers, stamps and tissue tape, painted with gesso and some vintage photo ink added. The bottom left hand corner was stamped and clear embossed and inked over with fired brick and the top right hand corner stamped with antique linen and walnut stain. The queen of hearts in the metal frame was cut from a playing card, flowers made by me and the turquoise heart is an invoke stamp and covered with 2 layers of clear embossing powder. The butterfly is one of my downloaded ones and other bits from my die cuts box.

Having moaned about the weather yesterday, we have woken up to a beautiful bright blue sky and sunshine today and although the cats have now gone out, this was Tinder just basking in the sun on the landing this morning.

I am going off to Heathrow airport in a little while to pick up Maddie, she has been away for just over a week to India, working at the Bangalore airshow, so I will be really pleased to see her and I know she is shattered and will be pleased to get home and in her own bed. When I spoke to her last night she had been up 23 hours, poor thing and that was before her 2 flights to get her home.

My blog candy is now closed and I will be doing the draw later this afternoon once I have got Maddie home.

Take care and lots of love from me on this special day. Thanks for reading and hello to some more new followers.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Kathyk said...

What a FAB project beautifully executed - love it, love it, love it. Hope you had a great weekend. Good Luck picking up Maddie from the airport and at least you have sun today (so do we!).


Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! This is such a FANTASTIC implementation of the challenge theme and I just love all the details of the digital "transplant surgery". Beyond the digital magic the whole card is beautiful, such lovely details and distressing, great layers and die cuts too. Hope we will see more of your projects in the future!

Hanneke said...

Great idea to merge all of the images. The result looks really nice and vintage. The flowers on your card look lovely!

Agnieszka M said...

Wow, Brenda your project is stunning. I love you used distress ink. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Happy Valntine Day :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Brilliant interpretation of our challenge, love the layers and embellishments and great images too. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice. Happy Valentine's, Tracy Evans x

Sue said...

Great mix of images and the colours are yummy!
Thanks for entering the challenge in such an innovative way :)

Lelishna said...

Very beautiful project!

Anonymous said...

wow fabulous collage work and colour Brenda, this is lovely
thanks for joining in the challenge
hugs June x

Pami said...

Good grief Brenda! How the heck you came up with what you did from the images is just amazing! You have such imagination! Great pic of your baby as well!! Hope Maddie gets home safely. Pami x

Gram's Treasures said...

Brenda you amaze me. I'm not sure if its because of all the little details and bits and bobs you put into your work, or whether its the fact that you actually remember it all! Have a great Valentine's Day. Don't envy you the drive to Heathrow..
Joyce xx

Unknown said...

its gorjuss hun, love the way you have moved them into each other, great work, love the pussy cat piccies

Judie xx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
what an amazing card. You just keep getting better and better!!!!!!
hugs sarah x

cheryl said...

oh this is just lush,hun adore the colurs you have used,stunning collage work hugs cheryl xxxxx

Liz said...

Brenda this type of work suits you to a T Brilliant

Hope Maddie got home ok

liz xx

Unknown said...

Brenda, your work astounds me, so clever & so brilliant. Glad Maddie is home safe now, you can relax & enjoy the rest of the evening. xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the way you have merged three images together xx

I read your post above saying Maddie & yourself is home safe & sound, glad to hear that.
It's not nice seeing accidents, and lets hope everyone is ok x

hugs sally x

lisa said...

What a gorgeous project, Brenda. You make the most amazing things. I wouldn't know where to start with this.
Love your cat enjoying the sunshine. Ours don't like the cold and wind and enjoy the sun too, it's a bit scarce here at the minute.
Glad you had a safe journey to the airport, I hate seeing accidents too, lets hope everyone was ok.
Happy Valentines Day.
Hugs Lisax

Svetlana said...

Wow what a wonderful creation!!! Card is absolutely stunning !

Fliss said...

I'm wondering how I missed this yesterday!
It's absolutely gorgeous Brenda and so clever the way you combined the images. Just love your background and all the added detail.
Tinder looks very sweet too but was probably not so happy today - not sure about your weather but it's tipped down all day here!
Fliss xx

The Dolphin Inn said...

OMG what a beautiful piece of art you have created, so many techniques blended to create a unique and stunning card, Love the photos of your cat enjoying the sunshine, my Westie does the same, I think it helps warm his old bones bless him, always nice to see spring trying to inch its way in xxx

Unknown said...

Wow! Brenda this is absolutely stunning!! You are so talented!!
Alicia xx

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!!!! This is stunning!!! fabulous mix of images...Love the colours, the background you have created and all the fabby embellies!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!! Hugs Juls

Electra said...

I really love this, the colouring and the way you've merged it together are wonderful!

Poppet said...

Great work Brenda, love the merged images and the assorted mix of embellishments. :-) xx

BarbaraW said...

Your artwork is amazing. I love how you morphed the images into a work of art. Thanks for joining The Altered Alice challenge.