Monday, 14 February 2011

Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who left me a comment on my blogaversary giveaway post, 68 in total which is AMAZING. I have used Random Org to choose the winner and it is comment 44 -
and that is....................



at Neelz Expressionz

Well done Neil. I have started to parcel the bits up, so if you email me your snail addy I can get it off to you.
My email address is on the side bar.

Thankyou to everyone for taking part, I am overwhelmed at the interest there has been and the fabulous things that people have had to say. It is really lovely to connect with so many wonderful crafters all over the world.

Just to let you know it's my birthday in March, so I might be able to find a few more crafty things for that, so keep watching.

If you read my last post - Maddie is home safely and it was a good job I checked the flight details before I left home as she came into Gatwick not Heathrow. The only problem was I got stuck in the traffic on the M3,  which was closed Northbound due to a horrific multi-vehicle accident. So delays meant I was an hour late picking her up, but we are both home and safe and that's all that matters. My prayers are for the poor people involved in that accident. We came back southbound on the M3 and it still looked a horrible mess with yellow lights everywhere including a crane trying to clear up the vehicles and debris. I do hope there were no fatalities.

Take care of yourselves - have a great Valentine's evening.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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