Monday, 6 February 2012

A few more card ideas.

Two of hearts,

Two of Diamonds, 

Four of Diamonds

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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Together... Forever II

So this is the second image in the sequence in how love can turn into obsession. I really like exploring teen problems especially the angst that teenage girls feel, I think there's so much to illustrate and portray.
The second image in how things can escalate and go wrong in love, and turn into obsession, is the breakup which is show below. For this image i wanted to go darker, to show the pain that breaking up with someone can cause. Scrolled across the image are the words 'don't leave me.'

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated

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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Setting the Trend

Ten days since my last blog! Don't think me idle, I was up to other things such as writing (I was not lazing about), I even went on a ten mile cycle ride up in the country-over all those hills! But here are a few works I managed to do during my breaks from typing.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012


These are just a few little things I was working on today :)

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Queen of the Pack

I have really cheesy titles for my work I know...but I just can't help myself. Okay so here's what i've been working on today, a couple of playing cards. So far I've done the Queen of Hearts and the Queen of Diamonds and am currently working on two Aces and another Queen. It's just a fun project for me to kick back and relax between writing and dress making. I liked the so much that I made them into stickers and m going to do up a little sticker pack collection once i've finished the sets off. Hope you like them!

And here's another one I've just finished: The Queen of Spades

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Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Paper Dress

So I had a load of brown paper kept from Amazon packages, thinking that it would come in handy with my art work at some point. As time went and the pile became a mini mountain, I decided that I would try and make a dress out of it. I had bought a dress makers mannequin nearly a year ago and hadn't done anything with it, so i thought i'd give it a bash. I had to do something with all that paper!
I really enjoyed the process and have learnt from a few errors that I made (like the dress needs to come off the mannequin when it's completed, and had to be cut off. Also that I should probably measure my model not guesstimate). I liked the final out come and was feeling adventurous to make a hat to come along with dress. I can't wait to finish making my Candy dress made from sweet wrappers left over from Christmas. Fun!

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