Monday, May 31, 2010

Fit for a princess

I love to experiment with this dress form. During the middle ages, the royalty of Europe had dress forms made with their exact measurements so that their dressmakers could make clothes for them without bothering them.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday freebie - curious cat

Don't count your chickens before they hatch-they might take off in a hot air balloon - a little bit of whimsical  advice on this Friday ;-) Click here for your free curious cat image, have a good weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Making headlines today is the fact that this is the first time I used an image of a man in one of my designs, I don't know what that means though ;-)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Coiffure organique

Wouldn't it be nice to have Mophead Hydrangeas as hair - then you could easily change the colour of your hair by eating food with different ph levels! Although this beauty had lovely golden hair, I simply couldn't resist endowing her with this floral crown. This is my entry for Theme Thursday - Beauty.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Behind the green door

Collage Obsession's theme this week is - Door. This was my first challenge and I really enjoyed it. I started this collage some time ago and kept it in my unfinished projects folder, it needed something, I just did not know what that was - until yesterday! I realized it needed a door of course!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Purple iris

Dating back to ancient Greek times, purple irises were planted over the graves of woman to summon the Greek goddess Iris to guide them in their journey.
I discovered Collage Obsession today and will try and take part in their weekly challenge.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday freebie - golden frame

I am challenging myself to use the Friday freebie graphic in a design every week, grab your golden frame here. Hope your weekend goes by at a snail's pace . . .

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shades of green

I wish I had a dress form just like this one, with or without the owl. I spotted an owl in our garden some time ago and couldn't stop looking at it - so gorgeous!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Couture organique

This cabbage had fabulous skirt written all over it . . . . . you gotta use your imagination sometimes ;-)
I never get tired of the combination of purple and green, although I am a bit biased considering that it is my two favourite colours.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

As time goes by

You must remember this. . . . a kiss is still a kiss. . . . a sigh is just a sigh. . . . the fundamental things apply. . . as time goes by . .  .

Monday, May 17, 2010

Reaching for those high notes

Don't you just love red velvet? I tried to keep the rest of the design simple because of all the red I used in the end. Did you know that roosters can and will crow at any time of day - not only at the break of dawn. Speaking of chickens - hop over to Heather Bullard and check out her beautiful chicken coop and adorable chicks.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday freebie - kitty on chair

I scanned this kitty from a piece of leftover wrapping paper, and just wanted to use it immediately. Click here for your free copy. I would love to see how you use it. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fly away

I love this combination of colours, duck-egg blue with subtle hints of red, and poppies are definitely one of my favourite flowers.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall

I had so much fun with this design - just love the cute bunny! Although it might be a hare - according to those who know, rabbits live underground in burrows or warrens, while hares live in simple nests above the ground. Hares are generally larger than rabbits, with longer ears, and have black markings on their fur. Seeing that this one lives in a château and sleeps on a pink Louis XIV chair - I declare it a bunny!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Touched by colour

A hodgepodge of a few things I really like - 1920's fashion, bold colours, french ephemera and feathered creatures. Her hairdo was known as the Marcel wave - a stylish wave given to the hair by means of a heated curling iron. Named after Francois Marcel, a 19th century French hairdresser who invented the process in 1872. It revolutionized the art of hairdressing all over the world and remained in vogue for over fifty years, no doubt making a fortune for monsieur Marcel!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Captured in time

I am so intrigued by this beautiful girl - she looks so innocent. I wonder - was she going to her engagement party, a wedding or just a regular old Friday night ball? Perhaps the little birdie knows. . .

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday freebie - mother's day card

Hope you like a freebie as much as I do. Click here for a free mother's day card for you to print! There are two on the page so you can share with a friend - enjoy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thé de papillon

Butterfly tea- it's a little crazy, but I like the idea! Of course not to drink -  to sit and wait to see how the fragile beauties emerge from the spout to display their amazing colours. It started of as an Alice in Wonderland theme, but then I got totally carried away by the butterflies. It is believed that when a butterfly lands on you it means good luck.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yellow bird

I love this lemony yellow paired with the soft pink of the roses, and this cute little birdie deserved a golden crown! According to the experts - yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.
Hope you have a happy yellow day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Now is as good a time as any

I have been contemplating what to write in my first entry for nearly a month now, and just decided that if I don't do it now - I will probably NEVER do it! I love to create collage art in my free time and will post it here - hope you will enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoy creating it!