Thursday, December 17, 2009

Them Thusday challenge

Theme Thursday challeng theme this week is LEGS

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Theme Thursday challenge

Theme Thursday challenge VINTAGE.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


FAT YELLOW art squared 4" X 4".
images by Lisa's altered art. Gonna make myself a coloured fat book using the coloured theme digital collage sheets , have already made 6 fat pages and 2 skinny pages.....was up till 3.00 am
making them as it was one of those nights where I couldn't sleep...............won't tell you what time I got up today !!! LOL

have a greyt day

Monday, November 23, 2009

small world of inchies

Theme this week is PURPLE on the challenge blog small world of inchies
Images by Lisa's altered art. I've done an inchie (above) and a twinchie (below).

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Art jounal page ' GODDESS', words inspired by Suzi blu.

I need to have my space to breathe and to feel free, 2b me... listen to me and what I would like or want to be ............not what society wants me to be or imposes on me. The only TRUE REAL friend I need is ME, I need to believe in me, myself, and not what others think or believe about me, I need to do what I want not what others want, to confide in me myself as I know 100% I will not betray myself with secrets, problems or be false to myself. I have to live with myself so being a true friend to myself is better for me, if I'm better to live with then so are those who have to live around me.

I'm going to try and be a Goddess ...yes me a Goddess, I'm going to start thinking highly of myself and try to nuture myself from within, pamper myself so that I'm fit and raring to go.

Will let you know how I get on.

Friday, October 02, 2009


I have just finished drawing some requested whimsy ATCs for some personal trades and I think these two fitted just fine for 2 challenge blogs this week. Thought they would also make a change to the collage ATCs I usually make for these challenges

On theme thursday the challenge is things with wings.

On the three musesthe challenge is zlightly zetti, althoug I think this would have done grand for both challenges.

sorry scanner started to play up whilst scanning this one.

I adore the theme with wings, as wings represent 'freedom' for me. Below are 2 of my favourite ATCs that I made for swaps but I just couldn't part with them and wanted to share with you as the one of the challengs is things with wings.

have a greyt weekend
crafty joan

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Theme Thursday

Theme Thursday this week's challenge is script.
I made 2 ATCs and couldn't decide which one to use , so this week I've been greedy and used both !

Pink Queen ATC is vintage Italian text, tissue paper, acrylics, gesso and collage images by lisa's altered art ( Queen series ).

Queen is vintage Italian text background, Gel skin Image transfer and collage images by itkupilli.

have a grey weekend

Friday, September 18, 2009


I had already prepared some old vintage book pages with acrylics for journals as done by Traci Bautista and now I've just bubble wrapped them with metallic acrylics. Made an ATC only need to put a saying on and it's done .

I know I saw a tutorial about preparing book pages with acrylics, I'm sure it was the talented PATTY SZYMKOWICZ check her out she has a fantastic blog.

have a greyt weekend

Saturday, September 12, 2009

carol annes boutique

this lady is more than generous with free images on her blog, now she also has a giveaway.
You'd be a fool not to check it out.

Friday, September 11, 2009


thank god it's friday, this week's challenge SKULLS



Thursday, September 10, 2009

vintage women

theme thursday challenge is vintage women


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

breast cancer awareness swap

ATCS for a breast cancer awareness swap on ATCS for ALL, images by lisas altered art.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

gothic arch challenge

Challenge blog GOTHIC ARCHES is 2 years old, theme this week CUPCAKE, here's my contribution.
Images by Lisa's altered art

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

black and white ATCs

Some ATCs for a vintage black and white swap on atcs for all.

These ATCs are made using mixed media technique, collage, gesso, rubberstamping, watercolours and vintage collage images.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

4" X 2"

crazy amigo challenge this week is to use the measurement of paper as 4" X 2".

here are my entries

Friday, May 15, 2009


this is the theme on mixed media monday this a little in late in contributing, but thought I would use an old ATC I made.

Haven't participated in many challenges lately as my wonderful greythoud Betty isn't too good her bone marrow is not doing its job which should be in producing blood cells or platlets so she is being given a helping hand in the form of steroids.

have a greyt weekend


Friday, May 08, 2009

whimsy block 8

I'm now up to whimsy galz #90.

Monday, May 04, 2009

whimzy galz

ATCs hand-drawn, watercolours and ink.

In one month I've made 80 Whimzy galz ATCs with 90% traded.

ciao crafty

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Whimsy galz #55

I'm loving making these whimzy galz ATCs. In the last 3 weeks I've traded about 40 of them on the ATC group ATCS for all. What a fab group and with so many greyt artists, certainly is a challenge to try and better my techniques and learn new things...........something I've been missing for a long while in the world of ATCs here.
Greyt taking part in so many ATC swaps too.

Monday, April 06, 2009

whimsy gothic gals

for a swap on atcsforall

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Wednesday stamper

Wednesday stamper challenge is to use the format 2" X 4" and use at least one stamp.

here's mine.




Small world of inchies challenge this week is yellow, here are my inchies and twinchies.
ciao crafty

Monday, March 30, 2009


Challenge on MMM is come fly with me . The background for this I made with watered down acrylics and plastic wrap.



Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Season

SPRING.... a new season has begun and also a new me. I'm going with the flow and am enjoying all the new art I'm learning and making, plus I'm making so many new online friends who are going with the flow too.

Since I'm into this self healing and positive way of thinking it's made me realise that part of the fault was mine as I had a low self esteem of myself , very insecure , worried of what others thought about me but now I'm realising that I surrounded myself with negativity ......... certain environments, situations and people. Now that I've finally broken away from this negativity I feel so much better but it's still a little cold out there.....I'm still like a newly formed butterfly learning slowly but surely how to fly.

please feel free to use the image I've used it's from my personal collection of vintage postcards...enjoy.....go and make some greyt art but most of all make it for yourself and for your self acceptance.

have a greyt weekend

crafty joan

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm learning to fly.....yes, to fly in my direction, where I want and how I want. I'm no longer flying with the flock being pulled in one direction, influenced by them and being gullable.
I'm taking some on-line art courses, as I want to broaden my horizons and outlook and some of the artists have also included a self help healing section, and it has really opened my eyes and made me look and question my motives, decisions, judgements etc. I'm seeing myself in a new light and realize how I have been taken advantage of, by myself and also others, and that I need to learn to say NO more often , I have to please myself first and not care about what other people think or say.....Yes to SELF ACCEPTANCE, NO TO NEGATIVITY & YES TO POSITIVITY.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


JENNIFER CARTER greyt and caring artist and person is holding a draw for one of these two above dolls, you have the possiblity to win one of these and it costs $1.00 per chance and the donation goes towards this kitty catz progject here.
What are you waiting for it's for a good cause....start the year of good


crafty joan in italy