Sunday, April 24, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

We thought we had better walk off some of the good food we have been eating with family and friends over the easter break. I don't mind this photo......we look kinda skinny don't you think???? Wishful thinking what!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Passionfruit Soufflè

Yep I think it worked!! The recipe said serves 1 so I doubled it. Turned out it served 2 so four soufflès later.... but it gave me some practice with timing and temperatures and it gave hubby 2 desserts!!! So who's complaining????? I used Neil Perry's version on Lifestyle Food. It even comes with a video.

Shadow Shot Sunday Fruit

I nearly nearly missed SSS today. I remembered just in time. This carved wooden bowl is one I "inherited" from my Mum and Dad. The reason I gained it is because I was actually there when it was purchased in New Guinea way back in the '70s. This fruit however, has a not so long life span. Later on tonight I am going to have a go at my very first Passionfruit Souffle. Stay tuned, if it turns out you'll see a photo!

If you'd like to join in go visit Hey Harriet.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I've just rediscovered Angelina! Remember back on Princess Frou Frou? The wish tag was covered with a shiny substance? I had actually done the tag awhile ago while playing around with Angelina but I didn't realize how good it looked until I attached it to a coloured card. Then a friend gave me some of her Angelina in a different colour so I went to work. Hope you get something from the pictures and I hope I can explain a little along the way. I might add though, I wasn't quite happy with how the butterflies turned out. I think I will play around a bit more and use grunge paper next time. Also I don't think the embossing is all that necessary. If you would like to purchase some Angelina my other best friend (LOL) Lynn kindly found out for me that you can purchase it through Interweave, you know the people that publish Cloth Paper Scissors. Another supplier is . If you would like to see some more inspiring work go to Linda Baldock's blog. Check out some of her tutorials as well. So here we go.

Spray or paint card board or grunge paper with colour

Cut and emboss required shape (althought the embossing can get a little lost on the end result) Paint a generous coat of Gel Medium Cover with Angelina film and cut around edges. As you heat with the heat gun you will see that the edges will curl around the back of the card. I am a little heavy handed with the heat gun so mine have a few holes but I tend to like the effect.
You can make the wings stand up while the film is still warm. Hope you find this interesting and after playing around I have come across some great colours. So don't be afraid to experiment!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Seeing as I take really really bad photos, I thought I'd have a go at this little event that I saw over at E Makes Art It's called (see title) and if you're interested go and visit Hey Harriet and all will be revealed. Its not for bad photographers or anything, it's to (I hope) improve your photography. I need all the help I can get. Here is my first photo. Hope I did good.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Some new friendship pages to share

Artist Karen This has an owl so I think it's Karens (she loves owls) Mmmmm Karen's too, I think Mine Umm...... Cheryl's??

At our monthly CCDAA (that's Central Coast Decorative Artists Assoc. to the uninitiated) I took the liberty of photographing some more of the amazing art of some of our members. See for yourself at what they can do.