Friday, 31 July 2009

Shells, Italy and a new friend!

I have a new friend in the shape of a frog who hopped into the workroom yesterday and decided to stay a while! He was quite happy to have his photo taken and has appeared again this morning just outside the workroom door - so I think maybe he intends to visit as often as he can!

Whilst Ferdy ( well - it's not quite as boring as naming him Freddy....) sat and stared at me I made an ATC and altered another slide mailer.

The ATC background is from a paper napkin ( sent by Maureen). I used stamps and some real shells to finish it.

The slide mailer is fast becoming a favourite thing to alter! I am becoming addicted also to the Crafty Individuals background papers which are just so beautiful you don't want to use them!
This paper was from the Travels to Italy book and I added an italian stamp, some italian postmarks and a small suitcase charm to the front. The back I have left plain as the harlequin and script paper was too pretty to cover! Inside I again made a little paper pocket to hold some stamps and painted the other side in a rose pink before adding the Italian themed images behind the microscope slides and the tiny pink seed beads. As the Do it in an Hour challenge incorporates maps I have submitted the slide mailer as the inside papers has a map of Italy!


Jan said...

Love your slide mailer Viv AND the atcs. Lovely little frog too. I have a neighbour who is terrified of frogs and she'll run indoors and lock herself in if she so much as hears one. Poor thing!

cmoh said...

What a fabulous Slide mailer...I really like those things and yours is lovely.

What a fun friend to come join you in your art indevours...kinda makes you wonder if he is a prince or not :)

Thanks for taking part in the challenge.

Maureen said...

lovely work as usual Viv, would you believe I am using the Travels in Italy papers at the moment, Love the shall card.

Maureen said...

Yes I know shell is spelt with an e - blame my fingers!!

nancy said...

What fun! A froggy friend. I have one that lives near my back porch and I see him just once in a while.
The slide mailers are great! I know absolutely nothing about them.

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous creations Viv! Love you pic of Ferdy too LOL. Do you think he is expecting you to kiss him?

TropicLuv said...

What a great blog you have! Your artwork is beautiful! Glad I found you and look forward to visiting again to see al your great creations. Aloha..

Vanja said...

These are just beautiful, Viv!
Hugs, Vanja

paulaexuk said...

I love these and your new friend too. The backgrounds are very pretty and delicate.