Thursday, 10 January 2013

sticky fingers...

While we've been having our loft converted the whole house has been in total chaos.  Part of that chaos has meant that I have been unable to get to my desk and supplies.  Mainly because most of my "regular" supplies have been piled up on my desk and what has felt like everything else in the house has been piled up in front of it! Everything has had to be re-homed to make way for the builders and to store the new bathroom.  

Slowly but surely the house is getting back to normal. 
 I spent most of yesterday clearing my desk.
 I spent today catching up on some Collabor-ART projects!  

I'm taking part in a Purley Collaged Postcards piece.  We each create two 5"x7" postcards, backgrounds only. They are then posted to the next person on the list (Nigel in my case).  Once you receive your postcards you get to work finishing them off. If I'm honest that part worries and excites me! Your finished postcards get sent, at the whim of Royal Mail and the elements, to the next two people on the list. 

Above is my first background. Both have been created using scraps of papers.  I've tried to create something that will lend itself to the next layer.  

What I love is how different they will look depending on which way you work with them for the next layer. 

I've also started working on my other Collabor-ART project. Palma's journal. Yay!  It's sitting drying at the moment so pictures will have to be along at a later date, but here's the evidence! 

It feels so good to be creating again!


Sarah said...

great backgrounds, a perfect jumping off point for your partner. Good stuff!

and I'm glad you have found time to play in your pair journal :)

Claireliz said...

Lovely backgrounds Vicki.
C xx

jaine the basement gal. said...

I love the postcards. It looks like a very exciting project to be part of. It'll be hard to set them free in the post though.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love the postcards and the wonderful backgrounds. I know you posted about this before, but I couldn't visualise it - now I can!

Glad you have found time to play!

Carmen said...

These are gorgeous already, especially that top one, I love the colours and it looks so textured and yum!

BEX said...

Those backgrounds are gorgeous. I can't wait to see what gets added to them. Love all the papers used on them and the composition.

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous and nothing like mine LOL! I've struggled with this one!

Rosie said...

What fun the backgrounds are ... and they make me want to journal on them!

Gez Butterworth said...

WoW! The postcards are so neat! What a fab idea. Glad you are finding some creative moments amongst the chaos!

Have a great weekend.xx