Thursday, 25 April 2013

Happy Birthday Gail!

A little belated (it was last month) but I was just tidying photos, and I need to share this. Gail had a birthday, and I made a card, and I thought it was pretty cool. Gail is a new owner of a Thermomix, a kitchen machine that, among other things, is a very efficient blender. She tries to get her "Thermy" into the background of all her photos these days - that's how keen she is. So I thought I'd try to make a card on a Thermomix theme.

This is what I came up with!

I used stamps from my excellent collection of PSX vegetable stamps. So there's a carrot, some corn, peas, onion and radish. I stamped and coloured them ever so carefully. They looked really elegant.

Then I mashed them all to bits with a square punch, and stuck the pieces down randomly.

I explained on the inside of the card, that "I put your card into a Thermomix, 'cos you love that!".

I thoughtfully included an illustration of what the card may have looked like if I hadn't mashed it. Just to show that an elegantly coloured carrot is pretty nice to look at, but lacking that certain something.

Also, there was cake.

Happy Birthday Gail!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Go rust something!

Those cheeky boys and girls at St Luke's, the cool art supply shop in Collingwood, have a great window display showing off their rusting and verdigris treatments. Particularly liked this rat.

We went to Supanova!

And Gandalf and I are here to tell you, it's a fun day out, thoroughly accessible, and a great place to stock up on Doctor Who tshirts! Catriona and I spent a good three hours shopping and looking. At least half of the attendees are dressed up, some of the really elaborately. And everyone odes cheerfully for photos.