Recently I have been getting back to original drawings but on a small scale. The size of an ACEO (art card editions and originals) has to be 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches, so quite small, just a bit bigger than an individually wrapped tea bag. My first two are ink drawings of dresses.
Two birthday cards with Liberty print dresses on them.
Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love tea time. Ever since I saw the trailer for SATC2, you know the one where Carrie and the girls are sat in the tent in the dessert with an amazing moroccan tea spread out before them, I just yearned to taste those colourful macaroons ! Thanks to Momtaz, I did get a delightful box of Laduree macaroons for my birthday ( yipee!!!) and this little drawing celebrates that sumptous moroccan tea I had been dreaming of
Delicious !!! I couldn't say which was my favourite, I loved them all!!
Now to some more fashion. Here is a peek at my "dress up a celeb" aceos. I took magazine cut outs of Victoria Beckham and Gabriella Cilmi and designed my own hair, clothes and accessories for them!
Victoria Beckham has big bubbly girls with silver strands added and is wearing a shiny silver dress with velour leaves. Gabriella is wearing a golden headress over her wild feathery hairstyle, a gold detail floral bodice and a woven mini skirt with golden threads through it. I think I like being stylist to the stars Lol!!
This month has been the culmination of alot of busy making as I had the honour of making Momtaz's bead and jewellery bouquet made entirely from broken jewellery and bits found and donated. It was fun making it and you'll get to see it on her blog soon but I will show you what I stared with .
a metal head massager found lying in Tesco car park ( there was no packaging with it so it wasn't someone's dropped shopping, probably either discarded or dropped and forgotten about)
A large selection of beads and broken jewellery donated by Momtaz's friends
Some of the broken jewellery which I donated : the clasp on the pearls had broken as had the brooch fitting for the butterfly and I had lost one earring that matched the purple toned heart necklace.
I also made a pretty fresh flower and feathers bouquet for her to throw up in the air for the bouquet catching moment. I'm really pleased with both and I think she was too! You'll get to see then soon!
I also made something for myself to take to her wedding. Here are the before and after photos.
This is the sequinned dress with a broken zip which I bought from New Look for £5.