Tuesday, 30 September 2008

"Abiding Spirits" - links between House and Holmes

This is a stunning piece of artwork that I found on the internet which not only shows House and Wilson, but also depicts Sherlock Holmes and Watson. An article I found highlights the connections between House and Holmes. There are more links than maybe you realise. (How many can you think of?)
NB neither the picture shown or the article are by me - I admire the work of others and have put them on my blog - I am in no way claiming any responsibility for the above.

Monday, 29 September 2008

ATC - fine lady & flower

This atc combines 2 techniques - decoupage and embossing. The flower was embossed onto the card using an embossing machine. The lady is a decoupaged image, where the basic picture is cut out and applied to the card then subsequent layers are added using foam pads.

A stunning collection of images

I love this poster - I have used most of the pictures on it to create House themed atcs - I especially love the picture of House in this one - very sexy indeed xxx

ATC - fashions

This atc was made by attaching bodice stickers to patterned paper, the image was then cut out and added to the atc with foam pads. I then placed stickers of jewellery and shoes directly to the card.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

I love House

Okay, enough about atcs at the moment - it's now time to talk about my other passion. Greg House (played by Hugh Laurie) is brilliant. Before I start waffling on about him, I will say that I know he isn't real but I DON'T CARE!!!!! He is sexy and gorgeous - even though he is grumpy. The thing is, before House, I didn't fancy Hugh Laurie at all (sorry Hugh) but, since seeing him as House I can't believe the change. He is sooooooooo sexy!!!!! Can't understand what it is, but there's definately something. I have 3 seasons so far of House on DVD and am awaiting season 4 to come out over here - obviously, I watched it on TV (and, boy, did I sob at the final episode - it was soooooo sad) but I want it on DVD so I can watch it whenever I want. Hopefully, season 5 will come to channel 5 soon so I can get a new fix of the sexy doc.

ATC - girl thing

This was created as a 4-way jam swap organised by a member of the docrafts forum. The atc was divided into 4 sections. I decided on the theme of "its a girl thing". I created the top left corner with a handbag charm and a sticker and sent it to the next person on the list. They did another corner and passed it on until all 4 corners were finished and the completed atc was returned to me. I think its stunning and really enjoyed taking part.

ATC - boots walking

Another simple atc - I printed the words "These boots were made for walking" onto acetate, cut it to fit (atc size 3.5 ins x 2.5 ins) and attached it to the patterned card with the shamrock brads. The boots were ready-made toppers and were glued in place over the acetate.

ATC - afraid of the dark?

A simple atc made from a funky foam background with wobbly eyes attached. The words "Afraid of the dark?" were then added.


Hello & welcome to my blog concerning 2 things I am very interested in - namely atcs (artist trading cards) and House (Dr Greg House, that is - not buildings!!!)

I will talk more about both in later posts