Saturday, 24 August 2013




I decided to revisit The Rainbow Elephant website lately as I had not done a repeat pattern stack for ages and I love to do them. If you have not done one or seen Cindy's site it is well worth looking at. 

Here is the link to her article and video on how to do a Repeat Pattern Stack -

Instead of a Celtic Challenge or an online ATC Swap I decided to issue you with a Repeat Pattern Stack Challenge this time, and you have 4 weeks to do it, as I am very busy at present and am limited for time to issue challenges. 

My challenge to you is to pick a recognisable shape or shapes and use them to create your stack. Something from nature would be great. Also you can colour and doodle them to decorate. 

Here are three I did recently:

This is a leaf stack. If you look closely most of the leaves look almost the same. I used a stencil here to create my leaves and little gumnuts.

This Shell Stack or Underwater Stack was also created with shell and fish stencils.

My Heart Stack I drew myself.

You have the choice to post them on the Mr Linky below or email them to me and I will post them below this article. If you email them to me expect that people may copy them from my site like they do with the ATC Swap.

If you wish to email your Stacks to me send them to this email address:


Mildred Galiher sent:

Sharon Sterner sent:


Friday, 9 August 2013

Celtic Challenge32

Celtic Challenge 32

I got an amazing response for the last challenge. There was some very beautiful work.

This fortnight I have drawn a celtic outline for you to put a new pattern in. I have made the outline a four step process. If anyone wants a three or five step outline just let me know and I will add it to this post for you to copy.

My challenge to you is to design your own pattern and draw the steps inside the squares. 
Next decorate the outline to the squares, either by colour, doodles or both.

Below is the one I have done and my pattern is called
"Floral Wallpaper"


Sunday, 4 August 2013

ATC Online Swap 5

ATC Online Swap 5

I have decided to add some colour to this swap and request two types of doodle patterns.

Firstly draw 3 random lines across your ATC.

Colour each space with a different colour.
Decorate each line with a doodle. If you do not know any doodle patterns for lines check out my Border and Edge Patterns Page.

Once you have completed this task then decorate the remaining spaces with doodles.

Below is the information you will need if you wish to participate in this swap.

Trading Card Size
An Artist Trading Card is 2.5" x 3.5" or 64mm x 89mm.

How to swap for "FREE".
I propose to set up the opportunity for people to email their finished work to me. I will post it onto my blog so that others can admire it, and copy it, if they wish. Do not send anything if you are not prepared for others to copy and paste to their computer to print out for themselves.

How to copy and save an image from this site.
A. Copy
1. To copy to Pictures, Word, or Publisher, right click on the image.
2. Click Copy image.
3. Open your chosen destination.
4. Right click mouse and choose paste.
5. Save or print the picture. 

B. Save image as
1. Right Click on image.
2. Choose Save image as
3. Click on Picture on the left side of screen to open.
4. Choose a folder if you want to and open it.
5. Enter a File name or accept the default one
6. Choose a Save as type or accept the default one.
7. Click save.

Name you ATC's
Please ensure you put your name in the email so that other will know who did the artwork. You can also put where in the world you are from as an added interest if you wish.

ATC Swap Email Address:
I will load your work onto this post as I receive it, for others to view and copy. To have it posted you need to send it to

Please send your design in jpeg or png format as I am no expert is using different formats and find these easy to upload to blogger.

ATC's sent for this Swap

Zoe Brener from Melbourne, Oz sent:

Uuna from Finland sent:

Uuna called this ATC "Good Morning"

Uuna call this ATC "Good Night"

Uuna stated in her email that she started to follow the instructions above but her hand went on its own way, and that she hopes that is OK.

It is OK with me. If my blog starts you drawing something, I don't mind where your hand takes you.

Cathy Cussons sent:

Efie Van Rekum sent:

Laurie Pess from West Palm Beach, Florida sent:

Dorothy Allison sent: