Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Monday, 10 November 2008
This book is just for me really as I don't think any of my family would get why I would crumple and rip and scratch and paint on these precious memories (they are copies).
I haven't finish it yet but I won't be blogging it when it is fully finished because I intend to write about my family and thoughts and these words will be for my eyes only (for now anyway).
So where there are blank spaces will be the words I will add later.
The pages have 3 holes punched and eyeleted in them and they are wired to the spine and beads were added to embelish, then I addded a crystal in the middle and a heart at the bottom.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
I think I feel a bit dark this week nearly everything I have made has a bit of 'darkness' about it. I think this is my favourite stamp at the moment, she just reminds me of me when I was young sitting on the grass making daisychains for hours 'lost in my own little world'. Although I was alone I never felt it, I had a 'little friend' who was always with me!
This canvas was covered with bright dabber colours and swirled with a babywipe, then I stamped images onto tissue and applied the main image and some trees to the dry canvas with Modge Podge, when this was dry I painted black acrylic with a baby wipe around the edges and when this was dry I put on the two faces over the black acrylic, this gave it a ghostly look.
Then the words 'Never Quite Alone' were stamped with versamark and clear embossed.
This is a gothic arch made with Ten Second Studio foil usind some of the tools and also a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders and a lttle bit of free hand drawing. The middle is ramdom pieces of pattened paper stamped with parts of stamps and arranged within the frame and adhered with wax, this then lets the light show through when held up to the light (it looks like it is illuminated) dont hang it in the heat though or it my melt!!!!
This is my little Halloween matchbox. The outside has foil which was embossed in a Cuttlebug folder (swirls). The edges of the matchbox were painted with purple acrylic, then the foil was attached when it was dry. the foil was then painted with black acrylic left a while and then the excess wiped away to reveal the silver foil.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
I decided to make a house using my newest rubber stamp (well half of it).
The walls are the gift cards painted with dabbers inside and out, the floor is a square of card, the front and back walls are attached with the bind it all and the sides have been punched with a crop-o-dile and attached with ribbon. The sides are all held together with ribbon. Beads were added to the bottom and there is a bead and tassell drop in the centre of the floor.
The roof is acetate and covered in zooms, this is 'perched' on the top the hanging wires hold this in place.
The inside is decorated too (but my camera batteries ran out so I will have to take a pic later).
It is going to hang in my craft room and hide a little stash of chocolate for those times when 'you just have to have some'.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Sunday Challenge 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'
This was such a hard challenge for me. This was the hymn we sang at my Mums funeral. At first I thought 'I can't do this one.' But today I went into my craft room and made this tag.
I must say it is a lot brighter in real life!
Background is coloured with distress inks, scattered straw, spiced marmalade and firebrick. the swirls are stamped in spiced marmalade and the diamonds in firebrick. The purple strip is alcohol inks on glossy card, the 'kisses' near the top are wire and symbolise the 'butterfly kisses' we did when we were kids.
The butterfly wings are grungeboard painted with a gold dabber, glittered around the edges and bejeweled. the body is a selection of beads, the head is part of a stamp from the Queens Dresser Drawers I just had to have cos she reminded me of my Mum when she was young and I couldn't bear not to buy it! The words are stamps from PSX pixie alphabet and stamped in black archival. The colours of the ribbons were taken from the colours used on the tags and I added some pearls cos Mum always wore 'her pearls' when she went out.
Friday, 26 September 2008
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Here is my entry for The Sunday Challenge over on UK Stampers this week. The theme is 'Pirates'
I don't have any pirate stamps so I chose to use photos of my gorgeous Grandsons and 'alter' them a bit.
After cutting around them I added hats and eyepatches to the photos.
The tag was covered with acrylic paints (in white, light blue and light green) scraped on with an old credit card.
When dry I stamped a swirly stamp over it.
The skull and cross bones are from Tim Holtz grungeboard painted with snowcap dabber with a hint of black to outline features.
The words are made up from Pixie stamps and edged in black Archival ink. Everything was adhered with glue.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Here are my inchies for this months Inchie Swap on UK Stampers. The theme is numbers.
I used the poem '1 for sorrow, 2 for joy, 3 for a girl, 4 for a boy, 5 for silver, 6 for gold, 7 for a secret never to be told, 8 for a wish, 9 for a kiss and 10 for a bird not to miss.' We only had to do 9 (but I couldn't miss out number ten now could I).
Friday, 12 September 2008
Here is my entry for this weeks Sunday challenge, to 'make three leaf tags in autumn colours'.
The Autumn Man.
I cut the leaves out free hand, coloured them with Dabbers and over stamped with swirlly stamps (Anna Griffin).
The background was coloured in the same way and the mans face is from Judikins and stamped in black Archival.
Thursday, 11 September 2008
This was created from a small box I found at my local carboot sale inside it had chess pieces (I will have to think what I can do with these later).
I gave it a light sand inside and out then painted the outside with Tim Holtz distress paints the inside I covered just the back wall with some paterned paper.
The hopes and dreams canvas is painted in the same way as the box and so are the letters, the motif is a piece of fimo which I stamped and coloured with rub and buff. This was adhered to the lid of the box along with the keyhole and the letters y o u r.
The key is from Hot off the Press as is the keyhole. 'unlock' is on shrink plastic.
Inside the box the words 'make' are plastic and are held up with silico glue. 'Them' have wire through them and atached to the shelf by making small holes in the shelf and gluing. 'Real' is atached to acetate with glue and stuck to the box with silicon.
Monday, 8 September 2008
Then finally is the Irish dresser, the drawers and cupboards are now full with 'bits' (bits of lace, wire, buttons and anything else I think 'I might need that' and it is getting pretty full of things I have made.
So thats it thats my little craft room, the place I go to 'do my thing'.