Saturday, 15 August 2009

Altered Domino Box

Well I've got through another busy summer at work and it's finally time for me now. Today is the first time I've crafted in ages. I went to a car boot sale today and picked up a couple of things I can use in my altered art, one of them being an old domino box (unfortunately there was only one domino in the box) but never mind it was the box I was interested in.
It started off as a brown tatty box covered in an imitation leather type material, this is what I altered it into, it's a late brak for a lovely friend of mine, I hope she likes it.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Time To Play

Well it's been a while since I've been on my blog, not only have I not had the time but I haven't had the inclination either, but hopefully the drought has come to an end at last.

I was given a packaging box from a bottle opener from a friend who thought the box was too good to throw away (how right she was)

I started by painting it with black acrylic paint then using a heat gun on it to give it some texture. I then used metallic rub-ons on it to give it the metallic look, most of the other decorations on it are made from Fimo clay and coloured with Cosmic Shimmer mica pigment powders.

The lining is a piece of beautiful Indian fabric, the inside of the box still needs a couple of things adding to finish it off completely but this is more or less the finished item.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Altered Box

I had a fabulous day at Nicks and Heidi's Craft Retreat "YCJ"and this is what I came home with, plus a lovely goody bag and lots of other bits and pieces that I intend to alter sometime in the future (not sure when).

I had a delicious lunch AND I didn't get lost on the!

It was lovely to meet Katherine T and meet up again with Nicks Heidi, Matt and DebsH, can't wait for the next one now.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Whimsical Cat

This is based on the Cheshire cat one of my favourite characters in Alice in Wonderland, done in pencil crayons and fine black liner pen. I found using pencil crayons so much easier than watercolour pencils, I need to have more practice with watercolour........need to have more practice with lots of art but I don't have the time :(

Whimsy Art

My new love.....I've just joined an online class on Whimsy Art, I love this style of art as it's fun, colourful and you don't have to be the worlds greatest artist to be able to do it. These are a few of my creations, I know it's not everyone's style but I hope you enjoy looking.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

My Altered Tins

These were for a challenge on Docrafts Altered Art forum, think I'm hooked on these now....groan :)

Monday, 16 February 2009

Busy, busy, busy.....

Well, I've had my little break in Germany and what a great time I had, I thoroughly recommend it to anyone thinking of going away for a short break. We went to Cologne and the Cathedral there is amazing, especially the stained glass windows, another good place to visit, especially if you like chocolate (who doesn't) is the Lindt Chocolate factory, the chocolate is delicious.I've added some pictures of Cologne and those amazing windows in the Cathedral, hope you like them.

Work is busy, but what's new. But I've finally got back to my crafting today and made a start on an altered tin. Work is in progress at the moment but once it's finished I might add some piccies of it.

Monday, 2 February 2009

No chance to craft this week......

Too busy at work this week, then I'm off to Germany on Friday for the weekend, well hopefully if the weather improves.
I'm loving the snow, it looks fabulous at work, although it's a nightmare to drive in. What I can't believe, is that they knew it was coming but still did nothing about it and it's the HEADLINES in the news........why? Does the rest of Europe have the same problems when it snows? I think, still it's lovely to have some snow once in a while. Hope to upload some piccies soon.
Stay warm and safe everyone xx

Monday, 26 January 2009

Update on my rolodex.....

I've done just four cards so far but the batteries have run out on my camera so I can't take any pictures of them at the moment and scanning always looks cock-eyed on my blog....or maybe it's just my!
I'm trying out some whimsical type drawings on some of them, I love these type of ATC's so I thought I'd have a go at them on my rolodex cards. I don't think they're everyones cup of tea but I find them bright and cheerful and quite childlike.
I'm now typing one handed as the dog has just decided to sit on my lap so to stop him falling off he's lying on my arm. Looks like no more crafting for the moment then.......

Saturday, 24 January 2009

My New Project - Rolodex

Just to prove that I am actually doing something with my Rolodex, I must admit it's not much but it's a start.

It arrived today in the post, can't wait to get started on it. I don't know how long it will take but I'm planning on decorating each little card individually.So keeping watching this!!

Had a bit of spare time today as I was up early, so I've made two ATC's for MAMMA'S Challenge on FLICKR, I used Ecoline inks for the background paper and some stamps I got from Quietfire Designs, one of my favourite suppliers.

These inks are really bright and cheerful, I love using them on cards and ATC's.

I'm off to make some inchies now for the February swap on Docrafts, might upload the pictures later if I like them enough.....

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Stained Glass Windows

This is one of 4 stained glass windows in a church in Woking, they represent the continents of the world, this one represents the Americas, the colours are beautiful.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

and there's more.....

My Altered Playing Cards

Altered Playing Cards

I've really got into these, these are some that I made for a swap in the U.S. I'm hoping to make a full set eventually but time just seems to fly when I'm crafting and before I know it I'm back at work THINKING about crafting!!!!