We made this centre piece of Big Ben and distressed inks on Monday with Ester - everyone else made it up a card but I wanted to make a bigger piece out of it, so I used my canvas on a roll and covered a 12" square sheet of card with it. Then I created a distressed background to match, put on the centre piece and added some embellishments; I hope you like the effect.
I think ill keep this because it matches the colours iv got in there.
I had a darling little girlie (Fresh picked flowers) from Little Darlings - and while I was clearing out a box I found an odd chipboard album shape - so the 2 went together (I guess you have to have my warped mind!!!!)
I made a wall hanging with loads of techniques and embellishments - I may have got a tad carried away. There are loads of layers and textures - lots of sparkle that doesn't show up in the picture (new camera though - see the difference - much better) - I made the bouquet from some odd scraps - and I love the huge raggie ribbon bow
Actually I have been in class with the wonderful Ester Gundry all day ((Hi Est))
I love Ester's classes - here's toys - go play - those are the basic rules. she crates something for us to make - gives us all the bits - and we copy - do something vaguly similar - or totally wonder off on a track - she mever minds!
I have not finished my projects yet - I hope to post them on wednesday for you. I have a 'little' helper in the shop with me for the summer. my son will be joining us to blast the internet side and get me up to speed - as well as do a bit of work serving customers and stock control. Just showing him the ropes of 'grown-up' world ;-) really - so do encourage him and give him feed back. And - yes - you can moan at him when he gets it wrong! (He's a sweetie really)
I have got myself a new camera. I have been really struggling to take decent pickies with the old Kodak - and it is an oldie. Hubby said that the best camera to take pic with was a pink one ;-) - so I now have a pink Canon - and it's got that thing that is supposed to correct the image fuzz - so you never know I might do better with it.
It's market day in the Auld Grey Town
and Grey is sure is today. Snuggled up on the sofa with a hot bowl of soup, the dog and a blanket last night - I am sure it's March really and they are just lying about July.
On the agenda today - just walked in the door - a parcel from a new supplier that does craft kids for kiddies - just in time for the schools breaking up - boy are they going to need something to do inside in this weather!!!!!
Also - Do You Stack Up Challenges to get ahead with - and a brilliant idea for little note books is coming together
First - I have Stickles glitter glue in. It's no good - you just can't beat the original Stickles brand - HERE in the shop
Second - people have been asking for the magnetic clasps - you used to get them from Basic Grey. These are no longer available - BUT - I spent ages searching on the web and now have some 65mm diameter - 1mm thick really strong magnetic clasps - I found a supplier that makes them - a magnet factory!!!! These are really strong and you can easily just use one on one side, with a brad on the other for most projects. .60p each / £1.20 pair - I will add them to the shop - under TOOLS just got t find a photo
I had an amazing image from Copic Marker Scrapbooking. I have raved about them before as no normally somewhere you would check out for images - but you seriously have to!!!
I had one of the new Steam punk images - Steem punk in cool colours - wow that's different. I hope you like her. The embellishments are - an upholstery star that has been knocking about for years - a bit of key chain - and the bow is a coulpe of strips off my window scrim. ;-) - love up-cycling
Did you know that the schools kick out in a couple of weeks?
How scary is that - where has the year gone?
So I have made up some darling little 'Thank you teacher' cards. Super cute for the kiddies to give - up-cycled from all sorts of other cards and papers. I have about a dozen - £1 each just contact me if you would like one. I will try to list them individually as soon as I can - but they are in the window. ;-)
I gave in and picked up the Tim Holtz Spring colours the other day when Craft Obsessions had 15% off - and - yes - they are beautiful colours.
This is made with the Shaded Lilac pad. The 'L' shape is a section of canvas covered card - the felt flowers I made - the star charms started life as dangle earrings - loads of glitter - gems - pearls. Love it.
I aim to list all my mixed media collages on the shop website soon - they cost £9.50 each plus postage - just shout if you want one in the meantime
I had this super cute little wowlie - it's still wowls in this house! - from Paper Pritties. It is a really pretty image and I did not want to loose any of the writing detail - so all I did was colour the beak - toes - hearts and leaf and then add 3D glaze to make them stand out. The ink I used is actually the red from the Tim Holtz Christmas set - the latest colours from him are much brighter. The heart is embossed and inked to match
I was also lucky enough to be given this wonderful bible verse stamp from Inspired Stamps - a compant that specalises in religious messages.
Please forgive the dreadful photo - I am going to have to get another camera.
The stamp is beautiful - super quality - stamped perfectly first and every time. I am so pleased I have mastered the candle trick - I made this wonderful gift for a baptism or 1st communion.