Friday 27 September 2013

always laugh

Good morning! Today we have an anything goes challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.

I decided to make a hanging box with a little notebook inside.

For the box I have used the Sizzix ~ Hanging Bag die. So cute!

I have decorated the front with Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ Bird Cage die. I've added a Prima vintage trinket to hang from the centre of the cage.

Papers: October Afternoon using some scraps I had.

Here is the notebook which I made to go inside.

Thank you for looking.


Thursday 26 September 2013

mixed media collages 1 & 2 part 1

Hello! I am here today to share with you an online mixed media course which I've joined which is 'Collages' by Daria Pneva. Just click on the link to go to the details. It is in Russian but you can easily translate it into your language using Google Translate to translate the page.

The videos of the course are in Russian too, but I found it quite easy to understand what was happening as I've done part of a similar type course in English before. Anyway, I am joining this to practice more and get more useful tips.

So, I have got to the first stage of my first two collages. The first one started out life like this:

Bit of a mess! I used scraps of papers and stuck them to chipboard, so it has curled a bit. I will have to straighten it out from the back when I have finished.

Here I have got to the end of the first stage, using paints and will form the foundation to my piece.

I have absolutely no idea where this is going! Another close up.

Onto the second collage, which I like a lot better I think, mainly as I prefer the colours more.

For this one I worked on a piece of Claudine Hellmuth sticky-back canvas. This curled quite a bit as I worked and it was only when I had got to this stage that I stuck it down onto apiece of chipboard. It now lies nice and flat, so I think I prefer this method rather than the direct to chipboard.

This piece started out like this, before adding paint:

Some close ups. I've used mainly Ranger ~ Paint Dabbers and PaperArtsy ~ Fresco Finish Paints.

I've used a Prima ~ Bark stencil to add the gold paint.

Thanks for looking.


Friday 20 September 2013

so sweet

Hellloooo! Oh my word! It's been a while since I last blogged. Just over a month! Where has the Summer gone and now it is winter again :( Or at least it feels like it!

Today we have a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity which is a cute kids child theme.

I have used these gorgeous papers: Crate Paper ~ Little Bo Peep.

I created an envelope using the Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ Pocket Envelope die and decorated it.

There is a pull out tag.

Image: Magnolia ~ Little Cute Tilda.

The clock is by Marianne Design and I added a Prima trinket.

Love this Chinese Flower die by Marianne Design.

Thank You for looking.