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January 31, 2011

January's over!

I've had fun with this and have managed to keep up to date (well, ok, there was once or twice I had to catch up)! So far so good, one month down, 11 more to go :)

January 30, 2011

A thing with wings

I have had a mini tin sitting around for a while now, and then I got t!m's rosette die which gave me a vague idea (yes, I know, all my ideas are vague!).  Then I saw this month's Artistic Stamper challenge and got a further idea.  After delays and a lot of dithering and dathering and boring work, I finally got around to making something:

Is it a tin? Is it a butterfly? Is it a fairy? Your guess is as good as mine LOL. I coloured the outside with Stream alcohol ink then stuck on some bits of old dictionary pages. Texture on the tin was made by splodging on some moulding paste that I had first coloured with some acrylic paint.  I then sprinkled on some different coloured embossing powders and heated it all to melt the EP and bubble up the moulding paste.  An Ideology hitch fastener made a good handle for opening so inside..........

I used some Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers (love, love, love that range!) and added a bingo counter spritzed with glimmer mists, an old cloissone earring and a flattened gold bead cap.  I also smeared some stickled around because you can never have enough sparkly stuff.

The "head" is made from a rosette die cut from paper from the Lost and Found stack with a face from the Steampunk Debutante collection.

The wings are grungeboard shapes I found in my stash and covered with the same paper as I used for the rosette.  I edged them with Broken China DI then embossed the edges with some holographic EP to give a bit of sparkle, and used a rose cut from the Steampunk papers to hide the joins.  I then added a bit more stickles to add more sparkle.

Anyway, whatever it is, it has wings so it qualifies for the challenge, and it is just before the end of January so I'm in time to submit this for the January Things With Wings challenge.

January 16, 2011

Pay it Forward

I actually didn't like the movie... I am an old softie really and I do not find it in any way uplifting or entertaining when children suffer or die, I just get very depressed.  Anyway I digress!  I heard about this over on Doone's blog and thought I would join in. 
The idea is I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this status, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade (or homemade) by you and it must be sent to your 5 people some time in 2011. 

Now the fact of the matter is, I doubt there are 5 people who want anything handmade by me!! LOL My taste is.. unique.. to say the least.  Some might say wierd, and they would be right, and some might say bad, and they would probably be right too :o However, I promise that if there are 5 of you who want something made by me I will make you something as nice as I can (and I promise it won't be as insane as ole King Green Bottle, ok!).  Can't promise it will be fast either, because I don't have a huge amount of spare time, but it will be done.
So, first five comments get something handmade by me as long as they post on their blog that they will do the same.  Simples!

January 08, 2011

It's Winter, OK?!!

So, I had an idea to make a set of canvases for the four seasons.  The first would be winter, as that is the season we are in now.  Here is the first one:

I think of blues and white when I think of winter, so I blended in various shades of blue acrylic paint for the background and then used a stencil and some white paint in the corners.  I then went over the whole thing with some white mica spray to give it sort of "frosty" sparkle.  As Christmas comes in winter I used the fronts of the cards I made for DDs, plus some snow flakes and a few other wintery and christmasy bits and pieces.  The title is a tag covered in TSS metal and put through the 'bug.  I cut out the three winter months from t!ms Lost and Found stack and stuck those in the bottom corner.  I edged the whole thing with tissue tape (mainly to hide the messy edges!)
When I showed it to my DDs they said "Oh, it's a Christmas decoration".  Ummm... NO!! It's WINTER, not Christmas.  Just because it has some Christmas stuff on it, doesn't make it a Christmas decoration!
Anyway, hope everyone has got through the first week of 2011 safely.  First week back at work for me :(