Monday, 31 August 2009
Anyway, more gifts were to be swapped and Hilda had made me this stunning altered book
Isn't it just fantastic - thank you
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
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Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I met up with Andrea, Pete and Lauren earlier this week. Lauren had created this stunning canvas for me whilst playing in Hilda's craft haven.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Maz gave us all a tin to alter, but unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of it naked!!!! Been as though it was given to me by Maz I thought I would carry through the theme from the step. I cut the letters using the cuttlebug, stuck them onto the lid and covered it in sticky backed silver foil. Using a paper stump I carefully smoothed out the foil and traced around the letters. Using meadow, juniper, lettuce and willow alcohol inks I coloured the lid. Once dry I used my black stazon pad to hi-lite the letters.
The inside of the lid is covered in a piece of road map, and the quote is stamped directly onto it, again using black stazon. I then masked this off and stamped the hands over it (again carrying on with the step tradition) using olive green stazon. For the bottom I stamped the same car image 3 times and decoupaged the car and stamped journey down the right hand side in peeled paint distressed ink.
Hilda kindly sent me some printed words on Safmat, so I used 4 of them around the edges of the tin - journey, dream, travel, destiny
Been collecting jar lids again. This is what I did with them.
Alison, do you have any left to swap or have they all gone now? When you asked I didn't have any, but as you can see I have now!!!! Let me know and we'll sort something out
Polly set us all yet another challenge. This is the bird house that she gave me to alter. Apologies too as she gave me it weeks ago, but I've only just got around to playing with it. Worth the wait though, I think!!!
I covered the whole thing in corrugated cardboard, ript and tore the top layer, painted them with acrylic dabbers and when dry added some metalic. I cut 'windows' out of the front panel and added some images behind. Added the flowers. I used my versamark pen to draw the squiggles freehand and I used black soot distressed embossing powder to colour them. The word 'hope' and the row of black splodges along the top were made with the Cricut machine.
This is a side shot so you get a better idea of the corrugated sides.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
These are the photos that I scrapped of my colleagues wedding. I gave her the album today and I'm pleased to say that she was totally thrilled with it. But I need to thank, Ruth, Sue, Polly and Kate for inspiration taken off their blogs and also to Maz and Sue (again) who gave me loads of great ideas and lent me loads of things to make it happen - thanks guys, you've made two people very happy xxxx
Saturday, 1 August 2009
The canvas's for all the above are made from a cardboard box. I tore pieces of the top layer to reveal the corrugated underneath and covered them with gesso. To the top 2 I added black acrylic paint and some stamping using black stazon and the to the bottom one I used gold acrylic paint and stamped some flourishes and lines in gold brilliance ink. The images are from Lisa's Altered Art. Recycled bits on the top one include the arrow which is part of a coke can, the wire for the hanger and the lace is from an old piece of net curtain. The bottom 2 just have an old hinge on the top to hang them from!!! German scrap, rub ons, gems, ribbon, were all added. Some dies were cut including the letters using the cuttlebug, some pieces were then embossed like the copper wings and the silver arrow.
They were made for Maz, Polly and Sue. Maz and Sue have lent me loads of stuff over the last few weeks, mainly to assist me with my wedding album and both Sue and Polly keep showering me with items to alter for a challenge, so I just wanted to say 'thank you' to them all.
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