Thursday, 22 December 2011

Out of Action

Hi, just a quick post to let you all know that I will be out of action for a while having spent the last 3 days in hospital.  I slipped on the ice on Monday morning and now have a shattered right ankle which is held in place with a couple of screws and a plaster cast.  I am non weight bearing for 6 weeks, so laid up on the sofa.  I then have to go back for the learn to walk process, physio etc.

We were supposed to be skiing in 8 weeks time, but that has had to be cancelled as I am unable to fly!!!

I wish you all a merry christmas and all the very best for the new year.

Have fun - Sam xxx

Sunday, 18 December 2011

An iron and some wax

I decided to have a play today with some wax and my travel iron been as I've just bought a book called Encaustic Art: How to paint with wax by Michael Bossom.  This technique is called geometric abstract lines, drawing lines using the baseplate of the iron.

This one is monochrome where I was just practising the four basic techniques, but I like how it came out.

Then I got brave and decided to have a go at a bit of a landscape.

Then I decided to introduce a few more colours.

And then I did another one.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Bead and Fabric Bracelets

I've been having a play with making bracelets from fabric and using wire and beads to decorate them.  Here are my first attempts, a bit messy, but then I love the randomness of it.

Day 9, Tag #9

Hmmmm....tag 9, not overly impressed with this one either, but .... I loved Ted's attempt, so decided to go along those lines instead.  And OMG, how much bling.  For those that don't know, I don't do bling, but this tag was just crying out for it.  

Friday, 9 December 2011

12 Days of T!m Tags

Well I have to admit that this year I'm a tad disappointed with the 12 days tags.  I only got inspired on day 7, but don't have any of that stamp set.  Then day 8 came along and 'wow', that got my creative juices following.  So here is my effort and as you can see, I decided not to go along with the Christmas theme.  I really enjoyed making it though.  

Birthday Card

It's my OH's birthday today so I made him this card.  He has an orange sports car, so I thought my new T!m stamp was very fitting!!!!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Just Glue Some Gears On It

I just had to share this with you which Clare found earlier

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Beaded Jewellery

Still on the jewellery theme I decided to have a play with some of my beads. Lottie has been making jewellery too, and she has been lucky enough to take some lessons.  She has created some wonderful pieces.

I basically just strung my lovely green beads in with different shades of wooden beads and I was quite pleased with how it came out.  I didn't do anything fancy with it, simply because I don't know how to!!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Steampunk Jewellery

I have just taken delivery of this lush magazine which landed on my doormat this morning.  It's fab and full of techniques and inspirational jewellery ideas.  It's from the massive and fantastic Stampington & Co range, so you have to order it in from the USA.

Anyway, back to the steampunk pieces.  These were inspired by my mate, Nicky, who sells the ones she makes as they are absolutely stunning.  She incorporates lots of different materials in her pendants. If you are interested, visit her blog and click on the email me logo down the right to ask her what she has as each pendant is unique.

I also came across someone else who had played around with the same idea, as she had  entered her make into a Simon Says challenge.  See it here.

So here is what I was playing around with using the TH ornate plates as the base for the pieces.

This one uses all TH pieces

This one is TH, except the cog which is 7Gypsys.

This one is a mix of all sorts.

TH and 7Gypsys pieces.

A mix of all sorts.

This one doesn't use the ornate plate for the base.  The clock pieces are TH and the cog 7Gypsys.  The face is made from clay and coloured with silver acrylic paint.

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