Thursday, 28 August 2008

Collage on Canvas swap - for Hilda

I did this for Hilda on Lots to Do for the swap. (Not a great photo)

Kaboodle Challenge

Tried to do the weekly challenge for Lots to Do (iris folding) but made a complete hash of it and threw it in the bin! Sorry - I did try.
So decided to do a challenge for a new blog Kaboodle Doodles which was make an item from the downloaded papers provided.
This mini clipboard is the end result.


These atcs are for the alphabet swap on Crafting Corner hosted by Tessmatt.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Canvas Swap

Received this 7 x 5 in canvas from Joanne in a swap on Lots to Do - I think you will agree it is gorgeous....................Jo says its the first she has done too...................................!Thanks Jo.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Acrylic on Canvas

Bought some acrylic paints last week so thought I would have a go! The background is put on with a dry cosmetic sponge, the flowers hand painted & the borders stamped with white paint. Click on the pic for a better look! What do you think?


The theme for the swap on Lots to Do this time is ORANGE.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Recycled coaster

I recycled this coaster for the Lots to Do challenge this week. The black & white paper is handmade & recycled, the ribbon a remnant from a tag and the buttons are old fabric covered ones I picked up at a boot sale along with the coasters.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Fat page/inchie swap

Fat page/inchie swap for Lots to Do.

Thrinchies Swap - "children"

These are my entries for a thrinchies swap on Lots to Do.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Oriental Box Frame Picture

Have done this for the weekly challenge on the Lots to Do Challenge blog, the theme being "oriental".

The frame is made from 4 Jenga type wooden blocks, glued together painted with acrylic then "antiqued with rub-on wax in gold.Hand made paper on the back, a "screen" of patterned vellum then the decoupaged lady. Satin ribbon around the outside completes the piece.

The frame is a bit rustic looking but that makes it look older which I quite like!

Monday, 11 August 2008

18th Birthday Card

Made this card for my sister to give to a friend.
The paper is from Making Memories "Boho Chic"added some chipboard shapes and numbers, eyelets and ribbon scraps then a few glittery flowers & happy birthday border. The inside has a handmade paper insert.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Collage on canvas - butterfly

Struggled with this for a while until I felt it was somewhere near right!

It is about 16in x 12in. The background is a very thick handmade paper with some foliage & petals trapped in the layers. I have done a print with a fern & fabric paint, used embroidery thread, faux jewels & pearl paint to make the 'lavender' style stems with paints, inks, stamps, buttons & ribbon etc for the rest. The butterfly was a print- enlarged, coloured with Twinkling H2os, then glazed & distressed.


This card was made for a competition on Crafting Corner - it had to have ribbon, sentiment & stamped image.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Altered cds - title "Elegance"

Altered cds done for a monthly swap on Crafting Corner forum.The theme is "Elegance". The top one is my favourite, the image comes from a sheet of old wrapping paper, the rose has been cut out & embellished with ultra-fine glitter, a little paper lace added to the edge.
No idea where I got this cake image from but thought it extremely elegant! Added it to matt black card, stamped the swirls with white Brilliace ink , highlighted the lilies etc with gold glitter glue.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

"My name is.." Fob book

This was done for a swap on "Lots to do" & the design inspired by a mini revision book I saw in a store, the 'pages' being like key fobs - hence the title!


Skinnys for Alisons (Mommabear) swap on Crafting Corner.


Atcs for the "lots to do" draw.


This atc was a RAK for Patsy on Crafting Corner. The outside is handmade paper with tie-downs for fasteners. The butterflies inside were stamped on pink vellum and embossed in gold then linked with thread.