Friday, 21 May 2010

All things crafty - art raffle

This months art raffle theme is "Oriental" so i have made this little notebook - the covers are made from 2 beer mats which have been painted quite thickly with black acrylic then stamped with a fabric effect stamp & clear embossed - it gives it a sort of old leather look and feel. I then added a strip of red paper with the oriental writing, a piece of ribbon and the main image. Stamped and embossed a little gold pattern in the corner and made a "seal" from coloured wax.
Finally I edged the beer mats with some round leather effect laces.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Crafting Corner Variety Swap

This months theme is "Collage on Canvas" so here is mine! I painted the canvas with H2O, the image is from a free download (I think from Art-e-zine) which was covered with pva to seal it , then added lace , ribbon buttons and beads from my craft stash and the metal flower centre is from Making Memories.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

All Things Crafty - monthly swap challenge

I am hosting a monthly swap on All Things Crafty. The challenge this month is to make a 3D butterfly. This is mine. The base is a piece of balsa wood and the flower and butterfly are made from soft leather which has been stamped then cut out and embellished. The butterfly is supported underneath with some acetate attached to the spiral of wire. The stamps used are :
Butterfly - Personal Impressions
Flower - Build a rose - Papermania
Centre brad - K&co