Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Faux porcelain flowers

From the article in Craft Stamper by Hels Sheridan - (thanks Hels!) thought I would have a go - as usual didn't have quite the right kit but improvised a bit & got a reasonable result. The black and white one was using the free flower stamp fron CS too.

Andreas postcard swap

G,H & I for Andrea's alphabet postcard swap on LTD.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Another mask!

After the mask workshop (see post below) I decided to have a go on my own! Not sure about the result really but anyway.......................
Will keep trying and hopefully get it right eventually!

Mask workshop

I went to a Venetian mask workshop last week, it was run by Kate Plumtree who is a costume designer (amongst other things). It was great fun. The mask base is made from mod rock (plaster bandage), then it is painted etc when dry. It was actually moulded on the face of a guy who works at the art gallery where the workshop was - he was press-ganged into being our model!! I think this on looks quite tribal and very masculine.

ATC swap

Kathleen is running an ATC alphabet swap on All Things Crafty. Here is my first set.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Autumn mini canvas

This one is for a 1 to 1 swap, the theme is Autumn. The canvas is about 3.5 x3.5 , I have used inks and stamps to "paint " this little picture , embossed with gold round the edges then finished with an epoxy sticker and rub-on letters.

Art Raffle

The remit for this months Art Raffle on All things Crafty this month is "beads" , chosen by Claireabelle. I embossed the dragonfly, stencil by Papermania, onto metallic card (hence the bad shine on the scan!)coloured it with permanent markers and used beads to form the body. Around the dragonfly I added a coat of clear embossing powder to give a textured metal effect, added a wax seal and mounted the whole thing onto the front of a hand-made mini album.

Friday, 13 August 2010


Zoe on Lots to Do forum is running a "charms" swap . I was a bit stumped on this one but anyway.....................................the little copper tags were from my craft stash (I think they were a present from a fellow crafter ages ago) I coloured the background with blue permanent marker, added some Stickles turquoise glitter glue across the bottom , stuck on a little pink & white shell then covered the lot in 3D gloss.
Sorry about the rubbish picture - again!!

Make /alter a gift bag

August Swap Challenge on ATC forum is make or alter a gift bag. I made this one from some thick brown packing sheet using an old gift bag as a rough guide and added cord handles, heat embossed swirl stamping (Basic Grey) and some lovely layered flowers from Making Memeories. I finished it off with a die-cut gift tag and some wooden beads.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Andrea's postcard swap

Andrea's postcard swap is running on LTD right now - these are D, E, F.

Altered beer mats

Connie on All Things Crafty is hosting an altered beer mat swap with an open theme. I used some K&Co paper, My Minds Eye rub-ons and the epoxy stickers are Punch Studio.

August variety swap

The item for the variety swap this month was some kind of atc holder - I decided to alter this box (it started life as a washing tablet box) to store atcs in. I covered it with some lovely paper - I think its Brenda Pinnick (but not 100% sure) and line the inside. I then brushed it over with Anitas 3D glaze, added a raffia "ribbon" and a Making Memories bookplate using rub-ons for the label.