23 Feb 2014

Altered Botlle

I loved Lucy's altered bottle over on the PA blog this week...so clever.go over and have a look here.
I didn't really have a suitable bottle so ended up using a small jar from Ikea.
I took some pages out of an old book and gave them a coat of Beach hut fresco paint. Let that dry and tore them up into smaller pieces and stuck them to the jar usung matt medium. I didn't have fimo either so used some very light weight kinda paper clay. I rolled it out and pressed a flower stamp from ELB04. I cut it out and let it dry.
I painted the lid of the jar with a couple of coats of Bora Bora and let that dry.I stamped a leaf from the same set randomly over the jar and stuck some bobble trim around the neck.

I painted the flower with chalk hey pesto and beach hut and used the end of a BBQ skewer to add some dots to the jar. then stuck the flower onto the jar with my hot glue gun. I added some clay leaves that I had made a long time ago.

To finish I put a pearl in the centre and used  a black sharpie pen to put some tiny spots on the petals...

I really enjoyed doing this piece..stamping into the clay is a brilliant idea so thank you Lucy
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Inspired by Elen Vargo

Over on the Paper Artsy blog this week Ellen was back using her brand new stamps!! I was inspired by all her pieces which you can see here. Now I don't have any of  Ellen's stamps yet so had to improvise.
I brayered Tango,Yellow submarine and London bus onto a piece of grey board that I had gessoed. I then just stamped some of the borders from Frames 4 and kids 4 using chalk fresco paint. I also used a coupls of abstrat stamps from hero arts...

Then out came the black sharpie and I went round some of shapes to make them pop.

When this was done I cut my piece into 4 and edged each one with black archival. I have no idea what I will use them for...so watch this space!!

16 Feb 2014

Little suitcase inspired by Julie Ann Lee

The Paper Artsy blog has been buzzing this week!! So many new products..it makes your head spin!! I was lucky enough to see most of them last week at Stevenage and oh my word...bankrupt comes to mind!

It was Julie ann's turn this week and she treated us to a very beautiful little suitcase which you can pop over and see here. I didn't have much time this week and had a week from hell at work but remembered that I had some of these little cases...so determined to have a play with not only them but my new goodies I got last week!!

So this is my version of the little suitcase..the photos aren't brilliant as the light wasn't very good although the sun is out and it's like a spring day!!

I gave the case a coat of gesso then added a base coat of dusty teal. Then layers of chutney,tikka, seaweed and chartreuse until I was happy with the colour.
I randomly stamped the script stamp from the new LP28 in black. I added more layers over the top.

 I added some black candi along the straps on the case.I tore a piece of an old book and coloured it with vintage photo distress ink, then stamped the word Illustration from a Sarah Newman set.

On the inside I lined it with some of my new Chatsworth papers. I put a wash of the chutney paint to tie in the colours. I sprinkled some black frantage in the bottom and melted it very slowly so that it melted in blobs...a little trick I picked up from Jo Myhill.
I stamped some script in black archival.

I wanted t try out all my new images so took some playing cards and gave them a coat of gesso. they are just the right size for inside the case. I stamped my images from LP28 and 29 in black versafine and painted them in the same colour frescos as the box. I added in Jofy's Amethyst for contrast.

I punched a hole in the corner of them with my cropodile and just tied them with some fibers.
As you can see they fit very nucely into the case..just the right size and I can add to them when I get the rest of the Lynn Perella collection..because you really do need all of them!!
Lastly a touch of treasure gold here and there...

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10 Feb 2014

A Day at Stevenage...

Had a fantastic day at Stevenage today along with just a few other #Patwits... Leandra and Darcy were busy all day with Demos and there was so much new stuff!! but it's all sekrit..well for now anyway..if you go over and follow the Paper Artsy blog here this week all will be revealed!!

It was so nice to catch up with so many #patwits and a lot of chattering and laughing made up a lot of the day..so here's a couple of piccies...I also met the lovely Alison Bomber who I didn.t get a piccie of but Helen did.

                 We arrived to see Leandra and Darcy already working hard

     Some of the #patwits on their first round of shopping..from left to right..
                        Julie Ann Jo Alison Helen Debs and Hazel in the front                       

                      Next here's from left to right Karen Kirsten ad Lin...

                And here is a quick piccie of my stash..can't wait to have a play...

Had a fantastic day as always thanks guys for making it so much fun. Helen has loads more piccies of the day on her blog so you can pop over here and have a look

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2 Feb 2014

Quickest post ever!!

This week Gillian paid us a visit over at Paoer Artsy. she did a gorgeous mad piece using the paper artsy postcards that we all receive in our crafty packages....you can pop over and see it here..

I well and truely ran out of time this week so did this piece in about ten minutes!! I do quite like it though :D

I didn't have time to do loads of stamping but I think like it without....

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A scrapbook page

This week over on the paper artsy blog we have another new GD called Pam Thorburn. she has done some beautiful scrapbook pages which you can pop over and see here

Her pages inspired me to have a go at scrapping one of the few piccies I have of my two children together....

I really enjoyed doing this page and it brought back some wonderfull memories....

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