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Sunday 22 December 2013

Another make......D

Hi all

I do hope you are all enjoying a crafty weekend.  I have managed to finish crocheting a baby blanket (another project out of the way lol) and then of course wandered to my sanctuaryto sit and think what to do.  The other day a colleague at work gave me a bag ful of broken jewellery and at the bottom of the bag were heaps of bangles.  So that was it an idea was born.  I decided to make a pen holder for her desk.  Kind of upcycling her bangles and giving them back to her lol.


bangles, glue, gesso
pink and cream acrylic
odd flowers and leaves from my stash
lace and bead trim from my stash
Velvet ribbon from my stash for the inside rim
Marvel dry milk tin lid for base
rub n buff to finish it off

Well thats it for today......

Hugz and love 

Saturday 21 December 2013

Christmas canvas for a friend... D

I just love my mixed media projects and as you can probably see I always err on the side of dramatic so to create this really stretched me.  My mate is into shabby chic so gave it a go.  I am still unsure of it but here it is.

Materials used are as follows

Modelling paste
blue, cream and pink paints
gold, silver and copper rub n buff
snowflake charms
holly leaves and berries from my stash
chipboard for the tree
lots of lace on my chipboard tree
lots of rose quartz, lemon quartz and amethyst
a glass angel from my stash and a pair of wings from a diamante brooch
embossing powder and glitter (leaves, berries and snowflakes)
pearl trim
glittered snowflakes and stars from a pound shop
crystals for the tree trunk

I think that's all I used lol

Hope you like it

Hugz always

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A creative romance - sparkle at christmas 1j
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2 creative chicks - christmas/winter 1j
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craft all day - winter 1j
crafting musketeers - layer it up 1j
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cupboard trilogy - christmas 2j
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simon says stamp - bling 1j
sisterhood of crafters - all that glitters 23d
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craft your passion abac - 23d
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abac - (30) create anything you can dream up 23d
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corrosive challenges - ag 23d
Paper ala mode - non trad christmas 29 d
CHNC - anything Christmas 2j

Thursday 12 December 2013

Secret Santa Prezzie - D

Hello to you all

I am slowly getting there with prezzies.  I made yet another canvas but this time as a secret santa prezzie for a colleague at work.  Had to have this finished tonight to give out tomorrow.

Lots and lots of embellies/euphrema used from my stash(lace, ribbon, charms, poppers, buttons, brooches, beads, leaves etc).  Painted blue purple from the right and slowly lightened towards the left.  I then used silver rub n buff over the texture.  

Hope you like it

Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to call again

Hugz and love 

Monday 9 December 2013

Saturday 7 December 2013

Another prezzie complete....D

My hands were itching to get a canvas out and get messy.  May as well have a purpose so I printed out my son Matthew's children - yes more of my grandchildren.  I printed them out and tore around the edges - stuck them to the canvas and stuck various items down all over the place with no plan or idea of where it was all going (as you can see all the bits and pieces from my stash drawer buckles flowers washers gems beads lace oddments bottle top...and much much more lol) -  see what I mean lol.  Pics of the initial stage here......

I then lay down the base using gesso

This is where I started to wish I hadn't started this lol... first mistake!

Did not like it at all so I painted over it all using a mixture of black/brown and dry brushed with light beige. 

 I then dry brushed over the top using old gold and bronze acrylic paints.  For the final touch I used rub n buff and a layer of mod podge over the top.

 I do hope you like my son's pressie.  I now have to get another one done.

Hugz and love to all of you

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