oh,my goodness!! i didn't realise it had been this long since i posted on my blog-ooppss!! but in all fairness i haven't really been crafting and since this blog is for my crafty stuff there's been nothing to show you!!
i did however do something last week......a page in my journal!!
i saw a video on youtube and worked with it because i just felt like doing something but wasn't sure what to do-so i copied (really should've taken note who i copied from-will try and find it again!!)
i used croco crackling colour for the raised bits because that was the only thick stuff i had!!
did something on this page i've never done before-used my fingers in the paint (gosh!) and it was goood.
*when did blogger change it's new post format!!!
my self and a few friends are starting a journal swap......never done one of these before and i have to say i'm a bit worried about producing work in other people's books.....but you don't know till you've tried something!!!
we were each made a book to work in-i chose to have a book 4x6.....very different size to work in for me!!!
i saw a project in craft stamper by jaine drake in which she used bits and pieces on a page to give texture and fancied having a go at that so used the technique on the covers of my book.
so i went through my chipboard box and ribbon stash and chose a few bits. i tried painting them with white gesso but it just wasn't covering so i had to use white acrylic paint-which only took one coat.
then i added a bit of colour and stamped onto white tissue with a script stamp which was then put onto the butterflies.........not really sure if i like it or not but it was fun trying something different :)
mikes wanting a blue tree this year.......we have a beautiful white tree thats pre-lit with white lights and each year i put white and silver on it with one colour.....mike has these blue LED lights that i'm really not fond of LOL and this year he's insisting on a blue tree......i don't have anything blue so i've made a start-except these haven't turned out as blue as i thought they would!!
these rather lovely stars are from tando.....i painted them a light blue (took an hour!!) then i sponged some glue onto them and put some gilding flakes on them-this is where it all went different than i thought it would-think i sponged too much glue on because you can't really see much of the blue LOL. then i put a few little gems onto them.....and,yes,i did do both sides:)
yesterday i was determined to do something crafty and have something to show at the end of the day........it did mean that i had to turn the computer off though......sorry girls,i love you,but you clearly are a distraction LOL xx
i took one of di's home sweet home plaques on the retreat with me but never got round to doing it......
yesterday i finished it-yay:)
a while ago dad came down from the bathroom with an empty loo roll middle and plonked it on my desk and said ''ere,make something with that!'.....i'm thinking he expected me to make a pencil pot LOL.......i have to admit that was my 1st thought :) then i thought of a bracelet but knew he'd never wear it LOL so iasked for some help with ideas.......and the loo roll flower was born:) dad thought it was brilliant and laughed out loud!! then he said 'Ooo i thought you were giving me a dream catcher the way you held it up then!' and without thinking i said 'i can make you one of those too if you like!'........i really need to think these things through before i say them out loud because mum and dad think that i can make anything and everything!!! (bless them!) so i had to search on how to make a dream catcher......it's not perfect but i'm pretty sure dad will love it-i'll give it to him on friday with his birthday presents:)
made a few bracelets yesterday-nothing very exciting-just simple ones!!
the cross one with clear beads is for mum,the cross one with 'pearls' is for me (or i might give that to mum too!) and the shambella is for the girl mike works with-she asked for this colour combo:)
leigh showed us how to make these while at the retreat in may this year-i finally got round to getting some decent beads and cord to have a go at home......the white one is for kerry-lousie and shannon's wanting a pink one..........the other's are mine LOL