Sunday, 16 September 2012

journal swap

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 :)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

blue christmas.

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:)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

home sweet home

yesterday i was determined to do something crafty and have something to show at the end of the 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:)