Thursday, 9 April 2009
Introducing Professor Pilchard-Spooney.
He is made using 3 spoons, a pilchard tin, two allen keys, and his hat is a cream horn mould.
I put peel off stars on his body and hat coloured it with Peel off pens and alcohol inks and then removed the peel offs.
A Docrafts forum buddy Nicks had challenged us to Alter cutlery.
Originally this was intended to be a robotic Penguin, but then I found the old cream horn tin mould, which fitted snuggly on the head of my project, and everything changed, lol I just had to use it. I had lots of frustrations fixing it all together, in the end I used "Aroldite Rapid" an old favourite of mine, for awkard sticking jobs. Bit by bit and piece by piece, and very slowly, eventually Professor Pilchard- Spooney evolved.LOL. so named because of his Pilchard tin body and his Spoon head and feet.
I just hope that people will get half as much enjoyment seeing him as I have had, creating him.
If you care to leave a comment, it will be the cherry on the cake (Cream horn maybe? lol) for me.
Friday, 20 March 2009
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
Brrr! My first Winter in the Bungalow, and this is how the garden looks now. I am nice and warm in here but I can't get out to shop because of the snow. Good job I stocked up yesterday.
It's been snowing non stop all day and the sky is still full of it.
I put my jacket and wellies on earlier, and went to put stuff out for the birds, all kinds of birds have been to feed, and at one time I had eight big fat Wood pidgeons squabbleing over the food on the bird table, lol. I think the word is getting out that a silly old fool will venture out to feed them here, whatever the weather.lol
Meggy came into the garden with me, and sorry Meggy but thats all the walk you'll be getting today. lol
Sunday, 1 February 2009
This is where I spend a lot of my time, it was originally a cloakroom / storeroom. To the right there is a double wardrobe where I keep a lot of my craft stash and equipment.
Meggy is sat where she always sits when I am in there, we had to raise the tower on a stool, because Meggy used to switch the computer off by leaning on the button.lol.
There is a window above the computer, so I can watch the world go by. Note the wheat bag for my feet, lol there is a little radiator in there, so it's nice and warm but my condition means my feet are often cold, so a couple of minutes in the microwave with the wheatbag, and they soon warm up.
There is not a lot of room for crafting, as such, so to do the messier jobs painting , stamping etc, I use my kitchen.
Friday, 30 January 2009
I cant believe it's been so long since I've edited my Blog! Since moving into my Bungalow, life has been so hectic, but now I am well and truly settled into my new environment, and especially as I am getting ear ache from one or too well meaning friends, (yes you know who you are, lol) I too think it time to do a bit of Blogging.
SMELLI'S have evolved.
A good friend of mine from the Docrafts ATC forum Helen (aka Smelliehelli) has come up with the idea of a new shape to do artwork on. By drawing round a 4" Protractor. Eager to try out anything new, I have done just that, and here are two of my efforts, I first made the background using the textured stamping technique, (I think I've mensioned this tehnique elsewhere, on my Blog) I then painted them and embossed them,and then added cut out photographic images and gems.