Saturday, 21 February 2009

Altered Art Tin.

We have a new section on Docrafts for Altered Art, and I am spending more and more time on there, and loving every minute.
The people that use this section have wonderful inspirational galleries, full of wonderful ideas and innovative projects. I just cannot resist trying my hand at some of them.
The picture shows my Altered tin, and is for a challenge on the Altered Art section.
It used to contain a jigsaw, and the picture and measurements etc were on the tin in glossy paint.
It took an age to remove the paint by sanding it.
I then covered it with blown vinyl wallpaper, which I attached with Araldite rapid.
I then painted it with some metalic paint given to me by my daughter Angy. Then I stamped and embossed it with sparkling black and silver embossing powder.
The images are stamped on black card and embossed with silver embossing powder, cut out and attached with more Araldite rapid, I then added metal chain and bits and pieces and the black gems, the "Handle" on top I found while out walking my dog. lol. waste not, want not, is my motto. lol

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Tile Bracelet

The picture shows two views of my latest project.
I resized 10 Fairy images to 3/4" square and glued them onto mountboard tiles, that I had cut previously.
I then punched the holes in the side edges of the tiles, first measuring where I wanted the holes to go.
I then embossed the edges and backs of the tiles with silver embossing powder. Then covered the images on the fronts with Anita's 3D clear gloss finish to protect them.
using some strong silver yarn I joined the tiles together as shown, putting beads in between each tile.
Fortunately, I didnt need to put a fastener on, as the bracelet slips over my hand nicely.
I enjoyed making something a bit different, and will wear the bracelet tomorrow when I go to meet my friends, I wonder if anyone will notice it. LOL

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

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

My PC/Craftroom

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
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.