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Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Loved the idea when I first saw a sample of this technique, so thought I would have a go.
I used a mini (empty :( ) chocolate box made from clear plastic and doodled patterns on the lid with an acetate pen.
I then randomly dripped alcohol ink into the inside to cover.
I also dripped ink in to the base of the box.
Not too good a photo, the effects are far better seen in real day light.
To complete, I mapped out an image onto white card stock and doodled using just an ordinary black biro. I then used water colour pencils and a koi brush to shade in some colours.
I trimmed the image and then cut into several random pieces, making a Zentangle puzzle.
I won't tell you what the image is, but it is for Hilda (Hilmof) from LOTS TO DO forum to replace the Xmas pressie that RM failed to deliver.
Promise Hilda, it's dead easy to put together!
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
This is the first bit of crafting I have done for ages!
I just could not resist this beautiful image of my 2 little grand daughters, oooh! i could just eat them up!
I will put this scrapbook page in a frame and hang it on a wall somewhere?? running out of wall space downstairs, might have to start putting them on the bedroom walls
Monday, 21 September 2009
Inside back cover
Inside front cover
Well I have finally blogged something! and about time too!
It looks aweful in the photos (and not much better in the flesh!) and nothing like I originally planned, but isn't that the way sometimes? Anyway, whats inside is a mystery..............if you want a chance of knowing, log onto the LOTS TO DO forum.
Friday, 19 June 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
I made this card using some of the scaps that I have hoarded over the years. Pieces to small to do much with, but kept because...well it might come in handy!
I also managed to use up some sheets of fairy stickers I had, but never seemed to use.
Monday, 13 April 2009
I was commissioned to make a wedding card, and was given free reign over colour and design.
I planned the design, and made the one above in shades of blue. I liked the results and decided to do another in a different colour scheme.
This is the second one, in a maroon colour scheme, I didn't like the effects as much as the first one. So tried again with another colour.
This is my favourite, Black and gold, not very weddingy, but heyho! at least the customer has a choice. Which one do you prefer??
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
This Tyra, I helped her (just a bit) to make some easter baskets (note the chocolate around the mouth! she didn't think it necessary to have eggs in her basket!) She is being very dilligent in this photo, sorting flowers to decorate her baskets, but I think she decided the flowers were better off being stored IN her baskets rather than being stuck on the outside.
She was very proud of them anyway and took them home with her to give to Mummy and daddy!
Monday, 23 March 2009
Saturday, 28 February 2009
I made this wedding planner for my Admin Assistant. She is getting marrried in August next year, and is driving us all potty with her plans! Bless her, she is so excited!
This is an 18 month planner, with a page for each month. On the right is space to make notes and on the left hand side I have made little pockets to put bits and bobs in.
I aged the cavas first with distress inks, then sprayed with gillmer mists and moon shadows. I then addes a contrasting topper with a stamped image and added skeleton leaves to finish off.
I made the little box for it and decorated the top with a spare ATC that I had made. I hope it gets some bids!
Anyway, here it is, it's fab, thank you everyone that contributed. There are 26 ATC's all joined together to make a wonderful Jacobs Ladder (it's very long...so you need to be tall to play with it heheheh)
Sunday, 8 February 2009
This what happens when I'm bored and can't find any inspiration! I decided to try out some of the craft CD's that I have, but do you think I could find the one I wanted? NO! It became apparent that my CD collection was in a mess to say the least, all in different sized cases and pockets, and all over the place, which made my computer table look a right fright! Something needed to be done!
Organisation! that was what was needed!
So, I set to and made a folder to store them in, dead chuffed with my efforts I proudly placed the CD's into the little pockets in the folder, only to discover, it only held a fraction of them. So...I made another, then another and another (I still need a few more but run out of steam after 4!)
All neat and tidy ready to go back on to the shelf.
How neat and tidy do they look now! all I need to do now is write the titles on the tabs and wayhey! I'll be able to find what I'm looking for in a flash! (Still not found the one I was looking for though!)
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
I decided that my kitchen widow needed a bit of an uplift, so thought I would jazz up a few bits that generally just sit there looking dull and boring.