Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
`Letting go' was created as a mixed media collage painting using collage papers, ink, acrylic paint and watercoulor pencils. This listing is for a print of my mixed media painting. The image size is 10.5" by 13" on a paper sized 11.5" by 16"(A3). The image is printed onto a heavyweight satin archival grade paper with archival grade fade resistant inks. Print will come to you signed and dated on the back.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Firstly, and most importantly, the goodies I received from Paula. A lovely floral knitted corsage, some sweets, some fab buttons and a magazine on garden 'stuff' (I really do not have green fingers!!!) Thanks again Paula and I promise that yours will go out at some point this week...
Then, here are three cards that I made recently. The embossing folder is another Cuttlebug one and it is really versatile. It works amazingly well in my Sizzix dinosaur of a die-cutter. I also have the Swiss Dots one which is probably one of my best buys ever! I have been really into making cards this week and beads took a back seat until Friday when I had my C&G course. That always gets me back in the beady mood!
Talking of my C&G course, we did Horizontal Netting this week. We have to make a netted amulet bag as one of our final projects. I decided to use the horizontal pattern to make mine, rather than the vertical, as I just didn't seem to want to stop making my sample and didn't want to waste my efforts!
This was my first sample and I stopped because I wasn't keen on the way I had mixed my colours.
This is the sample that I eventually turned into the amulet purse. I love the transparent brown bead, with the flash of two different lilac beads.
This is that second sample, turned into an amulet bag. I haven't done the fringe or hanger yet. The fringe will have to be a 'looped' one, but apparently that can mean a variety of things other than just a plain loop, so I am contemplating what to do. This photo doesn't really do justice to the bag as it is really fluid in feel and the beads look much brighter in real life.
This is a sample of vertical netting. It is so simple to do and works up really quickly. I do love the effect, but would not wear a necklace made from it.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
I have finished my package of things to send, but they have been sitting on my table, waiting to go for a week now. I have been feeling a bit blue lately, so can't seem to get the motivation to do anything.
Anyway, let's hope for a sunny day and a cooperative camera tomorrow...
Monday, 18 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
8 things I am looking forward to:
Max's 8th birthday
My 4oth in October
Two weeks in Devon
Losing my weight (erm...better get started then!)
The invention of calorie-free chocolate that tastes of real chocolate
The Summer holiday with Max
Getting a part-time job
8 things I did yesterday:
Go to Sainsbury's
Visit my parents
Cuddle my parents' cat
Pick Max up from Scout/Beaver camp
8 things I wish I could do:
Marry Keanu Reeves
Eat without gaining weight
Make lampwork beads
Win the lottery
Stop suffering from depression
8 TV shows I watch:
Doctor Who (mainly for David Tennant)
QVC/Create & Craft craft shows
8 people I am tagging:
Oh, I can't think of any more that haven't already been tagged...
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
- Paint background in various shades of acrylic paints
- Stick torn strips of printer paper on to the background and colour wash them too
- Stick on patches of fibrous, handmade (not by me!) paper and ensure that the edges are washed over with glue, to make sure that they stick down
- While glue is still wet, sprinkle embossing powder over and heat
- Bead a multi-coloured heart using 11 ° beads and stick to picture
- Drizzle diamond glaze in interesting squiggle shapes and sprinkle a light dusting of glitter on them
- Use a glitter glue to make blobs and drag these into points with an embossing tool
- Stamp a swirly pattern around the edge of the picture
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
I am totally in love with the end result and will probably make several more of these. I hope you all like it.