Saturday, 15 November 2008

newspaper carrier bag (Altered)

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when shopping in a wee arts and crafts shop near derby i was given my purchases in not a plastic bag but a recycled newspaper bag.. its lovely, but decided it would be lovelier if it was altered. I am thinking about giving this to my friends Daughter Katie if it turns out OK when its done.. This is just one side so far. Here are before and after Pictures.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Back of the newspaper bag

I did the other side today ,.. i decided rather than make it match, I would have it so that Katy can have it turned to the colour that fits her mood or what she is wearing or whatever.. so this side is sepia and rust. I am going to leave the sides blank so that people can see it is actually made from newspaper.

I love the bags and found out where to order more from. my only problem is some of the stories were very dire.. just as well it gets covered up! lol

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Altered shoes/mixed media monday

well they are slip ons but were really past it and needed the bin, but I decided to alter them (inspired by my friend Linda :-) )and wear them when I do my craft demo...
texture paste, alcohol inks, moonshadow mists and embossing powders used.. (hope it doesn't rain lol)
I am showing them in mixed media monday as anyone who knows me will tell you .. i love texture paste alcohol ink and embossing powder all in one project.. canvases, 4x4s ATCs anything altered... and now Shoes! ...
They are very "me" .

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Treasure chest

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Originally made for something I had hoped to take part in but with my time being suddenly very very busy I am just blogging it.. it will be the last thing blogged for a wee while unless I discover anything else I have made and not yet blogged lol.
This was a blank standard yellow/white pine chest.. I added paints..crackle paints.. fusible film... glitter.. and embellishments.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Dream Canvas (this thursday)

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I liked the colours of the bag so much I decided to do a canvas for ME in a similar vein as I will have to part with the bag in August! the canvas 18 inches tall.
I am entering it for the "this Thursday its all about..." Challenge as we have to enter something that we believe to be useful or truly beautiful.
Recently I have started to like what I make and this is my favorite to date.. the colours are so pretty.. I keep going back and looking at it and saying "I made this." in a surprised voice lol.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

One Powerful Hour /Christmas Ornaments (altered dominoes)

One Powerful Hour this week is Christmas Ornaments. It obviously took more than an hour for them all .. but individually it took an hour for the 2 tags. under an hour for the 7 swans and slightly over for the large domino.. the triple domino admittedly took quite a bit more than an hour!

I wont be making much for a while as My mum Died last night after a difficult time with cancer.
She was a gentle unassuming caring soul and her Family and friends are really going to miss her.

Black luxury. An altered bottle for Art Daily Cafe

  The theme over on Art Daily Cafe this month is “Black luxury” so I have altered this big bottle using mostly black gesso and jet jewel pa...