Sunday, 22 August 2010

Prizes up for grabs Over at Alter it monthly.

Don't forget folks, anyone in to altered art can make an item and win a cool prize over at the alter it monthly challenge blog run by myself, Carol and Gillian. This month and for at least the next 5 months after that we have prizes from craft shops offering a prize voucher to cool blog candy put together with the altered artist in mind.
There are still 10 days to get something in for this months music related theme and win a voucher for the Altered Element online craft store for altered art supplies. And if you don't have time this month then next month has a voucher for the Vintage Supplies Company (the theme for September is Rust).

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Wishing bottle.. And Mixed media Monday.

For full instructions got to Happy Daze Online classes HERE although for some reason it says to use black stazon or archival ink.. i used brown on mine...

Mixed media Monday
has "Embellish it" as a theme tomorrow... Well LOL.... fits me to a tea and this bottle, so I am entering it. Not only did I embellish physically.. but especially for the Dear Joanne Wardle... I am embellishing the story of the bottle too. (apologies in advance if I dont coment on your mixed media monday entries as I am heading off on holiday tomorrow.)

This is a rare bottle and similar to the message in a bottle philosophy. Simply write down your wish on parchment or the more modern "paper", roll it up and pop it in to the bottle... its advised to add a little something for the little people who will retrieve the bottle and decide if they should grant your wish. I have heard they are partial to humbugs. leave it near an open window or on the doorstep over night. All there is to do now is wait.

Genuine Memory Key

This is a Kilt Pin made for a forum swap recently. If you want the details on how it was made and what you will need then have a look on the "Happy Daze" online class HERE.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

more steampunk Jewellery...

.................... SOLD...................

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3 more pieces of steampunk Jewellery...

Top one is a pendant I found among my mums costume jewellery. I added a clock face from a vintage pocketwatch, some cogs and a scarab beetle.
Second is another optical lens, this time i attached the items to the front.
Third is burgundy stone encrusted Metal heart wrapped in a Dragonfly who I gave a steampunk makeover to..

Monday, 2 August 2010

Random Easy stuff....

I haven't been up to much recently craft wise. I have a stall late november so thought I would start working on the smaller items for that. the bread and butter items for impulse buying. Tags and gift boxes. I am not going to blog each item but here is a few shots of the kind of things I am doing...

Sunday, 1 August 2010

August: Alter it Monthly and the Altered Element.

Alter it Monthly, have teamed up with The Altered Element To bring you the theme , "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul” (Plato). By taking part this month, you can have your name entered in to the random Draw for a £20 gift voucher to be spent in The Altered Element online shop.

I have made two items for the design teams examples, both have been embellished with musical notes that can be purchased here From The Altered element.

The first is a gift box with handmade paper flowers and the second is a distressed shadow frame "bird song"...

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...