Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sequel - Mini Stampbord Book

Hi All, and firstly I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and with this being New Years Eve, that you all have a fabulous evening to welcome in 2007. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year !!!!

Back in October I had an entry on a mini stampbord book (Go There) and I have just got round to decorating the insides, (Flo said she looked forward to it). So here are the pics ! Difficult to photograph effectively so I have taken four shots showing left and right sides of the back and the front. The book is 2 inches square and when finished was somewhat thicker than I thought it would be so the ribbon I had used as a closure was a little stretched - but just managed to still close the book (must remember this next time).
Hope you like it now it's complete.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Six more ATC's (Alphabet series)

More ATC's recently completed: Theme was 'Alphabet' in a series of 6:

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

'Inchies' swap on Talkcrafts Forum

Hi All, not posted for a while but back in circulation again now. I entered a challenge on the Talkcrafts forum. The challenge was originally inspired by another swap which was to produce 100 x 1 inch squares which were to be collaged and decorated !!! God (I thought), that's one hell of a lot !!!!

So instead Liz Gale suggested that we each produce 25 x 1 inch squares for a swap. That means that if 25 members enter, then we will all receive 25 in return, 1 from each of the 25 members submissions.
It was only when I started to cut the squares that I realised just how small they really were. I had no idea where to start but once I started to colour the backgrounds I seemed to have a rush of inspiration and flew through them.............in fact I produced over 60 !!!!

So here is a pic of my 25 which will be posted tomorrow. I look forward to receiving the others in return. The challenge ends at the end of January 2007.
I firstly created a watercolour background using acrylics and then collaged this with some stamping and mini pics and words. I used some mica paints and finally hand decorated with coloured markers, metallics and some small embellishments. Dying to do some more now !!!!!

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

'Altoids' tin challenge on Talkcrafts

This is my entry in another challenge from the Talkcrafts forum. One member had a number of unused (but out of date) tins of the Marks & Spencer curiously strong mints which she offered to send to members with a challenge to 'alter' the tin and return for a random swap. I entered and duly received my tin.

I rubbed down the tin with fine sandpaper and covered it all with gesso. then painted over this with acrylics in two contrasting colours. I then applied 6 x 1 inch paper tiles to the top of the lid with mod podge and applied raised letters to spell out 'BOX' after it had dried. I decorated the interier lid and bottom with printed photo paper in blue. I then used gold Krylon to decorate the outside of the tin. Finally putting a little glitterati fibres inside the tin in contrasting colours and closing with purple ribbon tied in a bow. My only regret is that I didn't put something inside the tin.............however I will do if I do any more 'altering' of tins. Here are the pics:

Here is a link to take you to a gallery where all the entries can be viewed

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