Thursday, 29 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Hi all, how's things? How much crafting have you got through this week? Not as much as you'd like [No? Me neither!] or too much? [if there is such a thing as too much crafting that is!!]
While this isn't something I've made this week, there are two specific reasons I thought I'd share this particular project with you today.
- The first is that it was Shakespeare's birthday just last Friday [What? Did you forget to send him a card again?].
While it looks like I might have spent a lot of time and care cutting out a tiny head shape ... I certainly haven't! No, I just bought and altered a 'Head Trinket' from the 3DJean shop:
Once I'd completed the simple construction I decorated the outside with paint, a scrap of wrapping paper, a rub-on, some coloured crayon and Stickles glitter:
The tiny quotation is from Shakespeare's Hamlet and to frame it within the shadow-box I:
- typed it into Microsoft Word document using a size 8 font;
- printed it off;
- glued it in place;
- Glossy Accented it and finally ....
- smeared it with various colours of Stickles:
The end result is now proudly on display and as it's so tiny and so light he's simply Blue-Tacked to a shelf unit! [Not sure how respectful that is to a Prince of Denmark!]
Now, having re-visited this project, I'm wondering why I didn't buy more of them and have a line of wise heads lined up across the shelf.
Luckily, there's some in stock right now .... I'll race you to the checkout ...
Monday, 26 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
A racy little photo frame.........
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
black shrink plastic ,a bottle of Dew Drops And a few extras from the 'store cupboard' I made this!....................
Friday, 16 April 2010
From cardstock cut two shapes like this, fold along the lines - this is where a scoring tool and board comes in handy but if you haven't got one then use a ruler and a blunt pair of scissors to score
You'll have two pieces of cut and folded card, one running across and one running upwards
Tape the folded flaps of the piece that goes from side to side (the first piece in my photograph) and join to the other piece making sure the flaps are in the inside of the box, tuck the flap in at the bottom and tape that too. The big flap at the top goes on the outside and will be decorated.
Now you'll have a plain box
Add some embellishments to the flap using the scraps from making the card and the box and tie a pretty ribbon around from top to bottom which will keep the box closed. I sprayed my box with more of the Shimmerz Spritz to give it just that little bit more glitter and sparkle :)
My finished project
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Postcards sprang to mind as she reminded me of the saucy kind you used to see on holiday. I've used Basic Grey June Bug for the background. Stamps are Catslife and Purple Onion designs. The images from Southern Blackberry are printed on tissue and I've used a glue stick to back it onto the black card. I did keep the backing sheet (white) on though to keep the colour bright.
Monday, 12 April 2010
Here's my version of the mini canvas project:
For further instruction on how to put it together see Jean's post here, [I love the crown she made for hers!]
- [a] I have a soft spot for bird imagery and
- [b] I love everything wordy and text-patterned and, as you might just be able to make out, his little body features a text background:
After spraying my silver crackle paint with blue and green inks, I gave my little 'new bird' some blue wire antennae and then took him outside for a little photo-shoot with one of my favourite garden birds!
Now we can't wait to see what you do with yours ... please remember to share it with us when you make one of your own!