Thursday, 6 December 2012

celebrating with words of me project

i have challenged myself to write about how much the words of me project means to me, in celebration of leslie jackson ackman writing her 600th blog

i have been following and using word prompts set by Leslie Jackson Ackman for a while now, i am really inspired by her art work.  i have also really look forward to reading her blogs ^links^ ^up^ at top of page (hope they work !!)

the group that leslie runs journaling gives me so much encouragement, help and support which i really do appreciate and i admire
lelie's hard work and inspiration that she shares with us.

leslie's words have helped me spiritually, encouraged me to grow, and explore new techniques in my art work, so all that is left to say now is .....

Friday, 20 July 2012

after much persuasion i am going to be entering into a blog challenge !!!

i bought this love photo frame from the booty for £1 and it was crying out to be
altered ....

decorated in a vintage style using old buttons on the l, the o was decorated with
antique rose embellishment stickers, frabric remnant and sticky backed ribbon.
  on the v i have added a bit of bling flat backed gems, and the e i used sticky
backed lace and cream fabric hearts.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

giveaway candy alert !!!

i have just visited this blog where they are giving away candy

or if that link don't work try this one ....

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Altered Art Bottles

Since  my last blog, the first bottle has now got two friends !!

I am really enjoying decorating these old style bottles and here is what i am working on at the moment ....

in this photo i have created the bottle wrap label 

Close up photo shot of decorative label

Back view of bottle where i have added embellishments to highlight the pattern in the paper i used :)

Monday, 11 June 2012

Altered Art

I recently found myself a different outlet for my craftyness and have been enjoying decorating pages in an art journal ... which i will add to my blog soon.

i stumbled across a photo that i really liked and thought i can do that ....

so here is my interpretation of a vintage style altered bottle (i found the old bottles
at the car booty 3 for £1 !!)

stage one .. washed bottle then stuck stripey green scrap booking paper to the bottle with pva glue

stage two .. i then added sticky backed lace trimming and applied green tissue paper with pva glue

stage three ... i made my own bottle label by using an epoxy bubble frame stuck this onto a sentiment sheet
then added some more of the lace trimming, dangled the fabric flower over the neck of the
bottle with ribbon and a cream pearl threaded over a knot for extra detail.  this was secured into place with 3d foam pads, i also tied a raffia bow for the neck of the bottle and secured with pva glue.

stage four ... finally i used silicone glue to create a flower center piece using miniture artifical flowers

Sunday, 3 June 2012

holiday memories

firstly i must say thank you to my new followers from ... bloggers network
i have received a lot of encouragement, inspiration and help from members in this group :)

i also promised to show you the sketch i did while on holiday ....

... cricceth castle, north wales ... drawn with artist colouring pencils ...

Monday, 21 May 2012

blog update

i just visited and started following this blog ....

i am also going to be giving my blog page a bit of an update, let me know what you think please :)

i have just come back of a really lovely holiday in north wales. while i was there i did a quick sketch of cricceth castle which i will post a photo of later.  i used artists colouring pencils to create this drawing :)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

something a bit different !!

today i started using PINTREST but i have not got the foggiest idea what i supposed to do with it now !!

<a href="" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

i also use branch out .....

so if you are in my friends list or a member of the 2 craft groups i admin in and would like to have some extra showcasing for your business page please add your details to my new links :)

Monday, 6 February 2012

Flower pot pin cushion

I have recently started a creative textile course and wanted to share with you my first make from this class.

 this photo shows needle, cotton thread, wadding, felt and material
 the wadding has been sewn into place with a running stitch and
 gathered into a scrunched up ball.  the piece of felt was then sewn to 
 cover over the wadding
 next stage to making my flower pot pin cushion was to then stictch into 
 place two layers of felt, that had been given a fancy edging, to my 
 wadding scrunch as shown in this photo

 this is a miniture terracota flower pot, i used pva glue to line all the
 way around the inside of the pot.
 i then pushed my wadding scrunch into the pot and turned it upside
down while i waited for it to dry overnight.
  and finally the finishing touches, i used a sticky backed ribbon and
  a flower embellishment to decorate my pot.
 ta da !! my finished flower pot pin cushion !!!! i am really pleased with
 how my little pin cushion turned out and it was very easy to make :)