Sunday, 31 May 2009

been pretty busy htis weekend - crafting and cycling

have done quite a bit of cycling this weekend by the river - fab weather for it! tide was wrong for sailing so never got to the water - maybe next weekend?
this afternoon i noticed a cardboard tube containing some rather posh biccies that partner had brought home from a client. it just begged me to turn it into a pen holder for work. given my love for the sea i decided to go for the paper artsy sea theme and be really radical and use blue not black acrylics on it. (that is radical for me - i looooooooooooooove black!) not sure if i like it blue but if you dont try you dont find out! back to work tomorrow so probably no creations all week! blast it wont let me upload a piccie so i will try and add it later! ( if i remeber!)

metal matchbox - not metal mickey!

i made this recently at a class at the craft barn. its my first real foray into metal work and i am hooked! i made an embossing mat to decorate it and emboss the metal. there is also freestyle work on it. the aging was done with simple black acrylic paint. glimmer mists were used to colour the box.

i was so proud of this i oculdnt wait to get home and show it off!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

half term mania!

yeeha - i actually booked half term off and i have been quite industrious!

nicks and debs h set challenges on the do craft forum - an altered doll nad an altered frame. i started the doll and she was very naughty and her legs and head are in a box for naughty wont alter items that need revisiting! anyway i decided to combine the two challenges and hey presto! hope you like it! i took revenge on the pneumatic barbie and the result is here for you to see!

Monday, 25 May 2009

acrylic sample book

i really do need to learn how to take decent pictures! anyway thisis an acrylic sampe book. i have imaged bot the chip board and the acrylic so it will create two different pictures.
it just looks messy here but in real life(!) i am really chuffed with it - lots of textures.
i MUST take better pics - ok girrl start practising!

distressed chip board sample book

The colours dont look so good on here nor can you see the distressing - oh well. its a chip board book that i made to try out some different methods on eg masking, shrinking plastic etc. the lock to hold it together has come off our boat - no need to panic there is a new one on the boat so the anchor locker is safe!

Monday, 18 May 2009


I have been really busy working on an altered doll, a metal work class and trying my best to get the students through the exams so they can tak ethier university offers! Consequently despite having photos to put on here going all the way back to ally pally i have not managed it at all yet. I am hoping that half term week (i am actually NOT working for a change) will see me getting caught up with myself!
Ally Pally was excellent - not been to a show of those proportions before and I wasnt sure whether to go until i relaised that soem of the lovely people I wanted to meet would be there!. Everyone was amazingly welcoming and I was really chuffed to have gone. I also spent an absolute fortune - great fun doing so!
meanwhile - i shall pop back to work now from my break and do another extra support class for the little blighters! (whom i secretly adore but dont tell them!)
Hopefully next time there will be piccies going up!
Take care
Jane x