Friday, 31 October 2008
Funnily enough we've both used K & Co papers - the pink is from the Smitten range and the gorgeous folksy one is Wild Saffron. The interesting details are mainly the gorgeous grungeboard that Karen from Scrapz was kind enough to send us. It's fabulous stuff so get on over there to buy some!
The pink box was originally dark red and a bit scruffy, so I painted it with acrylics (Anita's Fuschia) and then added a sealant coat of matte Mod Podge. I fastened the paper down with double-sided tape taken right to the edge as this gives a really strong bond. I painted the hinges and other decorations with metallic black, which as you can see from the close-up gave a really good effect.
We're both very pleased with our efforts (and won't they look great on the shelf) but as usual we expect you'll have even better and more original ideas .... so can't wait to see them!
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Sandy - http://stempelchaotin.wordpress.com/
Sue - http://suesartstuff.blogspot.com/
Nancy - http://neatcs.wordpress.com/
Lay Hoon - http://mescrap.blogspot.com/
Kimmie 1 - http://kimmiekrazykorner.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
....and whilst we're at it we'd also like to thank everyone who has supported our new venture over the last 6 weeks. We are truly humbled by all the wonderful comments and amazing pieces of artwork you've shared with us. We'd like to pass this award on to every one of you.
Friday, 24 October 2008
Most of us have made houses of one kind or another - house ATCs having been very popular for a while - but now our challenge is to make a truly 3D house! Anything goes and the size is totally up to you - mine are 4.5" high and 2.5" so on the small side, but I think that's because I used to be a miniaturist and seem not to think on a bigger scale!
Can you believe that Linda's gorgeous tall house is made from a drinks carton - AND it serves as a pen container? Both of us have used found objects to recycle as a "frame" to build on - mine were based on a watch presentation box and a ring box!
So we're looking forward to seeing what YOU can do ... let's build a whole town, with extra smartypants points for those who manage to make theirs useful as well as decorative!!
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
This is great fun - we love it!!
Thursday, 16 October 2008
I hope she won't mind me saying that she wasn't wild about the idea - but I think she's done a great job. As I kept reminding her our blog is about pushing the boundaries of what we believe we can do (her words on the right!)
This is her finished piece...I love the colours, the pretty machine stitching and the clever hand stitching. A gorgeous arch Rosie!Here are my attempts.............
The first one is a mixture of hand and machine stitching.
The middle one has Angelina fibres and is totally machine stitched.
On the third one I glued everything down except the word which is hand stitched.
So...glue, machine or hand stitch....will you take on the challenge?
(Pictures are clickable for a better view)